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The New York Times looking at the 4th week of May 2023

Gail Collins and Bret Stephens The Republican Presidential Plot Is Thickening Tim Scott and Ron DeSantis are on the near horizon. Ezra Klein Liberals Are Persuading Themselves of a Debt Ceiling Plan That Won’t Work The limit Congress imposes is dumb, but Biden can’t just wave it away. Andrew Tate Thought He Was Above theContinue reading “The New York Times looking at the 4th week of May 2023”

How far has it to go

Not all Russians are willing to accept the great losses for a war while should not be, and therefore start taking more actions in Russia.

The Telegraph Frontpage for Monday 2023 May 22

By Daniel Hardaker Supporters and allies of Suella Braverman fear that questions over her conduct are intended to discredit her as she attempts to tackle net migration. Meanwhile, friends of Phillip Schofield claim the presenter is “heartbroken” over his exit from This Morning. Suella Braverman ‘victim of smear campaign’, allies claim Allies of the HomeContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for Monday 2023 May 22”

The third week of May 2023 in the picture

Tuesday May 16: Rishi Sunak met the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky at Chequers. Sunak promises Zelensky hundreds of drones and missiles Britain will deliver “hundreds” of long-range attack drones and air-defence missiles to Ukraine, Downing Street has announced. Joe Barnes reports that Rishi Sunak hosted talks with Volodymyr Zelensky at Chequers to discuss further militaryContinue reading “The third week of May 2023 in the picture”

Russia facing 60-mile Ukrainian offensive

How far will Western countries empty their own weapons lockers to help someone else?

Russia accuses Ukraine of drone attack on President Putin

Putin is struggling in Ukraine, where the Russian troops do not seem to get the results Putin wanted. Therefore, Putin needs an excuse to launch something even more devastating than we have seen so far.

JK Rowling’s views on women’s rights

Dear Reader, JK Rowling’s books have sold more than 500 million copies, and the cinema adaptations and spin-offs have made tens of billions of pounds. Yet her views on women’s rights have caused outrage from trans activists in recent years, including calls to boycott the Harry Potter franchise. Now, as Warner Bros Discovery announces aContinue reading “JK Rowling’s views on women’s rights”

Begin April 2023 Russia and Kremlin actions

The First World War tactic helping Kyiv Germany rules out any further weapons deliveries to Ukraine Woman ‘confesses’ to delivering bomb to slain Russian blogger Vladlen Tatarsky The woman suspected of assassinating a Kremlin propagandist has apparently confessed to delivering a bomb hidden inside a statuette, as her husband claimed the 26-year-old was “set up”Continue reading “Begin April 2023 Russia and Kremlin actions”

Ukraine What we know on day 383 and day 384 of the invasion

Ukraine invasion At a glance What we know on day 383 of the invasion Ukrainian soldier shot dead on camera is awarded Hero of Ukraine honour; Georgian PM warns Kyiv to stay out of domestic politics after popular protests The international criminal court intends to open two war crimes cases tied to the Russian invasionContinue reading “Ukraine What we know on day 383 and day 384 of the invasion”

Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 377 of the invasion

At a glance Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 377 of the invasion Volodymyr Zelenskiy commits to defending Bakhmut and pays tribute to executed soldier Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that the seizure of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine would allow Moscow’s forces to mount further offensive operations.   Russian forces carriedContinue reading “Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 377 of the invasion”