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Russian Duma Approves
Move Against LGBTQ Rights
Nov 24, 2022 3:55 PM CST
Russian Duma Approves Move Against LGBTQ Rights
Legislation prohibits 'gay propaganda' in ads, art
- Russian lawmakers on Thursday gave their final approval to a bill that significantly expands restrictions on activities seen as promoting gay rights in the country, another step in a yearslong crackdown on the country's embattled LGBTQ community. The new bill expands a ban on what authorities call "propaganda...
Ukraine Raids 'Monastery of
the Caves' in Its Own Capital
Nov 23, 2022 1:19 PM CST
Ukraine Raids 'Monastery of the Caves' in Its Own Capital
In effort to stop Russian sympathizers from using Pechersk Lavra complex for sabotage
- If it seems counterintuitive that Ukrainian forces raided one of its own holy sites this week, it's strictly a preemptive strike. The BBC reports that the nation's SBU security service descended Tuesday upon Kyiv's Pechersk Lavra Christian monastery, a 1,000-year-old Eastern Orthodox church that, until recently,...
AP Reporter Canned Over Story
on Deadly Missile in Poland
Nov 22, 2022 9:12 AM CST
AP Reporter Canned Over Story on Deadly Missile in Poland
James LaPorta cited anonymous US official who suggested missile was Russian; it was Ukrainian
- The world held its breath last week after a report suggested two missiles had been fired by Russia amid its war in Ukraine and killed two people in Poland—an incident that could have qualified as a breach against a NATO nation and possibly triggered a military response from western...
Russia Says Inmate Swap
Has Become More Likely
Nov 18, 2022 5:15 PM CST
Russia Says Inmate Swap Has Become More Likely
A day after Griner is put in a penal colony, diplomat expresses confidence about getting arms dealer back
- A Russian official said Friday that the likelihood of a prisoner exchange with the US has improved, a day after his government imprisoned American athlete Brittney Griner in a penal colony. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Russia wants a trade that would have the US return arms trafficker Viktor...
Griner Begins Serving Term
at Notorious Penal Colony
Nov 17, 2022 6:10 PM CST
Griner Begins Serving Term at Notorious Penal Colony
Athlete's lawyers say they've visited her there
- Brittney Griner has started to serve her sentence at an infamous Russian penal colony, her legal team said Thursday. The basketball star has been moved to the IK-2 female penal colony, which has a reputation for unsanitary and harsh conditions, the
Wall Street Journal
reports. The penal colony, where the...
Russia Bans Jim Carrey,
99 Other Canadians
Nov 16, 2022 5:25 PM CST
Russia Bans Jim Carrey, 99 Other Canadians
'Carrey and I had planned a little naughty weekend getaway in Moscow,' Margaret Atwood jokes
- Russia's Foreign Ministry has barred another 100 Canadians from entering the country, including actor Jim Carrey and
author Margaret Atwood. They join more than 900 other Canadians banned in retaliation for sanctions imposed by what Moscow says is Canada's "Russophobic" government, Radio Free Europe...
NATO, Poland: No, Missile
Wasn't Fired by Russia
Nov 16, 2022 8:14 AM CST
NATO, Poland: No, Missile Wasn't Fired by Russia
Jens Stoltenberg, Polish prez say fatal incident was most likely Ukrainian air defense missile
- First President Biden expressed doubt that a missile that killed two in Poland had been fired by Russia. Now, NATO's chief and Poland's president are doing the same. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that there is "no indication" of a deliberate Russian attack and preliminary...
Russia Unleashes One
of Its Largest Assaults Yet
Nov 15, 2022 11:36 AM CST
Russia Unleashes One of Its Largest Assaults Yet
Missiles rain down from east to west in Ukraine, leaving many cities in the dark
- Russian airstrikes targeting energy and other facilities rocked Ukraine from east to west Tuesday, causing broad power blackouts. A senior official warned that the situation was "critical" and urged Ukrainians to "hang in there" as neighborhoods went dark, per the AP . The
describes the assault as...
Russia: Withdrawal From
Kherson Is Complete
Nov 11, 2022 7:36 AM CST
Russia: Withdrawal From Kherson Is Complete
Unconfirmed video purports to show locals hugging Ukrainian soldiers in celebration
- Russia now says it has completely withdrawn its forces from the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson. Russia's Defense Ministry says there is "not a single piece of military equipment or weapons" left on the western bank of the Dnipro River and remaining troops have been moved to the...
Putin to Skip
'Saves Him the
Nov 10, 2022 9:35 AM CST
Putin to Skip G20 Summit: 'Saves Him the Embarrassment'
Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky to attend events in Bali as virtual guest
- Vladimir Putin will be missing from the G20 summit next week amid a series of setbacks for Russia in its war in Ukraine—though he might appear via video. That's according to officials at the Russian Embassy in Indonesia, where leaders of the world's 20 largest economies will...
