For a few weeks, I’ve been in Kiev, partly as a visiting fellow at leading Ukrainian think tank the TransatlanticDialogueCenter. Kiev is an astonishingly elegant and beautiful city; a premier league European capital... Cafes and restaurants are open and largely busy ... “We are losing this war.”. He is right ... While Ukraine is not winning, it is losing ... ....
London, United Kingdom – Boris Johnson has stepped down as the United Kingdom’s prime minister on July 7 after his latest political crisis, following the resignation of key ministers and other officials. He said he would stay on as a caretaker prime minister until his replacement is chosen by his party ... Kirsty O’Connor/Pool/AFP] Divisive figure ... .
Roskomnadzor has been the primary instrument with which the Russian government has censored the internet; immediately following the launch of the war in Ukraine it began targeting news sites that called the war something other than a “special military operation,” the Kremlin’s preferred term.
She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of large-scale transportation of drugs ... THIS IS A BREAKING NEWSUPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below ... Russian news media have repeatedly speculated that Griner could be swapped for Russian arms trader Viktor Bout, nicknamed “the Merchant of Death,” who is serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S ... .
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Ukraine has so far staved off any major Russian advance into the north of its Donetsk region, but pressure is intensifying with heavy shelling on the city of Sloviansk and nearby populated areas, the Ukrainian military says. The mayor of the port city of Mykolaiv says there are “no safe areas” left in the city and urges residents to leave ... Zelenskyy.
The suspect turned back to Illinois, where he was later arrested, after deciding he was not prepared to pull off another attack in Wisconsin, LakeCountyMajorCrime Task Force spokesman Christopher said at a news conference following a hearing where the 21-year-old man was denied bond.
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC. The heads of UK and US security services have made an unprecedented joint appearance to warn of the threat from China. FBI director Christopher Wray said China was the "biggest long-term threat to our economic and national security" and had interfered in politics, including recent elections ... .
A prominent Nigerian senator and his wife who are accused of plotting to harvest a man's kidney in the UK will face trial at the Old Bailey... Prosecutors allege the couple planned to have his kidney removed so it could be given to their daughter ... Remanded in custody ... From other local news sites. Information about BBC links to other news sites ... .