Adopt a Ukrainian grandparent: online portal launches to help Kharkiv’s most vulnerable – National

Adopt a Ukrainian grandparent: online portal launches to help Kharkiv’s most vulnerable – National

Svitlana Savchenko uses a side table as a walking aid. She hunches impossibly low over the small piece of furniture, holding it with both hands to lift it up and place it back down in front of her, shuffling along awkwardly behind it. The 81-year-old Kharkiv resident is largely wheelchair-bound and is rarely able to … Read more

Ukraine: Amnesty International’s chapter head resigns

Ukraine: Amnesty International’s chapter head resigns

KYIV, UKRAINE — The head of Amnesty International’s Ukraine chapter has resigned, saying the human rights organization shot down her opposition to publishing a report that claimed Ukrainian forces had exposed civilians to Russian attacks by basing themselves in populated areas. In a statement posted Friday night on Facebook, Oksana Pokalchuk accused her former employer … Read more

Wrongful conviction: DNA links two men in prison to cold case from 1983

Wrongful conviction: DNA links two men in prison to cold case from 1983

Two men serving life sentences for murder in a Florida prison have been linked to two other murders with the help of newly discovered DNA samples, which led to the exoneration of another man who wrongfully served 37 years in prison for the rape and murder of Barbara Grams in 1983. Amos Robinson and Abron … Read more

Russian Refinery Returns To Operations After Drone Strike

Russian Refinery Returns To Operations After Drone Strike

Russia’s oil refinery that was struck by drones in June has resumed full operations, Interfax said on Friday, citing authorities. Russia’s Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery, located in the Rostov region, was struck by two drones in June, after which production at both primary crude oil distillation units was suspended. The attack created an explosion that erupted … Read more

Canada disrupts attempt to export banned materials to Russia

Canada disrupts attempt to export banned materials to Russia

Canada has disrupted an attempt to send materials to Russia in violation of sanctions imposed following the invasion of Ukraine, an official said Tuesday. Border officers in Montreal seized the shipment, described as “dual-use goods” banned from export to Russia under Canada’s sanctions regime. The shipment was one of more than a dozen with “suspected … Read more

How artillery sent by Canada and allies is helping — and not — on Ukraine’s front lines – National

How artillery sent by Canada and allies is helping — and not — on Ukraine’s front lines – National

Deep within a thicket of trees near Ukraine’s eastern front lines, a group of soldiers hurriedly dismantle a pile of branches to reveal a long barrel underneath, aimed straight at the Russian border. The men rush around the back of the M777 howitzer, loading its chamber with an artillery round and then standing back, fingers … Read more

Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s Black Sea port hours after grain deal – National

Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s Black Sea port hours after grain deal – National

Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa hours after Moscow and Kyiv signed deals to allow grain exports to resume from there. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry announced Saturday’s strike as “spit in the face” of Turkey and the United Nations, which brokered the agreements. Two Russian Kalibr cruise missiles hit the port’s infrastructure … Read more

As Europe bakes, Germany reckon with a return to coal

As Europe bakes, Germany reckon with a return to coal

Europe is scorching. Temperatures across parts of the continent are soaring to dangerous highs again on Tuesday. The high for London will be close to 40 degrees. Berlin will hit 35. Amid what’s been an intense, dangerous heat wave, there are difficult conversations happening across Europe about the future of energy, and how to prevent … Read more