Western allies to deliver 321 tanks to Ukraine: senior diplomat

CNN — Western countries will deliver more than 300 tanks to Ukraine, Kyiv’s ambassador to France said Friday. “As of today, numerous countries have officially confirmed their agreement to deliver 321 heavy tanks to Ukraine,” Vadym Omelchenko told French TV station and CNN affiliate BFM television. He did not specify which countries would provide the … Read more

Russia strikes Ukraine’s cities hours after Western countries pledge tanks to Kyiv

CNN — Ukraine has urged the West to get military hardware into the hands of its troops as quickly as possible, as Russia fired missiles toward Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities just hours after Germany and the US announced their plans to provide modern tanks to the country. Russia launched 55 missiles at Ukraine on … Read more

Germany and US announce plans to send tanks to Ukraine in major sign of support for Kyiv

CNN — The leaders of the United States and Germany each announced Wednesday they will send contingents of tanks to Ukraine, reversing their longstanding trepidation at providing Kyiv with offensive armored vehicles and unleashing powerful new tools in Ukraine’s efforts to retake territory seized by Russia. The announcement by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that he … Read more

Der Spiegel reports Germany set to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

CNN — Germany is set to send its sought-after Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to help bolster the country’s war effort, Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday evening, attributing to unnamed sources. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has decided to deliver the battle tanks following “months of debate,” according to the German news outlet’s exclusive report. The … Read more

High-ranking Russian officials are defecting. This man is aiding them

CNN  —  Vladimir Osechkin says he was walking toward his dining room table, plates of spaghetti for his children in his hands, when he spotted the red laser dancing across the wall. He knew what was coming. Slamming off the lights, he says he and his wife pulled their children to the ground, hurrying out … Read more

US finalizing plans to send approximately 30 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, two US officials say

Washington CNN — The US is finalizing plans to send approximately 30 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, two US officials familiar with the deliberations told CNN. The Biden administration announcement to send the US-made tanks could come as early as this week, CNN reported earlier Tuesday. The timing around the actual delivery of the tanks is … Read more

Inside the US and German standoff over sending tanks to Ukraine

Washington CNN — The Biden administration is stuck in a standoff with Germany over whether to send tanks to Ukraine ahead of a key meeting of Western defense leaders in Germany on Friday. In recent days, German officers have indicated they won’t send their Leopard tanks to Ukraine, or allow any other country with the … Read more

Gare du Nord: at least six injured in an attack at central Paris railway station

CNN — At least six people were injured in an attack at Paris’ Gare Du Nord central railway station early Wednesday, French authorities said. An individual began attacking people at 6:42 am local time and was neutralized a minute later, according to French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin. The individual was disarmed by off-duty police officers … Read more

Latest news, updates, Garang Kuol loan offers, Newcastle United, future, Morocco upsets Spain, reaction

Premier League side Newcastle is dealing with a huge number of loan offers after the world watched Australia’s Garang Kuol nearly stun Argentina in the round of 16. Kuol, 18, became the youngest player to play in the knockout stages of the World Cup finals since Pele in 1958. A remarkable save by the Argentine … Read more

Macron arrives at the White House for first state visit of the Biden administration

CNN — US President Joe Biden is taking part in a flurry of events as part of his first state visit since taking office, meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron after welcoming him and his spouse, Brigitte Macron, on Thursday. The Macrons’ trip to the White House marks their second time as the guests of … Read more