Ukraine’s advances pose question for world: can Kyiv actually win?

As world leaders prepare for a meeting of UN general assembly, the raging war of narratives shows no sign of abatingRussia-Ukraine war – latest updatesUntil one short week ago, the geopolitical balance in Ukraine could be likened to Zugzwang, a word de…

UN donor conference falls billions short of $4.4bn target to help Afghanistan

Conference raises only $2.44bn as Russian foreign minister says west is responsible for country’s humanitarian crisisThe world’s donor drought, and growing global divisions over Afghanistan’s political direction, have been laid bare when a UN appeal fo…

The rise in global inflation – the hit to living standards across the world

Analysis: From Pakistan to the US, Australia to Germany, the cost of living is rising to new highs and causing new hardshipsUS inflation reaches 40-year high at 7.5%Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsAfter decades lurking in the …

Covid live: Europe death toll set to pass two million by March, warns WHO; people in NI urged to work from home

Latest updates: global health agency says Europe remains ‘in firm grip’ of pandemic; Stormont ministers agree new Northern Ireland measuresAstraZeneca chief links Europe’s Covid surge to rejection of firm’s vaccineSlovakian prime minister Eduard Hege…

Pandemic hits mental health of women and young people hardest, survey finds

Survey also finds adults aged 18-24 and women more concerned about personal finances than other groupsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYoung people and women have taken the hardest psychological and financial hit from the pan…

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