Zelenskyy urges ‘maximum’ sanctions on Russia in Davos talk

DAVOS, Switzerland — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for “maximum” sanctions against Russia during a virtual speech Monday to corporate executives, government officials and other elites on the first day of the World Economic Economic gathering in Davos.

Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

TOKYO — President Joe Biden said the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, declaring the commitment to protect the island is “even stronger” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It was one of the most forceful presidential statements in support of Taiwan’s self-governing in decades.

PUC again rejects Honua Ola

The state Public Utilities Commission has again rejected an amended power purchase agreement between Hawaiian Electric Co. and Honua Ola Bioenergy.

HVNP opens Kahuku Unit

The Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is now open at 8 a.m., adding an additional hour to explore the trails and views on the slopes of Mauna Loa.