For a few weeks, I’ve been in Kiev, partly as a visiting fellow at leading Ukrainian think tank the TransatlanticDialogueCenter. Kiev is an astonishingly elegant and beautiful city; a premier league European capital... Cafes and restaurants are open and largely busy ... “We are losing this war.”. He is right ... While Ukraine is not winning, it is losing ... ....
London, United Kingdom – Boris Johnson has stepped down as the United Kingdom’s prime minister on July 7 after his latest political crisis, following the resignation of key ministers and other officials. He said he would stay on as a caretaker prime minister until his replacement is chosen by his party ... Kirsty O’Connor/Pool/AFP] Divisive figure ... .
Armenia’s General Prosecutor has proposed a law allowing the state to block certain internet content, citing Russia as a positive example of how such a practice might work ... Davtyan framed the proposal as means of protecting Armenians from content like methods of committing suicide or using and selling drugs ... .
MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner returned to a Russian court Thursday to face her trial on drug charges. Griner’s trial began last week amid a growing chorus of calls for Washington to do more to secure her release nearly five months after her arrest ... 20, suggesting the proceedings could last months ... The Rev ... .
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Ukraine has so far staved off any major Russian advance into the north of its Donetsk region, but pressure is intensifying with heavy shelling on the city of Sloviansk and nearby populated areas, the Ukrainian military says. The mayor of the port city of Mykolaiv says there are “no safe areas” left in the city and urges residents to leave ... Zelenskyy.
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC. The heads of UK and US security services have made an unprecedented joint appearance to warn of the threat from China. FBI director Christopher Wray said China was the "biggest long-term threat to our economic and national security" and had interfered in politics, including recent elections ... .
A prominent Nigerian senator and his wife who are accused of plotting to harvest a man's kidney in the UK will face trial at the Old Bailey. Ike Ekweremadu, 60, and Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, are alleged to have transported a 21-year-old man from Nigeria to London... The Ekweremadus will next appear at the Old Bailey on 4 August ... Features ... .