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Ukraine Claims It Shot Down Russia’s Most Sophisticated Missile for First Time

An American-made Patriot air-defense missile successfully intercepted one of the most sophisticated conventional weapons in Russia’s arsenal for the first time over Kyiv on Thursday night, the Ukrainian air force claimed on Saturday. The downing of a Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missile by a Patriot missile, confirmed by three senior U.S. officials, appeared to offer the […]

Brittney Griner Speaks to Reporters for First Time Since Release From Russia

PHOENIX — Brittney Griner, the W.N.B.A. star who became the center of a geopolitical showdown between the United States and Russia last year, is expected to speak with reporters on Thursday for the first time since her release in December in a prisoner exchange. Ms. Griner, 32, planned to speak with reporters as her team, […]

Paul Whelan Calls Home For the First Time In Nearly Two Weeks, Family Says

Paul Whelan’s family has been reliving the distress of the early days following his arrest in Moscow in 2018 since another American, the reporter Evan Gershkovich, was also detained on espionage charges, his brother said on Tuesday. Mr. Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, is serving a 16-year prison sentence on what the United States says […]

Secretive Network Rescues Russia’s Antiwar Dissidents in Nick of Time

In Smolensk, early in the war, one of the two Zavyalov brothers, Vladimir, the owner of a small transportation company, discovered a Telegram channel that distributed miniature antiwar slogans that resembled price displays on grocery store shelves. The normal space for a description such as bananas or washing powder instead said things like, “The Russian […]

British Airline, Flybe, Collapses a Second Time

The British carrier Flybe, once the largest independent regional airline in Europe, canceled all flights on Saturday after filing for bankruptcy protection for a second time, marking what may be the final chapter for the chronically troubled company. “We are sad to announce that Flybe has been placed into administration,” the company said in a […]

Nurses in UK Strike for First Time, Seeking Higher Pay

LONDON — Nurses across Britain went on strike on Thursday for the first time in the 74-year history of the National Health Service, underscoring critical challenges facing the long-revered system after years of underfunding and as the government contends with a burgeoning fiscal crisis. On a bitterly cold day, nurses and their supporters walked on […]

Blinken speaks to Russia’s foreign minister for the first time since the war began.

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke on Friday to his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, and urged him to accept a proposal for the release of Brittney Griner and Paul N. Whelan, but reported no breakthrough. Mr. Blinken told reporters at a news conference that he had spoken to his Russian counterpart […]

Draghi Offers Resignation for 2nd Time

ROME — Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy offered to resign again on Thursday, a day after a last-ditch effort to persuade the country’s fractious parties to stick together for the benefit of the nation failed spectacularly, with nationalist and populist forces reuniting to fatally torpedo his national unity government. Mr. Draghi had “tendered his […]

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