Darya Dugina death: US believes elements within Ukraine’s government authorized assassination near Moscow, sources say

Washington CNN  —  The US intelligence community believes that the car bombing that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of prominent Russian political figure Alexander Dugin, was authorized by elements within the Ukrainian government, sources briefed on the intelligence told CNN. The US was not aware of the plan beforehand, according to the sources, and it … Read more

Iran protests: A barrier of fear has been broken. The regime may be at a point of no return

CNN  —  A woman dressed in black raises a framed portrait of her son, Siavash Mahmoudi, in the air as she paces the sidewalk in Iran’s capital, Tehran. “I am not scared of anyone. They told me to be silent. I will not be,” the woman seen in a viral social media video yells, her … Read more

Liz Truss’s lackluster speech suggests her party has given up the will to live

Birmingham, England CNN  —  The empty chairs all around the hall for Liz Truss’s debut party conference speech as Conservative leader said a lot about the chaotic past four days. The atmosphere of gloom that has shrouded the International Conference Centre in Birmingham since Sunday suggests that the party, in power in various guises since … Read more

Elon Musk sparks backlash from Ukrainian officials with unsolicited ‘peace’ plan

New York CNN Business  —  Elon Musk drew backlash on Monday from Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, for his unsolicited advice on how to bring about “peace” amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of the country. In a Twitter poll, Musk suggested a path to “Ukraine-Russia Peace” that included re-doing elections “under UN supervision” in the … Read more

What you need to know about North Korea’s missile test over Japan

Seoul, South Korea CNN  —  North Korea fired a ballistic missile without warning over Japan on Tuesday for the first time in five years, a highly provocative and reckless act that marks a significant escalation in its weapons testing program. The missile traveled over northern Japan early in the morning, and is believed to have … Read more

India’s words are anti-war, but New Delhi’s actions are propping up Putin’s regime

CNN  —  When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Vladimir Putin “today’s era is not of war” last month, the West welcomed his comments as a sign the world’s largest democracy was finally coming off the fence about Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. French President Emmanuel Macron praised Modi and the White House lauded what … Read more

Japan issues rare alert as North Korea fires missile without warning over island

Seoul CNN  —  Japan urged residents to take shelter early Tuesday morning after North Korea fired a ballistic missile without warning over the country for the first time in five years, in a major and potentially dangerous escalation of recent weapons tests by the Kim Jong Un regime. The launch, which prompted immediate backlash from … Read more

National Archives alerted lawyers for Trump about missing letters with North Korean leader in May 2021

CNN  —  The National Archives alerted lawyers for former President Donald Trump in May 2021 that Trump’s letters with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un – and two dozen boxes of records – were missing, according to new correspondence the Archives released on Monday. Gary Stern, general counsel for the National Archives and Records Administration, … Read more

Russian Parliament begins process to rubber-stamp annexations as Moscow struggles to define borders

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN  —  Russia’s legislature on Monday began the process of approving President Vladimir Putin’s decision to annex four parts of Ukraine, despite the fact that the Kremlin is not in full control of those regions and has not settled upon the exact boundaries of the territories it is attempting to absorb. Legislative approval … Read more

New book audio: Trump falsely claimed he gave Kim letters to Archives in 2021

Washington CNN  —  Former President Donald Trump falsely claimed he had given the letters he exchanged with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the National Archives last year when he was interviewed by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman for her forthcoming book, according to audio of the interview obtained by CNN. Trump also … Read more