The Russian Navy evacuates the flagship Moskva in the Black Sea. Ukraine claims to have been hit by a missile

CNN — One of the Russian Navy’s most important warships floats abandoned or at the bottom of the Black Sea, a blow for an army battling Ukrainian resistance 50 days after Vladimir Putin invaded its neighbor. Russian sailors evacuated the guided-missile cruiser Moskva, flagship of its Black Sea Fleet, after a fire blew up munitions … Read more

Air Force delays hypersonic missile program after flight test ‘abnormalities’

CNN — The Air Force has delayed its hypersonic missile program for up to a year after “recent flight test anomalies” pushed back the weapon’s completion schedule, according to an Army statement. the air. The AGM-183 Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) was supposed to reach early operational capability, a milestone in weapons testing and development, … Read more

Highlights of the 2008 Georgia-Russia conflict

CNN — Here’s a look at the 2008 military conflict between Russia and Georgia. The conflict was centered on South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two “separatist provinces” of Georgia. They are officially part of Georgia, but have separate governments not recognized by most countries. Abkhazia and South Ossetia are supported by Russia. During the five days … Read more

USC will honor former Japanese American students with college degrees 80 years later

CNN — Kristina Hayashi was a teaching assistant in a history class in the United States when she first saw a photo of her great-uncle in 2013. During a lesson on World War II, she noticed an LA Times article about Henry Kondo in a textbook. Over the years, she had heard stories about her … Read more

Kashmir Highlights | CNN

CNN — Here is an overview of Kashmir, a region of the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. India, Pakistan and China all claim partial or full ownership of Kashmir. Kashmir is an 86,000 square mile region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. India and Pakistan have been fighting over Kashmir since the two … Read more

With the option to rule for life, China’s Xi targets Taiwan

hong kong CNN — Xi Jinping began his second term as president of China with a stark warning for Taiwan, an island he considers a breakaway province. “All deeds and tricks aimed at dividing the motherland are doomed to failure and will be condemned by the people and punished by history,” Xi said Tuesday at … Read more

Myanmar says Kokang rebels killed 47 of its soldiers

Story Highlights Fighting leaves 73 government soldiers injured, official newspaper reports The army carried out airstrikes, but no figures on rebel or civilian casualties are given CNN — Days of clashes with rebels from an ethnic minority group in northern Myanmar have left 47 government soldiers dead and dozens injured, state media reported on Friday. … Read more

Russia admits conscripts fought in Ukraine, despite Putin’s previous denials

CNN — The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed that Russian military conscripts were involved in the invasion of Ukraine and some were taken prisoner by Ukrainian forces, just a day after President Vladimir Putin insisted that the conscripts were not part of the assault. The ministry admitted conscripts had been “discovered” in Ukraine, but claimed … Read more

Ukrainian synagogue turned into bomb shelter

Uman, Ukraine CNN — As air raid sirens sounded in the small Ukrainian town of Uman, about 200km south of the capital Kiev, families crammed into a makeshift bomb shelter under a central synagogue. Before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine last week, the temple’s basement served as a public bathhouse for Jewish worshipers to … Read more

Mariupol: Russian troops besiege a key Ukrainian city and tighten their grip on the south

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — The city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine was besieged by Russian forces on Thursday as Moscow sought to tighten its grip on the south of the country and the humanitarian crisis appeared to be dramatically worsening. City authorities have warned of a “critical” situation for residents who are trapped under heavy … Read more