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Mercedes-Benz Offloads Russian Finance Division

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New Car Sales In Russia Fell By 63% Last Month

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Russia and Ukraine Have Incentives to Negotiate. The U.S. Has Other Plans.

Last spring, Ukraine shocked the Russian navy by using American targeting information to sink the Moskva, a Black Sea missile cruiser. Only months into the war did Russians face up to the fact that officers using their personal cellphones were regularly getting blown up. This past New Year’s Eve, a dormitory full of fresh Russian […]

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How Russia Is Surviving the Tightening Grip on Its Oil Revenue

Using customs data from India, Mr. Vakulenko, the Russian oil expert, showed that local importers of Russian crude paid almost the same price as Brent crude. A New York Times analysis of the same data produced similar results. The explanation, Mr. Vakulenko suggested, is that at least part of the large discount on the quoted […]

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Eastern Ukraine Braces for New Russian Offensive

NEVSKE, Ukraine — In a tiny village in eastern Ukraine at the epicenter of the next phase of the war, Lyudmila Degtyaryova measures the Russian advance by listening to the boom of incoming artillery shells. There are more and more of them now. And they are coming more frequently, as Russian troops grind their way […]

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The Best Thing Biden Could Do With His State of the Union Is Revive Support for Ukraine

What Biden needs to do Tuesday night is to take the time to play explainer in chief. A State of the Union is that rare moment when a president has the time and the platform to embark on an in-depth discussion of foreign policy. The moment can be misused—most notably by George W. Bush unveiling […]

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The Costs of a Long War in Ukraine

The next phase of the Ukraine War, a new Russian offensive and a potential Ukrainian counteroffensive, seems all but inevitable for late winter or early spring. The logic of escalation is prevailing, the mutual belief that no peace deal is possible until the other side understands that it can’t win. The Ukrainian hope for how […]

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U.S. Presses Turkey and U.A.E. to Weed Out Illicit Trade With Russia

The United States is stepping up efforts to persuade partner nations that have not joined Western sanctions on Russia to crack down on commercial activities in their countries that could be helping Moscow’s war effort in Ukraine, U.S. officials said. Those efforts include pointing out to foreign governments transactions that the United States suspects are helping […]

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Russia Pushes to Take Ukrainian Town Near a Vital Supply Line

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia is deploying thousands of soldiers to southeastern Ukraine in an effort to secure a key supply line that runs from the eastern Donbas region to Crimea and is threatened by Ukrainian forces positioned in and around the strategically important town of Vuhledar. The town, which sits at the intersection of the […]

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What Weapons Is Ukraine Getting, and Will They Arrive in Time?

The latest American weapons package for Ukraine, unveiled on Friday, includes the longest range weapons yet to push back Russian troops and strike logistical targets well behind enemy lines. But they come with a hitch: They will be deployed on the battlefield too late to be used against a broad assault by Moscow that seemingly […]

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Fears of Russian Nuclear Weapons Use Have Diminished, but Could Re-emerge

Heightened nuclear fears in October came against the backdrop of a successful counteroffensive by the Ukrainian military when it reclaimed a huge swath of territory east of Kharkiv, in the northeast. It then made a drive at Kherson, in the south, forcing the Russian military to eventually retreat from there. With their army in disarray, Mr. Putin […]

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Donald Trump Claims He Knows How To End The Ukraine War In 24 Hours, But No, He’s Not Going To Tell You

As Donald Trump continues to ramp up his 2024 presidential run with a series of ranting interviews, the former president is now claiming that he can Russia’s war with the Ukraine “immediately.” However, in true Trump fashion, he’s refusing to elaborate on how he would do that, but just trust him, okay? He knows the […]

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Missing From Czech Spa Town Popular With Russians: Russians

James Bond, poisoned by a villain in the film “Casino Royale,” almost died in the forecourt of the Grandhotel Pupp, a majestic reinvention of what, under Communism, was called the Grand Hotel Moskva, a shabby lodge popular with members of the Czech and Soviet nomenklatura. Rival hotels in the area have complained that widespread hostility […]

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Soaring Russian Death Toll in Ukraine Gives Grim Insight Into the War

The Russian military has been following the Wagner playbook and deliberately using the poorly trained troops to draw, and deplete, Ukrainian fire, senior American military and defense officials said. Kusti Salm, Estonia’s deputy defense minister, in a briefing with reporters in Washington last week, said that Russia’s casualties were high in part because of its […]

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Ukraine Is Now Strapping RPGs to Racing Drones to Bomb Invading Russians

Ukraine is strapping rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) to cheap racing drones and using them to attack the Russian frontlines. It’s an effective method of gathering intel, destroying expensive equipment, and controlling the battlefield that represents a fundamental shift in how wars are fought. In the last few weeks, photos of the makeshift loitering munitions have circulated […]

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Russian Diesel Is Europe’s New Embargo Target

There are signs that this shift is already underway, with countries like France and Germany reducing their purchases of Russian diesel, Mr. Grati said. “Those countries are preparing for the divorce,” he added. This rebalancing, which is only just beginning, will almost certainly cause strains that force prices higher, analysts say. For one thing, longer […]

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Green Comet Watching and More February Space and Astronomy Events

Green Light for a Comet The comet C/2022 E3 (Z.T.F.) has been steadily approaching Earth for the first time in some 50,000 years. On Thursday, Feb. 2, the comet will make its closest approach to our planet, and its green-hued ice ball and tail will be visible from the Earth’s surface. Even if weather foils […]

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