Seven countries pledge more aid for Ukraine as 97% of Russian missiles aim at civilian targets: Live updates

The foreign ministers of seven Nordic and Baltic counties vowed Monday to provide more military, economic and humanitarian aid to help Ukraine withstand Russian attacks not only on the battlefield but against civilian targets, which account for most of the Kremlin’s aims. With winter approaching and temperatures already dipping below freezing in […]

WRAPUP 1-China COVID cases hit fresh record high after weekend of protests

By Martin Quin Pollard BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) – China posted another record high COVID-19 infections on Monday, after an extraordinary weekend of protests across the country over restrictive coronavirus curbs, in scenes unprecedented since President Xi Jinping assumed power a decade ago. In Shanghai, demonstrators and police clashed on […]

Russia’s Secret Recruits Allegedly Abandoned, Starving, and Missing in Action

Photo Illustration by Erin O’Flynn/The Daily Beast/Getty ABUJA, Nigeria—Russia’s infamous Wagner Group has abandoned dozens of former Central African Republic (CAR) rebels in Ukraine’s Donbas region after recruiting them to fight Vladimir Putin’s war, two former CAR fighters told The Daily Beast. The CAR sources, who were recruited by Wagner […]

Vladimir Putin tells mothers of Russian soldiers killed in unprovoked Ukraine war: ‘I share your pain’

Vladimir Putin said he empathizes with the mothers of Russian soldiers he sent to die in an unprovoked attack on Ukraine. With cameras rolling, the embattled Russian leader addressed a carefully curated gathering of more than a dozen grieving moms at the Kremlin Friday. The 70-year-old president said nothing can […]