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Russia has annexed more of Ukraine. What does that mean and what happens now?

Ukraine’s army is winning back territory almost as fast as Russia claims to have taken it over. How are the latest twists in the Ukraine crisis unfolding? And why is everyone talking about nukes?

Sydney Morning Herald - World - 10 hours ago

Over 40K Ukrainian and 24K Russian immigrants arrive in Israel since Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Immigration and Absorption Ministry bracing for further influx of Russian immigrants after Putin's draft bill; government approves a 9 million shekels for immediate housing, education and healthcare needs

YNET News - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

Ukraine clears Lyman after Russia withdraws; Putin submits annexation for Duma -- Ukrainian troops on Sunday cleared the city of Lyman after Russian troops withdrew as President Vladimir Putin sent documents for his illegal annexation of four Ukrainian provinces to the the state Duma for ratification.

Ukrainian troops on Sunday cleared the city of Lyman after Russian troops withdrew as President Vladimir Putin sent documents for his illegal annexation of four Ukrainian provinces to the the state Duma for ratification.

UPI - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

Live - Ukraine-Russia war live: Ukrainians break through Kherson front line

Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine's forces have liberated two small settlements in the southern Kherson region.

Telegraph UK - World - 2 hours ago

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 222

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 222nd day, we take a look at the main developments.

Aljazeera - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

Ukraine recaptures more territory claimed by Russia - follow live

Ukraine’s recapture of Lyman makes war ‘more difficult’ for Putin, says US defence secretary

Independent UK - World - 4 hours ago

Ukraine says it has full control of key city Lyman after Russia's illegal annexation

The Ukrainian army continues to advance as fears mount over how Vladimir Putin will respond to recent military setbacks

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 8 hours ago

Russia detains Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant chief, Ukraine says -- The nuclear plant, the largest in Europe, is located in one of four Ukrainian regions which Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed this week to have annexed. -- Oct 1

The nuclear plant, the largest in Europe, is located in one of four Ukrainian regions which Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed this week to have annexed.

CBS News - World - 9 hours ago

Pope warns of nuclear war risk; appeals to Putin on Ukraine

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin for a cease-fire, imploring him to ``stop this spiral of violence and death'' in Ukraine and denouncing the ``absurd'' risk of the ``uncontrollable'' consequences of nuclear attack as tensions sharply escalate over the war.

Korea Times - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Burkina Faso president resigns, coup leader says, as army faction seeks Russia support -- Yesterday

‘We want to inform the population that the situation is under control and order is being restored,’ Burkina Faso’s self-declared military leader says

The Globe and Mail - World - 10 hours ago

Reporter's Notebook: Putin's illegal annexation of Ukraine territory escalates war

Washington Examiner Defense Reporter Mike Brest joins Jim Antle to discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin’s illegal referendums to annex portions of Ukraine, likely escalating the war further with no off-ramp.

Washington Examiner - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

Blow for Russia as Ukraine takes back full control of city

Russia’s loss of the eastern city of Lyman, which it had been using as a transport and logistics hub, is a new blow to the Kremlin.

Sydney Morning Herald - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

'Dilem­ma for the Rus­sians' af­ter sur­ren­der­ing key Ukraine city

Recapture of Lyman city in the east raises questions on how Russia can hold surrounding areas with supply routes cut.

Aljazeera - World - 13 hours ago

HIMARS Used by Ukraine 'Changed Dynamics' in War With Russia: Lloyd Austin

The defense secretary on Sunday also addressed the recent nuclear threats made by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Newsweek - Top Stories - 15 hours ago

Fall Of Ukraine Rail Hub Threatens Russian War Gains

Fall of Ukraine rail hub threatens Russian war gains

International Business Times - Business - 17 hours ago

Pope Francis warns of nuclear war risk, appeals to Putin on Ukraine

Pope Francis urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "stop this spiral of violence" in Ukraine, and asked Ukraine to be "open" to peace proposals.

Fox News - World - 17 hours ago

Russians in Ireland tell of anger and shame over Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine

Many Russians in Ireland are finally feeling the confidence to speak about the horror of their country’s war against Ukraine. - Top Stories - 18 hours ago

Ukraine presses counteroffensive after Russian setback

Russia attacked the Ukrainian president’s hometown and other targets with suicide drones on Sunday, and Ukraine took back full control of a strategic eastern city in a counteroffensive that has reshap

Washington Times - World - 18 hours ago

Ukraine outcome is 'existential issue' for Russia: Rebekah Koffler

Former defense intelligence officer Rebekah Koffler discusses how Russia is the suspected culprit for the Nordstream 2 pipeline sabotage on 'Fox & Friends Weekend'

Fox News - World - 22 hours ago

Ukraine-Russia war's impact on African economy and the food crisis

The Ukraine-Russia war has had shocking effects across the African continent and all over the world. Many African states, which are currently struggling...

