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2023 Wednesday morning briefing January 04

January 4, 2023 By Natasha Frost Writer, Briefings Good morning. We’re covering the high price for Ukraine of responding to Russia’s drone attacks, and a provocative visit by a new Israeli minister. Ukraine has begun using searchlights to spot drones. Gleb Garanich/Reuters The costs of Ukraine’s defense Over the New Year’s weekend, Russia sent aboutContinue reading “2023 Wednesday morning briefing January 04”

The Telegraph looking at the world 2022 December 29

Good morning. A landmark review by William Shawcross, pictured above, into the Government’s flagship Prevent programme has found that taxpayers’ money has been handed to groups promoting Islamist extremism. Meanwhile, teachers’ unions fear that ballots for national strike action in 2023 have been put at risk by postal strikes.   Headlines: Today’s essential news ChinaContinue reading “The Telegraph looking at the world 2022 December 29”

The Telegraph Frontpage for Saturday evening 2022 December 10

By Danny Boyle Good evening. As the cold snap bites, southern England could get four inches of snow this weekend (after areas including County Durham, above, got a covering today). We have the latest weather warnings – and the fallout from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Netflix show. Evening briefing: Today’s essential headlines UKContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for Saturday evening 2022 December 10”

Russia War Crimes document circulating in EU, opposed by ICC chief prosecutor

Originally posted on The Snapper:
Recently, a draft has been going around a United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York for a Nuremberg-like tribunal to hold Russia responsible for all the war crimes it has committed in its war on Ukraine. Ever since the invasion of Ukraine began on February 24th this year under the…

Ukrainian flags fly over Kherson again

Some might think that when the Russian troops left Kherson that could be the beginning of the end of war. But Russia lets them feel it shall not stop until Ukraine is all theirs.

The Telegraph Frontpage for 2022 November 15

By Danny Boyle Good evening. In the middle of the G20 summit of world leaders, a barrage of missiles today hit cities across Ukraine – sparking mass power outages and blazes, such as on a Kyiv apartment block above. Evening briefing: Today’s essential headlines Dominic Raab | Foreign Office staff ‘scared’ to enter his officeContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for 2022 November 15”

a Victory drink left behind unexpectedly

What was supposed to be drunk as a victory drink was left behind unexpectedly.

The Week of 2022 September 19 – 25

September 19 Hurricane Fiona leaves Puerto Rico without power Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico’s southwest coast with heavy rains and maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour on Sunday, triggering landslides and knocking out a power grid still recovering from Hurricane Maria five years ago. The storm downed electricity transmission lines, causing a “blackoutContinue reading “The Week of 2022 September 19 – 25”

Main news items for the first half of September

Looking at what made the headlines the first half of September 2022

The Week of 2022 September 12 – 18

September 12 Russian forces target Ukraine power stations while retreating Retreating Russian forces attacked Ukrainian power stations and other infrastructure as they fled from Kharkiv province in the face of a Ukrainian counterattack to reclaim territory seized by Russia early in its invasion. Russia’s precision strikes caused a fire at a large power station outsideContinue reading “The Week of 2022 September 12 – 18”