Russia sends troops to Belarus for war games

Russian officials on Tuesday said Moscow is sending its troops to Belarus for joint military exercises, a move that will place more Kremlin troops and equipment near Ukraine as Western countries fear invasion. Russia and Belarus will participate in drill-down exercises to “thwart and repel foreign aggression,” Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said, as … Read more

U.S. Aims Sanctions at Pro-Russian Agents as Blinken Plans Ukraine, Russia Meetings

The US prepares financial sanctions on pro-Russian operatives in Ukraine as Foreign Minister Antony Blinken heads to Europe to meet with the Ukrainian leadership and its Russian counterpart, as part of a display of diplomacy and pressure that Washington hopes Russia will stop. will stop it from invading its neighbor, US officials said. As pressure … Read more

Pacific tsunami threat recedes, volcano ash hinders response

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The tsunami threat around the Pacific Ocean from a massive undersea volcanic eruption eased Sunday, but the massive ash cloud covering the tiny island of Tonga prevented surveillance flights from New Zealand to assess the extent of the damage. Satellite images showed the spectacular eruption Saturday night, with a plume of … Read more

Dems block Cruz’s Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill

Senate Democrats blocked Sen’s legislation on Thursday. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSinema dismisses hopes of reforming filibuster Holmes Norton: Cruz’s attempt to block DC student vaccine mandate ‘crosses the line’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden goes from bad to worse MORE (R-Texas) to impose sanctions on companies linked to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, … Read more