Daily Sabah - Opinion - 23 hours ago

Russia blocks SoundCloud, citing spread of 'false information,' Interfax reports -- , article with image

Russia has restricted access to music-streaming app SoundCloud citing "false information" about what Moscow calls a "special military operation" in Ukraine, Interfax news agency reported on Sunday, quoting communications watchdog Roskomnadzor (RKN).

Reuters - Technology - 1 day ago

Russia withdraws troops after Ukraine encircles key city

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s nuclear power provider said Saturday that Russian...

SF Gate - Top Stories - 1 day ago

The present and future of Ukraine lies with its volunteers -- Anastasiya Ringis -- September 30, 2022

The ‘volonteri’ movement stems from the country’s Soviet history, and today, this surge in civic activity is proving to be a big part of Ukraine’s military successes

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 1 day ago

It seems as if everything is going to hell all at once. You have the Russia-Ukraine war, with the always constant threat of a catastrophic...

It seems as if everything is going to hell all at once. You have the Russia-Ukraine war, with the always constant threat of a catastrophic nuclear exchange just below the horizon. You have Iranian women and young people violently pushing back against the suffocating rule of a fundamentalist theocracy.

Korea Times - Opinion - 1 day ago

What the war in Ukraine means for Asia's climate goals

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — The queues outside petrol pumps in Sri Lanka have lessened, but not the anxiety.

Toronto Star - World - 1 day ago

Americans captured by Russia detail months of beatings, interrogation

In their first extensive interview since being freed, veterans Alex Drueke and Andy Tai Huynh recount the physical and psychological abuse they endured over 104 days in captivity.

Stars and Stripes - Top Stories - 1 day ago

West must ignore Russian lies and stick solid with Ukraine

Dictator Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Ukrainian territory last week was a sham, based on a lie that demonstrates not his strength but his weakness

Sydney Morning Herald - Opinion - 1 day ago

World News -- Russia withdraws troops from encircled city in eastern Ukraine -- The Kremlin announced Saturday it had withdrawn troops from the key eastern Ukrainian transport hub of Lyman after Kyiv said its troops had encircled the city in a counter-offensive.

The Kremlin announced Saturday it had withdrawn troops from the key eastern Ukrainian transport hub of Lyman after Kyiv said its troops had encircled the city in a counter-offensive.

UPI - World - 1 day ago

Putin Has 'Nothing Left to Maneuver' in Ukraine as Russia Flees Lyman: Gen.

Retired U.S. Army General Mark Hertling called Russia's recent annexation of four Ukrainian regions, despite mounting losses, "psychotic" on Saturday.

Newsweek - World - 1 day ago

Russia Blindfolds, Detains Ukraine Nuclear Plant Chief

The alleged kidnapping took place shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin annexed four Ukrainian regions. - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Russia Withdraws Troops From Key City As Ukrainian Forces Close In

Russia said Saturday it had pulled troops out of the Ukrainian city of Lyman, an important transportation hub.

Huffington Post - World - 1 day ago

Ukraine Encircles '5,000 Russian Troops' in Lyman as Putin Faces New Defeat

The loss of the city in the newly annexed Donetsk region would be a major blow to Vladimir Putin.

Newsweek - World - 1 day ago

World Bank announces US$530 million in new funding for Ukraine

WASHINGTON: The World Bank has announced US$530 million in supplemental funding for Ukraine to enable it to "meet urgent needs created by Russia's invasion." The support, in the form of a new loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is being guaranteed by Britain to the tune of

Channel NewsAsia - Business - 1 day ago

Ukraine war: Deception, conception and ascension

Analysis: By deceiving the West, Putin skewed U.S. intelligence to prepare a plan for invasion of its neighbor, and ascending to high status on the international arena with the help of partners like China

YNET News - Opinion - 1 day ago

Ukraine says its forces reach Lyman, encircle Russian troops

Ukrainian forces reached the entrance of the eastern bastion of Lyman on 1 October after encircling thousands of Russian troops, in a battlefield rebuttal to the Kremlin after it proclaimed a swathe of territory to be part of Russia.

Euractiv - Top Stories - 1 day ago

US Captives 'Prayed for Death' on Brutal Ride from Ukraine

One of two American veterans released from Russian captivity after being captured in Ukraine says they both prayed for death during the brutal ride to freedom. - US News - 2 days ago

Five reasons why Russia is likely behind the Nord Stream industrial sabotage

The apparent sabotage of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has experts pointing to Moscow as the culprit. Rebekah Koffler, author of "Putin's Playbook," is one such expert.

Fox News - Opinion - 1 day ago

Putin illegally annexes 4 occupied regions, escalating war as Ukraine applies to join NATO

Kyiv has vowed to keep fighting to retake its occupied land, and on Friday appeared on the verge of handing Russia’s military another significant setback.

NBC News - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline begins operating to cut Russia dependency

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen heralded the new pipeline as a "game changer" at an inauguration ceremony in Sofia.

