Live Updates | 5 missiles strike Lviv, mayor says

[ad_1] KYIV, Ukraine – Multiple explosions believed to be caused by missiles have struck the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, according to witnesses there. Lviv and the rest of western Ukraine has been less affected by the fighting than other parts of the country, and is considered to be a relatively safe haven. Lviv Mayor … Read more

Live Updates | Russia bars UK prime minister over sanctions

[ad_1] MOSCOW — Russia has barred the UK prime minister and a dozen other top British officials from entering the country in response to British sanctions imposed on Russia over its military operation in Ukraine. Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced the move that targets Boris Johnson, a number of British ministers and former prime minister Theresa … Read more

Russia reportedly warns U.S., allies to stop arming Ukraine

[ad_1] Russia has reportedly issued a formal warning that U.S. and NATO weapons shipments to Ukraine could have “unpredictable consequences,” amid President Biden’s pledge to arm Ukraine’s embattled forces with increasingly lethal weapons. In a letter forwarded to the State Department by the Russian Embassy in Washington, the Kremlin said the U.S. and NATO shipments … Read more

Decades of church-military ‘symbiosis’ behind Russian Orthodox Church’s pro-war stance: scholar

[ad_1] A decades-long “symbiosis” between church and military has planted the Russian Orthodox Church’s leadership on the side of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, a leading Georgetown University scholar said Friday. At the same time, the rightward stance of Patriarch Kirill — who described the invasion of Ukraine as a consequence of “gay … Read more

Bolsonaro seeks to rev up his support with motorcycle rally

[ad_1] BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro led thousands of motorcyclists on a campaign ride through Brazil’s most populous state Friday, seeking to drum up support ahead of October’s elections as he trails in early opinion polls. Bolsonaro, wearing a black leather jacket, piloted a Honda cycle during the rally that motored about 130 … Read more

Great Britain’s 4×100 meter relay team forced to return Olympic silver medals

[ad_1] Great Britain’s track and field 4×100 meter relay team will return their silver medals from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the British Olympic Association announced Thursday. Team Great Britain was disqualified from last August’s race after the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that runner Chijindu Ujah violated anti-doping regulations. Mr. Ujah tested positive for … Read more

Navy to test cargo-carrying drones for ships at sea

[ad_1] The Navy has launched a test project to determine if drones can be used to carry critical parts to warships while they are underway. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division wants to know if an unmanned aerial vehicle can carry a payload up to 50 pounds. It is sending representatives of its experimentation … Read more

For Ukrainian competitors Invictus Games are break from war

[ad_1] THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Until a few days ago, Volodymyr Musyak was on the front lines defending Ukraine from Russia’s devastating assault on his nation. Now he’s preparing to pick up a bow and arrow in the Invictus Games archery competition. The sporting event for active service personnel and veterans who are ill, injured … Read more