Russia successfully launches Iranian spy satellite as concerns over Ukraine war loom

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — An Iranian satellite launched by Russia blasted off from Kazakhstan early Tuesday and went into orbit amid controversy that Moscow might use it to improve its surveillance of military targets in Ukraine. A live feed from Russian space agency Roscosmos showed the launch of the Soyuz-2.1b rocket carrying the Khayyam satellite from … Read more

This travel company wants tourists to visit Ukraine right now

(CNN) — Visiting Ukraine right now to experience what it’s like living in the middle of a war, see its bombed cities, feel the danger and meet its fighters isn’t likely to be on anyone’s travel wish list. But six months after Russia invaded the country, unleashing a wave of death and destruction, one organization … Read more

Russian assaults on Avdiivka and Pisky fail, hostilities ramp up in Kharkiv Oblast General Staff

MONDAY, 8 AUGUST 2022, 18:58 On the Kharkiv front, Russian forces are attempting to prevent the Ukrainian Armed Forces from advancing further into the territory they currently control. In Donetsk Oblast, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have thwarted Russian attempts to advance on Avdiivka and Pisky and have repelled a Russian assault on Bakhmut. Source: General … Read more

The Love Horoscope For Each Zodiac Sign On Tuesday, August 9, 2022

For Tuesday’s love and relationship horoscope by zodiac sign, resident astrologer, Aria Gmitter shares how current astrological events affect you on August 9, 2022. We all want someone who understands us, but on Tuesday, even rock-solid communicators can have their messages misinterpreted. Mercury, Mars and the planet Jupiter challenge our communication on Tuesday. The best … Read more

Where in the world are Russians going to avoid sanctions?

The West has shut Russia out of many American and European banks in response to the invasion of Ukraine. One way wealthy and middle-class Russians, and businessmen close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, have circumvented the unprecedented sanctions Russia faces has been to send their money to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the uberwealthy federation … Read more

Snapchat launches parental controls to help manage teens’ social media use : NPR

Snapchat is rolling out new parental controls that allow parents to see their teenager’s contacts and confidentially report to the social media company any accounts that concern them. A child lies in bed illuminated by the glow of a cell phone. Elva Etienne/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Elva Etienne/Getty Images Snapchat is rolling out … Read more

US pledges $1 billion more rockets, other arms for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it was shipping its largest yet direct delivery of weapons to Ukraine as that country prepares for a potentially decisive counteroffensive in the south against Russia, sending $1 billion in rockets, ammunition and other material to Ukraine from Defense Department stockpiles. The new US arms shipment would … Read more

Haiti violence: Gangs gain the upper hand in war with police

“Can you see where it came from?” the SWAT members breathlessly asked each other inside the armored vehicle. It provides only a tiny sliver of a window onto the streets outside, which at one moment appears deserted, the next teeming with civilians trying to flee to safety. In the past 72 hours, police have killed … Read more