Staying in the Ring

More than two years after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops to invade his western neighbor, Ukrainian forces are showing signs of breaking. In recent months, the Russians have reclaimed territory that Ukraine had seized back. Putin has been striking more forcefully at Ukrainian civilian energy...

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Cats and Dogs

Unprecedented heavy rains unleashed devastating floods across southern Russia, Central and South Asia this week, claiming dozens of lives and displacing tens of thousands, and prompting anger from residents and concerns about climate change among scientists, CBS News reported. Lightning and torrential rains killed more than...

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Winner Takes All

Russian President Vladimir Putin clinched another term in power following a tightly managed presidential election over the weekend, a victory that puts him on a path to catching up to Soviet leader Josef Stalin as Russia’s longest-serving leader, the Wall Street Journal reported. Exit polls showed...

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Round Two

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued warrants this week for two Russian military leaders accused of war crimes in Ukraine, the second time the Netherlands-based court has ordered the arrest of Moscow officials since the conflict began two years ago, the Washington Post reported. Tuesday’s warrants...

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Muted, Not Mute

Authorities in Russia detained more than 400 people who participated in memorial gatherings across the country over the weekend, following the death of opposition leader Alexey Navalny in prison, the New York Times reported. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure and critic of President Vladimir Putin,...

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Ukraine, Briefly

This week, Ukrainian military intelligence said that Russia was now attacking defense industry sites, Business Insider reported, after long aiming missiles at Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. Despite killing thousands of Ukrainians and leaving others without heating in the wintertime, the initial strategy failed to tame the...

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