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Russia, blaming U.S. sabotage, calls for U.N. probe of Nord Stream : Moscow cited independent journalist Seymour Hersh’s account — vociferously denied by the ...
Ukraine in winter: Worry about second Bakhmut: The second winter since the beginning of the war is settling over Ukraine. What does this mean for the course of ...
Ukraine blows up main railway connection between Russia and China: Ukrainian saboteurs strike deep in enemy territory.
Russia's Supreme Court effectively outlaws LGBTQ+ activism in a landmark ruling: Addressing a lawsuit filed by the Justice Ministry, the court labeled the LGBTQ+ ...
Quick Glance: Russia Bans International LGBT Movement as 'Extremist'
- Russia's Supreme Court bans the 'international LGBT public movement' as an extremist organization, despite its lack of organizational structure or leaders.
- The ban could have sweeping implications for LGBT people in Russia, despite the movement's non-existence.
- The ruling shocked liberal Russians, with independent media organizations showing solidarity with LGBT people by displaying the LGBT flag.
- The ban could force LGBT groups to operate in secret and be used against LGBT people, with unclear legal implications.
Ukraine war latest: Zelensky visits Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia oblasts as harsh winter looms on front line
Ukraine war: Putin urges Russians to have 8 kids amid population crisis : Russia's birthrates have been falling for decades, and the Ukraine war has made it ...
Quick Glance: Russia's 'God of War' Putin
- Putin was initially chosen as a puppet but ended up keeping the power for himself.
- Putin is playing a game with his reelection, despite being determined to continue ruling.
- His political image as an unbeatable war god is specifically for the Russian public.
- Putin based his political image not on charisma or intellect, but on power plays.
Russian missile strikes in eastern Ukraine rip through buildings, kill 2 and bury families in rubble
Quick Glance: Ukraine Conflict: Recent Territorial Gains in Awdijiwka
- Significant territorial gains by the Russian army in Awdijiwka.
- Military expert Marcus Keupp highlights ongoing successes of Ukraine.
- Potential advantage for Ukraine.
- Ukraine's strategic position would be strengthened by the loss of personnel strength at the front.
The situation in Ukraine: Zelensky wants to strengthen fortifications on the front
Putin’s buddy Orbán pushes EU to the brink over Ukraine: This month’s summit will be a decisive test of how far Budapest will go to thwart EU support for Kyiv.
Consolidation in US health insurance industry: Health insurer Cigna (CI.N) is in merger talks with Humana (HUM.N), a source familiar with the matter said on ...
OSCE as an “appendage” of NATO: Lavrov incites against “Western political elite”: The OSCE is in crisis. According to Russia's foreign minister ...
Telegraph: UK Foreign Secretary urges allies to ramp up arms production for Ukraine
Russia bans LGBT movement as ‘extremist’: Supreme Court ruling places gay and transgender rights campaigns on legal par with al-Qaeda and Isis
Quick Glance: Meta Uncovers Fake Chinese Accounts
- The network covered topics such as abortion, culture war issues, and aid to Ukraine.
- China is now the third-largest geographical source of such networks.
- More than 4,700 accounts were part of the China-based network and used copied profile pictures and names.
- The company prohibits 'co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour' in its rules - posts from accounts that work together and use false identities.
Cold, power outages, storms: The second winter of war is plaguing the Ukrainians at the front
Quick Glance: Poland Boycotts OSCE Meeting Over Russian Minister
- Poland will not participate in an OSCE ministerial meeting in North Macedonia due to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's invitation.
- Szynkowski vel Sęk will not attend the meeting or send any deputy ministers to the North Macedonian capital.
- The foreign ministers of the Baltic states have joined the boycott of the OSCE meeting.
- Several more foreign ministers have confirmed they will not attend the OSCE meeting in protest against Russia’s participation.
Attacks from the darkness: Vampire drones become a nighttime nightmare for Russia
Quick Glance: Attacks from the Darkness: Ukrainian Vampir-Drones Become a Nightmare for Russia
- Ukrainian Vampir-Drones are fast, hard to detect, and can be used in the dark.
- The drones can fly close to Russian tanks in the dark and attack them.
- They can carry heavy payloads and are less susceptible to Russian radio jamming.
- Thanks to thermal imaging technology, the Vampir-Drones can attack enemies at night.
EU Should Consider Defense Bonds to Boost Sector, Michel Says: The European Union should consider issuing defense bonds to boost financing of the defense ...
Ukraine War - why a stalemate is an illusion of the West: Neither Ukraine nor Russia is making progress on the front. The crucial question now is: Who can endure ...
For eastern Ukrainians, the ordeal of war is entering its second decade: Yevhen Tkachov, a volunteer aid worker and devout Pentecostal from Ukraine's eastern ...
Ukraine War | Military expert: "The front has come to an operational standstill": The Ukrainian counteroffensive has failed and the front is at a standstill ...
