Video: Ex-mercenary makes explosive claims about Putin’s ‘chef’

Video: Ex-mercenary makes explosive claims about Putin’s ‘chef’

Ex-mercenary makes explosive claims about Putin’s ‘chef’ Former Wagner mercenary Andrei Medvedev fled Russia, escaping to Norway through freezing conditions and dodging gunfire. Now he’s speaking out about Russia’s war in Ukraine. CNN’s Nic Robertson reports.

Netherlands says it will send Patriot assistance to Ukraine

Netherlands says it will send Patriot assistance to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday that his country plans to “join” the U.S. and Germany’s efforts to train and arm Ukraine with advanced Patriot defense systems. Rutte signaled the Netherlands’ intentions at the start of a White House meeting with President Joe Biden. The Dutch defense ministry said that Rutte’s … Read more

Sister André: The world’s oldest person dies at 118

Sister André: The world’s oldest person dies at 118

CNN  —  French nun Sister André, the world’s oldest known person, died on Tuesday at the age of 118 in the southern city of Toulon. The city’s mayor, Hubert Falco, announced the news of her death on Twitter, writing that “it is with immense sadness and emotion that I learnt tonight of the passing of … Read more

Putin could be ready to announce a second mobilization drive

Putin could be ready to announce a second mobilization drive

Russian President Vladimir Putin poses as he delivers a New Year’s address to the nation at the headquarters of the Southern Military District in Rostov-on-Don on December 31, 2022. Mikhail Klimentyev | Afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin could be ready to announce another mobilization round, as Russia looks to bolster its armed … Read more

Greta Thunberg detained by police at German coal protest

Greta Thunberg detained by police at German coal protest

Climate activist Greta Thunberg was detained by police at a protest Tuesday in western Germany, but released following an identity check, multiple outlets reported. Driving the news: Thunberg alongside other activists has been protesting the planned demolition of coal mining town Lützerath to make way for a coal mine expansion. Details: Thunberg was participating in … Read more

Brovary, Ukraine: Helicopter crash kills 18, including Ukrainian interior minister

Brovary, Ukraine: Helicopter crash kills 18, including Ukrainian interior minister

CNN  —  A helicopter crash near a kindergarten in the Kyiv region has killed at least 18 people, including Ukraine’s entire interior ministry leadership team, according to officials. At least 29 others were injured in the incident on Wednesday in the city of Brovary, on the outskirts of Ukraine’s capital, according to Oleksiy Kuleba, head … Read more

'No holiday mood': China's Covid-19 wave dampens spirits ahead of Lunar New Year – South China Morning Post

'No holiday mood': China's Covid-19 wave dampens spirits ahead of Lunar New Year – South China Morning Post

‘No holiday mood’: China’s Covid-19 wave dampens spirits ahead of Lunar New Year  South China Morning Post Millions of Chinese workers on the move ahead of Friday travel peak  Reuters Lunar New Year rush starts in China after virus rules lifted  The Washington Post Rural China Braces for Covid Onslaught Over Lunar New Year  Bloomberg View Full Coverage on … Read more

Andrew Tate detained in Romania over rape and human trafficking case – BBC

Andrew Tate detained in Romania over rape and human trafficking case – BBC

Andrew Tate detained in Romania over rape and human trafficking case  BBC Romania detains ex-boxer Andrew Tate over human trafficking case I International News I WION  WION Incendiary influencer Andrew Tate, brother arrested on sex-trafficking allegations: report  New York Post Andrew Tate detained in Romania on suspicion of human trafficking: reports  Fox News Video of Tucker Carlson Defending Andrew … Read more

Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar court extends prison sentence to 33 years

Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar court extends prison sentence to 33 years

CNN  —  A court in military-run Myanmar has sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi to seven years in prison for corruption, a source familiar with the case told CNN, bringing an end to a string of secretive and highly-politicized proceedings against the ousted former leader. Friday’s verdict is the final punishment meted out to the 77-year-old, … Read more