Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Russia-Africa International Parliamentary Conference on March, 20 in Moscow. (Contributor/Getty Images) Russia plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, President Vladimir Putin told state television Saturday. Moscow will complete the construction of a special storage facility for tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus by the beginning of July, […]

Annexed Crimea not forgotten by Ukraine

CNN  —  While the fury of conflict echoes across the eastern Donbas region, a very different war is being waged in Crimea: one of night-time explosions, sabotage and disinformation. Reclaiming Crimea may seem like an unlikely quest for Ukraine but it is putting considerable effort into making Russia’s occupation as uncomfortable as possible. And the […]

Sicilian island receives record-high migrants by sea

Rome CNN  —  A record of more than 2,000 migrants arrived on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa in the past day, an Italian official said on Saturday. Some 1,778 people arrived on Friday, with another 267 people landing on seven small boats overnight Saturday, the official said. Previous years have seen higher numbers of arrivals […]

Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Sixteen civilians have been killed and fifty-nine people injured in Russian shelling across eight regions of Ukraine, according to the Defence Forces of Ukraine. Ukraine’s Defense Force said in a statement that “119 settlements have been shelled with various weapons including mortars, tanks, artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, S-300 air defense missile system, Lancet UAVs and Onyx […]