Russian troops slam generals over ‘incomprehensible battle’ that reportedly killed 300 in Donetsk

CNN – Russian troops have denounced an “incomprehensible battle” in Donetsk after apparently sustaining heavy losses during a week of intense fighting in the key eastern region of Ukraine. Moscow has been trying to break through Kyiv’s defenses around the town of Pavlivka for at least the past seven days, but it seems to have … Read more

Imran Khan: Pakistani ex-Prime Minister shot in lower leg in assassination attempt at rally

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN – Pakistan’s ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan has survived a shooting at a political rally on Thursday that his party called an assassination attempt, which killed one person and injured several others and prompted protests among Khan’s supporters. Video of the alleged attack shows Khan waving from an open-topped truck just outside the … Read more

Sunak’s wealth and right-wing politics mean he is far from representative, British Asians say

London CNN – Orange and pink fireworks colored the skies over south London on Monday, as members of the local South Asian community celebrated Diwali. This year, the holiday aligned with Rishi Sunak, 42, becoming Britain’s first prime minister of Indian descent, as Hindus like him celebrated the festival of lights. Sunak’s rise to power … Read more

Rishi Sunak pledges to fix Truss’ ‘mistakes’ after becoming the third UK PM in seven weeks

London CNN – Rishi Sunak officially became Britain’s third prime minister in seven weeks on Tuesday, acknowledging that “mistakes were made” by his predecessor as he sought to bring stability to the UK after months of political and economic turmoil. He was appointed by King Charles III at Buckingham Palace in London shortly after Liz … Read more

Akshata Murty: Rishi Sunak’s wife is a software heiress who is richer than royalty

CNN – NR Narayana Murthy, one of India’s richest people, had mixed feelings when he first heard about the man who would become his son-in-law. “I, too, was a little sad and jealous when you told us you had found your life partner,” he wrote to his daughter Akshata Murty in a letter, published in … Read more

Sunak, Mordaunt or Boris Johnson: The candidates who could succeed Liz Truss as UK prime minister

London CNN – A new leadership contest will take place within a week, Liz Truss said in her resignation speech outside Downing Street on Thursday. This will be the fifth conservative prime minister in just over six years – and the third within this parliamentary term. But who might be the next leader? Here are … Read more

Russian military escalation and ‘bogus threats’ show Putin has been ‘outsmarted’ by the Ukrainians, says UK PM

CNN – Vladimir Putin’s announcement of increased military conscription to bolster Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine shows that the Russian President “has been outsmarted” by Kyiv, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss told CNN in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview. The new British leader, who takes power at a time of historic upheaval, told CNN’s Jake Tapper … Read more