Politics

Putin’s disaster in Kharkiv is his biggest challenge yet. This left him with few options

Experts say Russia’s crackdown on Ukraine’s Kharkiv region represents the biggest challenge to Putin’s career, and the Kremlin leader is running out of options. Moscow has tried to spin the hasty withdrawal as “regrouping”, but in a sign of how bad things look for Russia, the military has been publicly criticized by some high-profile Kremlin …

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North Korea passes new law declaring itself a nuclear weapons state, in ‘irreversible’ move

Kim vowed the country would “never give up” its nuclear weapons and said there would be no negotiations on denuclearization as he praised the passage of the law, North Korean state media reported Friday. The new law also spells out Pyongyang’s right to use preemptive nuclear strikes to protect itself — updating a previous stance …

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September 5, 2022 stabbing in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and hunting

A police forensics team investigates a crime scene in Weldon, Saskatchewan, on Sunday.(David Stobbe/Reuters) Police received the first report of a stabbing on the James Smith Cree Nation at 5:40 am local time (6:30 am ET) on Sunday morning, and within minutes several additional calls came in to will report other stabbings throughout the community, …

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Tigrayan forces say they are ready to accept an AU-led peace process with the Ethiopian government

CNN — Forces in Ethiopia’s Tigray region say they are ready to observe an immediate ceasefire and accept the African Union-led peace process to end a conflict with federal forces that has lasted nearly two years. “We are ready to abide by an immediate and mutually agreed ceasefire to create a good environment,” the Tigray …

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Ang suplay ng langis ng oliba sa mundo ay nanganganib sa pinakamalalang tagtuyot ‘sa buhay na alaala’

Ang mga puno ng oliba sa Finca Fuensantilla ng Green Gold Olive Oil Company sa Beas del Segura, Spain, ay dumanas ng mga record na temperatura at kakulangan ng pag-ulan ngayong taon. (Alfredo Cáliz/Panos/Redux para sa CNN) Ang mga lolo’t lola ni Manuel Heredia Halcón ay nagtanim ng mga puno ng oliba sa kanyang 1,200-acre …

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How Britain’s power in the Middle East crumbled under the reign of Queen Elizabeth

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s While in the Middle East newsletter, a thrice-weekly look at the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi CNN — When Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in 1952, Britain was the dominant power in the Middle East and North Africa. It has …

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Ukrainian flag raised in areas near the Russian border, local officials said

Local officials in the Kharkiv region said the Ukrainian flag was raised in settlements near the Russian border, confirming the continued withdrawal of Russian forces in the area. Oleksandr Kulik, an official in Derhachi northeast of the city of Kharkiv, said the Ukrainian flag was raised by local residents in the town of Kozacha Lopan. …

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NYC officials say water at a public housing development has been cleared for drinking after a lab retracted false results that found high levels of arsenic

Last week, Fabien Levy, press secretary of New York City Mayor Eric Adams said on Twitter, water officials began testing water in August at Jacob Riis public housing after the city’s Housing Authority received reports of “cloudy water.” Preliminary results showed arsenic levels higher than federal standards and the city advised residents not to drink …

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