Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

A Russian defense ministry spokesperson talks about the Makiivka shelling in Moscow, Russia, on January 2. (Russian Defense Ministry/Reuters) An apparent Ukrainian strike in Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine appears to have killed a large number of Russian troops housed next to an ammunition cache, according to the Ukrainian military, pro-Russian military bloggers and former officials. According … Read more

December 29, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news

Soldiers of the Ukrainian 55th artillery brigade operate on the frontline on Thursday, in Bakhmut. (Pierre Crom/Getty Images) The Ukrainian military says Russian forces have diverted resources to the battle for the key city of Bakhmut in the eastern Donetsk region but have made no advances. Brig. Gen. Oleksii Hromov, deputy chief of the General … Read more

Idaho students: Food truck video of slain students offers timeline of their final hours

CNN — Two of the four University of Idaho students who were killed on Sunday were last seen alive ordering at a late-night food truck in Moscow, Idaho, at about 1:41 am, the truck’s live Twitch stream shows. In the video, Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves order $10 worth of carbonara from Grub Truckers and … Read more

Kremlin demanding security guarantees from Ukraine shows Russian aggression has failed

Ukrainian officials say the military struck an important target in Kherson, as pro-Russian authorities press civilians to leave the southern region. Serhii Khlan, member of the Kherson Regional Council, said Ukrainian forces hit Russian air defense systems close to the stadium in Kherson city. Those systems have also been used to shell Mykolaiv, sometimes with … Read more

Crimea bridge explosion: Putin to chair Russia Security Council meeting after humiliating blast on strategic crossing

CNN  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold an operational meeting of his Security Council on Monday, just two days after a massive explosion on a key strategic bridge linking Crimea and Russia. The meeting itself isn’t out of the ordinary – Putin regularly holds operational meetings with the Security Council, usually on a weekly … Read more

William and Harry stand vigil with cousins at queen’s coffin

Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren hold vigil Line to see queen’s coffin stretches for 11 hours World leaders start arriving in London for funeral LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Princes William and Harry stood vigil at either end of the coffin of their grandmother Queen Elizabeth on Saturday, heads bowed as a line of mourners streamed past … Read more

Queen Elizabeth dies at 96, ending an era for Britain

Queen had reigned for 70 years Family had gathered at her Balmoral home Son Charles, 73, becomes king BALMORAL, Scotland, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, died at her home in Scotland aged 96 on Thursday. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham … Read more

OPEC+ makes small trim to world oil supplies as prices fall

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — OPEC and allied oil-producing countries, including Russia, made a small trim in their supplies to the global economy Monday, underlining their unhappiness as recession fears help drive down crude prices — along with the cost of gasolineto drivers’ delight. The decision for October rolls back a mostly symbolic increase of 100,000 … Read more

Court hears arguments for unsealing records in FBI raid of Trump’s home

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug 18 (Reuters) – Sealed records containing evidence the US Justice Department presented to secure court approval to search Donald Trump’s Florida home were at the heart of a hearing on Thursday, where news organizations are trying to persuade federal judge that the public deserves to see the details. The Justice … Read more

Amid global alarm, Ukraine, Russia trade blame for nuclear plant attacks

Kyiv warns of Chornobyl-style disaster unless secured area Both sides say in favor of visit by nuclear inspectors UN’s Guterres says any attack on a nuclear plant is ‘suicidal’ Two Ukrainian grain ships leave ports, 12 since last week KYIV, Aug 8 (Reuters) – International alarm over the weekend shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex … Read more