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Ukraine calls for Russia to be declared ‘terrorist state’ after damning report

The head of the Office of the Ukrainian Presidency has called for sweeping American and European sanctions targeting Moscow after an official report drawn up by an international working group concluded Russia should now be declared a “state sponsor of terrorism”. The call from Andriy Yermak, the second most powerful Ukrainian government official after president […]

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Trump offers to head up Nord Stream talks for Biden amid crisis

Norway has said it is upping its military presence at oil and gas installations, and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin told reporters this evening that the nation would be watching its waters closely following the incident. Writing on Truth Social – Mr Trump’s own version of Twitter he produced after being banned from the latter […]

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With a mix of donated weapons, Ukraine’s defenders adapt in war

WASHINGTON — Following Kyiv’s successful counteroffensive against Russia’s invading forces, U.S. defense officials say Ukrainians have found new ways to use a patchwork of donated weaponry more effectively. The war has edged closer to a stalemate as it passes the seven-month mark. Faced with recent battlefield setbacks for his forces in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir […]

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‘Putin is a fool’ Intercepted calls from Russian soldiers show blunder

The calls give insight into what Moscow’s soldiers think of Putin’s confused invasion filled with tactical blunders. Thousands were made home to loved ones. They were intercepted by Ukraine’s military and translated by The New York Times. The Kremlin believed Kyiv would fall in days following the start of the invasion. However, fierce Ukrainian resistance […]

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Russia poised to annex Ukraine regions after ‘sham’ referendum

Russia is poised to formally annex parts of Ukraine after the Kremlin conducted a “referendum” in four occupied regions to join Moscow’s rule – a move decried by the Ukrainian government and the West. Armed troops had gone door-to-door with election officials to collect ballots in five days of voting in Russian-occupied regions that make […]

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Zelensky’s forces could enter Crimea by mid-2023, says ex-US general

Vladimir Putin could be facing a huge nightmare following a warning that Volodymyr Zelensky’s forces are tipped to enter Crimea by mid-2023 as Russian forces are pushed further back. The peninsula of Crimea has become a major area of contention during the war in Ukraine, which Russia seized from its eastern neighbour in 2014 and […]

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US shoots down Iranian drone as unmanned vehicle posed ‘threat’

The US has shot down an Iranian drone which it claimed posed a “threat” to its forces. The “unmanned aerial vehicle” was heading in the direction of Erbil, Iraq, today, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement. The body added that it “condemned” the “unprovoked attack”. It said no forces were wounded or killed […]

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Images emerge of Russian men in their 60s being deployed to Ukraine

Images have emerged of Russian men in their 60s being deployed to fight in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin last week ordered the immediate mobilisation of 300,000 reservists in his “special military operation”. The Kremlin insisted that only those with previous military experience would be drafted into Ukraine. Exceptions were also made for students and the elderly. […]

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Florida hurricane horror as 23 missing after boat sinks

Earlier this week, authorities in the region told more than 2.5 million residents to evacuate over safety concerns. For those who stayed, as of Wednesday morning, over 169,000 homes and businesses in Florida were without power. Scientists believe that climate change is making hurricanes more intense with higher winds and more water – and Hurricane […]

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French minister urges voters to ‘wear turtleneck’ to save on energy

France’s finance minister has sparked fury after urging French voters to follow his example by ditching formal tie and shirt attire in favour of warm woollen polo neck sweaters to save on energy bills. Bruno Le Maire wants civil servants and other office workers to follow a trend that he and Emmanuel Macron adopted two […]