India signals it will continue to buy oil from Russia
India will prioritize its own energy needs and continue to buy oil from Russia, its foreign minister signaled Monday, as Western governments press Moscow with a price cap to squeeze its earnings from oil exports. Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar made the comments after holding talks with his visiting German counterpart, Annalena Baerbock, in which they discussed bilateral relations and Russia’s war in Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
We're working so that Kalibr missiles can only be deployed at sea bottom Zelenskyy
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated that Ukraine is strengthening the entire perimeter of the country's border, and it has been working in the Black Sea area so that ultimately, Russian Kalibr missiles can only be deployed at the bottom of the sea.news.yahoo.com
Biden says he would only meet with Putin if it were to end the war in Ukraine
At a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, President Biden said he would only consider meeting with President Vladimir Putin if the Russian leader were ready to end the war in Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
Russian Foreign Minister openly admits that his country "went to war against Ukraine"
Sergey Lavrov, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, has called the war in Ukraine a "war" for the first time instead of using the propaganda term "special operation". Source: Lavrov, at a press conference on 1 December, the video of which was posted on Telegram by Russian propagandist Olga Skabeeva Quote: "With Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
Deaths Back Home Leave Russians Furious with Putin
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyRussians are being plunged into a bleak winter where power outages and heating failures are already freezing people to death while President Vladimir Putin is choosing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars prosecuting an illegal war in Ukraine instead of helping his own citizens.In many of the remote regions where conditions are at their worst, people are also being forced to contribute the most to the war via conscription drives thatnews.yahoo.com
Special Operations Forces soldier describes battle for village in south of Ukraine
Special Operations Forces (SOF) have described how they liberated a village in the south of Ukraine and shown footage of the battle and the mop-up operation afterwards. Source: an interview with a soldier from the 73rd Maritime Special Operations Centre named after Kish otaman Antin Holovatyi, published by the press service of the Special Operations Forces Details: The SOF soldier described an unexpected encounter with an occupier wearing a woman's dressing gown and a failed attempt by another onews.yahoo.com
Finland says it must ensure Ukraine wins war against Russia
Finland's leader says it must give more weapons and support to Ukraine to ensure it wins its war against Russia. Prime Minister Sanna Marin made the comments Wednesday in Auckland on the first-ever visit by a Finnish prime minister to New Zealand and Australia. Among the aims of the visit are improving diplomatic relations and trade ties.news.yahoo.com
How Putin’s Spooking Japan Further Away From Pacifism
Bombed-out and poverty-stricken after surrendering in World War II, Japan disbanded its military and renounced war, devoting its efforts instead to economic development under a pacifist constitution. More than seven decades later, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has spooked Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s ruling party into calling for a doubling of defense spending over five year. Increased tension with China over Taiwan has only added to the sense of urgency.washingtonpost.com
Medvedev threatens to strike Patriot air defence systems if they are shipped to Ukraine
Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Head of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, has threatened that if Patriot anti-ballistic missile systems are shipped to Ukraine, they will become "a legal target" for the Russian invaders.news.yahoo.com
Biden tells GOP his hopes, gets stiff response from McCarthy
President Joe Biden said Tuesday he hopes both parties' lawmakers can work together to keep the government open, boost spending for Ukraine and avert a crippling rail strike. Biden's meeting with congressional leaders at the White House came as he looks to lock in more legislative wins before Democrats lose unified control of Washington on Jan. 3. In the meantime, the president is dependent on Congress to avoid a government shutdown on Dec. 16, and he wants major new funding to fight COVID-19 response and bolster U.S. support for Ukraine's economy and defense against Russia's invasion.news.yahoo.com
Putin’s Prison Recruiting Scheme Takes a Big, Desperate Turn
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyABUJA, Nigeria—Russia’s infamous Wagner Group is freeing hardened rebels held in jail cells in the Central African Republic and deploying them overseas, including in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, two senior military officers in CAR told The Daily Beast.According to the sources in CAR, where armed rebels have controlled large parts of the country for about a decade, dozens of men held in military and police custody for crimes such as rnews.yahoo.com
World marks Armistice Day as Russia's war in Ukraine rages
Nations across the world pay respect with solemn ceremonies for their fallen soldiers in World War I and ever since on an Armistice Day pierced by the rumblings of Russia's war in Ukraine that showed again that peace is all too often elusive.
EU pledges $250m to Moldova to tackle acute energy crisis
European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has paid an official visit to Moldova and announced a 250 million-euro (-dollar) support package to help the small nation overcome an acute winter energy crisis amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
US economy returned to growth last quarter, expanding 2.6%
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6% annual rate from July through September, snapping two straight quarters of contraction and overcoming high inflation and interest rates just as voting begins in midterm elections in which the economy’s health has emerged as a paramount issue.