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Deadly and disposable: Wagner’s brutal tactics in Ukraine

Kyiv CNN  —  Wagner Group fighters have become the disposable infantry of the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine, but a Ukrainian military intelligence document obtained by CNN sets out how effective they have been around the city of Bakhmut – and how difficult they are to fight against. Wagner is a private military contractor run […]

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Russia’s war in Ukraine sparked a historic food crisis. It’s not

London CNN  —  Grain is once again leaving Ukrainian ports. The price of fertilizer is falling sharply. Billions of dollars in aid has been mobilized. Yet the world is still in the grips of the worst food crisis in modern history, as Russia’s war in Ukraine shakes global agricultural systems already grappling with the effects […]

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US and Japan to strengthen military relationship with upgraded

CNN  —  The US and Japan are set to announce a significant strengthening of their military relationship and upgrading of the US military’s force posture in the country this week, including the stationing of a newly redesignated Marine unit with advanced intelligence, surveillance capabilities and the ability to fire anti-ship missiles, according to two US […]

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Biden honors January 6 democracy defenders: ‘History will

CNN  —  President Joe Biden on Friday commemorated two years since the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol – a day he’s called “one of the darkest periods of our nation’s history” – seeking to elevate the law enforcement and election officials who held firm against the most serious effort to prevent the […]

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Times Square machete attack suspect indicted on terrorism charges

CNN  —  Trevor Bickford, the 19-year-old accused of attacking New York Police Department officers with a machete on New Year’s Eve, was indicted Friday on more than a dozen charges, including several terrorism charges, prosecutors announced. Bickford now faces three counts of attempted murder in the first degree, as well as three counts of attempted […]

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US imposes sanctions on Iranian officials connected to drone

Washington CNN  —  The US Treasury on Friday imposed sanctions on officials tied to an Iranian defense manufacturer that designs and produces drones which have been used by Russia in the war in Ukraine, as well as the director of “the key organization responsible for overseeing Iran’s ballistic missile programs.” Russia has used Iranian drones […]

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Kyiv dismisses Putin’s call for 36-hour ceasefire in Ukraine as

CNN  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his defense minister to implement a temporary ceasefire in Ukraine for 36 hours this week to allow Orthodox Christians to attend Christmas services, according to a Kremlin statement Thursday. But the proposal was swiftly dismissed as “hypocrisy” by Ukrainian officials. Putin’s order came after the leader of […]

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First on CNN: Biden to honor 12 people with Presidential Citizens

CNN  —  President Joe Biden on Friday plans to mark the two-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021, insurrection by awarding for the first time in his presidency the Presidential Citizens Medal to 12 people. The individuals include law enforcement officers who were injured defending the Capitol, a Capitol Police officer who died the day […]

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Biden announces new migration programs as he prepares to visit

CNN  —  President Joe Biden on Thursday announced he is expanding a program to accept up to 30,000 migrants per month from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela – along with a plan to expel as many migrants from those countries who circumvent US laws – as his administration confronts a surge of migrants at the […]

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A quarter of US service members have been food insecure, new

Washington CNN  —  Just over a quarter of US service members have experienced food insecurity in recent years, according to a new report from the RAND Corporation. The report, released this week, said that 25.8% of Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel were food insecure. More than half of that percentage […]