Ukraine first lady calls for international unity to end war

- Olena Zelenska, First Lady of Ukraine speaks during the 53rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 17 January 2023. EFE/EPA/GIAN EHRENZELLER

Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (EFE).- The first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, on Tuesday urged global businesses and political leaders meeting in Davos this week to use their influence and to show resolve and unity in confronting Russia’s aggression against her country. “I am meeting at the Davos forum because deep inside we believe there … Read more

Sánchez warns of far-right threat amid Spain abortion controversy

Pedro Sanchez, Prime Minister of Spain, speaks during the 53rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 17 January 2023. EFE/EPA/GIAN EHRENZELLER

Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (EFE).- Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday warned against allowing far-right parties into governing institutions. Sánchez’s remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos came amid an unfolding controversy back in Spain, after the right-wing coalition government of the Castile and Leon region, led by the far-right Vox in coalition … Read more

Putin orders 36-hour ceasefire during Orthodox Christmas

A rescuer tries to put out a fire of a private building after Russian shelling in the Ivanivka village near Bakhmut of the Donetsk area, Ukraine, 02 January 2023. EFE/EPA/GEORGE IVANCHENKO

Moscow, Jan 5 (EFE).- Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered a 36-hour ceasefire along the front lines in Ukraine during the Orthodox Christmas period.  The order comes following a request Thursday from the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill.  “Taking into account the appeal of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill, I instruct the Minister … Read more