Dissenting voices are rising in Europe as western sanctions against Russia start backfiring with price hikes and shortages of fuel and electricity
Faced with an economy in doldrums and falling approval ratings, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has resorted to his usual tactic of indulging nationalistic rhetoric, this time against western ambassadors. Critics have called it an attempt to divert attention from pressing issues
The extension comes as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, with Maduro securing 10 million Sputnik V vaccine doses.
The deal has set the United Kingdom on course to leave the European Union by the end of the month and complete the transition process by the end of the year