Euronews - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Putin's annexations in Ukraine trigger new sanctions, Western condemnation

U.S. and allies issue new sanctions against Russia and warn other countries not to support the Kremlin's illegal annexation of Ukrainian territory.

Los Angeles Times - World - 2 days ago

Rus­sia ve­toes UN res­o­lu­tion con­demn­ing Ukraine an­nex­a­tion

Resolution called for condemnation of ‘illegal’ referendums in Ukraine and for states to not recognise border changes.

Aljazeera - US News - 2 days ago

Diana Wichtel: Iran, the US, Russia ... welcome to Gilead -- 30 Sep 05:00 PM

We're in this together. But how did the 21st century stay in Gilead?

NZ Herald - Opinion - 2 days ago

US government responds to Russia annexation: Here's the latest

The German Marshall Fund fellow George Bogden weighs in on President Biden's warning to Putin over Ukraine annexations on 'Fox News @ Night.'

Fox News - World - 2 days ago

Putin annexes Ukraine territories, Kyiv vows to fight back

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin staged a grand ceremony in Moscow on Friday to celebrate the annexation of four parts of Ukraine occupied by his army, while Kyiv pushed for expedited NATO...

International The News - World - 2 days ago

Ukraine War Diaries: Citizens spooked by nuclear threat

This week, the Kremlin annexed four regions in Ukraine, following referendums denounced by the West as a sham.

Sky News - World - 2 days ago

CTV National News: Putin annexes Ukraine regions

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed documents illegally annexing four regions of Ukraine. Paul Workman has more.

CTV News - World - 2 days ago

Biden vows Russia won't 'get away with' Ukraine annexation -- 30 Sep 08:34 PM

Biden slaps on sanctions, warns Putin he can't "get away with" seizing Ukrainian land.

NZ Herald - World - 2 days ago

Biden signs bill to avert government shutdown and aid Ukraine

The Democratic-led House passed the spending bill Friday to finance the government into mid-December and give Ukraine more military and economic aid.

Los Angeles Times - Politics - 2 days ago

Roblox removes 'meat grinder' Ukraine war game

The War on Larkiv game was accepted and promoted by the world's largest children's game platform.

BBC News - Technology - 2 days ago

War at 'pivotal moment' as Putin claims parts of Ukraine 'forever'

Land grab is ‘the most serious escalation since the start of the war’, says Stoltenberg

Independent UK - World - 2 days ago

Biden responds to Putin's threats; Kyiv hopes to fast-track bid to join NATO

President Putin is set to announce the official annexation of four Ukrainian territories the Kremlin claims voted to join Russia in its sham referendum.

CNBC - Politics - 2 days ago

West condemns Putin's land-grab as Ukraine fast-tracks Nato bid

The Russian leader signed treaties on Friday for an illegal annexation of occupied Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of his seven-month invasion

Evening Standard - World - 2 days ago

House OKs Bill to Avert Government Shutdown, Aid Ukraine

The Democratic-led House passed a short-term spending bill on Friday that finances the federal government through mid-December and provides another infusion of military and economic aid to Ukraine as lawmakers acted to avert a partial government shutdown set to begin after midnight. - US News - 2 days ago

US hits Russia with sanctions over 'phony' Ukraine annexations

President Joe Biden said of the Russian leader’s steps: ‘Make no mistake: These actions have no legitimacy’

Evening Standard - World - 2 days ago

Zelensky formally applies to join Nato – latest

Ukraine-Russia war - live updates

Independent UK - World - 2 days ago

US imposing 'swift and severe costs' on Russia following Putin's Ukraine annexation

The US is imposing what it describes as "swift and severe costs" on Russia, including sanctions on a figure the Biden administration says is key to Russia's economy, after President Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of regions of Ukraine following what the West casts as "sham referenda."

CNN - Politics - 2 days ago

US condemns Russia annexations, announces 'severe' sanctions

The United States announced that it would impose a new set of sanctions against Russian officials and its defense industry over Vladimir Putin's...

Daily Sabah - Business - 2 days ago

EU Plans More Sanctions Against Russia

The European Union is preparing the eighth round of sanctions against Russia as Moscow escalated its war in Ukraine by holding illegal referendums in four Ukrainian regions, which Putin is preparing to annex today. - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Senate passes stopgap bill to avert shutdown, aid Ukraine

Congress is moving quickly to avoid a government shutdown

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Politics - 2 days ago

U.S. announces new sanctions on Russia in response to Ukraine annexation

The sanctions on hundreds of Russian officials and firms highlight the cat and mouse game between Western governments and Russian military suppliers

CNBC - Politics - 2 days ago

Europe's week: Russia holds referendums in Ukraine & pipeline sabotage

Here were the top stories from around Europe this week.

Euronews - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Nuclear Worries Rise As Putin Declares Four Ukrainian Regions As Part Of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared four Ukrainian regions part of Russia, amplifying concerns that the Kremlin may be on the brink of tapping its nuclear arsenal - World - 2 days ago

China Trying to Rescue Russia From Ukraine Debacle

As important as it is to stop Russia once and for all, it is even more important to stop China.

