As Ukrainian forces recaptured a key town, another elite Russian unit appears to have gone through ‘the meat grinder’

As Ukrainian forces recaptured a key town, another elite Russian unit appears to have gone through ‘the meat grinder’

Destroyed apartments in the Ukrainian city of Lyman on November 27.Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images During Ukraine’s counteroffensive this autumn, Ukrainian troops surrounded the city of Lyman. Lyman is an important hub in eastern Ukraine, and a larger Russian force was trapped there. Russian troops in Lyman and those who retreated took heavy losses, … Read more

Ukraine says Russia pulls back forces from river towns opposite Kherson

Kyiv: Russia withdraws some troops from Oleshky, nearby towns Ukrainian embassy in Spain hit by letter bomb Heavy trench warfare in the east as winter sets in KYIV, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Thursday Russia had pulled some troops from towns on the opposite bank of the Dnipro River from Kherson city, … Read more

Officials said bracing for Gaza rocket fire after top Islamic Jihad terrorist killed

Security officials were concerned Thursday that terror groups in the Gaza Strip could launch rockets at Israel after two senior terrorists were killed in overnight clashes in the West Bank, including a top Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) field commander, Hebrew media reported. The two fighters were killed in heavy clashes with Israeli troops that broke … Read more

US Inflation Reduction Act ‘super aggressive,’ Macron tells lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron addressed US lawmakers from both political parties on Wednesday and pushed back on new American subsidies that are riling European leaders, according to a participant in a closed-door meeting. Macron arrived in Washington on Tuesday for his second state visit to the United States since taking … Read more

US considers dramatically expanding training of Ukrainian forces, US officials say

Washington CNN — The Biden administration is considering a dramatic expansion in the training the US military provides to Ukrainian forces, including instructing as many as 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers a month at a US base in Germany, according to multiple US officials. If adopted, the proposal would mark a significant increase not just in the … Read more

Taylor Lorenz defending China lockdowns latest instance of media shielding communist regime

Washington Post columnist Taylor Lorenz recently defended the Chinese Communist Party’s “zero-COVID” lockdown policy, adding herself to the list of left-leaning media figures who have downplayed China’s human rights abuses and touted its coronavirus response as a success. On Saturday, Lorenz angrily responded to a Washington Post article, slamming her own employer after it tweeted … Read more

What’s happening in China after zero-Covid protests? Here’s what you need to know

Beijing CNN — After unprecedented protests swept China, several cities have taken steps to ease some Covid-19 restrictions and a top official has signaled a softer approach to virus controls – leading to speculation that an end to zero-Covid may be in sight. China’s most senior official in charge of its Covid response told health … Read more