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Ukraine lightens new Russian strikes near Kyiv preschool, Lviv airport

Ukraine lightens new Russian strikes near Kyiv preschool, Lviv airport

As Russia bore down, President Biden issued a stern warning Friday to his counterpart in China not to help Russian President Vladimir Putin by sending him weapons. During a nearly two-hour phone call, Biden threatened Chinese leader Xi Jinping with “consequences if China provides material support to Russia as it conducts brutal attacks against Ukrainian …

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What is BA.2 or 'Stealth Omicron'?  What to Know as Cases Abroad Spark Concern – NBC Chicago

What is BA.2 or ‘Stealth Omicron’? What to Know as Cases Abroad Spark Concern – NBC Chicago

The BA.2 variant is beginning to grow in parts of the US and is believed to be behind a number of COVID increases in multiple countries, so what exactly is it and what does the change mean as restrictions continue to ease? Chicago’s top doctor said Thursday it remains unclear what effect the BA.2 subvariant …

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Finland and Denmark still top the list: NPR

Finland and Denmark still top the list: NPR

A woman skates in Helsinki, on a sunny but frosty Boxing Day on Dec. 26, with temperatures around 9 degrees Fahrenheit. Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva/AFP via Getty Images A woman skates in Helsinki, on a sunny but frosty Boxing Day on Dec. 26, with temperatures around 9 degrees …

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Meaningful talks needed to stop Russia in Ukraine, Zelenskiy says

Meaningful talks needed to stop Russia in Ukraine, Zelenskiy says

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy calls for comprehensive peace talks Ukraine says loses access to Sea of ​​Azov US oil services companies suspend or halt Russia operations Biden warns China’s Xi against helping Russia KYIV/LVIV, Ukraine, March 19 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called on Saturday for comprehensive peace talks with Moscow to stop its invasion of …

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Young brothers rescued from Brazilian Amazon after nearly a month

Young brothers rescued from Brazilian Amazon after nearly a month

The children — ages 7 and 9 — were found near their hometown of Manicoré by a local resident on Thursday, their father told local media. The boys — who are indigenous Mura people, who live in the central and eastern parts of Amazonas, Brazil — had been lost for 27 days. The father said …

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US defense secretary Lloyd Austin tells CNN Russia made 'missteps' in Ukraine invasion

US defense secretary Lloyd Austin tells CNN Russia made ‘missteps’ in Ukraine invasion

In offering an assessment of Russia’s troops, Austin told CNN’s Don Lemon in an exclusive interview, conducted in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, that the Russians “have not progressed as far as quickly as they would have liked.” Austin told CNN that the Russians have “struggled with logistics” and that he has not seen evidence …

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Why the US fears Russia's potential use of chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine

Why the US fears Russia’s potential use of chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine passes its third week, the US is carefully watching for any possible decision from Moscow on the use of chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine. Washington has accused Russia of falsely claiming that the US is working with Ukraine to develop a chemical and biological weapons program. “Russia has a …

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Finland named world’s happiest country for fifth year running | Finnish

Finland has been named the world’s happiest country for the fifth year in a row, in an annual UN-sponsored index that ranked Afghanistan as the unhappiest, closely followed by Lebanon. The latest list was completed before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia recorded the biggest boosts in wellbeing. The largest falls in …

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Mariupol evacuees describe horror of Russian attacks

Mariupol evacuees describe horror of Russian attacks

Some families drove cars with their windshields smashed out or shattered from the force of explosions near their homes. One car, struck in a rocket attack, looked as if it had defied the odds by being able to move at all, one side completely punched in by the impact. Story continues below advertisement But with …

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Airstrikes hit outside Lviv and in Kyiv, closer to NATO border

Airstrikes hit outside Lviv and in Kyiv, closer to NATO border

LVIV, Ukraine — Russian missiles hit an aircraft repair facility outside this city on Friday, bringing the war closer to a relatively safe haven in western Ukraine — a center for refugees and humanitarian aid — and within miles of the eastern border of NATO. The threatened expansion of the war alarmed world officials even …

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