Russian diplomat to UN in Geneva resigns over war in Ukraine

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — A veteran Russian diplomat to the UN Office at Geneva says he handed in his resignation before sending out a scathing letter to foreign colleagues inveighing against the “aggressive war unleashed” by President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. Boris Bondarev, 41, confirmed his resignation in a letter delivered Monday morning at the … Read more

Russia using ‘scorched earth’ tactics in Donbas, Ukraine says | Russia-Ukraine war News

Luhansk governor accuses Russia of indiscriminately shelling Severodonetsk, which has only one working hospital left with three doctors. Heavy fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces has continued in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region, as Moscow’s troops pressed on with their advance on Severodonetsk, where local officials accused Russia of using “scorched-earth” tactics. Severodonetsk and its twin … Read more

Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine’s 1st war crimes trial

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian court sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier to life in prison Monday for killing a Ukrainian civilian, sealing the first guilty conviction for war crimes since Moscow’s invasion three months ago. Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin pleaded guilty to shooting a Ukrainian civilian in the head in a village in the northeastern … Read more

After 3 months of war, life in Russia has profoundly changed

When Vladimir Putin announced the invasion of Ukraine, war seemed far away from Russian territory. Yet within days of the conflict came home — not with cruise missiles and mortars but in the form of unprecedented and unexpectedly extensive volleys of sanctions by Western governments and economic punishment by corporations. Three months after the Feb. … Read more

Can renewable energy help close power gap in India’s hot summer? | Business and Economy News

New Delhi, India — Temperatures soar beyond 40 degrees Celsius in Hasanganj village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the nearly 14-hour power cuts in the area mean that the bananas that Ramesh, a fruit vendor who goes by one name, sells are rotting faster than normal with no fans to keep them … Read more

Biden to lay out in Japan who’s joining new Asia trade pact

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday promised “concrete benefits” for the people of the Indo-Pacific region from a new trade pact he was set to launch, designed to signal US dedication to the contested economic sphere and address the need for stability in commerce after disruptions caused by the pandemic and Russia’s invasion … Read more

Russia-Ukraine live news: Kyiv rules out concession to Moscow | Russia-Ukraine war News

blinking-dotlive updateslive updates, Kyiv rules out ceasefire or territorial concessions as Moscow hits military targets in Ukraine’s east and south. Ukraine rules out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia stepped up its attack in the country’s east and south. Kyiv extends the period of martial law and general mobilization in the … Read more

Russia presses Donbas offensive as Polish leader visits Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pressed its offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region Sunday as Poland’s president traveled to Kyiv to support the country’s Western aspirations, becoming the first foreign leader to address the Ukrainian parliament since the start of the war. Ukrainian lawmakers stood to applaud Polish President Andrzej Duda, who thanked them for … Read more

Belarusians join war seeking to free Ukraine and themselves

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One is a restaurateur who fled Belarus when he learned he was about to be arrested for criticizing President Alexander Lukashenko. Another was given the choice of either denouncing fellow opposition activists or being jailed. And one is certain his brother was killed by the country’s security forces. What united them … Read more

Ukraine-Russia live news: Concerns grow for Azovstal POWs | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia’s forces are intensifying efforts to capture Severodonetsk, the final Ukrainian strongpoint in the Luhansk region. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says his country is prepared to exchange its troops who surrendered at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol for Russian prisoners. A Russia negotiator says Moscow will consider exchanging prisoners from Ukraine’s Azov battalion for … Read more