EU nations accuse Russia of using natural gas as ‘blackmail’

EU nations accuse Russia of using natural gas as 'blackmail'

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish and Bulgarian leaders accused Moscow of using natural gas to blackmail their countries after Russia’s state-controlled energy company stopped supplying them with gas Wednesday. European Union leaders echoed those comments and were holding an emergency meeting on the Russian move. The gas cutoff to Poland and Bulgaria came after Russian … Read more

Fire rages at Russian fuel depot on Ukrainian border

Fire rages at Russian fuel depot on Ukrainian border

A massive fire erupted Monday at an oil storage facility and logistics hub in the Russian city of Bryansk, emergency authorities said. Footage on social media showed a wall of flames raging around a giant fuel reservoir after what sounded like two explosions about 100 miles northeast of Ukraine, Another video showed what looked like … Read more

Emmanuel Macron vs Marine Le Pen

Emmanuel Macron vs Marine Le Pen

If Macron’s win is confirmed then he’ll likely continue his reformist agenda. Louise Delmotte | Getty Images News | Getty Images France’s Emmanuel Macron looks set for a second term as president, with exit polls predicting he will comfortably beat his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s election. Centrist Macron of the La République … Read more

President Emmanuel Macron faceoff with Marine Le Pen

President Emmanuel Macron faceoff with Marine Le Pen

The second — and final — round of voting sees centrist incumbent Emmanuel Macron face off against nationalist and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Chesnot | Getty Images News | Getty Images French citizens are heading to the polls Sunday in a presidential election set against the backdrop of war in Ukraine and a cost … Read more

Russian State Media Commentators Tell 60 Minutes Senior NATO Officials Are Inside Azovstal Steel Plant

Russian State Media Commentators Tell 60 Minutes Senior NATO Officials Are Inside Azovstal Steel Plant

Brave defenders of Ukraine’s Mariupol holed up in the Azovstal steel plant captured the world’s attention with their refusal to surrender to the Russian invaders. Then President Vladimir Putin abruptly “cancelled” plans to storm the plant, ordering his forces to simply blockade it. Azovstal, which occupies four square miles and has an extensive subterranean structure, … Read more

Here’s a look at weapons the US is sending Ukraine

Here's a look at weapons the US is sending Ukraine

A Soldier conducts registration and calibration for the M777A2 howitzer weapon system in Syria, Sept. 30, 2021. US Army Spc. isaiah scott | U.S. Army WASHINGTON — From heavy artillery to tactical drones to armored vehicles, the US has provided $3.4 billion in weapons to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion two months ago. The latest military … Read more

Possible mass graves near Mariupol as Russia attacks in east

Possible mass graves near Mariupol as Russia attacks in east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Satellite photos of what appeared to be rows upon rows of freshly dug mass graves on the outskirts of Mariupol brought the horrors of the war increasingly into focus, as Russia pounded away Friday at Ukrainian holdouts in the city’s steel mill and other targets in a drive to seize the … Read more

Putin claims victory in Mariupol despite steel-mill holdouts

Putin claims victory in Mariupol despite steel-mill holdouts

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory Thursday in the battle for Mariupol despite an estimated 2,000 Ukrainian fighters still holed up at a giant steel mill, ordering his troops not to storm the stronghold but to seal it off “so that not even a fly comes through.” Putin expressed concern for … Read more

Russia pressures Mariupol as it focuses on Ukraine’s east

Russia pressures Mariupol as it focuses on Ukraine's east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces pressured a stubborn pocket of resistance in Mariupol amid renewed hopes Wednesday for an evacuation of thousands of civilians from the shattered port city that is a key battleground in Moscow’s new onslaught to take control of Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland. In addition to pounding Mariupol, Russian forces have … Read more

Even if Russia Uses a Nuke, We Probably Won’t—but Putin Would Still Pay Dearly

Even if Russia Uses a Nuke, We Probably Won't—but Putin Would Still Pay Dearly

If Russia were to use a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine it would, as CIA Director William Burns put it in public remarks last week, “change the world in a flash.” It might not, however, according to several experts, result in the direct military involvement of the west or a broader nuclear war. That is … Read more