21,000 Wagner mercenaries killed in eastern Ukraine and “the world wants to kill Putin,” says Zelenskyy

CNN — At least 21,000 Wagner mercenaries were killed in action in Ukraine, according to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Ukrainian leader said the private military company suffered “huge casualties,” particularly in eastern Ukraine where its “most powerful group” was fighting. “Our troops killed 21,000 Wagner fighters in eastern Ukraine alone,” Zelenskyi told reporters in Kiev … Read more

Analysis: The ‘mayfly’ mutiny is fading, but Russia is a changed place

CNN — The weekend’s events in Russia appear to be an almost surreal break in the long conflict unfolding in neighboring Ukraine. Yevgeny Prigozhin’s challenge to the Russian state erupted and died down within 24 hours, but the aftermath of his short-lived mutiny could linger much longer. For all his boasting, Prigozhin’s Wagner troops would … Read more

Manipur, India: Eleven dead in renewed ethnic violence

New Delhi CNN — Eleven people were shot dead and 14 injured in a renewed outbreak of ethnic violence in the north-east Indian state of Manipur. The latest killings come little more than a month after an earlier riot that saw entire villages burned, dozens died and tens of thousands left homeless. Since then, nearly … Read more