Monkeypox is something “everybody should be concerned about” and the US is looking into what kind of treatments and vaccines are available, President Joe Biden has said. The World Health Organisation has identified about 80 monkeypox cases globally, and roughly 50 more suspected cases. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among
Carpet bombing is indiscriminate – devastatingly destructive and utterly random. But if you’re an advancing army, it’s a deadly and effective tactic, and it’s being used mercilessly against the townspeople of Soledar. The town in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas has seen its topography alter dramatically in the last 72 hours as the Russians intensify their assault
Anthony Albanese is known as a pragmatic politician willing to work outside ideological lines – and someone whose first taste of politics came as a child. Australia’s new prime minister is from a humble background, reminding supporters of that as he made his acceptance speech on Saturday. “It says a lot about our great country,”
The Donbas is feeling the brunt of the recent Russian military failures. The country’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, says the twin areas of Luhansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine are being “turned into hell”. He’s right. They are. The towns and cities here are being pummelled; homes and businesses are being smashed by this war. Ukraine
Russia has started moving an armoured fighting vehicle nicknamed the “Terminator” around a Ukrainian city which shows their “determination” to capture the area, a military expert has told Sky News. Justin Crump, a veteran British army tank commander, said Russia was “quite proud” of the vehicle, which is used to support other tanks and “suppress”
More than 200 Ukrainian soldiers are being evacuated from Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol after weeks of resistance against the Russian invasion. Some 53 troops are being taken to hospital in the Russian-controlled town of Novoazovsk, about 30 miles to the east, according to Ukraine’s deputy defence minister Hanna Malyar. Another 211
Finland has confirmed it will apply to join NATO despite Russia’s president warning it would be a “mistake” to do so. Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto said joining the military alliance will “maximise” his country’s security following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A formal membership application is expected to be submitted to NATO headquarters in Brussels next
Ukraine has won the Eurovision Song Contest in a huge show of support from the rest of the continent following Russia’s invasion of the country. Performing their folk-rap song Stefania, Kalush Orchestra stormed up the leader board, beating off strong competition from the UK and Italy. The group were out on the streets fighting off
The West has declared a “total hybrid war” against Russia and it is hard to predict how long it will last, Moscow’s foreign minister has said. Sergei Lavrov said the consequences of the war in Ukraine will be felt around the world. But speaking about sanctions on Russia, he warned: “Western politicians should understand their