Ukrainian Offensive Seen as Reshaping the War’s Contours
by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Marc Santora on 2022-09-10 in Russian Invasion of Ukraine (2022), Izium (Ukraine), Kherson (Ukraine), Russia, Ukraine, Donetsk (Ukraine), Donbas
The fall of the strategically important city of Izium, in Ukraine’s east, is the most devastating blow to Russia since its humiliating retreat from Kyiv.
Ukrainian Forces Take Key City, Igniting New Phase in War
by The New York Times on 2022-09-10
Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed its forces had withdrawn from Izium. Ukraine’s lightning offensive in the northeast has reshaped what had become a grinding war of attrition.
As Russians Retreat, Putin Is Criticized by Hawks Who Trumpeted His War
by Anton Troianovski on 2022-09-10 in War and Armed Conflicts, News and News Media, Putin, Vladimir V, Izium (Ukraine), Moscow (Russia), Russia, Ukraine
Russian bloggers reporting from the front line provide a uniquely less-censored view of the war. But as Russia’s military flails, these once vocal supporters are exposing its flaws, lies and all.
Queen’s Funeral Set for Sept. 19 at Westminster Abbey
by The New York Times on 2022-09-10
In a ceremony in London, a group of the monarch’s advisers officially proclaimed King Charles III Britain’s new sovereign. “I am deeply aware of this great inheritance,” he said.
Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral Will Be on Sept. 19 at Westminster Abbey
by Mark Landler on 2022-09-10 in Royal Families, Palace of Westminster (London, England), Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, Funerals and Memorials
On Sunday, Elizabeth’s coffin will be carried from Balmoral Castle, in the Scottish Highlands, on a roundabout six-hour journey to Edinburgh, via Aberdeen.
Prince Harry and Meghan Join William and Kate Outside Windsor Castle
by Traci Carl on 2022-09-10 in Royal Families, Harry, Duke of Sussex, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Markle, Meghan, William, Duke of Cambridge, King Charles, Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, Windsor (England)
Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry and Meghan all visited crowds gathered to remember the queen.
How Ukraine Gained Momentum Against Russia and Took City of Izium
by Marc Santora on 2022-09-10 in Russian Invasion of Ukraine (2022), Izium (Ukraine), Kharkiv (Ukraine), Kherson (Ukraine), Russia, Moscow (Russia)
For months, Russia used the city of Izium as a way station to resupply and reinforce its troops in their campaign to seize the eastern Donbas region. With a northern offensive, Ukraine has retaken the city.
Gun Violence Epidemic Looms Over Swedish Election
by Isabella Kwai and Amela Mahovic on 2022-09-10 in Elections, Gun Control, Sweden Democrats, Swedish Social Democratic Party, Andersson, Magdalena (1967- ), Stockholm (Sweden), Sweden
The far right has made strides by tying the longstanding issue to immigration, while Sweden’s center-left party is blaming it on failed integration to fight an exceptionally tight race.
King Charles III Is Formally Proclaimed to His New Role
by Megan Specia and Mark Landler on 2022-09-10 in Royal Families, Buckingham Palace, Charles III, King of the United Kingdom, Great Britain, Funerals and Memorials, Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, Scotland
Charles will spend much of the first 10 days of his reign leading his country in mourning the queen, whose state funeral will be held on Sept. 19 in Westminster Abbey.
With Tears and Steel, Kenya’s ‘Hustler’ President Vanquishes His Foes
by Declan Walsh on 2022-09-10 in Kenya, Ruto, William, Elections, Odinga, Raila, Kenyatta, Uhuru Muigai, International Criminal Court, War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Supreme Court of Kenya
William Ruto built a career on beating the odds. In his greatest triumph, he is expected to be inaugurated as Kenya’s fifth president on Tuesday.
For Ukraine, the Fight Is Often a Game of Bridges
by Andrew E. Kramer on 2022-09-10 in War and Armed Conflicts, Bridges and Tunnels, Russian Invasion of Ukraine (2022), Kherson (Ukraine), Ukraine
The southern counteroffensive has been a painstaking battle of river crossings, with pontoon bridges as prime targets for both sides. But so far, it is Ukraine that has advanced.
