Zelensky Thanks Allies Following German, US Tank Announcements

On Wednesday, January 25, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Western allies for their support, after Germany and the United States announced they would supply modern battle tanks to Ukraine. Earlier on Wednesday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz gave the green light for the delivery of German-made Leopard II tanks after weeks of pressure from Kyiv and … Read more

Mexico’s Obrador Asks Biden to End US ‘Disdain’ for Latin America and the Caribbean During Bilateral Talks

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asked United States counterpart Joe Biden to end the “abandonment” of and “disdain” for Latin America and the Caribbean, as the two leaders held bilateral talks in Mexico City on Monday, January 9. Seated opposite each other in Mexico’s National Palace, Obrador called on Biden to boost economic engagement … Read more

Christians Attend Mass at Historic Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra as Ukraine Celebrates Orthodox Christmas

Eastern Orthodox Christians attended Mass at the Dormition Cathedral in Kyiv’s historic Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra on Saturday, January 7, as Ukraine celebrated Orthodox Christmas. The service was the first time the independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine had held a Christmas liturgy in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra for over 300 years, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported. The … Read more

Indiana State Police Release Video of Bryan Kohberger Traffic Stop

Indiana State Police (ISP) released footage of a December 15 traffic stop involving Bryan Kohberger – who is accused of murdering four University of Idaho students – after an officer saw him following another vehicle too closely in Hancock County. The dashcam and bodycam footage released by ISP on January 3 shows an officer pulling … Read more

‘You Will Never Stand Alone’: Biden and Zelensky Hold Joint Press Conference Following Bilateral Meeting

In a joint White House press conference following bilateral talks on December 21, US President Joe Biden praised Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky’s leadership, saying Zelensky had “inspired” the people of Ukraine and “the entire world.” Noting the visit to Washington was Zelensky’s first trip abroad since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Biden said it was … Read more

Seals Crash Through Thin Ice in Alaska’s Glacier Bay

A pair of harbor seals struggled to get comfortable as they tried resting on not-very-frozen ice in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, on Tuesday, December 6, according to park officials. “When Tuesday feels like a Monday… We feel for you, seal,” park wrote staff on Twitter. This video of the seals crashing through a thin … Read more

Odesa Residents Flock to Library, Cafes in Search of Power Amid Widespread Blackouts

Amid severe power outages, residents in the southern Ukrainian port city of Odesa sort out generator-powered cafes and public places for their electricity needs on Friday, November 25. Widespread Russian missile strikes earlier in the week heavily damaged energy infrastructure across Ukraine, including in the capital Kyiv. Officials in multiple major cities reported water supplies … Read more

Qatari Police Confront Female Fan Wearing ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ T-Shirt at Iran Match

An Iranian soccer fan has told Storyful his sister was forced to change out of a t-shirt reading “Woman, Life, Freedom” before she was allowed to watch the Wales vs Iran match in Doha, Qatar, on Friday, November 25. Kevin Amirehsani said he and his sister, Kiana Amirehsani, were attempting to enter the Wales vs … Read more

Polish President Says Investigation Underway After Deadly Explosion Near Ukraine Border

Polish President Andrzej Duda said in the early hours of Wednesday, November 16, it was unclear who launched the missile that caused a deadly explosion in a village in eastern Poland on Tuesday, but that the missile was “most likely” Russian-made. Duda said investigations were underway after two people were killed in the explosion in … Read more

Biden Delivers Pre-Midterm Address Warning American Democracy Is Under Attack

US President Joe Biden warned American democracy was at “risk” in an address in Washington on Wednesday night, November 2, ahead of next week’s midterm elections. In his 20 minute speech, the president condemned political violence and election denialism, pointing to last week’s attack on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, at their … Read more