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

Prominent Putin foe sentenced to 8 and a half years in prison over criticism of Ukraine war

Russian opposition activist and former municipal deputy of the Krasnoselsky district Ilya Yashin gestures, smiling as he stands inside a glass cubicle in a courtroom, prior to a hearing in Moscow, Russia, December 9, 2022. Yury Kochetkov/AP Moscow — A prominent Russian opposition figure was on Friday sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison after … Read more

More than 100 Indonesia soccer fans dead following tear gas stampede

At least 127 died in the chaos, according to recent estimates.Photo: Getty Images Professional soccer is all too familiar with tragedies attributed to overzealous fans. Saturday’s disaster in the city of Malang in East Java, Indonesia following a match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya’s match, was not one of those instances. Instead, incompetence and … Read more

Nine Central, East Europe NATO countries condemn Russia annexations – POLITICO

The presidents of nine NATO countries in central and eastern Europe declared on Sunday that they would never recognize the annexation by Russia of several Ukrainian regions. Hungary and Bulgaria were conspicuously absent from the signatories. In a joint statement, the leaders also supported a path to NATO membership for Ukraine. The nine leaders demanded … Read more

Nine Central, East Europe NATO countries condemn Russia annexations – POLITICO

The presidents of nine NATO countries in central and eastern Europe declared on Sunday that they would never recognize the annexation by Russia of several Ukrainian regions. Hungary and Bulgaria were conspicuously absent from the signatories. In a joint statement, the leaders also supported a path to NATO membership for Ukraine. The nine leaders demanded … Read more

Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; U.S. frees 2 prisoners

Americans charged in plot to overthrow Venezuelan leader 2 Americans charged in plot to overthrow Venezuelan leader 00:19 Venezuela on Saturday freed seven Americans imprisoned in the South American country in exchange for the release of two nephews of President Nicholas Maduro’s wife who had been jailed for years by the United States on drug … Read more

The city is of strategic importance. – POLITICO

Ukrainian forces are closing in to recapture the city of Lyman in the eastern Donetsk region of the country, the Defense Ministry in Kyiv said on Saturday. “Ukrainian Air Assault Forces are entering Lyman, Donetsk region. [The Ukrainian army] has and will always have the decisive vote in today’s and any future ‘referendums’,” the ministry … Read more

Russia’s Putin announces annexation of 4 Ukraine regions, despite global outcry

Putin illegally annexes 4 regions in Ukraine Putin illegally annexes 4 regions in Ukraine 02:15 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties Friday to annex occupied Ukrainian territory, a move the West has blasted as an illegal land-grab. Ukraine’s president countered with a surprise application to join the NATO military alliance. Putin’s move and President Volodymyr … Read more

Kyiv vows Russian troops will ‘simply be exterminated’ after Putin annexes Ukrainian territory – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article KYIV — Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions, announced by President Vladimir Putin on Friday, will not affect Kyiv’s resolve to free them with military force, said an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “For our plans, [Russia’s annexation] doesn’t matter,” Mykhailo Podolyak told POLITICO, speaking before the … Read more