Newsweek - Opinion - 2 days ago

US suggests Russia could be behind gas pipe leaks

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm tells the BBC its unlikely Nord Stream leaks are coincidence.

BBC News - US News - 2 days ago

Op-Comic: Weekly entries from Ukraine — Week 31

K. is reunited with her husband in Copenhagen and wonders about a friend who was taken prisoner by the Russians. D. flees Saint Petersburg for Helsinki to avoid being conscripted into Putin's army.

Los Angeles Times - Opinion - 2 days ago

Russia's annexation of Ukraine territory will backfire on Putin, force Zelensky to keep fighting

Russia’s sham elections, annexation of Ukraine territory will backfire on Putin, leaving Zelensky no choice but to keep fighting. US, allies must not waver.

Fox News - Opinion - 3 days ago

Opinion: Why is Russia sending oil workers to fight in Ukraine?

As an analyst of global energy policy , I expect that more energy cutoffs could be in the...

Houston Chronicle - Opinion - 3 days ago

Two Doctors Allegedly Tried To Leak Military Medical Records To Russia

Jamie Lee Henry and Anna Gabrielian face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

BuzzFeed News - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Clothing giant reports huge profit drop after Russia exit

H&M reports a pre-tax profit drop of 89% in June-August due to inflation, a slump in consumer spending, and its exit from Russia

Russia Today - Business - 3 days ago

Russia to annex more of Ukraine at the Kremlin

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia planned to annex more of Ukraine on Friday in an escalation...

SF Gate - Top Stories - 3 days ago

China Is the Winner in the Russia-Ukraine War

Commentary Seven months into the Russia-Ukraine War, a winner has clearly emerged—China. Russia isn’t winning. Its territorial gains ...

Epoch Times - Opinion - 3 days ago

US Army doctor and wife charged with Russia spying

The army major doctor and her wife, a civilian doctor, are charged over plans to leak health information.

BBC News - US News - 3 days ago

Russia to officially annex 4 regions of Ukraine on Friday

Putin will attend ceremony in Kremlin where pro-Moscow administrators of occupied Ukrainian regions will sign treaties to be officially folded into Russian Federation

YNET News - World - 3 days ago

Kremlin To Annex Four Regions Of Ukraine Following Illegal Referendum

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has announced that Russia will formally annex four regions of Ukraine on September 30 - World - 3 days ago

US official beats Russia to take over UN telecom agency overseeing internet

A top United States official won the majority vote to head the United Nations's leading agency for handling telecommunications and tech infrastructure standards.

Washington Examiner - Technology - 3 days ago

Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham vote

Armed troops had gone door-to-door with election officials to collect ballots in five days of voting. The suspiciously high margins in favor were widely ridiculed and characterized as a bogus land grab by an increasingly cornered Russian leadership following embarrassing military losses in Ukraine.

New York Daily News - Politics - 3 days ago

U.S. needs strategic off-ramp to end Russian war in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin's pre-recorded address to his nation last week threatened the West with the veiled reference to using "all available means" to defend Russia.

UPI - Opinion - 3 days ago

Kremlin announces Russia will annex four occupied regions in Ukraine; Nord Stream tensions rise

Russia is facing the prospect of another raft of sanctions on prominent individuals and sectors of the economy after it oversaw a series of sham referendums.

CNBC - Politics - 3 days ago

Bulgaria to hold election overshadowed by war in Ukraine

Bulgarians will go to the polls for the fourth time in less than two years in a general election overshadowed this time by the war in Ukraine, rising energy costs and galloping inflation

Independent UK - Politics - 3 days ago

Why Putin will soon have to choose between losing in Ukraine or using nuclear weapons

Ukraine has both the political and popular resolve to liberate its territory. Thanks to the United States, Britain, Poland, and the Baltic states, Kyiv also has the economic and military means to believe it can achieve its ambition. In contrast, it is increasingly clear that Russia lacks the popular resolve to endure a bloody war. Equally important, Russia lacks the economic and military means to conduct a drawn-out war.

Washington Examiner - World - 4 days ago

ITAU: Inside The Cybergroup That Has Struck Fear In Russia - Exclusive

The IT Army of Ukraine, over the past months, has shown its unyielding and steadfast commitment to fight for Ukraine and has by far maintained being a devastating force against Russia.

International Business Times - Technology - 4 days ago

170,000 have 'fled' Russia in just 7 days after Putin's mobilisation

More than 170,000 Russians are believed to have fled their country in just seven days after Vladimir Putin ordered a partial-mobilisation of reservists, British defence chiefs said on Thursday.

Evening Standard - World - 4 days ago

Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukraine despite outcry

Western countries dismissed the ballots as a meaningless pretense staged by Moscow in an attempt to legitimise its invasion of Ukraine

Deccan Chronicle - World - 4 days ago

India's military relationship with Russia will 'endure for decades': Analyst

Modi may have publicly rebuked Putin over the war in Ukraine, but the longstanding friendship between India and Russia isn't going away, analysts said.

