Ukrainian President Zelensky urges European unity. Russian reservists suffered heavy losses

‘We share your pain’: Putin meets mothers of Russian soldiers Russian President Vladimir Putin met on Friday with the mothers of Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine, telling them that he and his country shared their pain. Sitting with the group of women around a table with tea and cake, Putin said he understood that nothing … Read more

Ukrainians suffer in the cold and darkness as the president pleads with the United Nations to punish Russia

Widespread power outages due to Russia targeting the electricity grid United States: Russia is trying to freeze Ukraine into submission Crews are working to restore power and water President Zelensky says: “We are an unbreakable people” WASHINGTON/Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over … Read more

“Call call” in bombing near a front-line nuclear reactor in Ukraine

The Secretary General of the International Atomic Energy Agency warns of the great dangers of fighting at the plant Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the bombing President Zelensky says the eastern region was hit by heavy artillery “The fiercest battles” are in the Donetsk region, says Zelensky Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine narrowly escaped … Read more

Turkish air strikes target Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq after a bomb attack

An attack in Istanbul on November 13 killed six people Ankara delivered Blame it on Kurdish militants in the explosion. The PKK and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces deny involvement The SDF says 11 civilians were killed in the strikes ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes on Kurdish militia bases in northern … Read more

North Korea’s Kim oversees intercontinental ballistic missile testing, and pledges more nuclear weapons

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to counter U.S. nuclear threats with nuclear weapons, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday while inspecting an intercontinental ballistic missile test in the country. The isolated country tested a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday, a day after it warned of “fierce military … Read more

Ukraine’s Kherson races to restore energy and water after Russia’s withdrawal

The main infrastructure in Kherson was mined by the Russian ruler The humanitarian situation in Kherson is “extremely difficult” – official Authorities are working to restore vital services Fighting rages in eastern Donetsk, Luhansk regions Kherson, Ukraine (Reuters) – Public utility companies in Kherson are working to restore vital infrastructure that has been scrapped by … Read more

Britain froze Russian assets worth 18 billion pounds

Russia bypasses Libya and Iran as prime target of UK sanctions The UK says sanctions are hurting Russia’s military Russia uses chips in kitchen utensils for cabinets The UK government has reported 236 sanctions violations LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Thursday it had frozen more than 18 billion pounds ($20.5 billion) in … Read more

Exclusive: China cancels EU leader’s video speech at opening of major trade fair

BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Chinese authorities behind a major trade fair in Shanghai have withdrawn an opening speech by the president of the European Council that was due to criticize Russia’s “illegal war” in Ukraine and call for a reduction in the European Union’s trade dependency with China. Diplomats said. Three European diplomats told Reuters … Read more

From Russia with Money: Georgia thrives as Russians flee Putin’s war

At least 112,000 Russians are moving to neighboring Georgia Georgia is set to become one of the fastest growing economies Some locals are priced out of housing and education The economy could face a hard landing if the newcomers leave TBILISI (Reuters) – As war chokes Europe, a small country trapped under Russia is enjoying … Read more

Russia says it is resuming its participation in Ukraine’s grain deal

Turkey says the grain deal will resume at noon on Wednesday Russia says it has received guarantees from Ukraine ANKARA/Mykolaiv, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it would resume its participation in a deal to free up vital grain exports from war-torn Ukraine after it was suspended at the weekend, in a move that … Read more