New anti-ship missile deal will bolster Finland and Estonia’s coastal defences against Russian warships

New anti-ship missile deal will bolster Finland and Estonia’s coastal defences against Russian warships

The Kremlin has not commented on the preliminary agreement between Estonia and Finland, although Yury Shvytkin, deputy chair of the Russian Duma’s defense committee, said a threat to close the Gulf of Finland would provoke a Russian response. “There are no barriers to Russian warships,” he said. “However, we are not trying to escalate tensions. … Read more

Moscow’s Kherson troops nearly cut off after Ukrainian strikes damage road and rail bridges

Moscow's Kherson troops nearly cut off after Ukrainian strikes damage road and rail bridges

Kherson is across the Dnipro River from its supply lines, which run from Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014. Using long-range artillery supplied by the West, Ukraine pounded the main Antonovsky Bridge that crosses the Dnipro River, a nearby railway bridge and a secondary road bridge in the city of Nova Kakhovka. The Defense Ministry … Read more

Russia’s car industry shudders to a halt as Western sanctions bite

Russia's car industry shudders to a halt as Western sanctions bite

Ilya went straight from university to the Volkswagen factory and tried out different roles, from on-site quality control to handling complaints after purchase. During his ten years at the factory, Ilya married, got a mortgage and paid it off. He was fired along with 200 other employees. “It was a very emotional moment when I … Read more

Inside Ukrainian drone school where being a PlayStation guru counts as a useful skill

Inside Ukrainian drone school where being a PlayStation guru counts as a useful skill

In a muddy field on the outskirts of Kiev, soldiers bent over the hand controls and chatted in muffled voices about the direction of the drone buzzing above them. It takes a certain skill to successfully navigate the drone, explains Oleksandr, 45, the head of the Dronarium training center, and it doesn’t come from traditional … Read more

FBI raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago over potential violations of Espionage Act

FBI raided Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago over potential violations of Espionage Act

It said the specific locations to be searched were the “45 Office” – Mr Trump’s current office – and “all storage areas and any other rooms or areas within the property used or available by FPOTUS.” [the former president] and his staff.” It approved the seizure of “all physical documents with classification markings”. Also, “communications … Read more

Salman Rushdie stabbing suspect Hadi Matar ‘had fake driving licence using name of Hizbollah leader’

Salman Rushdie stabbing suspect Hadi Matar ‘had fake driving licence using name of Hizbollah leader’

A Facebook account linked to the suspect by law enforcement, cited by NBC News, had posted photos of Soleimani – killed in a US drone strike in 2020 – as well as Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini, who issued Rushdie’s 1989 fatwa, as well as his successor. ayatollah khamenei. The account was deleted late Friday night. There … Read more

Crimea attack is Russia’s ‘biggest loss of aircraft in a single day since Second World War’

Crimea attack is Russia’s ‘biggest loss of aircraft in a single day since Second World War’

Saky airport, Ukrainian officials said, was a major staging post for air strikes on Kiev’s positions in the southern cities of Kherson and Mykolaiv. Meanwhile, several explosions were reported Thursday that shook a military air base in Belarus near the Ukrainian border, believed to be used by Russia as one of the launch pads for … Read more

Mystery US missile could be key to Ukraine retaking Kherson

Mystery US missile could be key to Ukraine retaking Kherson

When Ukraine said earlier this month it had destroyed four Russian S-300 air defense systems and a radar station, military analysts were stunned. These surface-to-air missile systems (SAM) are highly advanced and deadly devices. Their loss will be felt sharply in Moscow and experts are struggling to explain how troops in the south of the … Read more

Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based powder after facing thousands of lawsuits over cancer claims

Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based powder after facing thousands of lawsuits over cancer claims

Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talc-based baby powder worldwide after thousands of lawsuits over alleged consumer safety flaws. The company said it will retire the product from 2023, two years after falling demand forced it to stop selling talcum powder in the United States and Canada. “As part of a global portfolio review, we … Read more

The Ukrainian refugees going back to live in a warzone

The Ukrainian refugees going back to live in a warzone

“I felt so guilty for being in a peaceful place,” Svitlana told The Telegraph. “Every day I passed a nice cafe with Christmas lights and music. I would look at it and think, ‘My mother is back in the village and the house is destroyed’.” Svitlana’s guilt deepened and after two months, despite the risk … Read more