CNBC - Politics - 4 days ago

Is war in Ukraine costing Russia control of its own backyard? -- Russia was able to impose a certain peace among the post-Soviet states for three decades through diplomacy and intimidation. But its invasion of Ukraine may have shattered that stability.

Russia was able to impose a certain peace among the post-Soviet states for three decades through diplomacy and intimidation. But its invasion of Ukraine may have shattered that stability.

Christian Science Monitor - World - 4 days ago

The Monitor's View -- Big hearts can help win a war -- Despite close ties to Russia, Kazakhstan defies the Kremlin by welcoming Russians fleeing a roundup of conscripts for the Ukraine war.

Despite close ties to Russia, Kazakhstan defies the Kremlin by welcoming Russians fleeing a roundup of conscripts for the Ukraine war.

Christian Science Monitor - Opinion - 4 days ago

Ukraine war cannot provide 'pretext for backsliding' at COP27, host Egypt urges

Egypt's COP representative urges countries to "put political differences aside" at the talks in Sharm El-Sheikh, and "expedite" rather than slow down the transition to green power.

Sky News - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Biden approves $1.1B more in military aid to Ukraine; Russia denies Nord Stream sabotage allegations

After a set of sham referendums in four Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine, the results have come in. Unsurprisingly, they show a majority voting to join Russia.

CNBC - Top Stories - 4 days ago

First Look -- Kremlin unmoved: Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukraine -- Armed Russian troops collected ballots during five days of voting in Kremlin-organized referendums in Ukraine that asked if the occupied areas should become part of Russia. Western countries say the move is an attempt to justify Russia's invasion.

Armed Russian troops collected ballots during five days of voting in Kremlin-organized referendums in Ukraine that asked if the occupied areas should become part of Russia. Western countries say the move is an attempt to justify Russia’s invasion.

Christian Science Monitor - World - 4 days ago

EU urges more sanctions against Russia over 'sham' referenda

The European Union urged member-states to impose a new set of sanctions on Russia over its recent 'escalation' in Ukraine, involving referenda in occupied...

Daily Sabah - Business - 4 days ago

Vietnam placed in awkward position as old ally Russia suffers losses in Ukraine

Democratic Ukraine offers an example of a state defending itself against an aggressive great power on its border.

Radio Free Asia - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Taliban inks gas, oil, wheat deal with Russia

TEHRAN, Sep. 28 (MNA) – Taliban has signed a provisional deal with Russia that will see Moscow supplying gasoline, diesel, gas and wheat to Afghanistan, Acting Afghan Commerce and Industry Minister Haji Nooruddin Azizi said.

Mehr News Agency - Business - 4 days ago

NATO found 'renewed purpose' amid Ukraine war, says former Finnish PM

Russia's war in Ukraine has pushed Europeans to do more for their own security, but this new strategic autonomy should not result in protectionism, former Finnish prime minister Alexander Stubb told EURACTIV in an interview.

Euractiv - Technology - 5 days ago

Baltic Natural Gas Pipeline Opens, Reducing Europe's Dependence On Russia

The Baltic Pipe natural gas pipeline was inaugurated on Tuesday, marking a key moment in Europe’s move away from Russian gas dependence - Business - 5 days ago

Russia claims win in occupied Ukraine 'sham' referendums

The voting system have been described as a ‘farce’ and a ‘sham’ by the West

Evening Standard - World - 5 days ago

Over 194,000 Russians flee to neighboring countries after partial mobilization of reservists for Ukraine war

Over 194,000 Russian nationals who have fled to neighboring Georgia, Kazakhstan and Finland in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists.

The Baltimore Sun - US News - 5 days ago

US introduces resolution condemning Russia over so-called referendums in Ukraine at UN Security Council meeting

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield introduced a resolution condemning Russia over the so-called referendums being carried out in four regions of Ukraine and declaring that the UN Security Council does not support the use of force to redraw borders during a security council meeting on Tuesday, a US official told CNN.

CNN - Politics - 5 days ago

Do European Union leaders want Trump reelected? Their Ukraine freeloading suggests so

Congress is about to provide Ukraine with another $12.3 billion in aid. That will take the total Ukraine-related U.S. aid to $67 billion since February. This massive U.S. commitment reflects a bipartisan priority that Russia not succeed in its effort to destroy a sovereign European democracy. China is watching what is happening in Ukraine very closely, assessing how the West might respond to its own invasion of Taiwan. The outcome of the war in Ukraine, then, is a key test of the post-1945 U.S.

Washington Examiner - World - 5 days ago

Meta shuts down Russia and China-based influence campaigns

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has taken down two separate covert influence networks operating out of China and Russia, it announced on Tuesday (27 September).

Euractiv - Technology - 5 days ago

Meta disables Russia's anti-Ukraine propaganda targeting Europe

Facebook says it has identified and stopped a sprawling network of fake accounts that spread Russian propaganda about the invasion of Ukraine.

