Large explosions rock a Russian military air base in Crimea

Large explosions rock a Russian military air base in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke across the landscape on Tuesday in what could mark an escalation in the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others were injured, authorities said. The Russian Defense Ministry denied that the … Read more

Russia is dangling prisoners freedom if they fight in Ukraine. Many make the deadly bet

Russia is dangling prisoners freedom if they fight in Ukraine.  Many make the deadly bet

CNN — Promises of freedom and wealth are made to convicts in cramped prison cells. Frantic phone calls ensue between parents and inmates weighing the offer. Then the prisoners disappear, leaving their relatives to sift through reports of wounded arriving at hospitals. This scene plays out in convict communities across Russia. With a regular army … Read more

US pledges $1 billion more rockets and other weapons for Ukraine

US pledges  billion more rockets and other weapons for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is shipping its biggest arms shipment to Ukraine as that country prepares for a potentially decisive counteroffensive in the south against Russia, sending $1 billion. of rockets, ammunition and other materials to Ukraine from Ministry of Defense Stockpiles. The new US arms shipment would further bolster … Read more

Moscow rejects Zelenskyy’s call for a travel ban on Russians | Russia–Ukraine War

Moscow rejects Zelenskyy’s call for a travel ban on Russians |  Russia–Ukraine War

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is urging Western countries to impose a blanket travel ban on Russians as Moscow said the remarks were “out of the ordinary”. Russia said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s proposal to ban all Russians from Western countries was “outside the norm” and was viewed “extremely negatively” in Moscow. The Ukrainian leader told … Read more

Wounded by war, the scars of wounded Ukrainian children are more than superficial

Wounded by war, the scars of wounded Ukrainian children are more than superficial

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on August 4. (Alexander Ermoshenko/File/Reuters) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called recent artillery and rocket fire around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in central Ukraine “suicidal”, further adding to fears of an accident in the plant, which is the largest of its kind in Europe. “Any attack on nuclear power … Read more

A third of Britons face poverty with energy bills expected to hit $5,000

A third of Britons face poverty with energy bills expected to hit ,000

London CNN Business — Almost a third of households in the UK will face poverty this winter after paying energy bills set to soar again in January, campaigners say. About 10.5 million households will be in fuel poverty in the first three months of next year, according to estimates by the End Fuel Poverty Coalition … Read more

Wounded by war, the scars of wounded Ukrainian children are more than superficial

Wounded by war, the scars of wounded Ukrainian children are more than superficial

Russian troops set up a military camp in the small farming community of Yahidne, northeast of the capital Kyiv, on March 3 as they advanced towards the capital. Serhii and his family were taken captive along with hundreds of others in the basement of his school. Ten days later, while he was queuing for food … Read more

Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied areas

Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied areas

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a growing challenge to Russia’s grip on occupied areas of southeastern Ukraine, guerrilla forces loyal to Kyiv are killing pro-Moscow officials, blowing up bridges and trains and help the Ukrainian army by identifying key targets. Growing resistance eroded the Kremlin’s control over these areas and threatened its plans to hold … Read more

Russian disinformation is spreading in new ways despite bans

Russian disinformation is spreading in new ways despite bans

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Russia invaded Ukraine last February, the European Union decided to block RT and Sputnik, two of the Kremlin’s main channels for spreading propaganda and disinformation about the war. Almost six months later, the number of sites carrying the same content has exploded as Russia finds ways around the ban. They renamed … Read more

Major testing of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins

Major testing of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Researchers are looking for thousands of volunteers in the United States and Europe to test the first potential Lyme disease vaccine 20 years from now – in hopes of better combating the tick-borne threat. Lyme is a growing problem, cases increasing and global warming helping ticks expand their habitat. While a … Read more