Russian prankster impersonating Macron spoke to Poland’s Duda after blast

Russian prankster impersonating Macron spoke to Poland’s Duda after blast

WARSAW, Nov 22 (Reuters) – The Polish president spoke to a hoax caller pretending to be France’s Emmanuel Macron on the night that a missile hit a village near the Ukrainian border, his office said on Tuesday, an admission likely to raise questions about its operations. In a 7-1/2 minute recording of the call posted … Read more

Ukraine braces for harsh winter as Russian strikes cripple power facilities

Ukraine braces for harsh winter as Russian strikes cripple power facilities

Ukrainians brace for winter with little or no heating Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Zelenskiy says half Ukraine’s power capacity crippled by Russia Kherson residents can express interest in moving elsewhere Ukraine: Russia bombing Kherson from across river KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainians braced for a winter with little or no power … Read more

In cold Ukraine village, Banksy mural offers warm bath

In cold Ukraine village, Banksy mural offers warm bath

HORENKA, Ukraine, Nov 21 (Reuters) – As they head into a cold winter, residents of a bombed-out Ukrainian village say they appreciate a warm bath in a mural painted by graffiti artist Banksy. The mural, showing a man scrubbing his back in a bathtub, is on the ground floor of what remains of an apartment … Read more

Ukraine nuclear power plant attacked by Russia, worker tells CBS News, as IAEA warns of “close call”

Ukraine nuclear power plant attacked by Russia, worker tells CBS News, as IAEA warns of “close call”

More than a dozen explosions rattled Europe’s largest nuclear power plant over the weekend, as renewed shelling around the Ukrainian facility rekindled fears of a possible accident — or even a deliberate strike — that could cause a catastrophic release of radiation. The shelling around Ukraine‘s sprawling, Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant came as the … Read more

ingenuity and improvisation – POLITICO

ingenuity and improvisation – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. LVIV, Ukraine — Russia’s missile barrages on Ukraine are having much less impact than Vladimir Putin might have wanted, thanks to Ukrainian improvisation and ingenuity. The Russian military targeted Ukraine’s power grid last week, firing an estimated billion-euros worth of missiles at the country’s energy infrastructure … Read more

Ukraine nuclear plant shelled, U.N. warns: ‘You’re playing with fire!’

Ukraine nuclear plant shelled, U.N. warns: ‘You’re playing with fire!’

IAEA says Ukraine plant rocked by 12 blasts Plant is controlled by Russian forces Moscow and Kyiv accuse other of shelling ‘You’re playing with fire!’ – IAEA chief LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is under Russian control, was rocked by shelling on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the U.N. nuclear … Read more

New UK PM Sunak visits Kyiv, pledges support

New UK PM Sunak visits Kyiv, pledges support

KYIV, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made his first visit to Kyiv on Saturday, pledging to continue the firm support for Ukraine that was a focus of his predecessors, and providing a new air defence package to help shoot down Russian drones. “Britain knows what it means to fight for … Read more

Turkish air strikes target Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq

Turkish air strikes target Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq

ISTANBUL, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The Turkish defence ministry said early on Sunday it carried out air strikes on outlawed Kurdish militant bases in northern Syria and northern Iraq, which it said were used to carry out attacks on Turkey. The strikes targeted bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish … Read more

North Korea’s Kim oversees ICBM test, vows more nuclear weapons

North Korea’s Kim oversees ICBM test, vows more nuclear weapons

SEOUL, Nov 19 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to counter U.S. nuclear threats with nuclear weapons as he inspected a test of the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), state media KCNA said on Saturday. The isolated country tested the Hwasong-17 ICBM on Friday a day after warning of “fiercer military … Read more