Since Russia War Began, These
Creatures Are Dying in Droves
Nov 4, 2022 11:45 AM CDT
Since Russia War Began, These Creatures Are Dying in Droves
Scientists think loud noises from invasion may disrupt navigation of dolphins, porpoises, whales
- The human death toll from the Russian invasion of Ukraine is believed to be in the tens of thousands so far. But marine mammals in the Black Sea, directly to the south of Ukraine, are also dying in droves, and scientists think the loud sounds that accompany battle are to...
US Diplomats Meet
With Brittney Griner
Nov 3, 2022 3:58 PM CDT
US Diplomats Meet With Brittney Griner
Administration says Russia still refuses US offer for 2 Americans being held
- Officials from the US Embassy in Moscow were able to meet Thursday with Brittney Griner, the American WNBA star imprisoned in Russia, for the first time in months. The meeting was confirmed by the State Department, the
reports. "We are told she's doing as well as...
Power, Water Knocked
Out Again Across Ukraine
Oct 31, 2022 6:51 AM CDT
Power, Water Knocked Out Again Across Ukraine
Critical infrastructure hit by Russian missile strikes in Kyiv, Kharkiv; 80% in capital without water
- A massive barrage of Russian strikes on Monday morning hit critical infrastructure in Kyiv, Kharkiv, and other cities, knocking out water and power in apparent retaliation for what Moscow alleged was a Ukrainian attack on its Black Sea Fleet over the weekend. The mayor of Ukraine's capital said 80%...
Oct 28, 2022 10:28 AM CDT
Russia Swipes Potemkin's Remains From Ukraine
Bones of Prince Grigory Potemkin stolen from Kherson church for their own 'protection': official
- Russia has held a grip on the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson and its capital of the same name since the earliest days of the war. Kherson is also one of the four regions that were illegally annexed by Russia earlier this month. But Ukrainian forces have been pushing hard...
Putin Says Russia's Enemy
Is 'Elites,' Not the West
Oct 28, 2022 5:40 AM CDT
Putin Says Russia's Enemy Is 'Elites,' Not the West
In the US, 'there’s a very strong part of the public who maintain traditional values, and they're with us'
- In a wide-ranging speech Thursday, Vladimir Putin slammed "Western elites" and warned that the world is facing "probably the most dangerous, unpredictable, and at the same time important" decade since the end of World War II. He blamed the West for "igniting" the war in Ukraine and...
Top Russian Celebrity, Long
Close to Putin, Flees Country
Oct 27, 2022 6:45 PM CDT
Top Russian Celebrity, Long Close to Putin, Flees Country
Ksenia Sobchak goes to Lithuania after her home was raided
- Ksenia Sobchak, one of Russia's biggest celebrities and the daughter of a politician who helped launch President Vladimir Putin's career, has left the country. Lithuania security officials said Thursday that the TV anchor arrived using an Israeli passport, NBC News reports. Russian state media said Sobchak, 40, fled...
To Preserve Ukraine,
War Refugees Shouldn't
Come Home: Government
Oct 26, 2022 12:59 AM CDT
To Preserve Ukraine, War Refugees Shouldn't Come Home: Government
Energy system wouldn't be able to handle their return, government warns
- Refugees who fled Ukraine amid Russia's invasion shouldn't return until spring, the government warned. Ukraine's energy infrastructure has been under relentless attack from Russia, and it "will not cope" if everyone comes home, Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk warned, per the BBC . "If it is...
Russian Court Doesn't
Give Griner a Break
Oct 25, 2022 7:59 AM CDT
Russian Court Doesn't Give Griner a Break
WNBA star's appeal is rejected
To nobody's surprise, a Russian court rejected the appeal of WNBA star Brittney Griner on Tuesday. The decision means her nine-year sentence for drug possession stands, though it will be "slightly decreased" based on her time already spent in custody, reports CNN . The upshot of Tuesday's...
US, UK Blast Russian Official's
Dirty Bomb Claims as 'False'
Oct 24, 2022 6:29 AM CDT
US, UK Blast Russian Official's Dirty Bomb Claims as 'False'
Nation's defense minister alleges Ukraine has plans to use dirty bomb, which Ukraine refutes
- A phone call over the weekend between US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his counterpart in Russia, Sergei Shoigu, resulted in an alarming assertion from the latter. A US administration official says that Shoigu told Austin, who'd also talked to Shoigu on Friday for the first time in months,...
Berlusconi's Birthday Gift From
Putin Breached Sanctions
Oct 20, 2022 8:37 AM CDT
Berlusconi's Birthday Gift From Putin Breached Sanctions
20 bottles of vodka sent to ex-Italian PM by Russian president violated measures on Ukraine
- What do you get a former Italian prime minister who has everything when his birthday rolls around? In Silvio Berlusconi's case, his old pal Vladimir Putin figured nearly two dozen bottles of hard liquor would do the trick. Unfortunately, the European Commission has determined that thoughtful gift breaches sanctions...
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