Los Angeles Times - Business - 5 days ago

Krakow venue cancels Roger Waters gigs over his pro-Russia views

The concerts were canceled following outcry over his sympathetic stance toward Russia in its war against Ukraine.

Chicago Sun-Times - US News - 5 days ago

17 dead and 24 wounded in Russia school shooting

A gunman killed 13 people, including seven children, and wounded 21 other people in a school in central Russia on Monday, authorities said.

The Baltimore Sun - US News - 6 days ago

At Least 15 Dead and Others Injured in Russia School Shooting

Eleven children and four others were killed when Russian authorities say a former student opened fire at a school. President Vladimir Putin called the shooting "a terrorist act."

Inside Edition - Weird - 6 days ago

Russia plans "massive cyberattacks" on critical infrastructure, Ukraine warns

Distributed denial-of-service attacks are also likely to increase, advisory says.

Ars Technica - Business - 6 days ago

Daniel DePetris: On the Ukraine war, it's the West vs. the rest

There’s a sense of confusion, if not outrage, that so many countries have chosen to keep their condemnation of Russia's actions quiet.

Chicago Tribune - Opinion - 6 days ago

Stavridis: Putin's New Cannon Fodder Won't Win the Ukraine War

It will be a Herculean administrative task to provide uniforms and training for 300,000 troops, find qualified leaders at the officer level and provide them with effective equipment. - Opinion - 9 days ago

Gunman kills at least 9, wounds 20 in school shooting in Russia

Victims include five children, two teachers and two security guards, as motive behind shooting in Izhevsk remains unclear; governor says unidentified gunman shot himself

YNET News - World - 7 days ago

Next Russia sanctions package to tackle evasion, but nuclear, oil-price cap likely to stay out

Nuclear energy and an EU oil-price cap are unlikely to find their way into the seventh sanction package proposal, several EU diplomats said after consultations for a seventh Russia sanctions package over the weekend left some more hawkish member states dissatisfied.

Euractiv - Business - 7 days ago

DJI halts Russia, Ukraine business to prevent drone misuse

Drone company DJI Technology Co. has temporarily suspended business activities in Russia and Ukraine to prevent use of its drones in combat, in a rare case of a Chinese company pulling out of Russia because of the war.

Fox News - Business - 7 days ago

Russian allies China, India urge negotiated end to Ukraine war

Traditional Russian allies China and India stopped short of robust support for Moscow on Saturday as both called for a negotiated end to the Ukraine war at...

Daily Sabah - World - 7 days ago

Kremlin stages votes in Ukraine, sees protests in Russia

Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in four occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow.

New York Daily News - World - 8 days ago

Trudeau, South Korean leader discuss threats from Russia and China

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol weigh challenges presented by increasingly combative countries

The Globe and Mail - Politics - 9 days ago

Poland, the Baltics and Ireland to push for harsher Russia sanctions

Hawkish EU member states are set to push for more far-reaching measures against Russia as the bloc starts consultations on the next EU sanctions package this weekend, according to a document seen by EURACTIV.

Euractiv - Technology - 9 days ago

Russia Security Chief Threatens Nuclear Option To Protect New Territories

Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, is warning that Moscow is ready to use all options to protect annexed territories - World - 9 days ago

Op-ed: Putin's battlefield failures provide an opportunity for the world to step up efforts to help end the war in Ukraine

Putin's battlefield failures provide the world with an opportunity to accelerate and step up all efforts to ensure the Russian president's defeat in Ukraine.

CNBC - Opinion - 9 days ago

EU considering oil price cap, more high-tech export curbs in new Russia sanctions

The European Union is looking at an oil price cap, tighter curbs on high-tech exports to Russia and more sanctions against individuals, diplomats said on Thursday (22 September), in response to what the West condemned as a new escalation in Moscow's war in Ukraine.

Euractiv - Business - 10 days ago

Ukraine president lays out his case against Russia to UN

Ukraine’s president laid out a detailed case against Russia’s invasion at the UN and demanded punishment from world leaders in a speech delivered just hours after Moscow announced it would mobilize some reservists for the war effort.

Orlando Sentinel - Top Stories - 10 days ago

Russia says it thwarted attack on energy link to Türkiye, Europe

An attempt to carry out an attack on an oil and gas complex facility that provides energy to Türkiye and further Europe was prevented by Russia, the...

Daily Sabah - Top Stories - 10 days ago

West beware: Russia building closer alliance with autocracies -- Russia is planning to buy Soviet-era weapons from North Korea, a recent U.S. intelligence report revealed. Britain's defense intelligence has also confirmed that Russia is using Iranian-made drones in Ukraine.

Russia is planning to buy Soviet-era weapons from North Korea, a recent U.S. intelligence report revealed. Britain's defense intelligence has also confirmed that Russia is using Iranian-made drones in Ukraine.

