January 28, 2023 Russia-Ukraine news

Armin Papperger, CEO of German defense and automotive group Rheinmetall, is pictured during a Reuters interview in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Friday, January 27. (Jana Rodenbusch/Reuters) The leader of one of Germany’s largest arms manufacturers said the country’s increased military budget of 100 billion euros (around $108 billion) is “too low” to meet the government’s goal … Read more

Live updates: Tyre Nichols arrest video and Memphis police news

Tyre Nichols (Provided by Ben Crump) Tyre Nichols was a father, a man who loved his mama and a free-spirited soul who was looking for a new life in Memphis, Tennessee, loved ones say. That life was tragically cut short earlier this month after a violent arrest by five officers with the Memphis Police. Now, as attention turns … Read more

News organizations grapple with showing horrific Nichols, Pelosi videos

Comment on this story Comment News organizations tried to decide Friday night whether to broadcast video that was unquestionably newsworthy but horrifically violent — hardly for the first time. In this instance, it was graphic footage of five Memphis police officers fatally beating 29-year-old motorist Tyre Nichols. Hours earlier, it was police body-cam video of … Read more

Russia Outlaws a News Site and a Rights Group, Stifling Critical Voices

A Moscow court abolished one of Russia’s oldest rights groups. Russian prosecutors banned the work of a group of journalists in exile, labeling it an “undesirable organization.” And on Friday, President Vladimir V. Putin used the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day to restate false claims justifying the invasion of Ukraine, as his government used the … Read more

January 26, 2023 – Russia-Ukraine news

US-owned M1A2 Abrams tanks in Germany. (Daniel Karmann/picture alliance/Getty Images) The US will send the M1A2 Abrams tank to Ukraine, which has significantly upgraded capabilities compared to the earlier M1A1 model. Deputy Pentagon press secretary Sabrina Singh confirmed Thursday that the M1A2 would be the version of the Abrams provided to the Ukrainians. She said … Read more

January 24, 2023 – Russia-Ukraine news

US soldiers stand with an M1 Abrams tank in a wooded area during a multinational exercise in Hohenfels, Germany, in June 2022. (Nicolas Armer/dpa/Getty Images) The Biden administration is finalizing plans to send approximately 30 US-made Abrams tanks to Ukraine and could make an announcement as soon as this week, according to two officials familiar … Read more

The Times Asks Judge to Unseal Documents in Fox News Defamation Case

The New York Times on Wednesday asked a judge to unseal some legal filings that contain previously undisclosed evidence in a defamation suit brought against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems, a company targeted with conspiracy theories about rigged machines and stolen votes in the 2020 election. Most of the evidence in the case — including … Read more

January 24, 2023 – Russia-Ukraine news

US soldiers stand with an M1 Abrams tank in a wooded area during a multinational exercise in Hohenfels, Germany, in June 2022. (Nicolas Armer/dpa/Getty Images) The Biden administration is finalizing plans to send approximately 30 US-made Abrams tanks to Ukraine and could make an announcement as soon as this week, according to two officials familiar … Read more

January 19, 2023 – Russia-Ukraine news

The Biden administration is stuck in a standoff with Germany over whether to send tanks to Ukraine ahead of a key meeting of western defense leaders in Germany on Friday. In recent days, German officials have indicated they won’t send their Leopard tanks to Ukraine, or allow any other country with the German-made tanks in … Read more