Stories of Ukrainian resistance revealed after Kherson pullout

Near Kherson city, Ukraine CNN – Two Russian soldiers walked down a street in Kherson on a spring evening in early March, just days after Moscow captured the city. The temperature that night was still below freezing and the power was out, leaving the city in complete darkness as the soldiers made their way back … Read more

World Cup 2022: What fans can’t do in Qatar

CNN – After years of anticipation – and controversy – since Qatar was awarded the World Cup, the tournament finally got under way on Sunday in Doha. Even before a ball was kicked, some sore spots arose. Despite years of planning, just two days before the tournament kicked off, Qatar announced a ban of alcoholic … Read more

Kamala Harris’ visit to the Philippines sends China a message of US intent

CNN – A Philippine archipelago known for tropical vacations will become the focus of political attention this week when Vice President Kamala Harris becomes the highest ranking US official to visit its main island. Palawan is home to dive resorts as well as a Philippine military base that Harris will visit on Tuesday, according to … Read more

She left the dangers of Ukraine only to be killed riding a bike close to home. Hundreds will ride in her honor to demand change

CNN – On Thursday, Dan Langenkamp marked 12 weeks since his wife, Sarah, was killed. To honor her, Dan and his two young sons do what they do every day at around 4:05 pm, the time Sarah died: They drop whatever they are working on, gather together, hold hands and talk to her, sharing details … Read more

MH17 trial verdict: Dutch court finds two Russians, one Ukrainian separatist guilty

CNN – A Dutch court on Thursday found two Russians and a Ukrainian separatist guilty of mass murder for their involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. Igor Girkin, a former colonel of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), and Sergey Dubinskiy, who worked for Russia’s GRU military intelligence … Read more

As the Ebola outbreak grows in Uganda, the US ramps up preparedness plans

CNN – Uganda has been struggling with an Ebola outbreak for months, and although there have been no suspected or probable Ebola cases identified in the United States, federal and local health officials are working together to prepare for the possibility that the virus will spread across the Atlantic. The US Centers for Disease Control … Read more

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

CNN – President Joe Biden arrives in Washington on Wednesday evening after a whirlwind slate of summits across two different continents – his biggest opportunity yet to play diplomat-in-chief among other world leaders in a world reemerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. The trip – spanning Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia for summits focused on climate, Southeast … Read more

UK budget: Britain is bringing back austerity. Here’s why

London CNN Business – The last time a British finance minister revealed tax and spending plans, markets went haywire and the country’s prime minister ultimately lost her job. The new government is not looking for a repeat performance. On Thursday, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is due to unveil a budget that will aim to restore confidence … Read more

Russian missile strikes overshadow cyberattacks as Ukraine reels from blackouts

Washington CNN – Russia has pummeled Ukrainian cities with missile and drone strikes for much of the past month, targeting civilians and large swaths of the country’s critical infrastructure. By Monday, 40% of Kyiv residents were left without water, and widespread power outages were reported across the country. On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused … Read more

Russian mercenaries jockey for influence amid military struggles in Ukraine

Washington CNN – One of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest allies is using dissent around the war in Ukraine to jockey for increased influence inside the Kremlin, US and European officials said, offering a rare glimpse at the brewing tension among Putin’s allies and how Russia’s disastrous war in Ukraine is affecting the internal dynamics … Read more