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

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

Russian prison fighter Wagner used carpooling to escape war in Ukraine

Russian prison fighter Wagner used carpooling to escape war in Ukraine

Prisoners recruited by the Russian Wagner Group to fight in Ukraine increasingly seem to realize that they have been duped and that no one ever expected to bring them back alive. A detainee recruited by the group in November ran away from his team in Ukraine’s Luhansk region and fled to Russia by bus and … 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 defining 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

Vladimir Putin is not crazy, just ‘radically rational’, says former French president – POLITICO

Vladimir Putin is not crazy, just ‘radically rational’, says former French president – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Expressed by artificial intelligence. PARIS — Vladimir Putin is a “radically rational” leader who is betting that Western countries will tire of supporting Ukraine and agree to a negotiated end to the conflict that will be favorable to Russia, former French President Francois Hollande told POLITICO. Hollande, who … Read more

Eurozone GDP Q4 2022

Eurozone GDP Q4 2022

The latest eurozone growth figures are out as the ECB ponders what to do next. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images The euro zone beat expectations on Tuesday by posting positive growth in the last quarter of 2022 and easing fears of a possible regional recession. Preliminary Eurostat data released on Tuesday showed the euro … Read more

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial for the Battle of the East

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial for the Battle of the East

Near Kreminna, Ukraine CNN — The pine forests near the city of Kreminna became one of the hottest combat zones in the war in eastern Ukraine. Almost all weapons seem to be at work here, artillery, howitzers, tanks and mortars. But perhaps the most important is the smallest: the reconnaissance drone. Ukrainian and Russian forces … Read more

IMF raises global growth forecast as inflation slows

IMF raises global growth forecast as inflation slows

The IMF has revised its global economic outlook upwards. Norberto Duarte | AFP | Getty Images The International Monetary Fund on Monday upgraded its projections for global growth for the year, but warned that rising interest rates and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine were likely to weigh further on activity. In its latest economic update, the … Read more

Ukrainian Zelenskyy says Russia’s ‘great revenge’ has begun | Russia–Ukraine War

Ukrainian Zelenskyy says Russia’s ‘great revenge’ has begun |  Russia–Ukraine War

Russia has begun its “great revenge” for Ukraine’s resistance to its invasion, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said, as Russian forces claimed a series of further gains in his country’s east. Zelenskyy has been warning for weeks that Moscow is aiming to step up its assault on Ukraine after about two months of virtual stalemate … Read more