Russia hits civilian targets again, EU officials visit Kyiv

Russia hits civilian targets again, EU officials visit Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles struck residential areas in an eastern Ukrainian city on Thursday for the second time in 24 hours, while senior European Union officials held talks with the government in Kyiv as the war with Russia approaching its one-year milestone. The latest strikes in Kramatorsk came as rescue teams searched for … Read more

There were attacks in Kramatorsk today. Here are some photos of the devastation.

There were attacks in Kramatorsk today.  Here are some photos of the devastation.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, in Strasbourg, France, on January 18. (Philipp von Ditfurth/picture-alliance/dpa/AP) A joint European Union-Ukraine summit to be held in Kyiv on Friday is “a very strong signal” of support, a senior EU official said in a briefing ahead of the meeting. Speaking to reporters in Brussels this … Read more

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

ECB and Bank of England raise interest rates again to fight inflation

ECB and Bank of England raise interest rates again to fight inflation

London CNN — Europe’s two largest central banks have hiked interest rates strongly on Thursday, opting for a bigger hike than the US Federal Reserve as inflation in the region remains near historically high levels. The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England raised their rates an additional half point. Benchmark interest rates … Read more

What are the best cruise hacks? This one avoids the crowds

What are the best cruise hacks?  This one avoids the 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

Live Updates: Russia’s War in Ukraine

Live Updates: Russia’s War in Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen holds a press conference in Brussels on February 1. (Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, arrived in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, on Friday ahead of the “EU-Ukraine summit”. “Good to be back in Kyiv, my 4th time since the invasion of Russia,” von der … Read more

Andrew Tate awaits decision on Romania detention appeal

Andrew Tate awaits decision on Romania detention appeal

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Andrew Tate, the divisive influencer and former professional kickboxer who is being held in Romania on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking, appeared in a Bucharest court on Wednesday to appeal against a second 30-day extension of his detention. Tate, 36, a British-American citizen who has nearly 5 million Twitter … Read more

The longest battle of the war costs the “heart of Ukraine” dearly

The longest battle of the war costs the “heart of Ukraine” dearly

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Previously, visitors roamed Bakhmut’s late 19th-century buildings, strolled its rose-lined lakeside park and savored sparkling wines produced in historic underground caves. It was back when this city in eastern Ukraine was a popular tourist destination. No more. The longest battle of the Russian war turned this town of salt and gypsum … Read more

“Hands off Africa! » : the pope denounces the foreign plunder of the Congo

“Hands off Africa!  » : the pope denounces the foreign plunder of the Congo

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday demanded that foreign powers stop plundering Africa’s natural resources for the “poison of their own greed” as he arrived in Congo to a raucous welcome by Congolese grateful that he was bringing the world’s attention to their forgotten plight. Tens of thousands of people lined the main … Read more

Italy on high alert as anarchists attack diplomatic missions

Italy on high alert as anarchists attack diplomatic missions

The Italian government has tightened security at its diplomatic missions around the world in response to “a crescendo of terrorist attacks” by an informal anarchist network acting in solidarity with an imprisoned Italian activist, the foreign minister said on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani cited nearly a dozen attacks since late November, ranging from vandalism … Read more