Drone strikes in Moscow A number of attack drones were downed over Moscow yesterday, the first time civilian areas of the Russian capital had been touched directly by the Ukrainian conflict and a signal that a distant war might soon begin to feel somewhat less so for ordinary Russians. Apartment windows were shattered, and there […]
Trump found liable in civil sexual abuse case A Manhattan jury found Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing and defaming the former magazine writer E. Jean Carroll and awarded her $5 million in damages. More than a dozen women have accused the former president of sexual misconduct over the years, but this is the only […]
More tanks for Ukraine The Biden administration plans to send up to 50 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, U.S. officials said yesterday, in what would be a major step in arming Kyiv as it tries to seize back its territory from Russia. It could take years before those tanks reach Ukraine, but the announcement would […]
China puts on a brave face at Davos.
The costs of Ukraine’s defense Over the New Year’s weekend, Russia sent about 80 exploding drones toward Ukraine. Ukraine’s military downed every one, officials said. But military experts wonder if the successes are sustainable, with some estimating that it costs up to seven times more to down a Russian drone with Ukraine’s missiles than it […]
China’s hospitals on the front lines of Covid China’s medical system was already overcrowded, underfunded and inadequately staffed in the best of times. But now with Covid spreading freely for the first time in China, it is being pushed to its limits. The Times examined several videos that showed scenes of desperation and misery at […]
Suspicious gas leaks in Europe.
Russian control of Ukraine’s internet In parts of Russian-occupied Ukraine, Russia has also begun occupying cyberspace. It has cleaved off Ukrainians in Kherson, Melitopol and Mariupol from the rest of the country, limiting access to news about the war and communication with loved ones. In some territories, the internet and cellular networks have been shut […]
We’re covering Putin’s visit to Iran and a debate over a wind farm set to be built off Spain’s Mediterranean coast. Russia and Iran grow closer in isolation Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, visited Iran on Tuesday, underscoring how the war in Ukraine has altered the world’s geopolitics by helping to align two regional powers that […]