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A screen at the headquarters of the Central Election Commission in Moscow shows the preliminary results of Russia's presidential election on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
West decries Putin's reelection while China and India vow closer ties
The contrasting reactions underscore the geopolitical fault lines that have gaped wider since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine two years ago.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday will be leading the monthly meeting known as the Ukraine defense contact group (UDCG) of about 50 allies that have been militarily supporting Ukraine.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
Out of money, Pentagon chief looks to convince allies of commitment to Ukraine
Lack of funding is already having an impact on the ground in Ukraine and Ukrainian forces are having to manage scarce resources, officials say.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with the media at his campaign headquarters in Moscow on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 18, 2024
Five takeaways from Putin’s orchestrated win in Russia
Putin always seeks to project an image of political stability and control, which the carefully choreographed presidential votes are designed to burnish.
Mourners at the grave of Alexei Navalny in Moscow on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Mar 18, 2024
'Not alone': Navalny supporters find solace in election gatherings
The death of Putin's top critic, Alexei Navalny — which allies have blamed on the Kremlin — triggered outrage both abroad and at home.
An intercontinental ballistic nuclear missile is fired during a training exercise, in Northern Arkhangelsk region, Russia.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 18, 2024
Putin warns the West a Russia-NATO conflict is just one step from WWIII
Putin has often warned of the risks of nuclear war but says he has never felt the need to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is extending his nearly quarter-century rule into a fifth term at a time when his troops are on the offensive in Ukraine.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 18, 2024
Putin warns Russia won’t be stopped after record election win
Putin is extending his nearly quarter-century rule into a fifth term at a time when his troops are on the offensive in Ukraine.
This screen grab from a video purportedly shows an explosion at the Slavyansk oil refinery in Russia's Krasnodar region on Sunday.
WORLD
Mar 17, 2024
Ukraine drones attack refinery, target Moscow and disrupt power, Russia says
Moscow accuses Kyiv of election sabotage with its days of strikes on Russian infrastructure, one of the most sweeping air operations on Russian territory.
French President Emmanuel Macron (left), German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (center) and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk join hands at a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 16, 2024
France and Germany to build arms plant in Ukraine as stakes rise
The announcement will do little to address Ukraine’s most pressing need: getting Kyiv enough ammunition in the short term.
Russian President Vladimir Putin looks set to start another six-year term with his forces on the offensive for the first time in months as Ukraine’s allies struggle to keep it supplied with ammunition.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 15, 2024
Putin digs in to divide world order while he conquers at home
The leader's adversaries are seemingly unable to stifle his ambitions as the war in Ukraine shifts in his favor.
Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo during an interview at the city hall in Paris on Wednesday
OLYMPICS
Mar 15, 2024
Paris mayor wants Russian athletes banned from Olympics
For now, Russian and Belarusian athletes are allowed to participate as neutrals, without flags or anthems.
An image taken from video released by Roman Starovoit, governor of the Kursk region of Russia, last month purportedly shows firefighters working to extinguish flames at an oil depot after a Ukrainian drone strike.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 15, 2024
Ukraine, stalled on the battlefield, targets Russia’s oil industry
This year, Ukraine has claimed responsibility for nearly a dozen assaults on Russian oil infrastructure.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an interview at the Kremlin in Moscow on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 14, 2024
In preelection messaging, Putin less strident on nuclear war
In a lengthy television interview, Putin struck a softer tone than in his state-of-the-nation address last month.
Ukrainian soldiers who recently pulled out of Avdiivka, Ukraine, replenish supplies in a nearby village on Feb. 19.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 13, 2024
U.S. to send $300 million in weapons to Ukraine under makeshift plan
The package will keep advancing Russian troops at bay for only a few weeks, an official said.
Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk (right, center) speaks next to Poland's President Andrzej Duda (right, second from right) during a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden (left, second from left), at the White House in Washington on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 13, 2024
Biden offers ‘ironclad’ commitment to allies, defying Russia
The U.S. president's meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk marked the 25th year since Poland's accession to NATO.
A woman holds a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a rally organized by Serbian ultra nationalist organizations in Belgrade in 2022.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 12, 2024
As Russia prepares to vote, Putin's sights remain set on new world order
Running for a fifth term in office this week, the Russian president has built up a system of domestic repression almost certain to guarantee his success.
Alexei Navalny looks out of the window of his cell in a detention center in Moscow on Dec. 8, 2011.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 12, 2024
Putin's opposition: Dead, jailed or exiled
Putin's staunchest critic of the last decade, Alexei Navalny, died last month in a prison colony. Dozens of others remain behind bars.
A native of the central prefecture of Aichi, Tomoko Akane began serving as a prosecutor in Japan in 1982 before taking up posts such as a professor at a Japanese law school and head of a U.N. training center. She became an ICC judge in March 2018.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 12, 2024
ICC picks Tomoko Akane as new president for 2024-2027 term
She is the first Japanese to head the Hague-based court tasked with investigating and prosecuting crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.
An amphibious assault demonstration with joint forces of the Swedish, Finnish, Italian and French army during the Nordic Response 24 military exercise on Sunday near Sorstraumen, above the Arctic Circle in Norway. Nordic Response 24 is part of the larger NATO exercise Steadfast Defender.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 12, 2024
In frozen north, a stronger NATO prepares for Russia's threat
NATO's four-month Steadfast Defender exercise in its Arctic fringe are part of the largest drills staged by the alliance since the Cold War.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has publicly said he prefers U.S. President Joe Biden to Donald Trump, but the remark was widely interpreted to mean exactly the opposite.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 11, 2024
Putin hopes a Trump win would change course for Russia
While Putin has said he prefers U.S. President Joe Biden to Donald Trump, the remark was widely interpreted to mean exactly the opposite.
Ukrainian servicemen fire an anti aircraft cannon near the town of Bakhmut, Ukraine, on March 6.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 11, 2024
Kyiv slams Pope's 'white flag' call, vows no surrender to Russia
Vatican officials said the pontiff's call was simply intended to end fierce fighting in the war that has entered its third year.

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