The more strategic Russian withdrawal indicates a long-running battle in Kherson

Ukrainian Major Volodymyr Voloshin watches a drone operator, Arthur, as he communicates with an artillery brigade to direct their fire in the Mykolaiv region of southern Ukraine on October 5. (Heidi Levine/FTWP) October 5, 2022 at 6:31 PM EDT Mykolaiv region, Ukraine – The drone operator ignored the occasional thunder of artillery emerging in the … Read more

Iran protests: The barrier of fear has been broken. The system may be at the point of no return

CNN – A woman dressed in black raises a framed picture of her son, Siavash Mahmoudi, into the air as she walks on the sidewalk in the Iranian capital, Tehran. I am not afraid of anyone. They told me to shut up. I won’t be,” the woman seen in a video on social media exclaimed, … Read more

Shirvin Hajipour’s “Barai” has become an anthem for Iranian protests

The unofficial anthem The ongoing anti-government protests in Iran are an emotional song, with lyrics pieced together from tweets by protesters risking their lives to challenge the country’s ruling clerics. The song begins “Because of the dancing in the streets.” In Iran, dancing in public is prohibited. “Because every time we were afraid to kiss … Read more

Applying for a Tourist Visa to the United States Is Expensive, ‘Discourageous’

Tourist visas can be expensive and confusing to apply for. This process may discourage some travelers from visiting the United States Visa policies attempt to balance economic priorities with national security. It can be difficult for international visitors to obtain permission to come to the United States Oni Abakama knows this firsthand. She is a … Read more

Ukrainian forces break through Russian lines in Kherson

Kremlin-allied officials said Monday that the Ukrainian counter-offensive, which has already reclaimed thousands of miles, is breaching Russian lines in the recently annexed southern Kherson region. Vladimir Saldo, the chief of the Kherson province hand-picked by the Russians, said on state television that several settlements had been overrun 70 miles northeast of the city of … Read more

Truss forced to change taxes after week of market turmoil

Truss defended the policy, and markets were concerned about the cost Kwarteng now says it was a distraction A bend made with ‘humility and remorse’ – Kwarteng The reduction in the highest tax rate was a small part of the overall plan Lawmakers have expressed concern about the government’s ruling BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – British … Read more

Brazilian elections: Ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wins vote but not outright victory | Brazil

The intense presidential race in Brazil will take place a second round after the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva He failed to secure the overall majority he needed to avoid a run-off with the far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. With over 99.5% of the vote counted, the veteran leftist received 48.3% of the vote, … Read more

Venezuela frees imprisoned Americans, including Citgo executives, in exchange for Maduro family drug smugglers

CARACAS, Venezuela – The Venezuelan government has released seven Americans held in the country, including five oil executives, in exchange for two family members of President Nicolas Maduro who have been imprisoned in the United States on drug charges since 2015. The swap, the largest arranged by the Biden administration, came after months of secret … Read more

Officials say Ukrainian forces are encircling Lyman and besieging Russian forces

Kyiv – Less than 24 hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin proudly declared the illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Donetsk region, it now appears that thousands of his troops are trapped there. Ukrainian armed forces spokesman Serhiy Sherivati ​​told the Washington Post on Saturday that Ukrainian forces have surrounded Lyman, a major transport hub in Donetsk, … Read more