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UK Lawmakers Say Shell's Record Profit Is 'Outrageous'

$40B profit leads to calls for higher windfall tax on profits made during Ukraine war

(Newser) - War—what is it good for? Shell shareholders might be able to answer that question. The British company has reported a record profit of almost $40 billion for 2022, in large part due to the surge in energy prices after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, reports Reuters. The $39.9...

North Korea Weighs In on US Help to Ukraine

Biden administration is 'further crossing the red line' by sending tanks, says Kim Jong Un's sister

(Newser) - North Korea has condemned the decision by the United States to supply Ukraine with advanced battle tanks to help fight off Russia's invasion, saying DC is escalating a sinister "proxy war" aimed at destroying Moscow. The comments Friday by the influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong...

It Looks Like Russian Athletes Will Compete in 2024 Games

But they may have to be neutral and not support the Ukraine war

(Newser) - Russia's path to sending a team to the Paris Olympics next year has become clearer amid fierce objections from Ukraine. The International Olympic Committee indicated on Wednesday it favors officially neutral athletes from Russia and its ally Belarus at the 2024 Olympics, despite a plea from Ukrainian President Volodymyr...

Ukraine May Be Flying US F-16s Before Long

The West relented on supplying tanks, and fighter jets may be next

(Newser) - After much delay and consternation, the US and Germany agreed to give Ukraine heavy tanks in its fight against Russia. Expect a similar scenario to play out over fighter jets, according to reports at Politico , Reuters , and the UK Financial Times . "The next natural step would be fighters,"...

Russia Responds to Tank News With Fresh Wave of Missiles

At least 1 person was killed in Kyiv, but Ukraine manages to shoot down most of them

(Newser) - "Explosions have been heard in Kyiv—stay in your shelters" authorities in the Ukrainian capital warned Thursday, a day after Germany and the US confirmed that they would supply the country with dozens of modern tanks . As has happened after previous Ukrainian successes, Russia fired a barrage of missiles...

Australian Open Evicts Pro-Russia Demonstrators

Banned flag, Putin's image and a 'Z' disrupt event

(Newser) - Four people were detained, questioned, and evicted Wednesday after the Australian Open was disrupted by pro-Russia chants and displays. The demonstrators displayed a Russian flag bearing an image of Vladimir Putin, and a spectator took off a shirt during play to reveal a T-shirt underneath bearing a white "Z"...

US to Give Ukraine Tanks It Argued Were Too Complex

31 Abrams tanks will be sent, but likely not for many months

(Newser) - As expected, President Biden on Wednesday announced that the US is following Germany's lead and will supply Ukraine with tanks. Some 31 Abrams tanks, which the president described as equivalent to one Ukrainian battalion, will be sent. Standout points:
  • BBC Washington correspondent Gary O'Donoghue writes that the US
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Ukraine Begged for Tanks. It's Finally Getting Them

Germany says it will send its Leopard 2 heavy tanks; US expected to send its M1 Abrams tanks

(Newser) - Earlier this month, NATO allies, including the US, agreed to send combat vehicles to Ukraine to assist it in its fight against Russia. Now, Western nations are taking things up a level, at Ukraine's request, promising to ship heavier weaponry, including tanks, to the war-torn country. On Wednesday, Germany...

2 British Volunteers Killed During Ukraine Rescue

Men had been evacuating civilians from frontline areas

(Newser) - Britain's Foreign Office has confirmed the deaths of two British citizens who had been carrying out risky evacuations of civilians from frontline areas in Ukraine. Chris Parry, 28, and Andrew Bagshaw, 47, were last seen on Jan. 6 heading to Soledar in eastern Ukraine, where there has been heavy...

Fearing the Sledgehammer, a Putin Fighter Defects
Wagner Group Defector
Detained in Norway
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Wagner Group Defector Detained in Norway

Lawyer says there was 'friction' over tight security around Andrei Medvedev

(Newser) - The first known member of the Wagner Group to defect to the West has been arrested in Norway, but police have denied that Andrei Medvedev will be deported back to Russia. A lawyer for the 26-year-old tells the BBC that Medvedev, who crossed into Norway's far north earlier this...

