The USS Ford is the first of the Navy’s new Ford class of aircraft carriers.
Griner, an eight-time all-star center with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted Aug. 4 after police said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.
Pope Francis uttered his strongest plea yet about the seven-month-old war in Ukraine, which he denounced as an “error and a horror.”
The alleged kidnapping apparently took place shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin escalated his war in Ukraine and pushed it into a new, dangerous phase.
Putin warned that Russia would never give up the absorbed regions and would protect them as part of its sovereign territory.
The signing represents a sharp escalation in the seven-month conflict in Ukraine, and it comes after a Russian strike killed 25 people in Ukraine.
The attacks come as Moscow prepares Friday to add four occupied regions. The Kremlin paved the way for the land grabs with “votes,” sometimes at gunpoint, that Ukraine and its Western allies consider a sham.
The children are ages 9 through 16 and are stranded nearly 600 miles from home. Parents who sent their kids to the camps are now desperately trying to get them back.
A Russian region that borders Georgia, North Ossetia, restricted many passenger cars from entering Wednesday, according to Interfax Russia. A day earlier, authorities there announced plans for a draft office at a border crossing where cars and pedestrians have lined up for days.
The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has issued another security alert for Americans in Russia, warning them to depart “immediately while limited commercial travel options remain.”
People with and without military experience are reportedly being recruited to participate in the ongoing war. Last week, President Vladimir Putin announced a mobilization of reservists to join the fight.
The message was plowed on a 26,000-square-meter plot of land using only a tractor, plough and rotating harrow.
The website for Waters’ “This Is Not a Drill” concert tour did not list the Krakow concerns previously scheduled for Apr. 21 and 22.
Vladimir Putin signed a hastily approved bill that toughens the punishment for soldiers who disobey officers’ orders, desert or surrender to the enemy.
Zelenskyy said 215 Ukrainian and foreign citizens were freed as part of the deal, with the help of Turkish and Saudi mediation efforts.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of reservists Wednesday to bolster his forces in Ukraine, a deeply unpopular move that sparked rare protests across the country and led to almost 1,200 arrests.
Relatives say two U.S. military veterans who were captured while fighting alongside Ukrainian forces are among 10 people released by Russian-backed separatists in a prisoner exchange.
Large numbers of Russians have rushed to book one-way tickets out of the country after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of military reservists for the war in Ukraine.
The crux of President Biden's visit to the U.N. is a full-throated condemnation of Russia as its brutal war nears the seven-month mark.
The total number of reservists to be called up in Russia could be as high as 300,000.