Russians grow more critical as Putin’s military operation drags on and sanctions take a toll

Russians grow more critical as Putin’s military operation drags on and sanctions take a toll

Moscow CNN — November and December are known as the most depressing months in Moscow. The days are short and dark, and the weather is too cold and wet to be outdoors much but still too warm and rainy to enjoy the real Russian winter. This year, the feeling of melancholy is increased by the … Read more

Ukraine Kherson: Inside the battle

Ukraine Kherson: Inside the battle

Near Kherson city, Ukraine CNN — Mangled metal, charred debris and shattered glass cover the floor as a Ukrainian reconnaissance unit storms a Russian command center on the outskirts of the recently liberated city of Kherson. “Come on over here,” one of the Ukrainian troops suddenly shouts. “Get the stretcher and first aid kit over … Read more

North Korea tests suspected ICBM with range to reach US mainland | Weapons News

North Korea tests suspected ICBM with range to reach US mainland |  Weapons News

Weapon landed in seas off the Japanese island of Hokkaido as Pyongyang ratchets up tension in the region. North Korea has fired what neighboring countries said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a day after launching a smaller missile and warning of “fiercer military responses” to the United States boosting its security presence … Read more

N Korea fires missile, warns US of ‘fiercer’ military responses | Nuclear Weapons News

N Korea fires missile, warns US of ‘fiercer’ military responses |  Nuclear Weapons News

Missile launch comes hours after North Korea warned it would respond to US efforts to boost its security presence in the Asia Pacific. North Korea has fired a ballistic missile towards its eastern waters, according to officials in Seoul, hours after threatening a “fiercer military response” to efforts by the United States to boost its … Read more

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

CNN — President Joe Biden arrives in Washington on Wednesday evening after a whirlwind slate of summits across two different continents – his largest opportunity yet to play diplomat-in-chief among other world leaders in a world reemerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. The trip – spanning Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia for summits focused on climate, Southeast … Read more

Could missile strikes in Poland trigger NATO’s Article 5? Here’s what we know

Could missile strikes in Poland trigger NATO’s Article 5?  Here’s what we know

For the nearly nine months of this war, Ukraine has served as Europe’s buffer. A cushion between the freedom that has reigned since the Iron Curtain rusted and fell three decades ago and Vladimir Putin’s modern-day attempt to rebuild an empire by asserting Russian control beyond its western borders. Since the first Russian soldier stepped … Read more

Three Israelis killed in attack in occupied West Bank

Three Israelis killed in attack in occupied West Bank

Jerusalem CNN — At least three Israelis were killed and another three wounded when a Palestinian man went on a rampage near an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. The attack took place in multiple locations near the Israeli settlement of Ariel. The Israel Defense Forces and Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) … Read more

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of war crimes in Ukraine’s Kherson | Russia-Ukraine war News

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of war crimes in Ukraine’s Kherson |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russian soldiers of committing war crimes and killing civilians in Kherson, which was retaken by Ukraine last week. “Investigators have already documented more than 400 Russian war crimes. Bodies of dead civilians and servicemen have been found,” Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address on Sunday, without specifying the … Read more

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of war crimes in Ukraine’s Kherson | Russia-Ukraine war News

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of war crimes in Ukraine’s Kherson |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russian soldiers of committing war crimes and killing civilians in Kherson, which was retaken by Ukraine last week. “Investigators have already documented more than 400 Russian war crimes. Bodies of dead civilians and servicemen have been found,” Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address on Sunday, without specifying the … Read more

Biden admin divided over path ahead for Ukraine as top US general Milley pushes for diplomacy

Biden admin divided over path ahead for Ukraine as top US general Milley pushes for diplomacy

Washington CNN — During internal conversations about the war in Ukraine, America’s top general, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, has in recent weeks led a strong push to seek a diplomatic solution as fighting heads toward a winter lull. But Milley’s position is not widely backed by President Joe Biden’s national … Read more