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.

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

London markets make gains after strong trading in US

London markets make gains after strong trading in US

T he FTSE crawled back to positive territory as a strong opening on Wall Street helped to offset early worries over the latest wave of coronavirus in China. Asia’s main markets all slumped early on Thursday, dragging back trading in London and elsewhere in Europe amid concern about a fresh surge of the virus following … Read more

Video shows Russian cruise missile flying toward Kyiv

Video shows Russian cruise missile flying toward Kyiv

Video shows Russian cruise missile flying toward Kyiv Explosions rattled villages and cities across Ukraine, damaging civilian infrastructure and killing at least three people in what Kyiv has called one of Russia’s biggest missile barrages since the war began. CNN’s Ben Wedeman reports from Kyiv.

First Nations mother appeals to the federal government for help in Hague convention custody dispute

First Nations mother appeals to the federal government for help in Hague convention custody dispute

A First Nations mother is appealing to the federal government to intervene in an international custody dispute that has separated her from her two-year-old daughter. Key points: A two-year-old First Nations child has been returned to Europe, where her father lives, under the Hague convention The Hague convention is an international treaty designed to prevent children … Read more

Protesting Serbs in northern Kosovo start removing barricades | Conflict News

Protesting Serbs in northern Kosovo start removing barricades | Conflict News

The roadblock near the main border crossing between Kosovo and Serbia has been removed, according to the state-run RTS television and Kosovo police, announcing the move that paves the way for easing soaring tensions in the volatile region. Cars and trucks were queueing in front of the border point from the Serbian side where the … Read more

Australian killed fighting Russia in Ukraine, says government | Russia-Ukraine war News

Australian killed fighting Russia in Ukraine, says government | Russia-Ukraine war News

Sage O’Donnell, from Victoria, is at least the fourth Australian to die in the war in Ukraine. An Australian man has been killed fighting in Ukraine, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said. Sage O’Donnell, from the southeastern state of Victoria, is believed to have been killed just before Christmas, according to a … Read more

Meet the dissident Russians living the ‘nightmare from which it is impossible to wake up’

Meet the dissident Russians living the ‘nightmare from which it is impossible to wake up’

CNN  —  For Andrei Soldatov and his friends, February 24 marked the end of Russia as they knew it. In the early hours of that day, President Vladimir Putin announced that he had ordered Russian troops into Ukraine. “And all of a sudden, everything we still believed in got completely compromised,” Soldatov, a Russian investigative … Read more

Lavrov: Ukraine must demilitarize or Russia will do it

Lavrov: Ukraine must demilitarize or Russia will do it

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister on Tuesday warned anew Ukraine that it must demilitarize, threatening further military action and falsely accusing Kyiv and the West of fueling the war that started with Moscow’s invasion. Sergey Lavrov said Ukraine must remove any military threat to Russia — otherwise “the Russian army (will) solve the … Read more