Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace shattered by war once again

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace shattered by war once again

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors and other mourners Friday commemorated the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German death camp. The former concentration and extermination camp is located in the town of Oświęcim in southern Poland, which was occupied by German troops during World War II and became a place where Jews, … Read more

Russians react with defiance, anger and concern as a new phase of war looms

Russians react with defiance, anger and concern as a new phase of war looms

Russia’s tightly controlled state media has reacted angrily to deliveries of Western tanks promised to Ukraine this week — and that anger is shared by some Moscow residents. Ukraine’s tanks “will hinder our troops,” Sergei told CNN in the Russian capital. “But we are going to win anyway. It will only increase the conflict,” he … Read more

American tourist fined for driving rental car over medieval Italian bridge

American tourist fined for driving rental car over medieval Italian bridge

Editor’s Note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening up, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest on aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. Rome CNN — The Ponte Vecchio, a beautiful ancient bridge spanning the River Arno in the Italian city … Read more

Japan tightens Russian sanctions after deadly missile attacks in Ukraine

Japan tightens Russian sanctions after deadly missile attacks in Ukraine

TOKYO, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Japan on Friday tightened sanctions against Russia following the latest wave of missile strikes in Ukraine, adding goods to a list of export bans and freezing the assets of Russian officials and entities. The decision comes after Russia launched missile strikes into Ukraine that killed at least 11 people on … Read more

Spain: Police raid the house of suspect of machete attacks in church

Spain: Police raid the house of suspect of machete attacks in church

ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — Spanish police on Thursday raided the home of a young Moroccan man detained in the southern city of Algeciras over the machete attacks on two Catholic churches that killed a church officer and a priest. was injured. A police investigation led by a National Court judge considers Wednesday’s violence a possible … Read more

US CDC is still looking at the potential risk of stroke from Pfizer’s COVID bivalent injection

US CDC is still looking at the potential risk of stroke from Pfizer’s COVID bivalent injection

26 Jan. (Reuters) – New data from a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) database shows a possible link to stroke risk for older adults taking an updated Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech (22UAy.DE) COVID-19 received a booster shot, but the signal is weaker than what the agency flagged earlier in January, health officials said Thursday. … Read more

Russia: NATO War Involvement ‘Grows’ With Weapons To Ukraine | War news Russia-Ukraine

Russia: NATO War Involvement ‘Grows’ With Weapons To Ukraine |  War news Russia-Ukraine

Russia says the supply of NATO main battle tanks to Ukraine is evidence of “immediate and growing” US and European involvement in the war, with one analyst suggesting supply countries could become potential targets. The comments come after the United States and Germany said on Wednesday they would arm Ukraine with dozens of heavy tanks … Read more

Turkey says Sweden was complicit in burning Quran amid tensions over NATO membership bid

Turkey says Sweden was complicit in burning Quran amid tensions over NATO membership bid

CNN — The Swedish government was complicit in the burning of the Quran during a protest in Stockholm last weekend, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reportedly said Thursday. Rising tensions between the two countries come as Sweden relies on Turkey to support its bid for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance, … Read more

Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

CNN — The US Treasury Department on Thursday designated the Wagner Group, a Russian private mercenary organization heavily involved in the war in Ukraine, as a major transnational criminal organization, imposing a slew of sanctions on a transnational network that supports it. The U.S. State Department simultaneously announced a number of sanctions designed to “target … Read more

Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 25 (Reuters) – Sweden’s and Finnish hopes of quickly joining NATO have hit an obstacle in the form of objections from Turkey, which has veto power over joining the military alliance. The three nations reached an agreement in Madrid last June on how to proceed, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said Sweden … Read more