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RUSSIA UKRAINE WAR

MORE SPORTS / Weightlifting
May 7, 2024
Ukrainian two-time European champion weightlifter dies in war
Oleksandr Pielieshenko ranked fourth at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the men's 85 kg category.
French President Emmanuel Macron warns of existential threats to Europe from Russia, China and the U.S.
COMMENTARY / World
May 6, 2024
Is this Macron's moment to shine?
Underlying all the problems that Europe faces in a new age of geopolitical, economic and climate insecurity is a crisis in leadership.
Exiled Russian historian Tamara Eidelman delivers a lecture titled “The Judgment of History” at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington community center in Rockville, Maryland, on April 25.
WORLD / Politics
May 6, 2024
Exiled Russian historian rallies fellow emigrants in dark times
Tamara Eidelman, who was declared a "foreign agent" by the government in Moscow, is one of many who are rebuilding their careers abroad.
Morgue staff work with members of On The Shield, an organization tasked with collecting bodies of killed soldiers, at a morgue in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, on March 29. Ukraine struggles to name its dead; families of some soldiers say they have spent months trying to get official confirmation of their loved one’s death, adding to their anguish.
WORLD
May 6, 2024
DNA tests and stranded bodies: Ukraine’s struggle to name its dead
Families of some soldiers say they have spent months trying to get official confirmation of their loved ones’ deaths, adding to their anguish.
A chaplain blesses traditional cakes and eggs for servicemen of the 24th brigade of Ukrainian Army during the Easter service in an undisclosed location in the Donetsk region on Sunday.
WORLD
May 6, 2024
Ukraine's soldiers mark Easter on the front line
The soldiers were celebrating Easter at a time when Russian forces have been making frontline gains because of the lack of arms on the Ukrainian side.
French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal greets Chinese leader Xi Jinping at Orly Airport, south of Paris, on Sunday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 6, 2024
France's Macron seeks to sway China's Xi on Ukraine
Xi Jinping is making a state visit to France marking 60 years of diplomatic relations between France and China. The trip is his first to Europe since 2019.
Russian President Vladimir Putin looks through a helicopter window during his flight to the Novatek-Murmansk's Offshore Superfacility Construction Center in the village of Belokamenka, in Russia's Murmansk region, last July.
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
May 5, 2024
How Western sanctions are strangling Putin’s Arctic gas ambitions
The Novatek PJSC-led Arctic LNG 2 facility is a key part of Moscow’s plans to boost exports and replenish coffers. But it has remained virtually idled.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
WORLD / Politics
May 5, 2024
Russia puts Ukraine's Zelenskyy on wanted list
Russia's Tass news agency reported that the Russian Interior Ministry database showed the Ukrainian leader was on a wanted list but gave no other details.
A local resident visits the Lychakiv cemetery in Lviv, Ukraine, on Thursday. The U.S. is in talks with close partners to lead a group of allies that would give as much as $50 billion in aid to Ukraine.
WORLD / Politics
May 4, 2024
G7 eyes plan on U.S.-led $50 billion aid package for Ukraine
The plan is being discussed among the Group of Seven nations, with the U.S. pushing to have an agreement when G7 leaders meet in Italy in June.
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference in Paris on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
May 3, 2024
Macron floats Ukraine troop deployment if front line breached
Macron described Russia under President Vladimir Putin as "a power of regional destabilization" and "a threat to Europeans' security."
The ruling Georgian Dream Party, whose leader is pro-Russian, holds a rally in support of the government in Tbilisi on Monday.
COMMENTARY / World
May 2, 2024
What if Russia wins in Ukraine? Ask Georgia.
A billionaire leader in Tblisi echoes Moscow as he rails against “global party of war.”
A guide stands next to a CV9040 infantry fighting vehicle and other military hardware at an exhibition displaying equipment captured by the Russian army from Ukrainian forces in the course of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, at the Victory Park open-air museum on Poklonnaya Gora in Moscow on Wednesday
WORLD / Politics
May 2, 2024
Russians who fled war return, in boost for Putin’s war economy
Many Russians are returning to their homeland after finding countries abroad have become less accommodating for them — a gain for the domestic economy.
Local residents look at damage at a site of a Russian missile strike in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
May 2, 2024
U.S. issues hundreds of sanctions targeting Russia and takes aim at Chinese firms
Of the nearly 300 targets onto which the U.S. imposed sanctions, 20 are companies based in China and Hong Kong.
A Ukrainian serviceman stands guard at his position in a trench at a front line on the border with Russia, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Sumy region, Ukraine, on Jan. 20.
WORLD
Apr 30, 2024
Thirty men have died trying to leave Ukraine to avoid fighting since war started
Nearly 20,000 men have fled Ukraine since the beginning of the war to avoid being drafted, according to BBC reports.
Ukrainian servicemen rest at a side of a road leading toward the Ocheretyne area in the Donetsk region on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 29, 2024
Ukraine warns of 'worsened' front as Russia claims fresh gains
Russian troops are advancing in the eastern Donetsk region even as Kyiv awaits the arrival of much-needed U.S. weapons.
The U.S. should use diplomacy to achieve a cease-fire in Ukraine as a prolonged conflict could reshape global power dynamics and strengthen China.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 28, 2024
Biden's focus on Ukraine risks Indo-Pacific security
The U.S. should use diplomacy to achieve a cease-fire in Ukraine, as a prolonged conflict could reshape global power dynamics and strengthen China.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting in St. Petersburg on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 28, 2024
Putin’s war will soon reach Russians’ tax bills
The move reflects both the burgeoning costs of his war in Ukraine and the firm control he has over the Russian elite.
Some programmers are gearing up for what they expect to be an era of tighter controls after Russian President Vladimir Putin secured a mandate until at least 2030 with a landslide win at elections last month.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 27, 2024
Russian programmers play 'cat and mouse' game to outsmart censors
Some of them employing techniques learnt from Chinese hackers' efforts to evade the even more stringent 'Great Firewall' there.
Ukrainian guards patrol a stretch of land on the border with Romania. New guidance carries a clear message to Ukrainian men abroad who may be avoiding the draft: You don’t get the benefit of state services if you don’t join the fight.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 27, 2024
Ukraine is denying consular services to men outside the country
The drive to bring fighting-age men back to Ukraine, or keep them from leaving, is part of a broader effort to enlist new soldiers urgently.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is welcomed by Chinese leader Xi Jinping during a ceremony at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing last October.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 27, 2024
Half of Russia's payments to China made through middlemen
The intermediaries are legal entities from jurisdictions considered "friendly" to Russia, sources said.

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