UPI - Opinion - 10 days ago

Russia is likely to take part in International Space Station until 2028 -RIA -- , article with gallery

Yury Borisov, head of Russia's Roscosmos space agency, said on Wednesday that Russia is highly likely to participate in the International Space Station (ISS) project until 2028, RIA news agency reported.

Reuters - Science - 11 days ago

China Replaces Russia As Dominant Force In Central Asia

ussia’s influence in Central Asia has been on the decline since the beginning of the Ukraine war, and now China is looking to take the reins - World - 11 days ago

Russia to play Iran in Tehran or Doha: Karpin

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) – The head coach of the Russian national football team Valery Karpin said that his team will play Iran in a friendly match in Tehran or Doha.

Mehr News Agency - Sports - 11 days ago

Putin mobilizes more troops for Ukraine, says West wants to destroy Russia

Russian President says mobilization meant to 'defend homeland and its territories', accuses West of engaging in 'nuclear blackmail' but Russia has 'lots of weapons to reply'

YNET News - World - 12 days ago

China Remains Supportive Of Kazakhstan As Russia Ramps Up Rhetoric

Hostile Russian rhetoric against Kazakhstan is on the rise as Central Asia’s largest economy strengthens ties with the West - World - 12 days ago

China And Russia Eye "Further Military Cooperation"

The Russian Security Council is claiming that Moscow and Beijing have agreed on “further military cooperation” with a focus on joint exercises - World - 13 days ago

First Look -- First public carbon database reveals US and Russia as top emitters -- The world is getting its first publicly accessible carbon database, which will track 75% of the world's total gas, oil, and coal production. Called the Global Registry of Fossil Fuels, analysis of its data could sway international climate talks.

The world is getting its first publicly accessible carbon database, which will track 75% of the world’s total gas, oil, and coal production. Called the Global Registry of Fossil Fuels, analysis of its data could sway international climate talks.

Christian Science Monitor - Environment - 13 days ago

World leaders to address Ukraine war, global food crisis and climate change | Video

World leaders are set to address the international community at the United Nations General Assembly which kicks off in New York on Tuesday (Sep 20). On the agenda are the war in Ukraine, global food shortage as well as climate crisis. William Denselow reports from the UN headquarters in New York.

Channel NewsAsia - World - 13 days ago

Turkey, Russia reach deal resolving nuclear plant dispute

TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (MNA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey and Russia had reached a deal resolving a dispute over a nuclear power plant being built at Akkuyu in southern Turkey.

Mehr News Agency - Technology - 15 days ago

China Might Not Have Russia's Back on Ukraine After All

The Russian president conceded that the Chinese president has concerns about the war in Ukraine. - Opinion - 16 days ago

Russian lies could undermine international arms control agreements -- Before Russia invaded Ukraine in February, its diplomatic missions began circulating some particularly fantastical lies.

Before Russia invaded Ukraine in February, its diplomatic missions began circulating some particularly fantastical lies.

UPI - Opinion - 16 days ago

Russia's Reliance on Mercenaries in Ukraine Points to the Weakness of Its Military

Putin wants to maintain positive public sentiment about the war and to avoid a draft, which would be very unpopular in Russia. - Opinion - 17 days ago

Reports from Ukraine recall Russia's dark history of forcible relocations -- A particularly disturbing aspect of Russia's efforts to subdue the Indigenous population in Ukraine is the detention of civilians for interrogation in so-called "filtration camps."

A particularly disturbing aspect of Russia's efforts to subdue the Indigenous population in Ukraine is the detention of civilians for interrogation in so-called "filtration camps."

UPI - Opinion - 17 days ago

B-21 Raider: The Air Force's New Stealth Bomber Russia and China Fear

A hundred or more of the bombers will join the fleet in the next decades, providing the core of one-third of the nuclear triad and a lethal precision strike capability. - Opinion - 1 month ago

Ukraine says counter-offensive has begun in south

Military spokesperson confirms attack, says includes occupied Kherson region and recent strikes on Russia's southern logistical routes 'unquestionably weakened the enemy', however, declined to give further details

YNET News - World - 1 month ago

Russia gets approval to build two new nuclear reactors in Hungary

The nuclear plant, which dates back to 1982, has four reactors and produces around 40% of Hungary's electricity.

Euronews - Business - 1 month ago

How Ukraine turns cheap tablets into lethal weapons

Army SOS, an activist-led NGO, converts Android-based tablets into smart units with automated precision guidance.

Aljazeera - Science - 1 month ago

6 Months After Russia's War Vs. Ukraine Began, the West Still Won't Give Kyiv the Weapons to Win

"The Biden administration has not supplied the long-range artillery and rockets, warplanes and anti-aircraft systems that would enable Kyiv to mount a serious counteroffensive." - Opinion - 1 month ago

Defiant Ukraine kicks off football season despite Russian invasion

With two teams playing in an empty stadium, hundreds of miles away from their hometowns, the Ukrainian football league started its new season Tuesday after...

