US considers dramatically expanding training of Ukrainian forces, US officials say

US considers dramatically expanding training of Ukrainian forces, US officials say

Washington CNN — The Biden administration is considering a dramatic expansion in the training the US military provides to Ukrainian forces, including instructing as many as 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers a month at a US base in Germany, according to multiple US officials. If adopted, the proposal would mark a significant increase not just in the … Read more

What’s happening in China after zero-Covid protests? Here’s what you need to know

Beijing CNN — After unprecedented protests swept China, several cities have taken steps to ease some Covid-19 restrictions and a top official has signaled a softer approach to virus controls – leading to speculation that an end to zero-Covid may be in sight. China’s most senior official in charge of its Covid response told health … Read more

Poland ‘Rejects’ US-Origin Patriot Air Defense Systems; Ukraine Wants To Get Them To Thwart Russian Attacks

Poland’s Ministry of National Defense effectively declined Germany’s offer to deploy Patriot air defense systems along its border with Ukraine and has made a pitch to transfer these advanced air defense systems to Kyiv instead. Poland’s Deputy Defense Minister Wojciech Skurkiewicz told Polish news agency PAP on November 28 that the Ukrainians would be able … Read more

Will Smith’s Unrelentingly Brutal Slave Epic Is a B Movie with Delusions of Grandeur

, Antoine Fuqua’s thoroughly Oscar-pilled “Emancipation” is the kind of immaculate misfire that could only happen because Hollywood is spinning off its axis. Because the American film industry has sacrificed medium-budget programmers at the altar of monolithic franchise blockbusters, original stories can only expect to be told if they feed into the awards machine and/or … Read more

As Russia struggles in Ukraine, repression mounts at home

CNN — A new expanded law on “foreign agents” in Russia comes into force Thursday, signifying an intensifying crackdown on free speech and opposition under President Vladimir Putin that has accelerated as his fortunes in Ukraine have deteriorated. It’s also further evidence of Russia’s determination to root out what it sees as Western liberal values, … Read more

Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Fantasy Football Quarterbacks Week 13: It’s Trevor Lawrence Time

Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups based on a PPR scoring system in fantasy football. This column will not cover the elite players in the NFL like Josh Allen, Austin Ekeler or Tyreek Hill. Instead, I’ll look at the players you have questions about who could exceed … Read more