Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

The prisoners of the St. Petersburg penal colony expected a visit from officials, thinking that it would be some kind of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty – if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. Over the next few days, around 10 left the prison, according to … Read more

Ukraine says 9 Russian fighter jets were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a series of deadly explosions at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack, which would represent a important escalation of war. Russia has denied that any plane was damaged in Tuesday’s explosions – … Read more

Sierra Leone. Curfew decreed in capital Freetown amid violent anti-government protests

CNN — Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Wednesday to protest against inflation and the rising cost of living in the West African country, according to people interviewed by CNN. The protests sometimes turned violent. Graphic images and videos of beaten and seriously injured protesters and some members of … Read more

Ukraine says 9 Russian fighter jets were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian Air Force said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a series of deadly explosions at an air base in Crimea, amid speculation that the blasts were the result of a Ukrainian attack which would represent a significant escalation of war. Russia has denied that a plane was … Read more

Nearly a million children in London have received polio boosters after the virus was detected in sewage

The UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization has said a targeted booster dose of inactivated polio vaccine should be offered to all children aged 1 to 9 in all London boroughs. “This will ensure a high level of protection against paralysis and help reduce the spread of the virus,” the UK Health Security Agency … Read more

Japanese PM shakes up cabinet as anger grows over Unification Church ties

Voters’ support plummets over party’s ties to church Upheaval comes sooner than analysts expected The Church defends its right to participate in politics Kishida has only chosen ministers who will ‘review’ ties with the group TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shuffled his cabinet on Wednesday as he battled growing public … Read more

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

Five injured as explosions rock Russian air base in annexed Crimea

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Explosions rocked a Russian air base near resorts on the annexed Crimean peninsula on Thursday, injuring five people according to local authorities, which Moscow attributed to detonations in ordnance stories. Local witnesses told … Read more

Live Updates: Russia’s War in Ukraine

A serviceman with a Russian flag on his uniform stands guard near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant outside the Russian-controlled town of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine on August 4. Alexander Ermoshenko/REUTERS On Tuesday, the head of Ukraine’s state-owned nuclear power company Energoatom warned that Ukraine and Europe could face another Fukishima if … Read more

Pentagon admits sending previously undisclosed anti-radar missiles to Ukraine

CNN — The Pentagon announced on Monday that the United States had sent anti-radar missiles for Ukrainian planes to target Russian radar systemsmarking the first time the Department of Defense has acknowledged sending the previously undisclosed missile to Ukraine. Colin Kahl, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, told a press briefing that the United States had … Read more