Ukraine’s new enemy: war fatigue in the West: Congress holds up military aid as unsupportive populists make gains in Europe
Queer people in fear: Russia bans LGBTQI+ movement: Especially since the start of the war of aggression against Ukraine in February 2022 ...
France to boost ammunition supplies for Ukraine in 2024: Deputy defense ministers Dmytro Klimenkov and Lieutenant-General Ivan Havryliuk met the French ...
Russia's war of aggression: Massive air strikes on the south and east of Ukraine - Energy infrastructure in sight
“This is the future of millennial Russia”: Putin suddenly appeals to Russian women
Massive losses in Ukraine: NATO: Russia has lost a significant part of its armed forces
Quick Glance: NATO: Russia Suffers Massive Losses in Ukraine
- NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg reports massive losses of Russian troops in Ukraine.
- Ukraine still needs support.
- Stoltenberg warns against expecting the losses to quickly end the war.
- Stoltenberg acknowledges Ukraine's successes in defending against the invaders.
ISW: Kremlin concerned about how shifting Russian views on Ukraine war might impact 2024 presidential election
Russia is poised to take advantage of political splits in Ukraine: Politics has returned, but the fighting has gone nowhere
Ukrainian archives cry for help: “Russia uses the erasure of historical memory as a weapon”
Putin probably has five henchmen less - partisans report killing: Partisans are also playing a role in the Ukrainian counter-offensive. Now they are reporting ...
Kyiv behind rail explosion in eastern Russia, says official; EU to unveil plan to tap frozen Russian assets
Von der Leyen: 480,000 EU-made shells delivered or on way to Ukraine: As part of the European Union’s ammunition procurement program, 480,000 artillery shells ...
Power politicians of the greats: Henry Kissinger, the diplomat of the 20th century
Despite Republican hesitance on Ukraine aid, red states reap economic benefits: Amid signs of a growing reluctance among U.S. Republicans to continue aid for ...
OPEC+ suppliers struggle to agree on cuts to oil production : The OPEC oil cartel led by Saudi Arabia and allied producers including Russia are trying to agree ...
Quick Glance: OPEC+ Agreement on Voluntary Oil Production Cuts
- Multiple OPEC+ countries have agreed to voluntarily reduce oil production by 2.2 million barrels per day in the first quarter of 2024.
- Saudi Arabia, the world's largest exporter of crude oil, will lead the efforts by extending a voluntary production cut of 1 million barrels per day for an additional three months.
- In addition to Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Algeria, and Oman have announced voluntary production cuts.
- Brazil will also join the group next year, and it is currently unclear whether Brazil will need to commit to shared production quotas.
Russian media: Russian general killed by landmine in Ukraine: Russian Major General Vladimir Zavadsky, the deputy commander of the 14th Army Corps of the Russian ...
Serious loss for Putin: Mine explosion kills Russian general: A landmine explosion in Ukraine claims the life of a Russian general. This could mean “local chaos” ...
NATO Ministers Vow to Maintain Support for Ukraine: Amid questions over Western resolve, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and other diplomats stressed their ...
Quick Glance: NATO Urges Continued Support for Ukraine
- Stoltenberg urges NATO members to continue supporting Ukraine in its battle against Russia.
- The US has provided over $40bn in security aid to Ukraine and pledged to back Kyiv for as long as necessary.
- Recent pledges from Germany and the Netherlands worth $11bn show NATO's commitment to supporting Kyiv.
- Ukraine's Foreign Minister will lobby for continued NATO backing at the summit despite concerns over the future of Western support.
Netherlands to provide Ukraine with additional €2.5B in 2024: The Netherlands will provide Ukraine with an additional aid package of €2.5 billion in 2024 ...
Ukraine: fear of winter is growing - “Then that was it for us”: Winter hit Ukraine hard - and he has only just begun. People are preparing for brutal months.
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger dies at 100: Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has died. Kissinger was US Secretary of State from 1973 to ...
Situation on Ukraine's border unacceptable: European Commissioner warns Poland of "consequences"
War in Ukraine: When Avdiivka Falls: Russia lost thousands of soldiers in the battle for Avdiivka and yet sends more to their deaths every day. Why?
A hard, bloody winter awaits Ukrainian and Russian soldiers, say experts: Neither side is ready to give up, and neither can win in the medium term ...
Five in one fell swoop: Patriot system becomes a killer for Russian fighter jets: The Patriot system proves effective in the Ukraine war. The military still ...
After Finland: Estonia ready to close its border with Russia: One day after Finland closed its last border crossing with Russia, Estonia is hinting at following ...
An unruly OPEC is causing problems for Russia and Saudi Arabia: The cartel is failing to drive up oil prices
At the summit: warm words from Nato, harsh reality for Kiev: Stalemate and war-weariness: How Ukraine fights two toxic words at the meeting in Brussels and Nato ...
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