After the “hippie” bus and the Beetle, VV took another look at America

After the “hippie” bus and the Beetle, VV took another look at America

As Volkswagen seeks to revive the Scout brand in the United States, CEO Herbert Diess shed light on the decision, saying it represents an opportunity for the German car giant to “become much more American”. Last Wednesday, VV announced plans to re-launch the Scout as an all-electric pickup and a “rough” SUV, with prototypes due … Read more

Finland NATO: will apply to join NATO, rejecting decades of neutrality despite Russian threats of retaliation

Finland NATO: will apply to join NATO, rejecting decades of neutrality despite Russian threats of retaliation

CNN – The Finnish government announced on Sunday that it intends to join NATO, renouncing decades of neutrality and ignoring Russia’s threats of possible retaliation as the Nordic country tries to strengthen its security after the start of the war in Ukraine. Sweden’s ruling party later said it would also support joining the alliance. The … Read more

Ukraine says the Russians are intensifying attacks in the east, but are withdrawing in the north

Ukraine says the Russians are intensifying attacks in the east, but are withdrawing in the north

The Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine poses after winning the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, on May 15. (Iara Nardi / Reuters) In a symbolic victory more than three months after the Russian invasion, Ukraine took the most honors at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The annual competition in songwriting and performance is often … Read more

Live news from Russia and Ukraine: Russia warns Finland over NATO moves | News about the war between Russia and Ukraine

Live news from Russia and Ukraine: Russia warns Finland over NATO moves |  News about the war between Russia and Ukraine

The Ukrainian General Staff announced that Russian troops were withdrawing from the northeastern city of Kharkov. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Finland’s entry into NATO would be a “mistake”. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that “very complex negotiations” were underway with Russia on extracting fighters from the besieged Azovstal factory in Mariupol. Ukrainian forces … Read more

Zelenski welcomes the US Senate delegation led by minority leader McConnell in Kiev

Zelenski welcomes the US Senate delegation led by minority leader McConnell in Kiev

Finnish President Sauli Niiniste speaks at a press conference in Helsinki, Finland, on May 11. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto / Lehtikuva / AFP / Getty Images) Finnish President Sauli Niiniste told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Saturday that the Nordic nation would decide “to seek NATO membership in the next few days,” Niiniste’s office said. During … Read more

‘Going Home’: Georgia ‘s breakaway region to vote on joining Russia News about the war between Russia and Ukraine

‘Going Home’: Georgia ‘s breakaway region to vote on joining Russia  News about the war between Russia and Ukraine

The self-proclaimed president of the separatist region says that South Ossetia will hold a referendum in July on becoming part of Russia. The leader of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia has set July 17 as the date for the referendum on joining Russia. “Anatoly Bibilov signed a decree on holding a referendum in … Read more

Russia will cut off electricity to Finland from Saturday, says the Finnish transmission system operator

Russia will cut off electricity to Finland from Saturday, says the Finnish transmission system operator

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Sijarto gives a press conference after meeting with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara, Turkey, on April 19th. (Adem Altan / AFP / Getty Images) Hungary has yet to “play its part” and decide whether it wants to show unity with the European Union in sanctioning Russia as the bloc works on … Read more

Ukraine is entering a “long” phase of the war, says the Minister of Defense

Ukraine is entering a “long” phase of the war, says the Minister of Defense

Satellite view of damage to the eastern end of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, May 12. (Makar Technologies) Ukrainian officials say the besieged soldiers at the Azovstal steel plant were again under Russian bombing. Petro Andriushchenko, advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, said that the planes dropped heavy bombs on the factory, “because … Read more

The US Secretary of Defense spoke with his Russian counterpart for the first time since February 18 and called for an “immediate ceasefire”

The US Secretary of Defense spoke with his Russian counterpart for the first time since February 18 and called for an “immediate ceasefire”

Ukrainian officials say a humanitarian crisis is growing in the Russian-occupied Kherson region of the country, with hundreds of civilians trying to flee the area every day and Russian troops invading villages. It is difficult to get a true picture of what is happening in Kherson because the operations of Ukrainian telecommunications companies are blocked … Read more

Kharkov: Russia’s withdrawal from another key Ukrainian city reveals new evidence of atrocities

Kharkov: Russia’s withdrawal from another key Ukrainian city reveals new evidence of atrocities

The first – three cars, loaded with a priest, dogs and an upset frowning face – hurried through the village of Stari Saltiv from the north, fleeing violence as Ukraine pushed Russian forces out of Rubizhne. “We don’t even know what’s going on,” said one driver. “We didn’t stay to find out.” Ukrainian officials said … Read more