Darya Dugina death: US believes elements within Ukraine’s government authorized assassination near Moscow, sources say

Washington CNN — The US intelligence community believes that the car bombing that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of prominent Russian political figure Alexander Dugin, was authorized by elements within the government, sources briefed on the intelligence told CNN. The US was not aware of the plan beforehand, according to the sources, and it is … Read more

US believes elements within Ukraine’s government authorized assassination near Moscow

Washington CNN — The US intelligence community believes that the car bombing that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of prominent Russian political figure Alexander Dugin, was authorized by elements within the government, sources briefed on the intelligence told CNN. The US was not aware of the plan beforehand, according to the sources, and it is … Read more

Elon Musk sparks backlash from Ukrainian officials with unsolicited ‘peace’ plan

new York CNN Business — Elon Musk drew backlash on Monday from Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, for his unsolicited advice on how to bring about “peace” amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of the country. In a Twitter poll, Musk suggested a path to “Ukraine-Russia Peace” that included re-doing elections “under UN supervise” in the … Read more

Takeaways from the dramatic first day and opening statements of the Oath Keepers Jan. 6 trial

CNN  —  With the historic case that they had brought against Oath Keepers accused of plotting to attack the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, prosecutors framed up how the jury should think about the allegations with an hour-plus opening statement that kicked off the trial in earnest. Five alleged members of the far-right militia, … Read more

Ukraine is ‘making progress’ on the battlefield thanks to skill of soldiers and strategic use of supplied weapons, defense secretary says

CNN — Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said he believes Ukraine is “making progress,” in the Kherson region of the country as they continue to counter Russia’s invasion, adding there has been a “kind of change in the battlefield dynamics.” Austin attributed the change to the skill of soldiers and their strategic use of weapons … Read more

Kabul, Afghanistan: At least 23 dead after suicide bomb blast at Kaaj educational center

Kabul, Afghanistan CNN — A suicide bomb attack on an education center in Kabul has killed at least 23 people, most of whom they are believed to be young women, in the latest sign of the deteriorating security situation in the Afghan capital. The explosion took place on Friday at the Kaaj education center, in … Read more

Trump won’t have to back up claims about FBI planting evidence in court after judge rejects part of special master’s plan

CNN — US District Judge Aileen Cannon, who granted Donald Trump’s request for a third-party review of the Mar-a-Lago search, rejected part of the special master’s plan that would have forced the former President’s legal team to back up his out-of- court claims that the FBI planted evidence. The special master, US District Judge Raymond … Read more

Student loan forgiveness: Biden administration kicks off student loan debt forgiveness process

CNN — The Biden administration on Thursday is kicking off its efforts toward forgiving student loan debt, sending updates on the process via email before the window to apply opens next month. In August, President Joe Biden announced his decision to cancel up to $10,000 in student loan debt for individuals making less than $125,000 … Read more

US Embassy warns Americans to leave Russia

CNN — The US Embassy in Moscow issued a security alert overnight that again urged US citizens to leave Russia immediately while there are still options for departing the country. The alert comes in the wake of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order for partial mobilization of Russian men to fight in his war in Ukraine. … Read more

Premarket stocks: Ronald Reagan’s tax lesson for Britain

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. new York CNN Business — The British pound hit a record low against the dollar on Monday … Read more