Red Cross registers Ukrainian POWs from Mariupol as Russia vows to try fighters for war crimes

Red Cross registers Ukrainian POWs from Mariupol as Russia vows to try fighters for war crimes

Serhii Tsybulchenko, left, and his son-in-law Ihor Trotsak, right, who fled with their family from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, arrive at a reception center for displaced people in Zaporizhzhia on May 3.Francisco Seco/The Associated Press The fate of hundreds of Ukrainian fighters who surrendered after holding out against punishing attacks on Mariupol’s steel … Read more

War in Ukraine leads Japan to rethink pacifism, renew ties with allies and keep wary eyes on China and Russia

War in Ukraine leads Japan to rethink pacifism, renew ties with allies and keep wary eyes on China and Russia

A member of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force takes part in an April 21 military drill on Miyako Island, Okinawa prefecture, next to an anti-ship missile launcher.Issei Kato/Reuters The war in Ukraine has rewritten foreign policy doctrines across not only Europe but also Asia. Nowhere is this more visible than in Japan, where the officially … Read more

Why Investors Should Pay Close Attention To The Disappearing WTI-Brent Spread

The average investor might not think much about the oil price spread between West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent Crude, which is usually only a couple of dollars per barrel–but the difference is actually vital, and one that every would-be oil investor needs to understand. To be fair, the price of WTI should be higher … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan flatly rejects Sweden, Finland NATO bids: ‘We would say no’ – National

Turkey will oppose Sweden and Finland joining NATO, the country’s president flatly stated in a video released Thursday. “We have told our relevant friends we would say `no’ to Finland and Sweden’s entry into NATO, and we will continue on our path like this,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a group of Turkish youth in … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Wolverines’ of Ukraine step out of shadows – National

At a former paintball park in west Ukraine, Canadian, British and American military instructors were putting two dozen recruits through a warm-up drill. “Breath!” a US army veteran told the trainees, who lay prone in the ankle-high grass, aiming their AK-47 rifles at the treeline. “Keep your fingers on those triggers!” The instructors were members … Read more

Russian soldier pleads guilty to killing an unarmed civilian at war crimes trial in Ukraine

Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin is brought into the defendants’ cage before a court hearing in Kyiv, on May 13.STRINGER/Reuters A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing an unarmed civilian. Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin could get life in prison for shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man … Read more

Google’s Russian subsidiary to file for bankruptcy after bank account seized

Google’s Russian subsidiary plans to file for bankruptcy after the authorities seized its bank account, making it impossible to carry on operations, a Google spokesperson said on Wednesday. Alphabet Inc’s Google has been under pressure in Russia for months for failing to delete content Moscow deems illegal and for restricting access to some Russian media … Read more

Canada moves to ban sanctioned Russian nationals from entering country – National

Canada is moving to ban Russian nationals sanctioned over the invasion of Ukraine from entering the country. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino announced the move on Tuesday, 82 days after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine, leading to a bloody and prolonged conflict. Over the course of the conflict, the Canadian government … Read more

Ukraine ends bitter battle at Azovstal as troops surrender

Buses carrying service members of Ukrainian forces who have surrendered after weeks holed up at Azovstal steel works drive away under escort of the pro-Russian military in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in Mariupol, Ukraine, on May 17.ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO/Reuters They have spent many weeks below ground in fortified tunnels as they defended a Ukrainian steel … Read more