US Extends Deployment at the Edge of War
US Extends Deployment
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US Extends Deployment at the Edge of War

Pressure increases on Germany to provide tanks to Ukraine

(Newser) - About 4,000 US soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division will remain in southeast Romania for at least nine months longer, Pentagon officials said Saturday. The troops are stationed at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, across the Black Sea from Russian forces in Crimea, the New York Times reports. It's...

Top Ukrainian Officials Killed in Kyiv Helicopter Crash

Six government officials, including the minister for internal affairs, died alongside children

(Newser) - A helicopter crashed Wednesday near a kindergarten outside Ukraine's capital, killing at least 16 people, including Ukraine's minister for internal affairs and three children, outlets report. The minister, Denys Monastyrsky, is the highest-ranking government official to die since the war with Russia began, according to the New York ...

Soldier Accidentally Detonates Grenade in Ammo Warehouse

Russian state news channels blamed a senior sergeant for incident that killed at least 3

(Newser) - At least 3 Russian soldiers are dead and 16 injured following the accidental detonation of a grenade at a military facility in Russia’s Belgorod region. Per Business Insider , it happened in a village community center that was being used not only for ammunition storage but also a dormitory. Russian...

That's an Unexploded Grenade Lodged Near Ukrainian's Heart
Ukrainian Soldier's Case 'Will
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Ukrainian Soldier's Case 'Will Go Down in Medical Textbooks'

Unexploded grenade successfully removed from soldier's chest, military says

(Newser) - Imagine living with an unexploded grenade, at risk of going off at any moment, lodged just below your heart. That was the reality for a Ukrainian soldier until recently. Doctors succeeded in removing the explosive from the chest of the man in his late 20s during surgery overseen by soldiers,...

Crews Comb Through Rubble for Survivors of Russian Strike

Ukrainian city's residents call strike terrorism, saying, 'There are no military facilities here'

(Newser) - Ukrainian rescuers were still searching the rubble of an apartment building on Sunday that was struck by Russian missiles , trying to find survivors calling out for help. President Volodymyr Zelensky posted on Telegram that 25 people were killed in the strike, 73 were injured, and 39 rescued, though he said...

Strikes Hit Ukraine Cities as UK Promises Tanks

Nine people are killed in one city in missile attack

(Newser) - UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday promised to provide tanks and artillery systems to Ukraine, as renewed missile attacks by Moscow targeted multiple Ukrainian cities for the first time in nearly two weeks. Nine people were killed and 64 wounded in the southeastern city of Dnipro, where a Russian...

Ukraine Denies Russian Claim of First Victory in Months

Moscow says its forces are in control of town after months of fighting

(Newser) - Russia claimed Friday to have taken control of the town of Soledar in eastern Ukraine, which would be its first victory in months. But Ukraine denied the claim, saying fighting is ongoing. The Wagner mercenary group claimed Wednesday that it had captured the salt-mining town, but Russia's defense ministry...

In NYT Story on Russian Troops, Source Code Leaked Too Much

Phone numbers of soldiers, others exposed, putting at risk those who criticized war and Putin

(Newser) - In late September, the New York Times published an interactive report that effectively spied on Russian soldiers' unauthorized calls home from the front lines of the Ukraine war, revealing a "crisis in morale" and "an inside view of a military in disarray." That story likely wasn't...

Russia Changes Commanders in Ukraine

Military leaders have been criticized for handling of invasion

(Newser) - Russia's top military officer was put in charge of troops fighting in Ukraine on Wednesday, a move that appears to reflect the Kremlin's dissatisfaction with the current leadership and flaws in the military's performance. Russia's Defense Ministry said Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the General Staff...

Ukrainian Troops Are Coming to Oklahoma

US is bringing them here to train with the Patriot missile system

(Newser) - Last month, the US said it was sending its vaunted Patriot missile system to Ukraine. This month, a related move: The Pentagon is bringing Ukrainian soldiers to the US to train on the system, reports the Washington Post . The training will take place at Fort Sill in Oklahoma and will...

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