Biden’s European trip will be heavy on displays of Western unity, but could be light on actions to stop Putin’s Ukraine war

Since the prospect of the NATO summit leaders was first broached roughly two weeks ago, American and European announcement officials have been discussing potential announcements for leaders to make at the conclusion of the gathering, according to several people familiar with the plans. That could include new rounds of sanctions on Russian oligarchs, additional measures … Read more

Biden’s European trip will be heavy on displays of Western unity, but could be light on actions to stop Putin’s Ukraine war

Since the prospect of the NATO summit leaders was first broached roughly two weeks ago, American and European announcement officials have been discussing potential announcements for leaders to make at the conclusion of the gathering, according to several people familiar with the plans. That could include new rounds of sanctions on Russian oligarchs, additional measures … Read more

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Prosecutor General Office says 115 children have now died in the war Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Office tweeted Sunday saying 115 children have now died since the invasion began on Feb. 24. —Matt Clinch Ukraine’s deputy PM announces humanitarian corridors Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said seven humanitarian corridors had been agreed for Sunday. One … Read more

Some Syrian veterans ready for Ukraine fight, commanders say

Some Syrian fighters primed for ‘righteous war’, commander says No instructions yet to head to Ukraine, Abdallah says Syria is Russia’s closest Middle East ally Ukraine intelligence says 150 Syrians arrived on March 15 Paramilitaries gained combat skills in Syria’s conflict AMMAN/BEIRUT, March 20 (Reuters) – Some Syrian paramilitary fighters say they are ready to … Read more

Grassroots groups help rescue Holocaust survivors in Ukraine

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since the shelling began to intensify in Kyiv and Kharkiv about a week ago Julia Entin has been working feverishly — thousands of miles away in Los Angeles — to evacuate Holocaust survivors in Ukraine who find themselves trapped in yet another conflict. For the last six years, the 39-year-old paralegal … Read more

Is Russia holding back from cyberwar?

After three weeks of fighting, Russia is beginning to deploy brutal tactics in Ukraine, including indiscriminate shelling of cities and “medieval” siege warfare. Other elements of its military strategy, however, are conspicuously absent — cyberwarfare among them. Russia has a history of employing cyberwarfare tactics, which some experts believed could feature prominently in its invasion … Read more

Zelenskyy says siege of Mariupol involved war crimes

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said early Sunday the siege of the port city of Mariupol would go down in history for what he said were war crimes committed by Russian troops. “To do this to a peaceful city, what the occupiers did, is a terror that will be remembered for centuries … Read more

They thought they unearthed the world’s largest potato. It turned out not to be a potato at all.

When Colin Craig-Brown received a long-awaited email from Guinness World Records last week, his heart sank. For the past seven months, the New Zealand man and his wife believed that they had discovered the world’s largest potato, weighing more than 17 pounds. The email, however, informed them that their purported potato – which they named … Read more