UN council defeats Russia humanitarian resolution on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN Security Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly defeated a Russian resolution that acknowledged Ukraine’s growing humanitarian needs but didn’t mention the Russian invasion that caused the escalating crisis which has left millions of desperate people in need of food, water and shelter. To be adopted, Russia needed a minimum of nine … Read more

Russian journalist Oksana Baulina killed in shelling incident in Kyiv

Oksana Baulina had been filming the shelling destruction in the capital’s Podilskyi District by Russian troops when she came under rocket fire. Another civilian died with her, The Insider’s statement said. Two people following her were also wounded and hospitalized. Baulina went to Ukraine as a correspondent and filed “several reports” from Lviv and Kyiv, … Read more

In Makariv, reality doesn’t match the propaganda

Media around the world reported the news as the latest indication that Ukrainian forces were waging skillful counterattacks and defeating the Russians in vital locations. Story continues below advertisement But as a team of Washington Post journalists passed through the checkpoint on Wednesday, soldiers ordered them to quickly leave the town, warning of incoming Ukrainian … Read more

Record-Shattering Heat at Both Poles Is Freaking Scientists Out

A view of icebergs in Penola Strait in Antarctica.photo: Sebnem Coskun/Anadolu Agency (Getty Images) Unusually warm temperatures broke several records in both Antarctica and the Arctic late last week. The Concordia research base in Eastern Antarctica, one of the most remote research facilities in the world, reported temperatures at around -11 degrees Celsius or about … Read more

As sanctions bite Russia, fertilizer shortage imperils world food supply

CHICAGO, March 23(Reuters) – Sky-high fertilizer prices have farmers worldwide scaling back their use and reducing the amount of land they’re planting, fallout from the Ukraine-Russia conflict that has some agricultural industry veterans warning of food shortages. Western sanctions on Russia, a major exporter of potash, ammonia, urea and other soil nutrients, have disrupted shipments … Read more

Russian move on Ukraine aid fails at U.N. Security Council

Local residents carry humanitarian aid delivered by Russian soldiers during Ukraine-Russia conflict, in the besieged southern port of Mariupol, Ukraine March 23, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register UNITED NATIONS, March 23 (Reuters) – A Russian-drafted call for aid access and civilian protection in Ukraine that does not mention … Read more

Anatoly Chubais, longtime aide to Vladimir Putin, resigns amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin’s envoy for liaison with international organizations has resigned. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying that Anatoly Chubais had submitted his resignation from him. The news was first reported by Bloomberg, which cited two people familiar with the situation as saying that Chubais … Read more

Blinken says U.S. assesses Russian forces committed “war crimes” in Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that the US assesses that Russian forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine and will work to hold them accountable. “Today, I can announce that, based on information currently available, the US government assesses that members of Russia’s forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine,” he said in … Read more

White House to end free COVID-19 testing, treatment for uninsured Americans

Northwell Health Internist Dr. Frank Contacessa discusses the new COVID-19 strain. Some uninsured Americans will soon be on the hook for COVID-19 treatments and testing after the Biden administration and Congress allowed a federal program that reimbursed providers for virus-related care to expire this week. The White House said it will end the reimbursement program, … Read more