Mystery surrounds major Swiss import of Russian gold

Mystery surrounds major Swiss import of Russian gold

Swiss refineries stopped buying Russian gold when Moscow invaded Ukraine in February, but last month, a large shipment of gold from Russia entered the country, authorities confirmed Thursday. More than three tonnes of gold mined in Russia was sent to Switzerland in...
The EU: 65 years of pushing boundaries

The EU: 65 years of pushing boundaries

By Janet MCEVOY The European Union, which at a summit on Thursday and Friday will discuss whether to make Ukraine a membership candidate, has admitted over 15 countries in the past three decades. Others are on the first rungs of the ladder or have applied to join. The...
EU vows 600 mn euros for Africa, others on food crisis

EU vows 600 mn euros for Africa, others on food crisis

The European Union on Tuesday pledged an additional 600 million euros to help vulnerable nations weather a food security crisis worsened by Russia’s war on Ukraine. The funds include 150 million euros ($158 million) in humanitarian assistance for African,...