Queen’s Death Leaves UK Grappling With Its Sense of National Identity
by Mark Landler on 2022-09-10 in Politics and Government, Royal Families, Charles III, King of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Great Britain, Europe
A figure who embodied Britain, Elizabeth cast long shadow. She leaves behind a country unsettled by domestic crises and anxiety over its place in the world.
After Saskatchewan Murders, First Nation Searches for a Way Forward
by Ian Austen on 2022-09-10 in Saskatchewan, Canada, Stabbings (2022), Canada
The mass murder in the James Smith Cree Nation is not the first killing that many members of the community link to crystal meth.
Thousands of Sunflowers: Mourners Pay Tribute to Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle
by Jenny Gross and Mary Turner on 2022-09-10 in Flowers and Plants, Florists, Street Vendors (Non-Food), Palaces and Castles, England, Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain
“She was a ray of sunshine to so many people,” said Natalie Prince, a Windsor florist who said she had sold 8,000 sunflowers on Saturday.
‘Glorious’ Hero or ‘Deplorable’ Traitor? Pétain’s Legacy Haunts French Island
by Constant Méheut on 2022-09-10 in Petain, Philippe, Politics and Government, Right-Wing Extremism and Alt-Right, World War I (1914-18), World War II (1939-45), Holocaust and the Nazi Era, France, Zemmour, Eric, Macron, Emmanuel (1977- ), Cemeteries
Philippe Pétain, who led France to victory in World War I and then collaborated with the Nazis, is buried on a small island, where his grave is the site of bitter debates over his legacy.
Read King Charles III’s Declaration to the Accession Council
on 2022-09-10 in Charles III, King of the United Kingdom, Speeches and Statements, Great Britain, Royal Families
In the address, the king mourned the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and said, “I am deeply aware of this great inheritance and of the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty which have now passed to me.”
King Charles to Replace Queen Elizabeth on Bank Notes and Coins
by Isabella Simonetti on 2022-09-10 in Bank of England, Royal Mint Ltd, The, Currency, British Pound (Currency), Royal Families, Charles III, King of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain
Queen Elizabeth II faced right on British coins. Her son and successor might face the other way.
In an ancient ceremony with a modern twist, King Charles III is formally proclaimed to his new role.
by Megan Specia on 2022-09-10
by James Poniewozik on 2022-09-10 in internal-storyline-no, Movies, Books and Literature, Television, Television Sets and Media Devices, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (TV Program)
This fall, if you feel like you’ve seen that new series somewhere before, you’re probably right.
Hong Kong Sentences 5 Over ‘Seditious’ Children’s Books
by John Yoon on 2022-09-10 in Books and Literature, Hong Kong, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Decisions and Verdicts, Censorship, Book Trade and Publishing
Tales about a sheep village resisting a wolf pack prompted the charges against leaders of a speech therapists’ union, extending a government crackdown on dissent.
King Charles III Will Be Announced in His New Role on Saturday
by Megan Specia on 2022-09-10 in Charles III, King of the United Kingdom, Great Britain
The ceremony was televised for the first time.
In His First Speech, King Charles III Pledges Service to Britain
by Mark Landler on 2022-09-10 in Charles III, King of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, Royal Families, Great Britain, London (England)
On a day of mourning in Britain after the death of Queen Elizabeth, Charles’s ascent to the throne was a symbol of the continuity of the monarchy.
King Charles Names William and Catherine Prince and Princess of Wales
by Ben Shpigel on 2022-09-10 in Royal Families, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, William, Duke of Cambridge, Diana, Princess of Wales
In a palace statement, they indicated they would honor William’s late mother while still forging their own path.
Russia Holds First Elections Since Ukraine Invasion
by Valerie Hopkins, Anton Troianovski and Alina Lobzina on 2022-09-10 in Russia, Elections, Politics and Government, United Russia, Navalny, Aleksei A, Putin, Vladimir V, Moscow (Russia), Ukraine, Russian Invasion of Ukraine (2022)
Voters are choosing local and regional governments, but the ranks of opposition candidates have been severely depleted by jail and exile.
What Will Happen to Queen Elizabeth’s Corgis?
by Jenny Gross on 2022-09-10 in Dogs, Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, Great Britain
Wherever the dogs end up, they may need to become accustomed to a home that is less luxurious than a royal castle.