Back in October I cautiously suggested that the tide was turning in the battle for the Black Sea and that Russia, hit repeatedly by innovative and daring attacks, was then withdrawing ships ever further east in an uncoordinated and undignified manner.
Solar Hole A massive hole opened up in the Sun's atmosphere over the weekend, measuring more than 60 times the diameter of the Earth across at its peak. Coronal holes like this one imaged by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, represent a massive region where the Sun's magnetic field suddenly allows a huge stream of the […]
For the second time, the State of Qatar has negotiated the repatriation of Ukrainian children deported to Russia. The country has become the go-to mediator in hostage crises too, having played a key role in brokering a deal between Israel and Hamas. But can Qatar also succeed, where others have failed, to help return thousands of Ukrainian hostages imprisoned in Russia?
It’s been dubbed the “nuclear option”, which feels a mite extreme. It sounds suspiciously like something Vladimir Putin might go in for, or someone of his ilk. Still, Bob Seely, the Tory MP, is a former soldier who has written reports on the Kremlin and modern Russian warfare, so he knows a bit about nuclear matters. And he obviously considers the subject very grave indeed, otherwise he wouldn’t be presenting a bill to strip the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of their title. This, Seely has declared
The Russian missile ship the Askold, which was destroyed on Nov. 4 after a Ukrainian missile struck the shipyard in Kerch, on the east coast of the occupied Crimean peninsula, will not be repaired, a Telegram news channel has claimed.