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The governor of Luhansk says that Severodonetsk is largely under the control of Russian forces. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that the city’s defenders were inflicting heavy losses on Russian forces. Russia and Turkey have expressed support for a safe passage in the Black Sea to allow Ukraine’s grain exports, but Kyiv has rejected the … Read more

Concern about stagflation, a return to the 1970s, has begun to grow

Washington (AFP) – stagflation. It was the dreaded “bad word” of the ’70s. For Americans of a certain age, it evokes memories of the agonizing long queues at gas stations, shuttered factories, and President Gerald Ford’s so much derided “whip swell now” buttons. Stagflation is the most bitter economic pill: high inflation mixes with a … Read more

‘Only God can help’: Hundreds die as Somalia faces famine

Mogadishu, Somalia (Associated Press) – A mother must not lose her child. Olio Hassan Salah watched four die this year. The drought of the Horn of Africa engulfed them one by one. Now she cuddles her frail and restless child, 3-year-old Ali Osman, whom she has carried the 90-kilometre (55-mile) walk from her village to … Read more

Russia deploys more troops, claims progress in eastern Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine (AFP) – Russia claimed on Tuesday it had occupied swathes of eastern Ukraine after a relentless weeks-long barrage and more recently deployed more troops. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian forces “liberated” 97% of the Luhansk region. Russia seems intent on capturing the entire eastern part of Donbass from Ukraine, which … Read more

With Ukraine losing its forces, how long can it keep fighting?

ZHYTOMIR, Ukraine (AP) – Once the burial of a veteran colonel killed in the Russian bombing was completed, cemetery workers prepared the next pit. Inevitably, given the speed with which death brings down Ukrainian troops on the front lines, the empty tomb will not remain that way for long. Colonel Oleksandr Makhachik left behind a … Read more

Biden says US is sending medium-range missile systems to Ukraine

Washington (AFP) – The United States will send to Ukraine four advanced medium-range missile systems and ammunition to help try to derail Russia’s advance. in the Donbass region of her country, but it will take at least three weeks to bring precision weapons and trained troops to the battlefield, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Colin Kahl, … Read more

West promises Ukraine more and better weapons to repel Russia

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) – Western countries have promised more advanced weapons to bolster Ukraine’s defense as their forces battle a grinding Russian onslaught. which was close to capturing a major city in the East. Germany said Wednesday it will provide Ukraine with modern anti-aircraft missiles and radar systems, and the United States will unveil a … Read more

Russia takes small cities, aims to expand the battle for eastern Ukraine

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AFP) – As Russia underlined progress in its goal of capturing all of disputed eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin tried to shake European determination on Saturday to punish his country with sanctions and continue its supply of weapons that have bolstered Ukraine’s defense. The Russian Defense Ministry said Lyman, the second small city … Read more

The war increases oil and gas profits in Norway. Now, he is urged to help

Stavanger, Norway (AFP) – Europe’s frantic search for alternatives to Russian energy It has dramatically increased demand – and price – for oil and gas in Norway. With money pouring in, Europe’s second-largest supplier of natural gas is avoiding accusations that it is profiting from the war in Ukraine. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who … Read more

Deliberations are underway in the impeachment trial between Trump and Russia

Washington (AFP) – A lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign hid his partisan interests from the FBI while pushing “pure dissenting research” relating to Donald Trump and Russia in the weeks leading up to the election, the attorney general confirmed Friday during closing arguments for the attorney’s trial. But Michael Sussman The legal team … Read more