Poland blast may not be from Russian missile, says Joe Biden

Poland blast may not be from Russian missile, says Joe Biden

The United States and its NATO allies are investigating the blast that killed two in Poland, but early information suggests it may not have been caused by a missile fired from Russia, US President Joe Biden said. Biden spoke after global leaders gathered for the G20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia, held an emergency meeting on […]

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Russia orders retreat from Kherson, a serious reversal in the Ukraine war

Russia orders retreat from Kherson, a serious reversal in the Ukraine war

Written by Marc Santora, Andrew E. Kramer, Dan Bilefsky, Ivan Nechepurenko and Anton Troianovski The Kremlin on Wednesday announced a retreat of Russian forces from the strategically important city of Kherson in southern Ukraine, a concession to military reality eight months after capturing the area, and one of the most significant reversals of President Vladimir […]

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UN to vote on resolution saying Russia must pay reparations

UN to vote on resolution saying Russia must pay reparations

The UN General Assembly scheduled a vote for Monday on a resolution that would call for Russia to be held accountable for violating international law by invading Ukraine, including by paying reparations. The draft resolution, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, would recognise the need to establish “an international mechanism for reparation for damage, loss […]

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15 killed in Russia cafe blaze after flare gun discharged

15 killed in Russia cafe blaze after flare gun discharged

A fire in a cafe in the Russian city of Kostroma killed 15 people and injured five others on Saturday, local authorities said. The blaze erupted in the early hours after someone apparently used a flare gun during a dispute, authorities said. Rescuers were able to evacuate 250 people. The governor of the Kostroma region, […]

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Russian military leaders discussed use of nuclear weapons, US officials say

Russian military leaders discussed use of nuclear weapons, US officials say

Written by Helene Cooper, Julian E. Barnes and Eric Schmitt Senior Russian military leaders recently had conversations to discuss when and how Moscow might use a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine, contributing to heightened concern in Washington and allied capitals, according to multiple senior American officials. President Vladimir Putin was not a part of the […]

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Russia rains missiles on Kyiv, other cities after pulling out of grain deal

Blasts were heard in Kyiv on Monday and Ukrainian authorities reported Russian missile strikes around the country, after Moscow blamed Kyiv for an attack on its Black Sea fleet and pulled out of a deal to allow Ukrainian grain shipments. Russia and Ukraine are both among the world’s biggest food exporters, and a Russian blockade […]

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Russia moves to ban ‘LGBT propaganda’ among all ages

Russia moves to ban ‘LGBT propaganda’ among all ages

Russian lawmakers backed a bill on Thursday that would expand an existing ban on the promotion of “LGBT propaganda” among children to include people of all ages, a move critics see as an attempt to further intimidate and oppress sexual minorities. Authorities have already used existing laws to stop gay pride marches and detain gay […]

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Vladimir Putin monitors practice launches by Russia’s nuclear forces

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday monitored drills of the country’s strategic nuclear forces involving multiple practice launches of ballistic and cruise missiles, in a show of force amid the heightened tensions with the West over the conflict in Ukraine. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin that the exercise was intended to simulate a […]

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Russia’s chaotic draft leaves some out in cold, without gear

The mobilised reservists that Russian President Vladimir Putin visited last week at a firing range southeast of Moscow looked picture-perfect. Kremlin video of the young men headed for the war in Ukraine showed them in mint-condition uniforms, equipped with all the gear needed for combat: helmets, bulletproof vests and sleeping bags. When Putin asked if […]

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Russian military plane crashes into residential building in Siberia, 2 pilots killed – officials

Russian military plane crashes into residential building in Siberia, 2 pilots killed – officials

A Russian fighter plane crashed into a residential building in the Siberian city of Irkutsk on Sunday and the two pilots were killed, officials said. In a post on Telegram, Irkutsk governor Igor Kobzev said the plane crashed into a two-storey house in the city. The emergencies ministry said the pilots died, but there were […]

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