France’s Baguette Becomes Another Ukraine War Casualty

The fall­out of the war in Ukraine is hit­ting even France’s icon­ic baguette, which was recent­ly added to UNESCO’s World Her­itage list. On Mon­day, French bak­ers took to the streets of Paris to protest soar­ing ener­gy and oth­er prices they say are imper­il­ing their trade. Denis Durand begins his work­days at 3:30 a.m. to bake the…

Britain Faces Challenge to Rebuild Global Image Amid Political Chaos

For­mer chan­cel­lor Rishi Sunak won the back­ing of Con­ser­v­a­tive Par­ty law­mak­ers Mon­day to become Britain’s new prime min­is­ter, fol­low­ing the res­ig­na­tion last week of Liz Truss, who spent under two months in office. He is expect­ed to vis­it King Charles III on Tues­day to accept the invi­ta­tion to form a gov­ern­ment. Eco­nom­ic chal­lenges  Sunak will…

Europe’s looming Ukraine fear: What happens if the US pulls back?

Europe is wak­ing up to a trou­bling real­i­ty: It may soon lose its NATO bene­fac­tor in Ukraine.  With con­ser­v­a­tives poised to make gains in the upcom­ing U.S. elec­tions, NATO’s most gen­er­ous donor to Ukraine’s war effort may sud­den­ly seem much more par­si­mo­nious in 2023. The pos­si­bil­i­ty has put the spot­light on the gap between Amer­i­can and…