US and South Korea test-fire missiles in continued response after North Korea launch

Seoul, South Korea CNN — The United States and South Korea launched four missiles off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday morning local time, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The launch included four ATACMS missiles, the statement by the South Korean joint chiefs said. Also known as Army Tactical … Read more

Ex-CIA chief’s top fear in Russia-Ukraine conflict is escalation ‘spiraling out of control’

The greatest worry for former CIA chief General David Petraeus (US Army, Ret.) concerning the war in Ukraine is the potential for unbridled escalation that would result in catastrophic consequences, he told CNBC Tuesday. Asked what his top concern was with regard to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, in which the US is heavily supporting Ukraine to … Read more

Russia planning nuke test near Ukraine border: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin is feared to be planning a nuclear test on the border with Ukraine — while officials in Kyiv are already handing out potassium iodine pills to protect against a possible nuke strike. NATO has issued an intelligence report to its members and allies warning that the Kremlin is planning to test … Read more

What you need to know about North Korea’s missile test over Japan

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korea fired a ballistic missile without warning over Japan on Tuesday for the first time in five years, a highly provocative and reckless act that marks a significant escalation in its weapons testing program. The missile traveled over northern Japan early in the morning, and is believed to have … Read more

Japan issues rare alert as North Korea fires missile without warning over island

Seoul CNN — Japan urged residents to take shelter early Tuesday morning after North Korea fired a ballistic missile without warning over the country for the first time in five years, in a major and potentially dangerous escalation of recent weapons tests by the Kim Jong Un regime. The launch, which prompted immediate backlash from … Read more

CIA director says it’s ‘hard to say’ if Putin ‘bluffing’ on nuclear weapons

CIA Director William Burns said on Monday that it’s “hard to say” if Russian President Vladimir Putin is “bluffing” when it comes to threatening the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine. During an interview on “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell,” the host asked Burns if there are any signs that Russia will deploy nuclear … Read more

‘There Are No Checks’ On Vladimir Putin Over Nuclear Threat In Ukraine: Defense Sec.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday said “there are no checks” on Russian President Vladimir Putin and he would be the only person in his country to determine whether to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Putin on Friday vowed to use “all available means” to protect the four Ukraine regions he annexed — Donetsk, Luhansk, … Read more

Pope Francis warns of nuclear war risk as he appeals to Putin to ‘stop’ in Ukraine

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin for a cease-fire, imploring him to “stop this spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine and denouncing the “absurd” risk of the “uncontrollable” consequences of nuclear attack as tensions sharply escalate over the war. Francis uttered his strongest plea yet about the … Read more

McMaster on Putin threat: ‘If you use a nuclear weapon, it’s a suicide weapon’

Former national security advisor HR McMaster on Sunday cautioned Russian President Vladimir Putin against carrying out his threat of a nuclear attack, saying it would be a “suicide weapon.” McMaster, a retired US Army lieutenant general who served as a national security advisor under former President Trump, also told CBS’s Margaret Brennan on “Face the … Read more

Lyman: CNN team visits key city, hours after Ukraine regains control from Russian forces

Lyman, Ukraine CNN — The ghostly emptiness of the streets of Lyman in eastern Ukraine belies this city’s strategic significance. There are no signs of Russian troops at all on Sunday – few damaged Russian tanks, or Russian dead, or Russian prisoners. Members of the Ukrainian National Guard from the Dnipro-1 unit hover in small … Read more