China could have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035: Pentagon report

CNN — China’s stockpile of nuclear warheads has surpassed 400 in a fraction of the time previously estimated by the United States, a major Pentagon report revealed, with Beijing focusing on accelerating its nuclear expansion as it seeks to challenge the US as the world’s top super power. In 2020, the US estimated that China … Read more

Stories of Ukrainian resistance revealed after Kherson pullout

Near Kherson city, Ukraine CNN — Two Russian soldiers walked down a street in Kherson on a spring evening in early March, just days after Moscow captured the city. The temperature that night was still below freezing and the power was out, leaving the city in complete darkness as the soldiers made their way back … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 21: Colorado shooting, World Cup, Twitter, Congress, Climate

CNN — It’s almost time for the unhappiest part of the holidays: Getting there. Holiday travel is going to be more expensive than ever, and in some places, snowier too. We hope all your season’s obligatory journeys are safe and reasonably priced. Now, let’s Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can … Read more

Kamala Harris’ visit to the Philippines sends China a message of US intent

CNN — A Philippine archipelago known for tropical vacations will become the focus of political attention this week when Vice President Kamala Harris becomes the highest ranking US official to visit its main island. Palawan is home to dive resorts as well as a Philippine military base that Harris will visit on Tuesday, according to … Read more

DOJ announces special counsel for Trump-related Mar-a-Lago and January 6 criminal investigations

CNN — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday appointed a special counsel to oversee the criminal investigations into the retention of national defense information at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and parts of the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Both investigations involve the conduct of Trump, who on Tuesday declared his candidacy in the 2024 … Read more

MH17 trial verdict: Dutch court finds two Russians, one Ukrainian separatist guilty

CNN — A Dutch court on Thursday found two Russians and a Ukrainian separatist guilty of mass murder for their involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. Igor Girkin, a former colonel of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), and Sergey Dubinskiy, who worked for Russia’s GRU military intelligence … Read more

5 things to know for November 17: House, Layoffs, UVA shooting, Ukraine, College rankings

CNN — NASA’s Artemis I mission that launched Wednesday has shared a spectacular view of Earth on its way to the moon. If you often marvel at space and its endless expanse, you may also enjoy tracking the spacecraft in real time as it travels thousands of miles away from our planet. Here’s what else … Read more

Ukraine says it’s not to blame for Poland missile strike

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a news conference, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, August 23, 2022. Gleb Garanich Reuters Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he had “no doubt” that his country was not to blame for a missile strike that hit a Polish village, killing two people, despite NATO’s initial assessment that the … Read more

Poland defense officials meet after reports of fatal explosion, as Russian missiles bombard nearby Ukraine

CNN — Poland convened an emergency meeting of national security officials on Tuesday, after Polish media reported projectiles killed two people near the border with Ukraine on Tuesday. Polish officials confirmed the deaths of two people following an explosion in the Hrubieszów district, in eastern Poland. Government spokesman Piotr Muller said teams of experts are … Read more

Turkey says Istanbul bomb suspect is Syrian national with ties to Kurdish groups

CNN — The woman detained under suspicion of carrying out the deadly bomb blast in Istanbul on Sunday is a Syrian national who was trained by Kurdish militants, according to Turkish authorities. Turkish police said in a statement that the suspect entered the country through the city of Afrin in northern Syria without documentation to … Read more