The brutality of Russian Wagner gives him the lead in the war in Ukraine

Fierce battles in eastern Ukraine have cast a new spotlight on Russia’s Wagner Group, a private military company run by a rogue millionaire with longtime ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wagner spearheaded the revival of the stalled Russian offensive in Donetsk province, eastern Ukraine. The fierce house-to-house fighting produced some of the bloodiest encounters … Read more

Palestinians bury their dead as risk of outbreak with Israel diminishes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians marched in anger on Friday as they buried the last of 10 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire the previous day.even as the likelihood of a major conflagration seemed to diminish after the deadliest Israeli raid in two decades. Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters broke out after the funeral of … Read more

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace shattered by war again

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors and other mourners commemorated the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi death camp on Friday, with some expressing horror that war had once again shattered the peace in Europe and may the lesson of Never Again be forgotten. The former concentration and extermination camp is located … Read more

Spain. Police raid home of suspect in church machete attacks

ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — Spanish police on Thursday raided the home of a young Moroccan detained for the machete attacks on two Catholic churches the night before that left one dead and a priest injured in the southern city of Algeciras. ‘Algeciras. A police investigation led by a National Court judge considers Wednesday’s violence a … Read more

Court resumes trial of Alex Murdaugh to hear evidence of alleged double murder of his wife and son

A pair of courtroom enthusiasts drove three hours to visit the scene of Alex Murdaugh’s trial Dale Johnson, 54, and Ron Godwin, 42, of South Carolina, drove three hours Thursday on the first day of testimony in the Alex Murdaugh double murder trial and spotted the jailed man’s family leaving the courthouse. Johnson and Godwin … Read more

Palestinians: Israeli soldiers kill 10 in West Bank violence

JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces killed at least nine Palestinians and injured several others in a large-scale raid Thursday in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said. The deadliest operation in the territory in two decades has prompted Palestinian leaders to sever security ties with Israel, a move that could lead … Read more

Russia plays down the West’s decision on tanks and attacks Ukraine again

From Washington to Berlin to Kyiv, a Western decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine was greeted enthusiastically. Moscow initially ignored the situation – and then launched a new barrage of attacks. The Kremlin has previously warned that such tank deliveries would constitute a dangerous escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, and it has strongly … Read more

Spain: 1 dead in machete attacks in a church, terrorist link probed

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A machete-wielding man killed a sexton and injured a priest in attacks on two churches in the city of Algeciras on Wednesday before being arrested, Spain’s Ministry of Justice said. Interior, in what authorities are investigating as a possible act of terrorism. The suspect was arrested in the southern city and … Read more

US and Germany send battle tanks to help Ukraine’s war effort

BERLIN (AP) – Germany and the United States announced on Wednesday that they would send battle tanks to Ukraine, the first step in a coordinated effort by the West to provide dozens of heavy weapons to help Kyiv to break the fighting stalemate as the Russian invasion enters its 12th month. US President Joe Biden … Read more