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U.S. Dismisses Russia’s Reaction to Abrams Tanks: ‘Heard That Line Before’

The Pentagon has dismissed Russian threats of escalation over the U.S. decision to send 31 M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks to Ukraine, with a spokesperson suggesting that Moscow is peddling the same rhetoric it has throughout its 11-month-old invasion of the country. The U.S. and several other NATO nations this week committed dozens of main …

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The realistic scenarios of Russian collapse we should be prepared for

The flag of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria After the full-scale invasion of Russian troops into Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the topic of the possible collapse of the Russian Federation into several independent states gained popularity in Ukrainian and Western media. The amount of this speculation is increasing with the success of the Ukrainian …

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Herzog says Israel committed to ‘equality,’ as EU parliament leader sounds warning

BRUSSELS — President Isaac Herzog declared Israel’s commitment to equality and justice in a speech Thursday to the EU lawmakers, after the president of the European Parliament stressed that those shared democratic values cannot be “taken for granted.” “Liberty, equality, justice, peace — these are the fundamental values enshrined in the Declaration of Independence of …

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Fox News journalist back on air after almost dying in Ukraine: ‘I’ve got one leg, I’ve got no feet, I see through one eye’

Fox News’ Benjamin Hall returned to the airwaves after surviving a devastating attack in Ukraine. Hall lost an eye and a leg in a missile strike that killed two of his colleagues. A Fox News reporter who was severely injured in Ukraine last year returned for his first live broadcast on Thursday, describing how he …

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Russia Shifting War Focus To ‘NATO And The West,’ Says EU Official

Russian forces have pressed on with a multipronged offensive in the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as Kyiv’s Western allies continue to display a united front in their support. Ukraine’s military said on January 27 that heavy shelling was seen in Ukraine’s north, northeast, and east amid expectations that Russia is gearing up …

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Russia admits Putin pardoning convicts so they can join Wagner in Ukraine

Russian president Vladimir Putin is pardoning convicts to allow them to fight in Ukraine as members of the Wagner paramilitary group, the Kremlin has admitted. Russia also dismissed the US Treasury’s move to label Yevgeny Prigozhin’s group, which is playing an increasingly prominent role on the front lines as Putin’s full-scale invasion enters its 12th …

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Novak Djokovic’s full list of Australian Open outbursts as Serb chases tennis history

Novak Djokovic was always going to find himself in the spotlight on his return to the Australian Open, but following a series of outbursts – and even a sly dig at his rivals – the Serbian is instead under a magnifying glass as he chases down tennis history.  The controversial 35-year-old made global headlines as …

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Israel, US wrap up largest-ever joint drill in message to Iran

The Israel Defense Forces and the United States Central Command on Thursday wrapped up their largest-ever joint exercise in Israel and the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the two militaries announced. The drill, dubbed Juniper Oak 2023, involved some 6,400 US troops alongside more than 1,500 Israeli troops, and over 140 aircraft, 12 naval vessels, and artillery …

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Analysis: Ukraine’s new tanks from NATO allies won’t be the instant game-changer some expect

CNN  —  Those hoping that main battle tanks donated by NATO allies to Ukraine will have an immediate impact in its war with Russia may have to adjust their expectations. After confirming it will receive deliveries of the American M-1 Abrams, German Leopards and British Challengers, Kyiv is now confronted with the logistical and operational …

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Fox News journalist Benjamin Hall returns to live TV after getting badly injured in Ukraine

A Fox News journalist who lost a limb and sight in one eye in an attack while reporting on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine made his return to live TV Thursday with an uplifting message to viewers. Benjamin Hall urged those at home to “never give up, never assume it’s all over” as he called into …

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Wagner Group Leadership in Disarray Amid ‘Significant’ War Losses: ISW

The leader of the Wagner Group was locked in a spat with a nationalist rival as the Russian mercenary organization continued to suffer heavy losses in Ukraine, according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). An ISW report published on Thursday states that Wagner Group financier Yevgeny Prigozhin had recently been in an …

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UK museums shy away from using ‘mummy’ to describe ancient Egyptian remains: it’s ‘dehumanizing’

“A dead Egyptian body, or a live British matriarch,” read the clue that Alex Trebek gave Jeopardy! contestants on a February 2015 episode. “What is a mummy?” one of the contestants replied.  Though Trebek accepted the response, a museum administrator in the U.K. today might tut-tut this exact wording. Visitors view some of the Egyptian …

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The West Calls Putin’s Bluff

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kremlin officials have warned multiple times over the 11 months since the invasion of Ukraine started that Western inference could result in an escalation. However, the United States and other Western allies of Ukraine have repeatedly crossed Putin’s supposed red lines. “If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, …

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Fresh US sanctions target Russia’s Wagner mercenary group | Russia-Ukraine war News

Washington says Moscow is relying on the Wagner Group in the Ukraine war amid biting Western sanctions and battlefield setbacks. The United States has formally labelled the Wagner Group a “transnational criminal organization”, unveiling a wave of sanctions against the Russian mercenary force. The administration of US President Joe Biden announced the new measures on …

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‘Final Nail in the Coffin’: Activists Lament Moscow Helsinki Group Closure

Russian and international human rights activists on Thursday condemned the dissolution of the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG), Russia’s oldest independent human rights organization after it was ordered to close by a Moscow court the day before. “The shutdown of the organization is the final nail in the coffin in the destruction of the human rights …

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Live news: UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt prioritises stability over tax cuts

Hasbro said it would stay on track to make $250mn-$300mn in annual cost savings © Ray Stubblebine/Reuters Hasbro said it would cut 1,000 jobs and announced the departure of its chief operating officer as the US toymaker revealed preliminary results for the fourth-quarter that were worse than previously forecast. The job cuts, representing about 15 per …

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‘Oldest and most complete’ mummy found in Egypt | News

The 4,300-year-old mummy was found covered in layers of gold near the Step Pyramid at Saqqara. Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered a Pharaonic tomb near the capital, Cairo, containing what may be the oldest and “most complete” mummy yet to be discovered in the country. The 4,300-year-old mummy was found at the bottom of a 15-metre …

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For Ukraine, Western tanks could be a game changer in the conflict

A Polish Leopard 2PL tank fires during Defender Europe 2022 military exercise of NATO troops including French, American, and Polish troops, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the military range in Bemowo Piskie, near Orzysz, Poland May 24, 2022.  Kacper Pempel | Reuters Developments in the Ukraine war this week centered on an agreement …

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