Israeli defense minister calls for pause to judicial overhaul legislation, first government minister to do so

Jerusalem CNN  —  Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has become the first government minister to call for a halt in controversial plans to change the country’s judicial system. In a statement on Saturday, Gallant – a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party – called for a pause “for the security of Israel, for […]

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 […]