KYIV, Ukraine — As Russia steps up its offensive in eastern Ukraine, weeks of failed attacks on a Ukrainian stronghold have left two Russian brigades in tatters, raised questions about Moscow’s military tactics and renewed doubts about its ability to maintain sustained, large-scale ground assaults. The fighting has also come at a cost for Ukraine, […]
The basic idea, he said, is that the warmer conditions create larger and more energetic atmospheric waves that make the jet stream wavier, with greater peaks and troughs. That affects the polar vortex circulation. To use the spinning top analogy, “it’s like if it started banging into things,” he said. “It loses its nice circular […]
A deadly fire in an apartment building in China’s far western region of Xinjiang set off an outpouring of anger online and street protest on Friday in the region’s capital, with residents calling for the lifting of lockdowns that have confined many to their homes for more than three months. Chinese commenters on social media […]
The opposition’s lines of attack, starting with Mr. Sunak’s choice of home secretary and his wife’s wealth, gave a glimpse of where it sees vulnerabilities in the governing Conservatives.