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RUSSIA UKRAINE WAR

A petition filed by a Ukrainian serviceman pointed to the dangers of troops — often whiling away long hours outside of combat — spending chunks of their monthly wage on online gambling platforms on the mobile phones.
WORLD
Apr 4, 2024
Ukraine tackles gambling addiction within its military ranks
A Ukrainian parliamentary committee will meet Thursday to discuss draft legislation imposing stricter controls over the gambling industry.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during the Japan-Ukraine Conference for Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction in Tokyo on Feb. 19.
JAPAN / FOCUS
Apr 4, 2024
Japan committed to long-term public-private aid to Ukraine
By bolstering assistance to Ukraine, Japan also aims to send a message to China, cautioning against unilateral attempts to change the status quo.
Russian Army servicemen stand near a mobile recruiting center in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 4, 2024
Russia says concert attack has spurred army recruitment
Russia is relying on a steady stream of new recruits to the armed forces as it seeks to push deeper into Ukrainian territory.
A Ukrainian soldier loads ammunition into an M2 Browning machine gun.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2024
Moscow is outpacing Ukraine’s allies in the race for ammunition
The flow of military aid has dropped dramatically, and some Ukrainian guns are firing just a single round a day in order to save their dwindling stocks.
It would be dangerous for Kyiv to negotiate with Moscow at this stage of the war as Russia occupies 18% of Ukraine's territory.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 3, 2024
Negotiating with Putin now won’t end the war
The surest way to end the war is for Japan, and others, to support Kyiv militarily. Negotiating with Putin at this stage is dangerous and unrealistic.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg presents the alliance's annual report at NATO headquarters in Brussels on March 14.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2024
NATO ministers mull €100 billion military fund for Ukraine
The plans will be discussed during a two-day meeting in Brussels.
Clergymen conduct a memorial service for victims at a makeshift memorial near the Crocus City Hall following a deadly attack on the concert venue outside Moscow on Friday.
WORLD
Apr 1, 2024
Russia seeks extradition of Ukraine security service head; Ukraine rejects demand
Russia is demanding that Ukraine hand over all people connected with terrorist acts committed in Russia.
A woman pays her respects at a makeshift memorial in front of the Crocus City Hall in Moscow on Friday, a week after a deadly attack by gunmen there killed at least 143 people.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 31, 2024
Putin's conspiracy theories make Russians less safe
The Kremlin hopes that blaming Kyiv and the West for the attack will turn a difficult domestic political situation to its advantage.
Smoke rises from Gaza, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, on March 17. Ending the wars in Gaza and Ukraine and deterring conflicts in the Indo-Pacific region is a key global goal.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Mar 31, 2024
How should Japan deal with Ukraine, Gaza and the Indo-Pacific region?
The power, institutions and values that underpin the international security order are being compromised worldwide.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy inspects new fortifications for Ukrainian servicemen, near the Russian border in Ukraine's Sumy region, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 31, 2024
Zelenskyy vows drone strikes on Russia despite U.S. dissent
The drone attacks are in retaliation against Kremlin strikes on Ukraine’s energy grid and part of an effort to compel Moscow to stop them.
With emerging headwinds in the U.S. and Japan, U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will have their work cut out for them next month as they look to maintain the momentum driving change in the alliance between both countries.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 31, 2024
Kishida heads to U.S. with a mission — maintain alliance momentum amid challenges
Defense and security will likely top the agenda, though it is unclear how the PM will handle the issue of Ukraine assistance amid a split U.S. Congress.
Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia has made on-the-ground reporting increasingly dangerous and illegal since it sent troops into Ukraine two years ago, arresting and fining those who defy the Kremlin's narratives.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 29, 2024
Russia sentences journalist to two years in prison and detains others
Russia has made on-the-ground reporting increasingly dangerous and illegal since it sent troops into Ukraine two years ago.
Russia's Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya described the panel as unjustified in the absence of an annual review to assess and potentially modify the sanctions on North Korea.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 29, 2024
Russian veto ends monitoring of U.N.'s North Korea sanctions
Ukraine's foreign minister called the veto "a guilty plea" amid allegations that Pyongyang is aiding Moscow in its war against Kyiv.
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the 344th Army Aviation Center of aircrews combat training and transition in Torzhok in the Tver region of Russia on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 28, 2024
Putin says Russia will not attack NATO but will shoot down Ukraine's F-16s
F-16s sent for use in Ukraine's war effort and used from airfields in third countries would "become for us legitimate targets," the Russian leader said.
Residential skyscraper buildings beyond luxury villas on the waterfront of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai
BUSINESS
Mar 28, 2024
Dubai’s glitz dims for Russians on costs and U.S. sanction pressures
Two years ago, Dubai became a hot favorite with Russians looking to park money or build new lives after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Liliia Skorohodova receives her diploma at the Japan University of Economics in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, on March 15.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 27, 2024
Ukrainian evacuees graduate in Japan, two years after Russian invasion
All of them are set to work in Japan, as the war in their home country continues.
At least 139 people were killed when gunmen in camouflage stormed Crocus City Hall. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the mass shooting.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 27, 2024
Russia's security chief accuses Ukraine, U.S. and U.K. of being behind Moscow shooting
Hardliners in Moscow could use the claim to justify an escalation of the Ukraine war and to explain how security services failed to prevent the attack.
Ukraine forward Artem Dovbyk (11) and midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko celebrate after the team secured its berth in Euro 2024 with a win over Iceland, in Wroclaw, Poland, on Tuesday.
SOCCER
Mar 27, 2024
Mykhailo Mudryk sends war-torn Ukraine to Euro 2024
"I am very proud to be a Ukrainian, to be of the same blood as those who are now giving their lives for our freedom," captain Oleksandr Zinchenko said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a church outside Moscow on Sunday, a national day of mourning following the attack on the Crocus City Hall on Friday.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 26, 2024
Putin forgot Islamic State thinks he too is the West
The leader portrays Russia as a victim of Western imperialism, but the Islamic State terrorists who attacked Moscow on Friday reject this narrative.
A law enforcement officer patrols the scene of the gun attack at the Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk, outside Moscow, on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 26, 2024
Moscow shooting poses awkward questions for Russia's intelligence agencies
Western security analysts say agencies may have its hands full dealing with the war in Ukraine and political opposition.

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