Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Malawi is feeling the impact of the war in Ukraine, says president Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera said the rising prices of food, fuel and fertilizers – largely brought on by the war in Ukraine – is having an impact on the African economy. “We should still work together to find solutions” to end the war, … Read more

Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison

A 21-year-old Russian soldier was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for killing an unarmed man in Ukraine’s first war crimes trial since Russia’s invasion. The soldier, Vadim Shishimarin, had pleaded guilty to shooting a 62-year-old civilian to death on the fourth day of the conflict in late February. Before delivering the verdict on … Read more

China-Taiwan conflict: What you need to know

Hong Kong CNN – US President Joe Biden’s warning the US would defend Taiwan against Chinese aggression has made headlines around the world – and put growing tensions between the small democratic island and its neighboring autocratic superpower back under the spotlight. Less than a decade ago, ties seemed to be on the mend as … Read more

Former US soldier now fighting in Ukraine tells of days trapped in ‘house of horror’

Irpin, Ukraine CNN – Kevin, a stocky American in his early 30s, climbs over the charred rubble of a former sauna and shines the light from his iPhone through the dust. “We’re not going to go any further, because this wire is intentionally tied off to something and then buried right here,” he warns. “A … Read more

‘A long journey’: Volunteers from Belarus fight for Ukraine

WARSAW, Poland – One is a restaurateur who fled Belarus when he learned he was about to be arrested for criticizing President Alexander Lukashenko. Another was given the choice of either denouncing fellow opposition activists or being jailed. And one is certain his brother was killed by the country’s security forces. What united them is … Read more