Voting rights advocates report a smooth start to Election Day voting across the United States

Voting rights advocates report a smooth start to Election Day voting across the United States

CNN — Americans went to the polls Tuesday in an election that has state and local officials across the country on edge as they brace for potential trouble at the polls, contentious legal battles over ballots and misinformation about the vote itself. More than 45 million pre-election ballots were cast in 47 states, and officials … Read more

Russian troops bust generals over ‘incomprehensible battle’ that reportedly killed 300 in Donetsk

Russian troops bust generals over ‘incomprehensible battle’ that reportedly killed 300 in Donetsk

CNN — Russian troops have condemned an “incomprehensible battle” in Donetsk after apparently suffering heavy casualties during a week of intense fighting in the central eastern region of Ukraine. Moscow has been trying to break through Kyiv’s defenses around the town of Pavlivka for at least the past seven days, but appears to have made … Read more

Kyiv residents are thinking about life outside the city as power outages bite and incomes drop

Kyiv residents are thinking about life outside the city as power outages bite and incomes drop

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Kyiv residents have gotten used to 12 hours a day without electricity, but the situation has gone from bad to worse recently as the Russian missile campaign puts further pressure on the Ukrainian grid, causing even more outages. On Monday night, in a normally busy neighborhood on the east bank of … Read more

Harry Styles postpones several shows because he is in bed with the flu

Harry Styles postpones several shows because he is in bed with the flu

CNN — After rescheduling a Nov. 4 show in Los Angeles, Harry Styles has postponed several concerts because he is sick with the flu. Over the weekend, Styles released a statement to social media about his health. “Towards the end of the show on Wednesday I started feeling sick and have been in bed with … Read more

Pakistan’s Imran Khan says three bullets were taken from his right leg

Pakistan’s Imran Khan says three bullets were taken from his right leg

CNN — Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says three bullets were taken from his right leg from the shooting that wounded him last week. Khan survived the shooting at a political rally in Gujranwala on Thursday, an incident his party has called an assassination attempt. In an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson on Monday, … Read more

The Orthodox Church in Ukraine allows Christmas celebrations on December 25 as the rift with Moscow widens

The Orthodox Church in Ukraine allows Christmas celebrations on December 25 as the rift with Moscow widens

CNN — A branch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has announced that it will allow its churches to celebrate Christmas on December 25 instead of January 7, as is traditional in Orthodox congregations. The announcement by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, headquartered in Kiev, widens the rift between the Russian Orthodox Church and other Orthodox believers … Read more

Russian forces are stepping up attacks on civilians in occupied Kherson as they battle for the fabric of the city

Russian forces are stepping up attacks on civilians in occupied Kherson as they battle for the fabric of the city

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Russian forces have stepped up their investigation of civilians in occupied areas in Ukraine’s southern Kherson region and detained locals to stamp out guerrilla resistance, according to the Ukrainian military. In the occupied city of Kherson, Russian troops are now mostly wearing civilian clothes and living in civilian housing as they … Read more

Russian oligarch Prigozhin appears to admit US election meddling

Russian oligarch Prigozhin appears to admit US election meddling

CNN — Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Kremlin-linked oligarch known as “Vladimir Putin’s chef,” appeared to admit Russian interference in the US election in a Telegram post on Monday. Prigozhin said Russia has interfered, is interfering and will continue to interfere in the US democratic process, in response to a reporter’s question about Russia potentially interfering in … Read more

‘You can come home now:’ Ukraine recovery teams work to ensure no fallen soldiers are left behind

‘You can come home now:’ Ukraine recovery teams work to ensure no fallen soldiers are left behind

Editor’s note: Warning: This story contains disturbing images. Brashkivka, Ukraine CNN — Before the war, dressed in “Red Army” garb, Leonid Bondar re-enacted major Soviet battles of WWII – where they were fought, who won them and who fell where – all the facts he knew intimately. His job at Ukraine’s Museum of War History … Read more

Iran protests: Lawmakers demand ‘no leniency’ for protesters as mass demonstrations continue

Iran protests: Lawmakers demand ‘no leniency’ for protesters as mass demonstrations continue

CNN — Iranian lawmakers have called on the country’s judiciary to “show no leniency” to protesters in a letter quoted by state-run Press TV on Sunday, as thousands of people continue to gather in the streets despite the threat of arrest. The Islamic Republic is facing one of the largest and unprecedented demonstrations of dissent … Read more