Mass protests in Iran is the regime’s biggest challenge in years

A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in support of Amini, a young Iranian woman who died after being arrested in Tehran by the Islamic Republic’s morality police, on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on September 20, 2022. Ozan Kose | AFP | Getty Images Protests rocking Iran over the death of … Read more

Putin’s nuclear threats raise the risk of disaster

Speaking in a rare, televised address on Wednesday, Putin warned that if the territorial integrity of Russia would all “certainly mean to protect the Kremlin use the at our disposal to Russia and our people. It is not a bluff.” Gavriil Grigorov | afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum to the West … Read more

Italy turns to the right with FDI’s Georgia Meloni

Atmosphere during Giorgia Meloni’s rally in Cagliari to launch her campaign for Italy’s next general election at Cagliari on September 02, 2022 in Cagliari, Italy. Italians head to the polls for general elections on September 25, 2022. Emanuele Perrone | Getty Images News | Getty Images Italy’s voters head to the polls on Sunday in … Read more

Semiconductor alliances between U.S. and Asia could hold back China

Leading chipmaking nations including the US are forming alliances, in part to secure their semiconductor supply chain and to stop China from reaching the cutting-edge of the industry, analysts told CNBC. Places including the United States, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, which have strong semiconductor industries, have looked to forge partnerships around the critical technology. … Read more

Biden denounces Putin’s ‘overt’ nuclear threat, urges allies’ backing

US President Joe Biden harshly condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Wednesday, telling the United Nation’s General Assembly that the unprovoked war directly violated the organization’s charter, and warning of escalating nuclear threats by Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Let us speak plainly: A permanent member of the United Nations Security Council invaded its neighbor, attempted … Read more

Ukraine military gains could deepen Russia’s economic problems

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states at a summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan September 16, 2022. Foreign Ministry Of Uzbekistan | via Reuters Ukraine’s counteroffensive, which has seen vast swathes of Russian-occupied territory get recaptured, could be compounding Russia’s economic troubles, as international sanctions continue … Read more

Putin announces partial military mobilization

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting on the military-industrial complex at the Kremlin, September 20, 2022, in Moscow, Russia. Contributor | Getty Images News | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced a partial military mobilization in Russia, putting the country’s people and economy on a wartime footing as Moscow’s invasion … Read more

Mass graves in Izium, Ukraine, may be ‘worse’ than Bucha: Biden adviser

Ukrainian soldiers patrol at the streets of Izium city after Russian Forces withdrawal as Russia-Ukraine war continues in, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine on September 14, 2022. Metin Atkas | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said his Ukranian counterparts tell him the mass graves discovered in Izium, Ukraine, after Russian … Read more

India is the ‘best bet’ in the global economy

The India chairman of conglomerate Hinduja Group said he’s bullish on India, which he called “the very great emerging, fast moving market.” Speaking to CNBC on Thursday, Ashok Hinduja explained: “We see a recession coming in US, recession coming in UK, in Europe, problems in China, [a] problem in Southeast Asia under the fear of … Read more

Who is and isn’t attending Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London

Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is placed on a gun carriage ahead of the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England . Wpa Pool | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images … Read more