Biden’s visit to Kyiv, Kenya’s tea farm problem and toilet paper’s history
22 February 2023 | 5:16 am
We take a look at how opinion writers are covering Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine. Also in the papers, Kenya's tea industry is hit by accusations of sexual abuse and the climate crisis is creating a winter drought in Europe that could be catastrophic this spring and summer.
Weeks after Tokyo announced a doubling of military spending, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida traveled to Washington to boost security ties. The rising threats of China, North Korea and Russia topped the agenda.
Ukraine is pushing to acquire more heavy weapons from Western allies to defend against Russia's invasion. In Europe, the focus is on the delivery of battle tanks, which Kyiv says are a crucial part of its strategy to make progress on the battlefield.
As the new White House chief of staff, Jeff Zients will be replacing Ron Klain. His appointment could prove critical for Joe Biden as he faces a probe over the mishandling of classified documents.
Russia's repeated assaults on Ukraine's energy grid has forced many cities to roll out power cuts to save energy. In the capital Kyiv, city authorities have restricted public lighting at night - with serious consequences for people out on the streets.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said the documents were from Biden's past roles as US vice president and senator.
With Kyiv again hit by Russian air attacks, the city's mayor says Ukrainians are prepared to die for their freedom. He tells DW Russia is "unhappy" about Western tank deliveries because it is afraid of modern hardware.
Ukraine's military said it repelled an attack in the Blahodatne area, as Russia's private military group claimed to control it. Meanwhile, Olaf Scholz voiced willingness to speak to Vladimir Putin. DW has the latest.
Ukraine expects Russia to launch a military offensive on or around the anniversary of its invasion on February 24. Olaf Scholz defends his tank delivery decision.
A Kenyan lady is trailblazing in the aviation industry as the first black female hot air balloon pilot. Captain Joyce Beckwith flies balloons over the scenic Masai Mara.
President Joe Biden and Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy held their first talks as the White House seeks authorization to raise borrowing limits. The opposition is believed to be seeking promises to cut spending.
The FBI search of the president's second home in Delaware has ended without classified documents being unearthed. Classified documents had previously been found in Biden's other home and a former office.
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