‘The impossible’: Ukraine’s secret, deadly rescue missions:

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – As was his habit before each flight, the veteran Ukrainian army pilot ran a hand along the fuselage of his Mi-8 helicopter, caressing the heavy transporter’s metal skin to bring luck to him and his crew. They would need it. Their destination – a besieged steel mill in the brutalized city … Read more

‘The impossible’: Ukraine’s secret, deadly rescue missions:

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – As was his habit before each flight, the veteran Ukrainian army pilot ran a hand along the fuselage of his Mi-8 helicopter, caressing the heavy transporter’s metal skin to bring luck to him and his crew. They would need it. Their destination – a besieged steel mill in the brutalized city … Read more

How did the Russia-Ukraine war trigger a global food crisis? |: Explainer News:

Russia war in Ukraine is preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world” and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to worsen shortages, hunger, and political instability in developing countries. Together, Russia and Ukraine export nearly a third of the world wheat and barley, more than 70 percent of its sunflower oil … Read more

Deadly secret: Electronic warfare shapes Russia-Ukraine war:

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – On Ukraine’s battlefields:, the simple act of powering up a cellphone can beckon a rain of deathly skyfall. Artillery radar and remote controls for unmanned aerial vehicles may also invite fiery shrapnel showers. This is electronic warfare, a critical but largely invisible aspect of Russia war against Ukraine. Military commanders largely … Read more

Russia-Ukraine live news: Fighting ‘continues’ in Severodonetsk |: Russia-Ukraine war News:

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he is expecting “good news” on weapons deliveries amid a “very difficult” situation in the east of his country. Russian President Vladimir Putin tells the leaders of France and Germany that Moscow is ready to look for ways to ship grain stuck in Ukrainian ports. Putin cautions German Chancellor Olaf … Read more

Russia-Ukraine live news: Fighting ‘continues’ in Severodonetsk |: Russia-Ukraine war News:

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he is expecting “good news” on weapons deliveries amid a “very difficult” situation in the east of his country. Russian President Vladimir Putin tells the leaders of France and Germany that Moscow is ready to look for ways to ship grain stuck in Ukrainian ports. Putin cautions German Chancellor Olaf … Read more

Worry about stagflation, a flashback to ’70s, begins to grow:

WASHINGTON (AP) – Stagflation. It was the dreaded “S word” of the 1970s. For Americans of a certain age, it conjures memories of painfully long lines at gas stations, shuttered factories and President Gerald Ford’s much-ridiculed “Whip Inflation Now” buttons. Stagflation is the bitterest of economic pills: High inflation mixes with a weak job market … Read more

Captive medic’s bodycam shows firsthand horror of Mariupol:

By VASILISA STEPANENKO and LORI HINNANT: May 19, 2022 GMT: https://apnews.com/article/mariupol-medic-body-camera-036cf9f28180e9525760d68bddbe4ee4 KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) – A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail, smuggled out to the world in a tampon. Now she is in Russian hands, at a time when Mariupol itself is on … Read more

War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future:

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – As she lay buried under the rubble, her legs broken and eyes blinded by blood and thick clouds of dust, all Inna Levchenko could hear was screams. It was 12:15 pm on March 3, and moments earlier a blast had pulverized the school where she’d taught for 30 years. Amid relentless … Read more

Live updates |: Putin comments on Sweden, Finland in NATO:

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia “does not have a problem” with Sweden or Finland as they apply for NATO membership but that it will react to any military expansion in the countries. Discussing Finland and Sweden, Putin said that Russia “does not have a problem with these states. And therefore in this … Read more