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People lay flowers at a makeshift memorial Saturday near the Crocus City Hall, a popular concert venue where more than 130 people were killed Friday night in an attack outside Moscow.
WORLD
Mar 24, 2024
Russia mourns victims of deadly concert hall attack as airstrikes rock Ukraine
A national day of mourning over the attack was declared as Russian forces unleashed a fresh large-scale missile barrage against Ukraine.
People lay flowers at a makeshift memorial near Crocus City Hall, a concert venue outside Moscow that was the site of a mass shooting on Friday night.
WORLD
Mar 24, 2024
Deadly Moscow attack shatters Putin’s security promise to Russians
The tragedy outside Moscow is a blow to a leader riding an aura of confidence only days after a stage-managed election victory.
A law enforcement officer patrols the scene of the deadly attack at the Crocus City Hall concert hall in Krasnogorsk, outside Moscow, on Saturday.
WORLD
Mar 24, 2024
Putin vows to punish those behind Russia concert massacre
Officials said 133 bodies had been recovered from the rubble in 24 hours, and doctors were "fighting for the lives of 107 people."
Ukrainian rescuers gather outside of a residential building after a missile attack in Kyiv on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 22, 2024
In Putin's growing shadow, EU faces lack of consensus on arming Ukraine
Over two years into Moscow's war against its neighbor, Kyiv's troops are struggling to hold ground as Western deliveries of ammunition have faltered.
European Council President Charles Michel during a news conference in Brussels on Feb. 1
WORLD / Politics
Mar 21, 2024
EU leaders to discuss using profits from Russian assets to arm Ukraine
EU leaders have voiced alarm about the state of the war in recent weeks, with ammunition-starved Ukrainian forces struggling to hold back Russian troops.
With Vladimir Putin's electoral triumph, Russia's democratic facade fades further.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 20, 2024
Putin's win isn't just a sham. It's a danger.
Vladimir Putin can now expect at least another six years in office that would make him Russia’s longest-serving leader since Catherine the Great.
Denys Kostev, a Ukrainian teen who lived in an orphanage in southern Ukraine and ended up in Russian-controlled territory following Moscow's full-scale invasion
WORLD / Politics
Mar 20, 2024
Poster child for Russia's removal of Ukraine orphans says he was coached, threatened
Kyiv says many Ukrainian orphans taken to Russian-controlled territory have been subjected to an orchestrated program to make them accept Kremlin ideology.
An illustration of the planned Paris Games opening ceremony on the River Seine
OLYMPICS
Mar 20, 2024
Russians and Belarusians will not take part in Paris Games opening parade
The athletes from the two countries will be competing as independents without their flags and anthems following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
People look at the screens showing views from polling stations across Russia, at the headquarters of Russia's Central Election Commission on the final day of the presidential election in Moscow on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
What Putin’s election win tells us about Russia today
Putin won 87.3%, or 76 million votes, by far the biggest landslide in post-Soviet Russian history.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow in February via video link.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
What are Putin's top challenges in new six-year term?
Putin won six more years in the Kremlin with a landslide victory in an election where he faced no serious competition. Now he faces important challenges.
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.

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