Mariupol defenders dig for last stand as Russia ‘screens’ men

An ultimatum given by the Russian Ministry of Defense to the last Ukrainian troops still fighting in the port city has come and gone. The battle continues. Heavy fighting continued in Mariupol on Monday, according to Petro Andriushchenko, adviser to the city’s mayor. He said Russian forces had started issuing passes to move around the … Read more

Wounded, alone and destined for a Russian orphanage, a 12-year-old Ukrainian girl is recruited for Moscow’s information war

CNN — Before the start of Russia’s war against Ukraine, Kira Obedinsky was a cheerful and beloved 12-year-old girl. Now orphaned, injured and alone in a Russian-controlled hospital in eastern Ukraine, she has become an unwitting pawn in Moscow’s information war. Obedinsky’s mother died when she was a baby. His father Yevhen Obedinsky, a former … Read more

Macron versus Le Pen: the second round of the French presidential election explained

Paris CNN — It’s Macron against Le Pen, second round. The French presidential election will be a rematch of the 2017 contest, when far-right Marine Le Pen took on political newcomer Emmanuel Macron. Macron won this race by nearly two votes to one. But while the candidates remain the same, the 2022 race looks very … Read more

Highlights on David Beckham | CNN

CNN — Here’s a look into the life of retired professional footballer David Beckham. Date of Birth: May 2, 1975 Place of birth: London, England Birth name: David Robert Joseph Beckham Dad: David Edward “Ted” Beckham, an appliance repairman Mother: Sandra (West) Beckham, a hairdresser Marriage: Victoria (Adams) Beckham (July 4, 1999–present) Children: Harper, Cruz, … Read more

Sinking of the Moskva: Ukrainian missile or accidental firing – what really happened to the Russian warship?

CNN — The Russian guided missile cruiser Moskva rests deep under the Black Sea this morning. Whether he is there as a victim of Ukrainian missiles, Russian incompetence, bad luck or some combination of the three is unclear. What is certain, however, is that the biggest warship loss in 40 years will raise troubling questions … Read more

UK-Rwanda migrant deal: UK announces controversial plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the project “an innovative approach, driven by our common humanitarian impulse and made possible by Brexit-related freedoms”, saying that with the help of the UK, Rwanda will have the capacity to resettle “tens of thousands of people”. in the years to come.” Speaking at a joint press conference in … Read more

Atrocities are piling up across Ukraine. CNN witnessed some of the horrors.

This story contains graphic images. As Ukrainians reclaim areas previously occupied by Russian invaders, evidence of the horrors of recent weeks is emerging from the rubble of destroyed villages and towns. New victims are discovered daily. And those lucky enough to survive the ordeal tell harrowing stories of kidnapping, rape and torture. Iryna Venediktova, Ukraine’s … Read more

Some Belarusians want to fight the Russians in Ukraine. They also hope to free their country from the grip of Putin

CNN — In a wooded area on the Polish side of the Polish-Ukrainian border, men dressed in crisp, clean camouflage are given tourniquets. They kneel on the muddy ground and begin to learn basic survival training. They call themselves the Pohonia Battalion, a group of less than 30 Belarusian exiles living mostly in Poland and … Read more

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

They tried to bring a boat to safety. Then the Russian rockets fell

His mother Julia Nesterenko was happy to encourage the habit. “We even had a basketball hoop at home,” the 33-year-old told CNN when describing their first family home. It was their “nest”, she says, with a small garden and a vegetable patch. It was time “to leave the occupied territories for safety…in order to survive,” … Read more