As Putin’s military operation drags on and sanctions take a toll, Russians grow more critical

Moscow CNN — November and December are known as the most depressing months in Moscow. The days are short and dark, and the weather is too cold and wet to be outdoors much but still too warm and rainy to enjoy the real Russian winter. This year, the feeling of melancholy is increased by the … Read more

G20, APEC, ASEAN: World leaders conclude three summits in Asia — with Russia firmly on the sidelines

bangkok thailand CNN — The three major summits of world leaders that took place across Asia in the past week have made one thing clear: Vladimir Putin is now sidelined on the world stage. Putin, whose attack on Ukraine over the past nine months has devastated the European country and roiled the global economy, declined … Read more

Daughter of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s is revealed to the world in first public appearance

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the launch of “a new type” of intercontinental ballistic missile Friday, alongside his young daughter, whose existence had not previously been confirmed. Striking photographs released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) appear to show Kim hand in hand with the girl, … Read more

Texas air show: 2 vintage military aircraft collide midair in Dallas. Here are the latest developments

CNN — Two World War II-era military planes collided in midair and crashed at Dallas Executive Airport during an airshow Saturday afternoon, killing all on board. More than 40 fire rescue units responded to the scene after the two vintage planes – a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra – went down … Read more

Russian missile strikes overshadow cyberattacks as Ukraine reels from blackouts

Washington CNN — Russia has pummeled Ukrainian cities with missile and drone strikes for much of the past month, targeting civilians and large swaths of the country’s critical infrastructure. By Monday, 40% of Kyiv residents were left without water, and widespread power outages were reported across the country. On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused … Read more

Ukraine: Zelensky accuses Russia of energy ‘terrorism’ as Russian strikes knock out power for millions

CNN — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Russia of “energy terrorism” after Moscow’s repeated attacks on key infrastructure knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of people. About 450,000 households across Kyiv were without electricity on Friday as power outages across the country continue, according to the city’s mayor Vitalii Klitschko. “It is one … Read more

Survivors of Russian occupation recount harrowing stories of rape

Kherson region, Ukraine CNN — Day after day, in town after town, a police officer and prosecutor go door to door in Ukraine’s Kherson region. Treading muddy streets, past homes damaged by artillery strikes, they look for those left behind. The two men form a specialist unit that’s traveled from the capital, Kyiv. A mother … Read more

First on CNN: US accuses North Korea of trying to hide shipments of ammunition to Russia

Washington CNN — The US is accusing North Korea of ​​secretly supplying Russia with artillery shells for the Ukraine war by concealing where they are being transported to, according to newly declassified intelligence. US officials believe that the surreptitious North Korean shipments – along with drones and other weaponry that Russia has acquired from Iran … Read more

North Korean missile lands close to South Korean waters for first time in decades

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korea fired at least 10 missiles Wednesday, including one that landed close to South Korean territorial waters for the first time since the 1945 division of the peninsula, South Korean officials said. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said one short-range ballistic missile landed in international waters 167 kilometers … Read more

Iran is preparing to send additional weapons including ballistic missiles to Russia to use in Ukraine, western officials say

Washington CNN — Iran is preparing to send approximately 1,000 additional weapons, including surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missiles and more attack drones, to Russia to use in its war against Ukraine, officials from a western country that closely monitors Iran’s weapons program told CNN. The shipment is being closely monitored because it would be the first … Read more