Russia strikes Zaporizhzhia after Putin moves to take control of nuclear plant

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Russia carried out a deadly salvo of missile attacks on the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia early Thursday, just hours after the Kremlin said it was formally seizing a massive nuclear power plant nearby. The barrage began with pre-dawn strikes, the first of which hit high-rise residential buildings as people slept, … Read more

General Muhoonzi: Uganda’s Museveni apologizes to Kenya for son’s invasion tweets

CNN — President Yoweri Museveni has apologized to Kenyans over tweets posted by his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba that had repeatedly threatened to invade Uganda’s East African neighbor. In a series of tweets on Monday and Tuesday, Kainerugaba posted provocative messages, including proposing the unification of Kenya and Uganda. “It wouldn’t take us, my army and … Read more

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

Russia concedes big losses in south as pro-Putin voices paint a grim picture of setbacks

CNN  —  Russian forces appear to be buckling under growing pressure as Ukraine continues to regain territory in the south, where Russian soldiers have been forced to retreat from previously-held settlements as Kyiv progresses with its counteroffensive towards the Russian-occupied city of Kherson. A map used by the Russian Defense Ministry in its daily briefing … Read more

Iran protests: A barrier of fear has been broken. The regime may be at a point of no return

CNN — A woman dressed in black raises a framed portrait of her son, Siavash Mahmoudi, in the air as she paces the sidewalk in Iran’s capital, Tehran. “I’m not scared of anyone. They told me to be silent. I will not be,” the woman seen in a viral social media video yells, her voice … Read more

Liz Truss’s lackluster speech suggests her party has given up the will to live

Birmingham, England CNN — The empty chairs all around the hall for Liz Truss’s debut party conference speech as Conservative leader said a lot about the chaotic past four days. The atmosphere of gloom that has shrouded the International Conference Center in Birmingham since Sunday suggests that the party, in power in various guises since … Read more

Ukraine is hitting Russia hard in the regions Moscow is trying to seize

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — As Vladimir Putin lost more of the territory he is seeking to annex, his government on Ukrainian Tuesday sought to finalize the formalities of its claim to four Ukrainian regions, none of which are fully controlled by Russia anymore. The Russia’s-stamp legislature’s house the Federation Council, on rubber-nett upper chamber of … 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

What you need to know about North Korea’s missile test over Japan

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korea fired a ballistic missile without warning over Japan on Tuesday for the first time in five years, a highly provocative and reckless act that marks a significant escalation in its weapons testing program. The missile traveled over northern Japan early in the morning, and is believed to have … Read more