Scenes of Horror as Putin Hits Mall in Kremenchuk, Ukraine With ‘1,000 People’ Inside

Scenes of Horror as Putin Hits Mall in Kremenchuk, Ukraine With ‘1,000 People’ Inside

Russia fired a series of rockets at a shopping center in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, on Monday, raising fears that Russia is stepping up its attacks on civilian structures regardless of the loss of life. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday there were more than a thousand civilians inside the shopping mall and the casualties to come … Read more

NATO set to increase its high-readiness forces

NATO set to increase its high-readiness forces

Stoltenberg has said NATO’s updated Strategic Concept will likely refer to Russia as the “most significant and direct threat” to security. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday said the military alliance is poised to increase the number of its high-readiness forces to well over 300,000 as part … Read more

Five things to watch for at this week’s NATO meeting

Five things to watch for at this week’s NATO meeting

President Biden will convene with allies this week at a NATO summit in Madrid, which is expected to focus on the security alliance projecting its unity and coordination amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.  The meeting, which follows the Group of Seven summit in Germany, is expected to cover a hosts of issues beyond the Russian … Read more

Baltic nations push for change at NATO summit

Baltic nations push for change at NATO summit

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has said he plans to bring up a stand-off with Russia at this week’s NATO summit. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Everything changed when Russia invaded Ukraine and NATO’s defense strategy must now account for the new security environment on Europe’s eastern flank. That’s the coordinated message from … Read more

5 things to know on June 26, 2022: Start your week smart: Roe v. Wade, G7 summit, Ukraine, Gun laws, Oslo shooting

5 things to know on June 26, 2022: Start your week smart: Roe v. Wade, G7 summit, Ukraine, Gun laws, Oslo shooting

A man approaches the body of his son, who was reportedly killed by a cluster rocket in the city of Lysychansk, Ukraine, on Saturday, June 18. Beachgoers enjoy the hot weather in Bournemouth, England on Friday, June 17. People gather for the sunrise for the summer solstice at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England on Tuesday, June … Read more

Ukraine: Russian warplanes pound Kyiv after weeks of calm | Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukraine: Russian warplanes pound Kyiv after weeks of calm | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russian air strikes hammered Ukraine’s capital Kyiv for the first time in weeks, slamming into an apartment block and kindergarten and killing at least one person with others trapped in destroyed buildings. Up to four explosions shook central Kyiv in the early hours of Sunday. “The Russians hit Kyiv again. Missiles damaged an apartment building … Read more

Russia takes control of Severodonetsk, Ukraine

Russia takes control of Severodonetsk, Ukraine

Russian troops took control of Severodonetsk, one of the last holdouts in the breakaway eastern region of Luhansk, on Saturday — even as Western intelligence agencies predicted that the invader’s military will soon exhaust its combat capabilities and be forced to halt its offensive. Hundreds of civilians were believed to remain trapped in underground bunkers … Read more

Why the Russian ruble is strongest currency so far this year

Why the Russian ruble is strongest currency so far this year

The Russian ruble has rebounded from crippling economic sanctions imposed on Moscow following the invasion of Ukraine and is now at its strongest in more than seven years — earning it the distinction of being the best-performing currency in the world so far this year. The ruble was trading at 54.47 to the US dollar … Read more

Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russia’s European exclave Kaliningrad

Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russia's European exclave Kaliningrad

Lithuania’s decision to ban the transit of certain goods between Russia and its isolated exclave of Kaliningrad has provoked wrath among top officials in Moscow, and even a threat of retaliation against the European nation. Kaliningrad shares land borders with two NATO nations, Lithuania and Poland, but not Russia. Captured from Nazi Germany by the … Read more

White House slams Kremlin’s threat to kill captured Americans

White House slams Kremlin's threat to kill captured Americans

The White House on Tuesday slammed a suggestion from the Russian government that two Americans captured in Ukraine may face the death penalty. “It’s appalling that a public official in Russia would even suggest the death penalty for two American citizens that were in Ukraine,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said at a White House briefing. … Read more