Putin has his back to the wall with the clock ticking ever louder

CNN  —  Time is running out for Russian President Vladmir Putin, and he knows it. Meanwhile his bombast continues: announcing the annexation of Ukrainian territories on Friday, Putin declared Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson will become part of Russia “forever.” He is rushing to claim a victory and cement slender gains and sue for peace, … Read more

King Charles III’s coin portrait unveiled by UK Royal Mint

London CNN Business  —  The portrait of King Charles III that will feature on British coins has been unveiled by the Royal Mint, the official maker of UK coins. The image, which will first appear on commemorative £5 and 50 pence coins to honor the life of the late Queen Elizabeth II, was designed by … Read more

Lyman: Russian forces retreat from strategic Donetsk city a day after Moscow’s annexation of the region

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN  —  Russian forces retreated from Lyman, a strategic city for its operations in the east, the Russian defense ministry said Saturday, just a day after Moscow’s annexation of the region that’s been declared illegal by the West. “In connection with the creation of a threat of encirclement, allied troops were withdrawn from … Read more

September 30, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news

NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Christopher G. Cavoli in Izmir, Turkey on August 4.(Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) The Pentagon is working to form a new command to coordinate arming and training Ukraine, according to two US officials, in an effort to streamline what was a largely ad hoc process rapidly created in the … Read more

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Ukraine annexation, China abstains | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia has used its veto at the United Nations Security Council to scuttle a draft resolution that sought to condemn its annexations of Ukrainian territory. But even Moscow’s close friends China and India chose to abstain rather than vote against the resolution that condemned the Kremlin’s latest actions in Ukraine. United States ambassador to the UN … Read more

Government shutdown averted as Biden signs funding bill

CNN  —  The House of Representatives voted on Friday to approve a stopgap bill to fund the government through December 16, averting a shutdown just hours ahead of a midnight deadline when funding was set to expire. President Joe Biden signed the bill Friday afternoon. The Senate passed the measure on a bipartisan basis on … Read more

We’ve Got To Wait A Bit Longer For Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Editions (EU + UK)

Image: Nintendo / Monolith Soft While those in America and Canada are starting to get hold of their Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Editions, the UK and Europe will have to wait a bit longer to even pre-order them. Pre-orders were due to open in September, however, customers have started to receive emails confirming that the … Read more

Putin announces annexation of Ukrainian regions in defiance of international law

CNN  —  President Vladimir Putin announced Russia would seize of nearly a fifth of Ukraine on Friday, declaring that the millions of people living there would be Russian citizens “forever.” Under the annexation process, which is illegal under international law, Moscow will recognize four Ukrainian regions as Russian territory: Luhansk and Donetsk – home to … Read more

Live updates: Russia-Ukraine war | AP News

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — BRUSSELS — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has rejected Russia’s “illegal and illegitimate” annexation of four regions of Ukraine. Stoltenberg told reporters Friday that “his is the largest attempted annexation of European territory by force since the Second World War” and that the “sham referendums” held in Ukraine’s occupied territory “were engineered … Read more

US imposing ‘swift and severe costs’ on Russia following Putin’s Ukraine annexation

CNN  —  The US is imposing what it describes as “swift and severe costs” on Russia, including sanctions on a figure the Biden administration says is key to Russia’s economy, after President Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of regions of Ukraine following what the West casts as “sham referenda.” Putin signed documents on Friday to … Read more