Russia fired a barrage of missiles targeting energy infrastructure in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities, part of a campaign to wear down its adversary while rebuilding for an expected renewed ground offensive.
Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com said it would dispatch 1,000 workers to Beijing to clear a backlog of deliveries, adding to mounting evidence that China’s exit from its zero-Covid policies has been bumpy and uncertain.
Police have raided the headquarters of Emmanuel Macron’s political party, prosecutors said, as part of two probes into possible ties between consulting firms and France’s presidential campaigns in 2017 and 2022.
The alleged leader of a suspected far-right terrorist cell that German authorities dismantled last week met with Russian diplomats in what investigators believe was a failed bid to obtain support, German officials said.
The Kremlin said that U.S. Patriot missile-defense systems would be a legitimate target if supplied to Ukraine, signaling that Russia doesn’t intend to cease its military offensive even in the face of superior weaponry.
The annual rate of inflation fell in November, a fresh sign that the surge in consumer prices around the world since early last year is easing as household spending power declines and central banks push borrowing costs higher.