Putin cancels year-end address for first time in a decade – POLITICO

Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t hold his traditional year-end press conference for the first time in at least a decade as Russian troops continue to lose ground in Ukraine. “As for the annual news conference, yes, there won’t be one before the New Year,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday, adding that the president … Read more

Ukraine president again presses West for advanced weapons

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pressed Western leaders again on Monday to provide more advanced weapons to help his country in its war with Russia, and he repeated his calls for Russian forces to withdraw from occupied areas of Ukraine, suggesting Christmas as a date to retreat. During a video conference, Zelenskky told … Read more

In the dark and cold of Bucha, Ukrainian children cling to youth, and remember the classmates they’ve lost

Kyiv, Ukraine — As Russia’s invading forces and Ukrainian troops entrench for what is expected to be grinding months of winter warfare, Russian missiles continue to target both Ukraine‘s energy infrastructure and its towns and cities. Millions of Ukrainians have survived the direct fire, but been left to survive freezing winter temperatures without stable electricity … Read more

Students and staff at Ukraine’s schools struggle to keep the lights on

Students and staff at Ukraine’s schools struggle to keep the lights on – CBS News Watch CBS News Young students and staff in Bucha have already lived through some of the worst horrors of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Now, schools are struggling to keep the lights on in order to provide an education and a … Read more

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen: The 2022 60 Minutes Interview

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen: The 2022 60 Minutes Interview – CBS News Watch CBS News The treasury secretary tells Norah O’Donnell how she thinks the economy will fare in the coming year and what her department is doing to end the war in Ukraine. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, … Read more

Erdoğan warns Greece that Turkish missiles can reach Athens – POLITICO

ATHENS — Turkey warned Greece that a missile could hit the Greek capital unless “you stay calm,” further escalating its rhetoric against Greece. “Now we have started to make our own missiles,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said during a speech on Sunday in Samsun, in northern Turkey. “Of course, this production scares the Greeks. … Read more

Nobel Peace Prize winners strongly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine shared their visions of a fairer world and denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine during Saturday’s award ceremony in the Norwegian capital. In October, Oleksandra Matviichuk of Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties was named a co-winner of the 2022 peace … Read more

Ukrainian youth choir defies war with messages of freedom

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — From a dank Kyiv bomb shelter to the bright stage lights of Europe’s theaters, a Ukrainian youth choir’s hymns in praise of freedom offer a kind of healing balm to its war-scarred members. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional children’s choir, were in the Danish capital this week for a … Read more

Incoming House Foreign Affairs chairman favors heavily arming Ukraine “100%”

Incoming House Foreign Affairs Chairman Michael McCaul, Republican of Texas, enthusiastically supports continuing to aid Ukraine in its hard-fought war against Russia. “I think going with the amount of investment we’ve had is very small relative to destroying the Russian military,” he told CBS News in an interview Friday. “And that’s what we’ve done without … Read more

U.S. accuses Russia of providing weapons, fighter jets to Iran

The Biden administration is accusing Russia of moving to provide advanced military assistance to Iran, including air defense systems, helicopters and fighter jets, part of deepening cooperation between the two nations as Tehran provides drones to support Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby on Friday cited U.S. intelligence … Read more