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As Russia readies military pomp, Ukraine blames it for deadly school attack
by Dmitry Zaks - May 9, 2022 - 8:48am
As intense fighting continued, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed the death toll in Saturday's Russian air strike on a school in the eastern village of Bilogorivka. That would be one of the highest...
Deadly strikes rock Ukraine despite talks with Russia
by Dmitry Zaks - March 15, 2022 - 8:51am
With Russian forces threatening to take "full control" of several major cities, the fourth round of talks failed to deliver a breakthrough on the 19th day of the invasion, with negotiations to resume on Tuesday...
'Heroic spirits': Women rush to Ukraine's defense
by Dmitry Zaks - March 12, 2022 - 5:40pm
The woman who was Ukraine's first female volunteer to get a full military contract wants the new recruits in her charge to drop all notions about the romance of war.
Russian forces edge closer to Kyiv as city becomes 'fortress'
by Dmitry Zaks - March 11, 2022 - 1:37pm
The Ukrainian military in a statement warned "the enemy is trying to eliminate the defences of the Ukrainian forces around" regions to the west and northwest of the capital "to block Kyiv."
Hopes hinge on Ukraine escape routes as war rages
by Dmitry Zaks - March 8, 2022 - 8:55am
Russia's defense ministry said it would open the corridors from 0700 GMT Tuesday, subject to Ukraine's approval, listing routes from Kyiv as well as the cities of Mariupol, Kharkiv and Sumy — all of which have...
Russia announces humanitarian corridors as Ukraine assault intensifies
by Dmitry Zaks - March 7, 2022 - 4:18pm
Russia announced humanitarian corridors would open in several Ukrainian cities on Monday, after terrified civilians came under fire in two previous attempts and with Moscow's forces pummeling cities across the ...
'We will blow it up': Last bridge to Kyiv stalls Russian advance
by Dmitry Zaks - March 7, 2022 - 8:06am
The historic city of Kyiv would be effectively cut off from much of its western hinterland should Casper receive the order to blow the bridge up.
Ukraine's comedian-turned-president stars in crisis
by Dmitry Zaks - February 16, 2022 - 10:58am
Volodymyr Zelensky could be having the last laugh as Russia begins pulling back forces from Ukraine's frontiers without staging an attack — just as he had told Washington they would.
US reaffirms dire Russian invasion warning as Scholz heads to Kyiv
by Dmitry Zaks - February 14, 2022 - 9:05am
Washington reaffirmed its warning Sunday that Russia could invade Ukraine at any moment and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz prepared to visit both countries in a bid to head off a crisis that Berlin said had reached...
House mate says Amber Heard faked injuries for blackmail
by Dmitry Zaks - July 18, 2020 - 12:04pm
A live-in friend who witnessed Johnny Depp's tumultuous marriage to Amber Heard told the Hollywood actor's libel trial Friday the actress faked her injuries in order to blackmail him.
UK offers Hong Kongers citizenship in response to China
by Dmitry Zaks - July 2, 2020 - 8:00am
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement represents the most direct international response to legislation that has been roundly condemned by Western allies.
Steroid breakthrough raises virus hopes, despite China outbreak
by Dmitry Zaks - June 17, 2020 - 7:29am
Britain will start giving seriously ill coronavirus patients a basic steroid treatment hailed as a breakthrough to help reduce the global pandemic's death toll even as worrying new outbreaks surfaced in China and...
JK Rowling says she is survivor of sexual assault
by Dmitry Zaks - June 11, 2020 - 10:25am
"Harry Potter" author JK Rowling revealed on Wednesday she is a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
Pope marks 'Easter of solitude' in virus lockdown
by Dmitry Zaks - April 13, 2020 - 8:11am
Pope Francis prayed for tens of thousands of coronavirus victims in an unprecedented livestream Easter Sunday message delivered from a hauntingly empty Vatican to a world under lockdown.
Virus deaths top 100,000 ahead of locked-down Easter
by Dmitry Zaks - April 11, 2020 - 9:00am
(Update 1, 12:17 p.m.) — The global coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 Friday as Easter celebrations around the world kicked off in near-empty churches with billions of people stuck indoors to halt...
Pope guides locked-down world through virtual Easter
by Dmitry Zaks - April 10, 2020 - 1:40pm
The Vatican has been closed to visitors for a month and the 83-year-old pontiff—beloved for breaking stuffy customs and mingling with the people—has complained of feeling "caged."
Global virus cases near million as governments expand lockdowns
by Dmitry Zaks - April 1, 2020 - 8:29am
As governments expanded lockdowns that have affected half the planet, global agencies warned that parts of the world could face food shortages if authorities fail to navigate the crisis properly.
Italy sees second successive drop in virus deaths
by Dmitry Zaks - March 24, 2020 - 7:45am
The number of new declared infections fell from 6,557 on Saturday to 4,789 on Monday.
Italy virus deaths hit record as Trump goes on war footing
by Dmitry Zaks - March 19, 2020 - 7:45am
Italy has now recorded more than one-third of global deaths and has shut down all businesses and public gatherings — steps that have spread across the world as worries mount.
Pope prays at Great Plague church as Italy toll mounts
by Dmitry Zaks - March 16, 2020 - 8:04am
The pope prayed for "the end of the pandemic that affects Italy and the world, imploring for the healing of the many sick, and remembering the many victims," the Vatican said.
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