Russia hits civilian targets again, EU officials visit Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles struck residential areas in an eastern Ukrainian city on Thursday for the second time in 24 hours, while senior European Union officials held talks with the government in Kyiv as the war with Russia approaching its one-year milestone. The latest strikes in Kramatorsk came as rescue teams searched for … Read more

There were attacks in Kramatorsk today. Here are some photos of the devastation.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, in Strasbourg, France, on January 18. (Philipp von Ditfurth/picture-alliance/dpa/AP) A joint European Union-Ukraine summit to be held in Kyiv on Friday is “a very strong signal” of support, a senior EU official said in a briefing ahead of the meeting. Speaking to reporters in Brussels this … Read more

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile strike sends terrified civilians rushing for shelter

Kramatorsk, Ukraine CNN — A new barrage of missiles ripped through the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Thursday, sending flames and thick plumes into the air as screaming civilians rushed to find shelter. A CNN crew had just arrived on the scene and heard the first incoming strike on Kramatorsk. CNN saw the second … Read more

ECB and Bank of England raise interest rates again to fight inflation

London CNN — Europe’s two largest central banks have hiked interest rates strongly on Thursday, opting for a bigger hike than the US Federal Reserve as inflation in the region remains near historically high levels. The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England raised their rates an additional half point. Benchmark interest rates … Read more

Andrew Tate loses appeal against detention in Romania

CNN — Andrew Tate, the controversial former kickboxer turned social media influencer, and his brother Tristan have lost their appeal and will remain in detention in Romania on allegations of human trafficking and rape, CNN affiliate Antena 3 reported Wednesday. . The brothers will remain in Bucharest police custody until February 27, Antena 3 reported. … Read more

How to Get Away from the Cruise Ship Crowds

Canadian Tammy Cecco was not a fan of cruising. “The idea of ​​being on a boat with thousands of other people and not being able to get off,” she said, “was something I wanted to avoid.” That didn’t change when Cecco, a travel magazine publisher, boarded a surprise cruise booked by her husband to renew … Read more

Britain hit by biggest strike day in a decade as pay disputes escalate

London CNN — As many as half a million workers are on strike across Britain on Wednesday, closing schools, canceling university lectures and bringing most of the rail network to a standstill in what unions say will be the biggest day of walkouts for over a decade. Teachers, university staff, train drivers and civil servants … Read more

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

CNN — Russia is preparing for a “maximum escalation” of the war in Ukraine, potentially as early as the next few weeks, according to a senior Ukrainian national security official. “These will be defining months in the war,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Sky News in an interview broadcast … Read more

Fighting Wagner is like a ‘zombie movie’, says Ukrainian soldier

Near Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — Southwest of the town of Bakhmut, Ukrainian soldiers Andriy and Borisych live in a candle-lit bunker dug into the frozen earth. For several weeks, they have been facing hundreds of fighters belonging to the Russian private military contractor Wagner throwing themselves against the Ukrainian defenses. Disguised in a balaclava, Andriy … Read more

Andrew Tate awaits decision on Romania detention appeal

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Andrew Tate, the divisive influencer and former professional kickboxer who is being held in Romania on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking, appeared in a Bucharest court on Wednesday to appeal against a second 30-day extension of his detention. Tate, 36, a British-American citizen who has nearly 5 million Twitter … Read more