Foreign policy

Ukraine war live updates: Russian-occupied territory comes under attack; Hungary accused of blocking Ukraine support

This is CNBC’s live blog tracking developments on the war in Ukraine. See below for the latest updates.  EU foreign…

China calls on Japan and South Korea to reject ‘protectionism’ in trilateral summit

  China on Monday urged Japan and South Korea to reject “protectionism” and uphold free trade as leaders of the…

European banks in Russia face ‘awful lot of risk’, Yellen says

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told Reuters that European banks face growing risks operating in Russia and the U.S. is…

UN’s top court orders Israel to halt military offensive in Rafah

On Friday, the U.N.’s top court, the International Court of Justice, ordered Israel to cease its military offensive in Rafah…

Russia cannot swallow the West whole, Orban says; G7 finance chiefs meet with Ukraine on agenda

This was CNBC’s live blog tracking developments on the war in Ukraine. Finance ministers of G7 countries are meeting in…

China’s war drills around Taiwan enter Day 2. Here’s what it means for cross-strait relations

China’s latest military exercises around Taiwan risk escalating cross-strait tensions — but war remains unlikely, political observers say. Beijing warned…

Macron: French AI boom could help EU close tech innovation gap with U.S. and China

PARIS, France — Europe is pursuing AI innovation, tech regulation and competition with China in very different ways than the…

Russia threatens direct strikes on British military targets; Kharkiv hit with ‘extremely brutal’ attack

This was CNBC’s live blog tracking developments on the war in Ukraine. Russia said its border region of Belgorod came…

Former Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir says he’s ‘not involved in corrupt practices’

Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said he and his family members were not involved  in any “corrupt practices.” Last…

Russia denies wanting to redraw Baltic Sea border; Moscow’s tactical nuclear weapons drills send a warning to the West

This was CNBC’s live blog tracking developments on the war in Ukraine. Russia’s latest non-strategic nuclear weapons drills are being…