The brutality of Russian Wagner gives him the lead in the war in Ukraine

The brutality of Russian Wagner gives him the lead in the war in Ukraine

Fierce battles in eastern Ukraine have cast a new spotlight on Russia’s Wagner Group, a private military company run by a rogue millionaire with longtime ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wagner spearheaded the revival of the stalled Russian offensive in Donetsk province, eastern Ukraine. The fierce house-to-house fighting produced some of the bloodiest encounters … Read more

Doctors say 5 people killed by gunman near Jerusalem synagogue

Doctors say 5 people killed by gunman near Jerusalem synagogue

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s National Rescue Service Mada said a gunman killed five people and injured three others in a shooting near a synagogue Friday night in East Jerusalem in one of the attacks deadliest against Israelis in years. The shooter was shot and reportedly killed. The killings came a day after Israeli troops killed … Read more

“It’s been bugging me all my life”: My dad gave me $1,000 a month to buy a house in California. My brother cried foul and told me to stop. Who is right ?

“It’s been bugging me all my life”: My dad gave me ,000 a month to buy a house in California.  My brother cried foul and told me to stop.  Who is right ?

It has bothered me all my life. My father left my family when I was 7 years old. I don’t know how much child support he paid my mother. Shortly after graduating from college, he visited me for the first time since leaving the family. He told me that he wanted to send me money … Read more

Energy giants set to break annual profit records

Energy giants set to break annual profit records

US President Joe Biden previously pointed the finger at Exxon Mobil for making “more money than God” last year. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies are poised to report record annual profits, raking in extraordinary revenues after a year of volatile fossil fuel prices amid Russia’s assault … Read more

Palestinians: Israeli soldiers kill 10 in West Bank violence

Palestinians: Israeli soldiers kill 10 in West Bank violence

JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces killed at least nine Palestinians and injured several others in a large-scale raid Thursday in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said. The deadliest operation in the territory in two decades has prompted Palestinian leaders to sever security ties with Israel, a move that could lead … Read more

Russian paramilitary company Wagner Group sanctioned by US over alleged ongoing criminal activities

Russian paramilitary company Wagner Group sanctioned by US over alleged ongoing criminal activities

A mural praises the Russian Wagner Group and its mercenaries fighting in Ukraine on March 30, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia. Peter Crom | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday announced a series of new sanctions and additional measures targeting the Russian private military company, the Wagner Group, saying it was engaged in … Read more

Russia, South Africa and a “Reimagined World Order”

Russia, South Africa and a “Reimagined World Order”

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – Jan Feb 23, 2023: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (left) meets South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor (right) during his official visit to Pretoria Ihsan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Russia and South Africa pledged this week to strengthen bilateral ties and will embark on a joint military exercise next month, … Read more

Omicron Covid boosters offer some protection against the XBB variant

Omicron Covid boosters offer some protection against the XBB variant

Pfizer‘sand ModernOmicron’s omicron boosters reduced the risk of mild illness from the XBB subvariant family compared to people who did not receive the injection, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Wednesday. The CDC study provides the first estimate of the true effectiveness of omicron injections against the XBB family of … Read more

Manchin pushes to delay electric vehicle tax credits

Manchin pushes to delay electric vehicle tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstering his criticisms, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin decided on Wednesday to delay new tax credits for electric vehiclesa key part of President Joe Biden’s landmark climate law. Manchin said the guidelines issued by the Treasury Department allow manufacturers in Europe and other countries to circumvent requirements that significant parts of electric vehicle … Read more

US and Germany send battle tanks to help Ukraine’s war effort

US and Germany send battle tanks to help Ukraine’s war effort

BERLIN (AP) – Germany and the United States announced on Wednesday that they would send battle tanks to Ukraine, the first step in a coordinated effort by the West to provide dozens of heavy weapons to help Kyiv to break the fighting stalemate as the Russian invasion enters its 12th month. US President Joe Biden … Read more