Russia-Ukraine war latest: what we know on day 214 of the invasion | Ukraine

More than 730 people were detained across Russia at the latest protests against the country’s mobilization decree, a rights group said, three days after president Vladimir Putin ordered the country’s first military draft since the second world war. The independent OVD-Info protest monitoring group said it was aware of detentions in 32 cities, from St … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s triumphant week reclaims the West’s embrace

NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Arabia appears to be leaving behind the stream of negative coverage that the killing of Jamal Khashoggi elicited since 2018. The kingdom is once again being enthusiastically welcomed back into polite and powerful society, and it is no longer frowned upon to seek Saudi investments or accept their favor. Saudi … Read more

Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona relives Maria’s destruction

Guayama, Puerto Rico CNN — At the end of Valencia Street in this southeastern coastal town, Carmen Baez was proud that neighbors were using her washing machine valves to collect fresh water. The valves, sprouting like flowers from the ground, were all that was left of her small house near the edge of the Guamaní … Read more

Russians protest in the streets, opposing Putin’s draft

Russian men flocked to border crossings with Finland, Georgia, and other neighboring nations Saturday, waiting in long lines to flee as the Putin regime tried to conscript almost everyone — including the dead. Military officers went door-to-door in Russia’s hinterlands to call up the reluctant troops, even attempting to serve draft papers to a man … Read more

Russian Torture Chambers Exposed in Ukrainian City of Balakliya

BALAKLIYA, Eastern Ukraine—”Our father who art in heaven,” begins the words of the Lord’s Prayer scratched into the side of a wall in a police station turned torture chamber in the recently liberated city of Balakliya. The floors of the cells are still stained with blood, and the stench of human waste and rotting food … Read more

Lavrov pledges ‘full protection’ for any territory annexed by Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Russia’s top diplomat on Saturday said regions of Ukraine where widely-derided referendums are being held would be under Russia’s “full protection” if they are annexed by Moscow, amid fears Russia could further escalate the conflict and even use nuclear weapons. … Read more

As Russian Losses Mount in Ukraine, Putin Gets More Involved in War Strategy

Ukrainian soldiers operate a drone near the frontlines of the war with Russia, in the Kherson region of Ukraine, Sept. 5, 2022. (Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times) (Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times) WASHINGTON — President Vladimir Putin of Russia has thrust himself more directly into strategic planning for the war in Ukraine in recent weeks, … Read more

On Ukraine, Russia repeats insistence that it had no choice

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia made its case to the world Saturday for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbor and the West to tell the UN General Assembly meeting of leaders that Moscow had “no choice” but to take military action. After days of denunciations of Russia at the … Read more

Trial to show Oath Keepers’ road to Jan. 6

The voting was over and almost all ballots were counted. News outlets on Nov. 7, 2020, had called the presidential race for Joe Biden. But the leader of the Oath Keepers extremist group was just beginning to fight. Convinced the White House had been stolen from Donald Trump, Stewart Rhodes exhorted his followers to action. … Read more