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

Germany approves long-awaited delivery of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as US finalizes plans to send Abrams

Germany approves long-awaited delivery of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as US finalizes plans to send Abrams

CNN — Germany confirmed it will send a long-requested contingent of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as a major sign of support for Kiev, which is expected to be matched by the United States. The announcement by Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday, coupled with an expected US decision to send about 30 M-1 Abrams tanks … Read more

New Zealand Education Minister Chris Hipkins will succeed Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister

New Zealand Education Minister Chris Hipkins will succeed Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister

CNN — Chris Hipkins, New Zealand’s education minister, will succeed Jacinda Ardern as prime minister after she shockedly announced her resignation earlier this week. Hipkins was the only candidate to be nominated for leadership of the ruling Labor Party, the party said in a statement Saturday morning. “The Labor Party caucus will meet at 1 … Read more