China echoes Putin’s war for history to justify claims in Asia

China echoes Putin’s war for history to justify claims in Asia

China’s top diplomat voiced historical grievances Saturday to justify the country’s claims in the South China Sea, some of which have brought it into conflict with its neighbors, including—most prominently—the Philippines. Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s remarks, delivered at a security conference in Munich, Germany, recall the history lesson on Ukraine that Russian President Vladimir Putin … Read more

US payments to Russians for embassy in Moscow ‘fuel Putin’s war machine’

US payments to Russians for embassy in Moscow ‘fuel Putin’s war machine’

The U.S. government has paid Russian companies over $8 million to maintain its embassy in Moscow, a Newsweek investigation has found, with one company that was awarded a contract later placed under sanction by Canada. Shortly after launching its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Russia was slapped with economic sanctions by the United States … Read more

Israel-Hamas war live updates: U.S. under fire for veto of U.N. cease-fire resolution

Israel-Hamas war live updates: U.S. under fire for veto of U.N. cease-fire resolution

U.S. would like cease-fire by Ramadan; Israel has not provided plan for Rafah Israel has not presented a plan to protect more than a million civilians in Rafah ahead of its threatened assault on the border city, according to State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller. Miller said in a briefing today that while he’s seen reports … Read more

Russian war reporter who revealed huge Avdiivka troop losses dies

Russian war reporter who revealed huge Avdiivka troop losses dies

Andrei Morozov, a Russian soldier and military blogger, has died by suicide shortly after revealing the scale of Moscow’s troop losses in the fight for Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine, multiple Russian Telegram channels have reported. Morozov, who goes by the pseudonym “Murz” and ran a popular pro-war channel on Telegram, killed himself, according to a … Read more

China responds to possible US sanctions for helping Russia’s Ukraine war

China responds to possible US sanctions for helping Russia’s Ukraine war

China blasted the “long-arm jurisdiction” of the U.S. in response to news Congress is weighing sanctions over alleged Chinese assistance to Russia. “We follow an objective and impartial position on the Ukraine crisis and have worked actively to promote peace talks,” said Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning at a press conference on Tuesday. “We … Read more

Nancy Pelosi on Israel’s Gaza war: “I’m not a big fan of Netanyahu”

Nancy Pelosi on Israel’s Gaza war: “I’m not a big fan of Netanyahu”

House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi is among the U.S. politicians most in the crosshairs of furious pro-Palestinian activists, as they look to force the American political establishment out of its “ironclad” support for Israel’s devastating war on the Gaza Strip. “I understand, for some people their frustration,” Pelosi told Newsweek in an exclusive interview on … Read more

Israel-Hamas war live updates: U.S. pushes for temporary Gaza cease-fire at U.N. meeting

Israel-Hamas war live updates: U.S. pushes for temporary Gaza cease-fire at U.N. meeting

575 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the war started At least 575 Israel Defense Forces soldiers have been killed since Oct. 7, according to Elyon Levy, the prime minister’s spokesperson. “That’s up by one since our last update,” he said during his briefing today. Staff Sgt. Maoz Morel died yesterday after being injured in … Read more

Putin’s closest ally is preparing for World War III

Putin’s closest ally is preparing for World War III

Concerns over a third world war are legitimate, Belarus’ leader said on Tuesday, as the country’s Russia-aligned leadership solidified plans to be “prepared as much as possible” for future confrontation. “The world has again come to the brink of the abyss,” Belarus’ strongman leader, Alexander Lukashenko, said on Tuesday during a meeting with senior officials … Read more

Ukraine war map shows latest Russian advances

Ukraine war map shows latest Russian advances

Offensive operations by Russian forces around Avdiivka have slowed significantly following their capture, it has been reported, with a map showing the current state of play in Ukraine’s Donetsk oblast. Following months of fierce fighting that have seen huge Russian losses, Ukraine announced that it had retreated from Avdiivka. Russian media touted its biggest gain … Read more

Russia’s Avdiivka losses higher than entire Soviet-Afghan war

Russia’s Avdiivka losses higher than entire Soviet-Afghan war

Russia’s four-month offensive on the destroyed Donetsk town of Avdiivka, in eastern Ukraine, cost more lives than the 10 years of war Moscow waged under the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, new figures suggest. Around 17,000 Russian soldiers were killed between October 10, 2023, when Russia launched its assault on the Donetsk city, and February 17, … Read more