As referendums wrap up, Russia issues new nuclear warning to Ukraine, West – National

An ally of President Vladimir Putin issued a stark new nuclear warning to Ukraine and the West on Tuesday as referendums billed by Russia as a prelude to it annexing four Ukrainian regions entered their fifth and final day. Moscow’s latest broadside came as European countries rushed to investigate unexplained leaks in two Russian natural … Read more

Giorgia Meloni, far-right ‘Christian mother,’ is Italy’s new leader. Here’s how that might change Europe and the world

A party with neo-fascist roots, the Brothers of Italy, has triumphed in Italy’s snap general elections, setting up Giorgia Meloni as the country’s first far-right leader since the fall of Benito Mussolini. Meloni, 45, now likely to become Italy’s first female prime minister, praised Mussolini in her early career, saying in 1996 on French television … Read more

Pink Floyd: Roger Waters’ Poland shows cancelled

CNN — Brirtish rock legend and Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters’ planned concerts in Poland in April have been canceled amid a backlash to the musician’s stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Live Nation Poland, the concert’s promoter, confirmed the cancellation Saturday but did not specify a reason. The cancellation comes after Waters, 79, published … Read more

Pink Floyd founder cancels Poland concerts after war remarks

WARSAW, Poland — Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has canceled concerts planned in Poland amid outrage over his stance on Russia’s war against Ukraine, Polish media reported Saturday. An official with the Tauron Arena in Krakow, where Waters was scheduled to perform two concerts in April, said they would no longer take place. “Roger Waters’ … Read more

Clock ticking for Ukraine, Russia as winter approaching makes battle more complicated – National

The onset of autumnal weather, with rains making fields too muddy for tanks, is beginning to cloud Ukraine’s efforts to take back more Russian-held territory before winter freezes the battlefields, a Washington-based think tank said Sunday. Russia, meanwhile, pressed on with its call-up of hundreds of thousands of men to throw into the seven-month war, … Read more

Pink Floyd’s Waters Cancels Poland Concerts After Ukraine War Remarks

A second day of so-called referendums on joining the Russian Federation has been held in four Ukrainian regions partially occupied by Moscow — votes dismissed as a sham by Ukraine, the West, and the United Nations because they are illegal under international law. The vote in Russian-controlled areas of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhya regions … Read more

War crimes have been committed in Ukraine, says UN-mandated inquiry – National

War crimes including rape, torture and confinement of children have been committed in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine, the head of a UN-mandated investigation body said on Friday. Ukraine and its Western allies allege a litany of rights abuses by Russian soldiers since the Feb. 24 invasion, but Moscow denies that as a smear campaign. “Based … Read more

Russians fleeing mobilization order arrive at Finland’s border: ‘I just wanted to be safe’ – National

Traffic into Finland across its southeastern border with Russia was heavy on Friday, border guards told Reuters, adding that the number of Russians who entered the previous day was more than double the amount who arrived the week before. Finland is considering barring most Russians from entering as the volume of arrivals from its eastern … Read more

Ukraine war, energy crisis has Canadians more supportive of oil and gas: poll – National

Canadians are growing more supportive of the oil and gas sector due to Russia’s Ukraine war and the subsequent energy crisis, a new poll suggests. However, the Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News found while Canadians want their government to help Europe in its energy crisis, they are split on the path forward when … Read more

Putin mobilizes. Biden chides. Zelenskyy offers a plan. What experts heard in their words

As U.S. President Joe Biden denounced Russian aggression, as Russian President Vladimir Putin decried western aggression, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy came to the UN General Assembly with a five-point formula for peace — and a sly literary dig at the Russians. To be fair, he also denounced Russian aggression. All three leaders had their moment … Read more