Sanctioned Russian oligarch yacht in Dubai as pressure grows

The Madame Gu superyacht, owned by Russian parliamentarian Andrei Skoch, is docked at Port Rashid terminal, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, June 23, 2022. The sleek $156 million yacht belonging to Skoch, a sanctioned Russian oligarch and pa

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A sleek $156 million superyacht belonging to a sanctioned Russian oligarch and parliamentarian is now docked in Dubai, the latest reminder of how the skyscraper-studded sheikhdom has become a haven for Russian money amid Moscow’s war on Ukraine. The 98-meter (324-foot) Madame Gu, which has a helicopter pad, gym, beach … Read more

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

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 steps up its attack in the country’s east and south. Kyiv extends the period of martial law and general mobilization in the … Read more

Ukraine rules out ceasefire in war as fighting intensifies in Donbas

Ukraine rules out ceasefire in war as fighting intensifies in Donbas

Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow while Russia intensified an offensive in the eastern Donbas region and stopped providing gas to Finland, as Polish President Andrzej Duda prepared to address the Ukrainian parliament on Sunday. After ending weeks of resistance by the last Ukrainian fighters in the strategic southeastern city of Mariupol, … Read more

Biden signs $40B Ukraine aid as Zelensky hints at ceding territory

Biden signs $40B Ukraine aid as Zelensky hints at ceding territory

President Biden signed the bill granting $40 billion in aid to Ukraine while attending a state dinner in South Korea, as Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky hinted he may be willing to cede territory to Russia to save civilian lives. The legislation, which passed Congress with bipartisan support, includes $20 billion in military assistance and intelligence … Read more

Biden signs $40 billion aid package to Ukraine while in Seoul

Biden signs $40 billion aid package to Ukraine while in Seoul

Seoul CNN — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the $40 billion aid package to Ukraine, a White House official said, after the bill was flown to Seoul. The Senate passed it following Biden’s departure from Washington. The confirmation that Biden had signed the bill came as the President attended a state dinner with South … Read more

Vladimir Putin Could Actually Win the Battle for Luhansk in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin Could Actually Win the Battle for Luhansk in Ukraine

LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine​​—The last road into the Ukrainian city of Luhansk was in flames. A huge bonfire raged on a parking space where a group of civilians and military vehicles had parked just minutes before. Anton, our military driver, pushed the accelerator to the floor as we drove past at around 140 kilometers an hour. As … Read more

What does Russia’s war mean for global climate goals?

What does Russia's war mean for global climate goals?

A group of Ukrainian women demonstrate to call for further action against Russia near the headquarters of the EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium. Thierry Monasse | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Reflecting on energy markets just over one month into Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine, Saudi Arabia’s top energy official said: “Look at … Read more

Captured Ukrainian medic’s footage depicts war-torn Mariupol

Captured Ukrainian medic's footage depicts war-torn Mariupol

A Ukrainian medic chronicled her life-saving efforts in war-ravaged Mariupol using a tiny data card later smuggled out of the country inside a tampon by daring reporters. Yuliia Paievska, who was ultimately captured by Russian soldiers, was given the body cam originally to film a Netflix documentary on the Invictus Games, an international sporting event … Read more

US reopens Ukraine embassy as tide turns against Russian invasion

US reopens Ukraine embassy as tide turns against Russian invasion

The State Department reopened the US embassy in Kyiv on Wednesday — more than three months after shutting down operations ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement that Ukraine’s stunning initial success in fighting off Moscow’s drive at the capital allowed for the embassy to reopen. “Today … Read more