Ukraine forces break through Russian defences in south, advance in east

investing.com By Jonathan Landay and Tom Balmforth SVIATOHIRSK/KYIV - Ukrainian forces have broken through Russia's defences in the south of the country while expanding their rapid offensive in the east, seizing back more...

Expert: If Putin uses nukes, U.S. could wipe out Russian forces in Ukraine

yahoo.com If Vladimir Putin makes good on his threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the United States would likely respond with a sweeping economic embargo combined with massive conventional attack on Russian military...

Kremlin Mouthpiece Who Said West Lost 'Appeal' Has American Teach Her Kids

newsweek.com Margarita Simonyan is described by the U.S. State Department as "one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's main faces of propaganda and disinformation."

Fact Check: Did Vladimir Putin Smuggle Washing Machine Out of East Germany?

newsweek.com Russia's Vladimir Putin, a KGB agent at the time, is said to have brought appliance home after the Cold War ended.

Italy freezes real estate owned by two Russian oligarchs -sources

investing.com MILAN - Italy on Monday froze some real estate properties owned by two Russian oligarchs in the luxurious seaside resort of Portofino, in Sirmione on Lake Garda and in Rome, two sources with direct knowledge of the...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

apnews.com The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, said the director general of Ukraine’s and Europe’s largest power plant, Ihor Murashov, has been released from Russian custody after...

Russia's war machine faces ridicule from two Putin allies

investing.com By Guy Faulconbridge and Felix Light LONDON -The withdrawal of Russian forces from a strategically important town in eastern Ukraine has prompted two powerful allies of President Vladimir Putin to do something rare...

Russia sacks commander of Western military district

investing.com LONDON -Russia has sacked the commander of its Western military district, the news outlet RBC reported on Monday, the latest in a series of top officials to be fired after a series of defeats and humiliations in the...

Putin's Problems Stacking Up as Kyiv Counteroffensive Exposes Weaknesses

newsweek.com Vladimir Putin has admitted to "mistakes" in his partial mobilization, while Kyiv presses on with its counteroffensive in Lyman and Kherson.

Ukrainian troops claim gains in Russia-annexed region

apnews.com KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops pushed forward Monday with their offensive that has embarrassed Moscow, with Kyiv officials and foreign observers hinting at new gains in the strategic southern region of Kherson...

When conspiracy theorists run countries

ft.com The paranoid fantasies of Vladimir Putin and others increase dangers for the world

Russian factory activity expands at fastest rate in Sept since 2019 - PMI

yahoo.com Russian manufacturing activity grew at its fastest rate in 3-1/2 years in September. S&P Global Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose in September to 52.0 from 51.7 in the previous month. Western sanctions continued...

Sweden sends special diving vessel to area of pipeline leaks

apnews.com COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden has sent a vessel capable of “advanced diving missions” to the Baltic Sea area where ruptured undersea pipelines leaked natural gas for days, the Swedish navy said Monday. Russian...

Factbox-The UK's top tax rate

investing.com LONDON - British finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Monday abruptly dropped his plan to eliminate the top rate of income tax, part of his Sept. 23 "mini budget" that triggered a rout of sterling and government bonds...

UK and allies meet to discuss pipeline security after blasts

apnews.com BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — The Joint Expeditionary Force group of northern European nations will meet Monday to discuss the safety of undersea pipelines and cables after blasts ruptured two natural gas pipelines in...