Ukraine says Russia launches new eastern offensive with blasts all along front

Ukraine said Russia had started an anticipated new offensive in the east of the country, with explosions reported all along the front lines as well as attacks in other regions. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Russia had begun the “Battle of Donbas” in the east on Monday, April 18, and a “very large part of … Read more

Parks, Nagoya down league leader; Kiefer, Javi offensive onslaught not enough

Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins stage a furious fourth-quarter rally to shock the top-seeded Ryukyu Golden Kings MANILA, Philippines – Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins delivered a strong message to the rest of the field in the Japan B. League after they downed the league-leading Ryukyu Golden Kings, 81-80, on Sunday, … Read more

Ukraine braces for new Russian offensive as Moscow dismisses rape allegations

The departure of Russian forces from the outskirts of Kyiv brings to light harrowing allegations of war crimes including executions and rape of civilians LVIV, Ukraine – Ukraine pleaded for more weapons from the West to help it end the siege of Mariupol and fend off an expected Russian offensive in the east, as more … Read more

Russia laments ‘tragedy’ of troop deaths as Ukraine braces for major offensive

LVIV, Ukraine – Russia gave the most sombre assessment so far of its invasion of Ukraine, describing the “tragedy” of mounting troop losses and the economic hit from sanctions, as Ukrainians were evacuated from eastern cities before an anticipated major offensive. Moscow’s six-week long incursion has seen more than 4 million people fleeing abroad, killed, … Read more

Ukraine preparing for new Russian offensive in the east, Zelenskiy says

LVIV, Ukraine – Ukrainian forces are preparing for new Russian attacks in the east of the country as Moscow builds up its troops there after suffering setbacks near the capital Kyiv, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday, March 31. Russia’s invasion of its neighbor, now in its fifth week, has driven around a quarter of … Read more


Well good morning to you, it’s weird when international breaks, life kind of goes back to being about family and work and stuff? Boring. I also have to try and entertain you with more jokes rather than hard hitting whining. I’m sorry about the jokes. Onto football: We’re being quite heavily linked to Darwin Nunez … Read more

Russia announces limited ceasefire in Ukraine to allow evacuations but continues broad offensive

Russia said its forces had stopped firing near two Ukrainian cities on Saturday, March 5, to allow safe passage to civilians fleeing fighting, but was continuing its broad offensive in Ukraine, where the capital Kyiv came under renewed assault. The Russian defense ministry said its units had opened humanitarian corridors near the cities of Mariupol … Read more