Kyiv says it won’t let Putin steal Christmas as Russian attacks threaten bleak winter in Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – The mayor of Kyiv has said the city “cannot let Putin steal our Christmas” as Ukrainians prepare to tentatively celebrate the festive season with darkened trees while Russian airstrikes knock out power and wreak havoc on critical infrastructure. Christmas trees will be erected across the Ukrainian capital to mark Christmas and … Read more

Ukraine battles to restore power after Russian strikes leave ‘vast majority’ of people without electricity

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – Ukraine raced to restore power across the country on Thursday, a day after Russia sent a new barrage of missiles to target critical infrastructure, resulting in the temporary shutdown of most of its power plants and leaving the “vast majority” of people without electricity. The national energy company Ukrenergo said work … Read more

Wave of Russian missiles hit Ukraine after Zelensky outlined conditions for peace at the G20 summit

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – Russia launched its biggest wave of missile attacks on Ukrainian cities in more than a month on Tuesday – hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky proposed a peace plan in front of world leaders at the G20 summit in Indonesia. Air raid sirens sounded out across Ukraine shortly after its leader … Read more

Kyiv residents mull life outside the city as power outages bite and incomes plummet

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – Kyiv residents have been getting used to 12 hours a day without electricity, but the situation has gone from bad to worse recently as the Russian missile campaign puts the Ukrainian grid under further pressure, causing even more outages. On Monday evening, in a normally busy neighborhood on the east bank … Read more

Ukrainians are dreading the ‘darkest winter’ as Russia takes aim at the power grid

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – As winter edges ever closer in Ukraine, Alla Melnychuk and her neighbors are racing against time to save what little they have left. Their apartment building in Irpin was hit during some of the heaviest fighting in March. Most of the windows are still shattered, the roof is gone and the … Read more

Giorgia Meloni is set to be sworn in as Italy’s prime minister. Some fear the hard-right turn she promised to take

Rome CNN – Giorgia Meloni, the hard-right leader who is due to be sworn in as Italy’s first female prime minister, won the election on a campaign built around a promise to block migrant ships and support for traditional “family values” and anti-LGBTQ themes. She heads an alliance of far-right and center-right parties, her own … Read more

Kyiv: Russia strikes Ukraine capital, other cities as Putin threatens more attacks

CNN – Multiple explosions rocked Kyiv and several other Ukrainian cities reported blasts and power outages on Monday morning, as Russia lashed out with a massive wave of violent airstrikes that carried echoes of the initial days of its invasion. At least 11 people were killed in the strikes, while 64 were wounded, the Ukrainian … Read more

Rocketing energy costs are savaging German industry

London CNN Business – Germany is bracing itself for a rough winter as soaring energy prices threaten to leave permanent scars on its manufacturing sector, a key engine of its economy. Industrial production fell by 0.8% in August from the previous month, according to preliminary data released by the country’s statistics office on Friday. Supply … Read more

Fiona hits Atlantic Canada: Hundreds of thousands without power after storm rumbles north

CNN – The storm named Fiona slammed into Canada’s eastern seaboard with hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall Saturday, pulling buildings into the ocean, collapsing homes, toppling trees and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people. Fiona first wreaked havoc in the Caribbean as a hurricane before moving up the Atlantic and making landfall … Read more

Fiona batters Atlantic Canada: Officials assess full extent of damage

CNN – The storm named Fiona slammed into Canada’s eastern seaboard with hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall Saturday, pulling buildings into the ocean, collapsing homes, toppling trees and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people. Fiona first wreaked havoc in the Caribbean as a hurricane before moving up the Atlantic and making landfall … Read more