5 things to know for May 12: Ukraine, Abortion, Inflation, Overdoses, California fire

5 things to know for May 12: Ukraine, Abortion, Inflation, Overdoses, California fire

CNN – Air travel in the US is back in full swing, but the return to the skies has not been entirely smooth. Passengers are frustrated by packed flights, as well as an increase in disruptive passenger incidents, flight cancellations and soaring air fares, according to a new survey. Here’s what you need to know … Read more

Russian ships carrying stolen Ukrainian grain turned away from Mediterranean ports – but not all of them

Russian ships carrying stolen Ukrainian grain turned away from Mediterranean ports – but not all of them

CNN has identified the vessel as the bulk carrier Matros Pozynich. On April 27, the ship weighed anchor off the coast of Crimea, and turned off its transponder. The next day it was seen at the port of Sevastopol, the main port in Crimea, according to photographs and satellite images. The Matros Pozynich is one … Read more

Russian ships carrying stolen Ukrainian grain turned away from Mediterranean ports – but not all of them

Russian ships carrying stolen Ukrainian grain turned away from Mediterranean ports – but not all of them

CNN has identified the vessel as the bulk carrier Matros Pozynich. On April 27, the ship weighed anchor off the coast of Crimea, and turned off its transponder. The next day it was seen at the port of Sevastopol, the main port in Crimea, according to photographs and satellite images. The Matros Pozynich is one … Read more

Ukraine cuts Russia gas at 1 hub, underlining risk to supply

Ukraine cuts Russia gas at 1 hub, underlining risk to supply

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine stopped the flow of Russian natural gas through one hub that feeds European homes and industry on Wednesday, while a pro-Kremlin official in a southern region seized by Russian troops said it would ask Moscow to annex it. The remarks could be another sign of Russia’s broader plan for Ukraine … Read more

Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump

Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump

LONDON (AP) – Elon Musk said he will reverse Twitter’s permanent ban of former President Donald Trump should the Tesla CEO conclude his deal to acquire the social media company for $ 44 billion. Musk, speaking virtually at a Future of the Car summit hosted by the Financial Times, said Twitter’s Trump ban was a … Read more

Biden signs Ukraine bill, seeks $ 40B aid, in Putin rejoinder

Biden signs Ukraine bill, seeks $ 40B aid, in Putin rejoinder

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington sought to portray a united front against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan measure to reboot the World War II-era “lend-lease” program, which helped defeat Nazi Germany, to bolster Kyiv and Eastern European allies. The signing Monday came as the US Congress is poised to unleash … Read more

Brexit: Boris Johnson’s Northern Ireland problem is coming back to bite him

Brexit: Boris Johnson’s Northern Ireland problem is coming back to bite him

CNN – As the British parliament returns on Tuesday to the backdrop of inconclusive local election results and the ongoing “Partygate” scandal now impacting both Boris Johnson and the leader of the opposition Keir Starmer, there’s one major headache facing the United Kingdom that might not get the look in it deserves: making Brexit work. … Read more

Russia pounds Odesa as civilian bodies uncovered elsewhere

Russia pounds Odesa as civilian bodies uncovered elsewhere

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) – Russia pounded away at Ukraine’s vital southern port of Odesa, Ukrainian officials said Tuesday, as they announced they found the bodies of 44 civilians in the rubble of a building in the northeast that was destroyed weeks ago. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian official said that at least 100 civilians remain trapped at … Read more

Crucial NATO decisions expected in Finland, Sweden this week

Crucial NATO decisions expected in Finland, Sweden this week

STOCKHOLM (AP) – To join or not to join? The NATO question is coming to a head this week in Finland and Sweden where Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shattered the long-held belief that remaining outside the military alliance was the best way to avoid trouble with their giant neighbor. If Finland’s president and the … Read more

Biden signs Ukraine bill, seeks $ 40B aid, in Putin rejoinder

Biden signs Ukraine bill, seeks $ 40B aid, in Putin rejoinder

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington sought to portray a united front against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Monday as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan measure to reboot the World War II-era “lend-lease” program, which helped defeat Nazi Germany, to bolster Kyiv and Eastern European allies. The signing comes as the US Congress is poised to unleash … Read more