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Andre Luis Alves/Getty Images (LONDON) — Russia unleashed a massive aerial attack on Friday in what Ukrainian officials said was the largest and most destructive assault on its energy infrastructure since the start of the war. Over 150 missiles and drones were involved in the bombardment, striking targets across the Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian […]

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint press conference with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (not pictured) following a meeting between the U.S. top diplomat and Arab envoys, in Cairo on March, 21, 2024. (EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) — A U.S. effort to ramp up political pressure on Israel by […]

In this pool photograph distributed by Russia’s state agency Sputnik, Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an interview to TV host and Director General of Rossiya Segodnya (RIA Novosti) news agency Dmitry Kiselyov (not pictured) at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 12, 2024. — (Photo by GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) (MOSCOW) — For days […]

Hannah Wagner/picture alliance via Getty Images (MOSCOW) — One of Russia’s best-known human rights defenders was sentenced by a Moscow court Tuesday to two and a half years in prison for criticizing the war in Ukraine, amid a continuing crackdown by the Kremlin on dissent. Oleg Orlov, 70, has long been a leading voice in […]

fhm/Getty Images (KYIV, Ukraine) — Russia, as it does many nights, has launched airstrikes on Ukraine overnight into Saturday morning, the second anniversary of the full-scale invasion in 2022. A barrage of Russian drones and missiles targeted Odesa in the south, and at least one person and two others were seriously injured when a damaged […]

Darrin Klimek/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Moscow’s arrest of a Los Angeles woman on charges of high treason has cast a new spotlight on the steep challenges imposed by Russia’s refusal to recognize almost all dual citizenships — sharply limiting diplomats’ ability to oversee the cases and intervene if warranted. Ksenia Karelina, a 33-year-old former […]

belterz/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The White House will announce a new “major sanctions” package on Friday “to hold Russia accountable” for the death of Alexei Navalny, the longtime Russian opposition politician and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said National Security Communications Adviser John Kirby. “Whatever story the Russian government decides to tell the world, […]

Peter Muhly – WPA Pool/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is open to a prisoner swap for Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who’s been detained for over 300 days in the country. In an interview published on his website on Thursday, former Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson pressed Putin […]

Ukrainian rescuers extinguish a fire in a residential building following a missile attack in Kyiv on Feb. 7, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images) (KYIV, Ukraine) — Russian missiles struck Kyiv early on Wednesday, killing at least four, destroying homes and temporarily knocking out power for many, Ukrainian officials […]

belterz/Getty Images (LONDON) — Dozens of Russian drones targeted civilian and military targets in Ukraine overnight, Ukrainian officials said, a day after Russia accused Ukraine of a deadly strike on a Russian border city. Russia launched at least nine missiles and at least 49 drones before 6 a.m. Sunday, Ukrainian officials said. Ukraine’s military said […]