Nobel Peace Prize to activists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

Nobel Peace Prize to activists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Human rights activists from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a strong rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose invasion of Ukraine has ruptured decades of nearly uninterrupted peace in Europe, and to the Belarusian president, his authoritarian ally. The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2022 … Read more

Swedish probe finds signs of ‘detonations’ at Nord Stream leak sites

Swedish probe finds signs of ‘detonations’ at Nord Stream leak sites

A Swedish investigation of leaks in two Russian natural gas pipelines that run under the Baltic Sea to Europe found evidence that “detonations” caused extensive damage, strengthening suspicions of “serious sabotage.” Sweden’s Security Service said ​Thursday ​that it had seized evidence ​​​of what caused the ruptures in Nord Stream 1 and 2 ​last week but did not provide … Read more

Two Russians detained in Alaska were seeking asylum to avoid draft

Two Russians detained in Alaska were seeking asylum to avoid draft

CNN  —  Two Russians who crossed the Bering Strait, landing on western Alaska’s St. Lawrence Island earlier this week had been seeking asylum to avoid Russia’s draft in its ongoing war on Ukraine. “The Russian nationals reported that they fled one of the coastal communities on the east coast of Russia to avoid compulsory military … Read more

Ukraine lauds Kherson gains as Russian strike destroys building | Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukraine lauds Kherson gains as Russian strike destroys building | Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukraine says it has recaptured swathes of territory from Russian troops in the country’s south as discontent has been mounting in Russia about the handling of the war. Ukrainian forces have retaken more than 500sq km (195sq miles) of territory and dozens of settlements in the southern Kherson region alone since Saturday, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy … Read more

Ales Bialiatski, Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties win Nobel Peace Prize

Ales Bialiatski, Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties win Nobel Peace Prize

CNN  —  Belarusian human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski, and two organizations from Russia and Ukraine – Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties – have won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2022. The winners were honored for “an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power” in their respective … Read more

Outrage as UN debate on China’s alleged Xinjiang abuses rejected | Uighur News

Outrage as UN debate on China’s alleged Xinjiang abuses rejected | Uighur News

The UN Human Rights Council has voted not to debate the treatment of the Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang even after the UN’s human rights office concluded the scale of the alleged abuses there may amount to “crimes against humanity“. The motion for a debate on the issue … Read more

Russia strikes Ukraine housing; detains refugees at border

Russia strikes Ukraine housing; detains refugees at border

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles hit apartment buildings in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Thursday, killing at least seven people, with at least five others missing, in a region that Moscow has illegally annexed, a local official said. Two strikes damaged more than 40 buildings hours after Ukraine’s president announced that his … Read more

Wagner forces: Morale is plummeting in Putin’s private army as Russia’s war in Ukraine falters

Wagner forces: Morale is plummeting in Putin’s private army as Russia’s war in Ukraine falters

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN  —  The Ukrainians’ bodies lay side-by-side on the grass, the earth beside them splayed open by a crater. Dragged to the spot by Russian mercenaries, the victims’ arms pointed to where they had died. “Let’s plant a grenade on them,” a voice says in husky Russian, in what appears to be a … Read more

Biden offers stark ‘Armageddon’ warning on the dangers of Putin’s nuclear threats

Biden offers stark ‘Armageddon’ warning on the dangers of Putin’s nuclear threats

Washington CNN  —  President Joe Biden on Thursday delivered a stark warning about the dangers behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats as Moscow continues to face military setbacks in Ukraine. “First time since the Cuban missile crisis, we have a direct threat of the use (of a) nuclear weapon if in fact things continue … Read more

Biden: Nuclear ‘Armageddon’ risk highest since ’62 crisis

Biden: Nuclear ‘Armageddon’ risk highest since ’62 crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as Russian officials speak of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons after suffering massive setbacks in the eight-month invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at a fundraiser for the Democratic … Read more