Russia admits to talks to exchange Brittney Griner: diplomat

Russia has admitted that it is in talks with the US to exchange a notorious arms dealer for basketball player Brittney Griner, a Russian diplomat said. The diplomat’s comments marked the first time Russia said it was in talks to exchange Griner for Viktor Bout, 55, who is in prison in the US, according to … Read more

Moscow’s Kherson troops nearly cut off after Ukrainian strikes damage road and rail bridges

Kherson lies across the River Dnipro from its supply lines, which run from Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014. Using long-range artillery supplied by the West, Ukraine has been pounding the main Antonovsky bridge that crosses the River Dnipro, a nearby railway bridge and a subsidiary road bridge in the town of Nova Kakhovka. The … Read more

Who is Salman Rushdie? | CTV News

Indian-born novelist Salman Rushdie, author of the both praised and criticized “The Satanic Verses,” remains in hospital after being stabbed at an appearance at the Chautauqua Institution in New York on Friday. His attacker, identified as 24-year-old Hadi Matar, caused severe damage to Rushdie’s liver and his agent said he is likely to lose an … Read more

Ukraine destroys Russian supply bridges, 20% of ground forces

Ukraine troops have blown up two primary bridges that Russian troops used to access occupied territory as the country’s top soldier said Saturday that one fifth of invading ground forces have been “destroyed” with the conflict nearing its sixth month. The Antonivsy road bridge and the Kherson rail bridge over the Dnipro River were heavily … Read more

Trump Flat-Out Denies Report That Feds Raided Mar-a-Lago Over Classified Nuke Docs

Donald Trump has denied a Washington Post report that claimed FBI agents were looking for classified documents about nuclear weapons when they raided his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida on Monday. “Nuclear weapons is a hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a hoax,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform on Friday morning, referring to … Read more

The most revealing moments of Xiao Qian’s Press Club address make clear why Australia’s relationship with China is so strained

It’s 18 years since a Chinese ambassador last took up an invitation to appear at the National Press Club in Canberra. That was five ambassadors ago. Two years ago, the deputy head of mission, Wang Xining, turned up to spar with Australian journalists. He was combative but could also make his point by quoting Shakespeare, … Read more

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

U.S. probes firm linked with Russian oligarch Abramovich over hedge fund investments Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich looks on from the stands during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on April 16, 2016 in London, England. Abramovich announced on in March 2022 that he was selling the club … Read more

Ottawa must block gas turbine shipments to Russia, MPs say

OTTAWA—Opposition parties are demanding Ottawa immediately cancel a permit that would allow five additional gas turbines to be returned to Russia, after Ottawa last week declared Moscow never had any intention to the equipment to boost natural gas flows to Europe. Both the federal Conservatives and the NDP have been left wondering what it will … Read more

Canadian fighter wounded in Ukraine evacuated to Ottawa

A Canadian veteran badly wounded while serving with the Ukrainian armed forces is recovering at an Ottawa hospital after being evacuated from the war zone. The retired member of the Canadian military told Global News he was taking part in an operation with Ukraine’s international legion when he hit a Russian anti-tank mine. In an … Read more

UN chief demands international access to Ukraine nuclear plant after new attack

A serviceman with a Russian flag on his uniform stands guard near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar on Aug. 4.ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO/Reuters UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after Ukraine and Russia traded accusations over the shelling … Read more