Biden says risk of “Armageddon” highest since Cuban Missile Crisis as tensions rise with Russia

President Biden said Thursday the risk of “Armageddon” is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as Russian officials allude to the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons after suffering massive setbacks in Ukraine. “We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” Mr. Biden said … Read more

The Kremlin behaved ‘like a drug dealer’ over gas supplies, Polish PM says

The Kremlin behaved “like a drug dealer” when it comes to Europe’s gas supplies, according to Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. “Initially the gas [from Russia] was supposed to be very cheap, but the real price of the gas we now know. The real price of the gas is also the blood of soldiers and … Read more

Russians Terrified by Putin’s Bunker Mentality as He Turns 70 With His Finger on the Nuclear Button

Only a handful of people know the exact location where President Vladimir Putin is celebrating his 70th birthday in St. Petersburg on Friday, but critics say he spends more and more of his time isolated deep inside nuclear bunkers. The Kremlin has announced that Putin will spend his birthday working. Mired, as he is, in … Read more

Why is North Korea firing so many missiles — and should the West be worried?

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Tensions are running high in the Korean Peninsula, as the United States and its allies respond to North Korea’s flurry of recent missile tests – including one that flew over neighboring Japan without warning. North Korea has fired six missiles in the past two weeks – a prolific number, even … Read more

Ales Bialiatski, Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties win Nobel Peace Prize

CNN — Belarusian human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski, and two organizations from Russia and Ukraine – Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties – have won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2022. The winners were honored for “an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power” in their respective … Read more

Biden offers stark ‘Armageddon’ warning on the dangers of Putin’s nuclear threats

Washington CNN — President Joe Biden on Thursday delivered a stark warning about the dangers behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats as Moscow continues to face military setbacks in Ukraine. “First time since the Cuban missile crisis, we have a direct threat of the use (of a) nuclear weapon if in fact things continue … Read more

SpaceX capsule to dock with ISS carrying international astronauts

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A SpaceX capsule carrying a multinational crew of astronauts linked up with the International Space Station on Thursday after a 29-hour trek. The mission, called Crew-5, is a joint operation by NASA, SpaceX … Read more

Key Russian Ally Belarus Threatens ‘Cruel’ Attacks on Poland

Top officials in Belarus, a key Russian ally, are growing increasingly on edge this week about what they see as provocations—and warning that they might soon be forced into a harsh response. The head of the border committee of Belarus, Anatoly Lappo, claimed that Poland was acting “provocatively,” and that if any Polish attack takes … Read more

Swedish probe finds signs of ‘detonations’ at Nord Stream leak sites

A Swedish investigation of leaks in two Russian natural gas pipelines that run under the Baltic Sea to Europe found evidence that “detonations” caused extensive damage, strengthening suspicions of “serious sabotage.” Sweden’s Security Service said ​Thursday ​that it had seized evidence ​of what caused the ruptures in Nord Stream 1 and 2 ​last week but … Read more

Brittney Griner’s wife hopes Putin will have ‘mercy’ and negotiate for her release

CNN — The wife of Brittney Griner, the American professional basketball player jailed in Russia, said Thursday she thinks it’s going to take “mercy” from Russian President Vladimir Putin to get Griner home. “I feel like at this point it’s going to take Putin to have that same mindset and say ‘You know what, Brittney … Read more