Daily Sabah - Sports - 1 month ago

Russia Can't Let Ukraine Turn into a Vietnam War 2.0

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has bogged down, and the conflict has moved into a stalemate. - Opinion - 1 month ago

Opening of shipping routes from Ukraine will not abate commodity and food pressure on the Middle East and North Africa

Despite the opening up of shipping routs for grain exports from Ukraine, persistent challenges from the war will continue to exacerbate pressures on the Middle East and North Africa

Global Voices - Business - 1 month ago

Return of the Big Mac: McDonald's set to reopen restaurants in Ukraine

The US fast food giant has been paying thousands of its workers in Ukraine while their outlets were closed during the first six months of the war.

Euronews - Business - 1 month ago

Russia ready to discuss swap with US after Griner jailed

Russia expressed readiness on Friday to discuss a prisoner swap with the United States in private, following the imprisonment of U.S. basketball star...

Daily Sabah - Sports - 1 month ago

Turkish football fans chant 'Vladimir Putin' during match against Kyiv

Aggravated Turkish football fans chanted "Vladimir Putin" during a match again the Ukrainian Dynamo Kyiv team, in a reference to Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. International scandal followed.

Global Voices - Sports - 2 months ago

U.S. offers Russia deal for detained Griner, another American

In a sharp reversal of previous policy, Secretary of State Antony Blinken also said he expects to speak with his Kremlin counterpart for the first time since before Russia invaded Ukraine.

Star Tribune - World - 2 months ago

In first trip since Ukraine war, Putin arrives in Iran for talks on Syria

Visit comes as Iranian regime rushes to solidify ties with Kremlin amid emerging U.S.-backed Arab-Israeli bloc that could tilt the Middle East balance of power further away from Tehran

YNET News - World - 2 months ago

Blasts kill three in Russian city near Ukraine border

The Russian city close to the Ukrainian border has been a recurring target for Ukrainian forces, who describe the attacks as payback and 'karma' for Russia's invasion

YNET News - World - 3 months ago

NATO calls Russia its 'most significant and direct threat'

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the War in Ukraine advances biggest overhaul to military organization since the end of the Cold War; vows to strengthen support for Ukraine after Russia's invasion

YNET News - World - 3 months ago

Jill Biden Made A Surprise Visit To Ukraine To Meet With Their First Lady

Olena Zelenska has not been seen in public since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began in February.

BuzzFeed News - World - 4 months ago

Jill Biden meets Ukraine refugees in Bucharest school

The first lady saw firsthand the relief efforts to assist some of the 900,000 Ukrainians who have fled to Romania since Russia invaded Ukraine.

Star Tribune - World - 4 months ago

Ukraine Invaded by Russia: Inside the War, the Refugee Crisis and the World's Reaction

Russia's invasion of Ukraine began Feb. 24. Since then, at least 24,000 people have been killed and at least 10 million people have been displaced.

Inside Edition - Top Stories - 5 months ago

How Bad Is the Ukraine War for Climate Change?

Russia’s brutal invasion may hasten the West’s clean-energy transition, but its short-term effects on the planet will be damaging.

New York Magazine - Opinion - 6 months ago

Crypto Confronts the War in Ukraine

For the big trading platforms, the Russian invasion has turned borderlessness into a liability.

New York Magazine - Business - 6 months ago

Turkmen students: Escaping from war-torn Ukraine

During the first few days of Russia’s war on Ukraine, the Turkmen embassy was largely unhelpful when it came to evacuating students and citizens.

Global Voices - World - 6 months ago

In the Ukraine Conflict, Fake Fact-Checks Are Being Used to Spread Disinformation

Social media posts debunking purported Ukrainian disinformation are themselves fake. That doesn’t stop them from being featured on Russian state TV.

ProPublica - Technology - 6 months ago

Following invasion of Ukraine, Russia declares war on its citizens

Draconian punishments and social persecution are making it increasingly more dangerous to speak out against the official government narrative.

Global Voices - World - 6 months ago

Jamaicans anxious as the government attempts to get nationals out of Ukraine

"My soul is in joy and peace despite all the pain and sadness I have encountered here in Ukraine."

Global Voices - World - 7 months ago

Unexpected reaction in Prague after Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Quite unexpectedly, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has shifted the position of Moscow's most influential supporter in the Czech Republic: President Zeman, who has just described Moscow's actions as a "crime".

Global Voices - World - 7 months ago

Russian discourse about the war in Ukraine is not monolithic

While Putin’s voice might seem to represent the Russian discourse, he only speaks for himself. Russian people’s views on the situation in Ukraine and about Russia’s military attack vary widely.

Global Voices - World - 7 months ago

A Partisan Combatant, a Remorseful Blogger: The Senate Staffer Behind the Attack on the Trump-Russia Investigation

Jason Foster, chief investigative counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, once blogged under the handle “Extremist,” expressing worry about a Muslim takeover and whether Joe McCarthy got a bum…

ProPublica - Politics - 1 year ago