U.S. to send $1 billion in military aid to bolster Ukrainian fight

BRUSSELS — The United States will send an additional $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine, President Biden announced Wednesday, bolstering Ukrainian forces as they are pummeled by a Russian… Read more

Giant tortoise believed extinct confirmed alive in Galápagos Islands

The “fantastic giant tortoise” — a rare Galápagos species with a huge, flared shell — has only been identified once, more than a century ago, in 1906. It’s since widely… Read more

Slain journalist’s fiancee slams Biden for plan to visit Saudi Arabia

The fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Wednesday she was “very disappointed” in President Joe Biden’s plan to meet with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, who the U.S.… Read more

How Putin’s fate is tied to his war in Ukraine

I keep thinking back to something I heard on Russian state TV three years ago. At the time Russians were being urged to support changes to the constitution that would… Read more

Putin: 80 years on, we are facing German tanks again

Vladimir Putin has compared Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the fight against Nazi Germany, in a speech to mark the 80th anniversary of the conclusion of the Battle of Stalingrad.… Read more

Russian army officer: Our troops tortured Ukrainians

Allegations of brutal interrogations, where Ukrainian men were shot and threatened with rape, have been made by a former Russian military officer. Konstantin Yefremov, the most senior officer to speak… Read more

Russia planning 24 February offensive – Ukraine

Ukraine’s defence minister has said Russia is preparing a major new offensive, and warned that it could begin as soon as 24 February. Oleksii Reznikov said Moscow had amassed thousands… Read more
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