There were attacks in Kramatorsk today. Here are some photos of the devastation.

There were attacks in Kramatorsk today.  Here are some photos of the devastation.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, in Strasbourg, France, on January 18. (Philipp von Ditfurth/picture-alliance/dpa/AP) A joint European Union-Ukraine summit to be held in Kyiv on Friday is “a very strong signal” of support, a senior EU official said in a briefing ahead of the meeting. Speaking to reporters in Brussels this … Read more

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile strike sends terrified civilians rushing for shelter

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile strike sends terrified civilians rushing for shelter

Kramatorsk, Ukraine CNN — A new barrage of missiles ripped through the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Thursday, sending flames and thick plumes into the air as screaming civilians rushed to find shelter. A CNN crew had just arrived on the scene and heard the first incoming strike on Kramatorsk. CNN saw the second … Read more

ECB and Bank of England raise interest rates again to fight inflation

ECB and Bank of England raise interest rates again to fight inflation

London CNN — Europe’s two largest central banks have hiked interest rates sharply on Thursday, opting for a bigger hike than the US Federal Reserve as inflation in the region remains near historically high levels. The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England raised their rates an additional half point. Benchmark interest rates … Read more

Andrew Tate loses appeal against detention in Romania

Andrew Tate loses appeal against detention in Romania

CNN — Andrew Tate, the controversial former kickboxer turned social media influencer, and his brother Tristan have lost their appeal and will remain in detention in Romania on allegations of human trafficking and rape, CNN affiliate Antena 3 reported Wednesday. . The brothers will remain in Bucharest police custody until February 27, Antena 3 reported. … Read more

How to Get Away from the Cruise Ship Crowds

How to Get Away from the Cruise Ship Crowds

Canadian Tammy Cecco was not a fan of cruising. “The idea of ​​being on a boat with thousands of other people and not being able to get off,” she said, “was something I wanted to avoid.” That didn’t change when Cecco, a travel magazine publisher, boarded a surprise cruise booked by her husband to renew … Read more

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

CNN — Russia is preparing for a “maximum escalation” of the war in Ukraine, potentially as early as the next few weeks, according to a senior Ukrainian national security official. “These will be decisive months in the war,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Sky News in an interview broadcast … Read more

Fighting Wagner is like a ‘zombie movie’, says Ukrainian soldier

Fighting Wagner is like a ‘zombie movie’, says Ukrainian soldier

Near Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — Southwest of the town of Bakhmut, Ukrainian soldiers Andriy and Borisych live in a candle-lit bunker dug into the frozen earth. For several weeks, they have been facing hundreds of fighters belonging to the Russian private military contractor Wagner throwing themselves against the Ukrainian defenses. Disguised in a balaclava, Andriy … Read more

Japanese foreign minister pledges to send ‘strong message’ after meeting with NATO chief

Japanese foreign minister pledges to send ‘strong message’ after meeting with NATO chief

Russia and Belarus are conducting another week of joint military exercises, the Belarusian Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday, in the latest sign of cooperation between neighboring allies amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. “During the week, military representatives from the two countries will practice joint planning for the use of troops based on past experience of … Read more

The longest battle of the war costs the “heart of Ukraine” dearly

The longest battle of the war costs the “heart of Ukraine” dearly

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Previously, visitors roamed Bakhmut’s late 19th-century buildings, strolled its rose-lined lakeside park and savored sparkling wines produced in historic underground caves. It was back when this city in eastern Ukraine was a popular tourist destination. No more. The longest battle of the Russian war turned this town of salt and gypsum … Read more