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

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

Russia strikes Zaporizhzhia after Putin moves to take control of nuclear plant

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Russia carried out a deadly salvo of missile attacks on the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia early Thursday, just hours after the Kremlin said it was formally seizing a massive nuclear power plant nearby. The barrage began with pre-dawn strikes, the first of which hit high-rise residential buildings as slept people, … Read more

Fears in Europe grow over Putin nuke threats 

VIENNA — Nuclear experts are warning that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats to deploy a nuclear weapon in Ukraine has put the world at its most dangerous precipice of nuclear confrontation since the Cold War. “The nuclear risk, is it as bad as during the Cold War? The answer is yes,” said Alexander Kmentt, director … Read more

IEA chief Fatih Birol in warning over European gas storage

A German gas storage facility photographed in September 2022. European countries are attempting to wean themselves off Russian gas following the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine. Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg | Getty Images The executive director of the International Energy Agency on Wednesday said that while Europe’s gas storage for this winter was nearly full, the … Read more

Putin Propagandist Yevgeny Satanovsky Says He Drafted ‘Kill List’ of Western Officials on Russian State TV

Russia’s ill-fated invasion of Ukraine is coming apart at the seams, and top Kremlin propagandists are unraveling right along with it. In the absence of good news from the front, Putin’s regime is promoting other ideas on how to deal with the self-inflicted disaster. Prominent experts routinely featured on Kremlin-controlled state television roundly reject the … Read more

Darya Dugina death: US believes elements within Ukraine’s government authorized assassination near Moscow, sources say

Washington CNN — The US intelligence community believes that the car bombing that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of prominent Russian political figure Alexander Dugin, was authorized by elements within the Ukrainian government, sources briefed on the intelligence told CNN. The US was not aware of the plan beforehand, according to the sources, and it … Read more

US believes elements within Ukraine’s government authorized assassination near Moscow

Washington CNN — The US intelligence community believes that the car bombing that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of prominent Russian political figure Alexander Dugin, was authorized by elements within the Ukrainian government, sources briefed on the intelligence told CNN. The US was not aware of the plan beforehand, according to the sources, and it … Read more

Democrats excoriate Saudis over OPEC+ decision

Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration took aim at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its lead producer, Saudi Arabia, following the announcement that the OPEC+ bloc will cut oil production by 2 million barrels a day. The announcement comes months after President Biden visited Saudi Arabia to appeal to the kingdom’s leaders to … Read more