Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its worldwide impression helped push international protection spending to a report excessive final yr, based on a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). World protection expenditure rose by 3.7 % to achieve an all-time excessive of $2.24 trillion, the report discovered, whereas making an allowance for hovering inflation.
Russia accused the US of violating its obligations by not issuing visas to journalists planning to cowl Russian International Minister Sergey Lavrov’s journey to the United Nations in New York, which started Monday. Moscow holds the rotating presidency of the U.N. Safety Council for April. The State Division declined to remark in regards to the visas, citing privateness points.
Right here’s the most recent on the conflict and its ripple results throughout the globe.
Discussions between Wagner Group founder Yevgeniy Prigozhin and associates are detailed in paperwork as a part of an “evolving plan to topple” the Chadian authorities, which faces the dual safety challenges of rising Russian affect and Islamist insurgencies within the Sahel area, Rachel Chason stories. Chad has adopted extra repressive techniques in opposition to dissidents, however critics say regional safety challenges have blunted the Western response.