US slaps sanctions on a Chinese company for allegedly supplying satellite images to the Wagner Group. Plus: Russia’s shifting focus after Western powers promise tanks for Ukraine, and Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg visits South Korea and Japan.
Tens of thousands of inmates have joined a mercenary group fighting with the Kremlin’s decimated forces in Ukraine. Some of them are returning to civilian life with military training and, in many cases, battlefield traumas.
City leaders had praised the new group as a key strategy for fighting crime. Now they are trying to assess whether it was flawed from the start.
The injury to Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills, who collapsed on the field in cardiac arrest, has drawn attention to players who have been hurt early in their careers and now struggle to get help.
The state is still reeling from back-to-back attacks that left at least 19 people dead. The killings have spurred lawmakers to call for more regulations.
January 29, 2023: Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé, Priska Amstutz and Florian Egli on the weekend’s biggest talking points. We will also speak to our friends and correspondents in London and Ljubljana.
With cameras nearly everywhere, and residents wary, the authorities are moving faster and speaking critically when officers are accused of beatings.
The five officers charged with the murder of the young Black man are also Black, complicating the anguish and efforts at police reform.
AbbVie for years delayed competition for its blockbuster drug Humira, at the expense of patients and taxpayers. The monopoly is about to end.
Many of the legal arguments seeking to overturn abortion bans rely on rights provided by the states, and how they are interpreted by state supreme courts.
Video footage of the fatal encounter included critical moments in which police officers kicked, punched and pepper-sprayed Mr. Nichols, 29, while he screamed.
Social media posts show that Mr. Nichols harbored a mistrust of prevailing government and economic systems, yet, a friend says, he also considered trying to change policing from the inside.
The seven states that rely on the river for water are not expected to reach a deal on cuts. It appears the Biden administration will have to impose reductions.
Is it OK for an athlete — or anyone, really — to have an extraordinary gift and not use it? The golfer Anthony Kim apparently decided, emphatically, that it is.
January 27, 2023: Today on the show, we unpack the ethical conundrum faced by Ukrainian journalists who must choose between professional duty and patriotism. Plus, India’s Modi documentary ban, the latest Nordic news, and Walt Disney turns 100.
As the city awaits video of the fatal encounter with Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, a law enforcement official described the footage as “absolutely appalling.”
Interviews with more than a third of the Republican National Committee’s members point to a desire for an alternative presidential nominee to emerge from a competitive primary.
The review by John Durham at one point veered into a criminal investigation related to Donald Trump himself, even as it failed to find wrongdoing in the origins of the Russia inquiry.
The continued growth in the fourth quarter showed the resilience of consumers and businesses in the face of inflation and rising interest rates.
The reaction in Germany to Olaf Scholz’s decision to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Plus: classified documents are found at the home of Mike Pence, North Korea goes into lockdown and conceptual artist Marina Abramović on her work at the Bangkok Biennale.
The decision unlocked a flow of heavy arms from Europe and inched the United States and its NATO allies closer to direct conflict with Russia.
The election for a swing seat on Wisconsin’s Supreme Court has huge policy stakes for the battleground state. Cash is pouring in, and some of the candidates have shed any pretense of judicial neutrality.
Civilians, armed or not, have put their bodies on the line to stop gunmen. But in a nation trained to “Run, Hide, Fight,” many say it should never have come to that.
As inflation hits the pockets of families who already had little to spare, food banks say they are getting much busier and seeing more people with jobs.
January 25, 2023: Turkey cancels trilateral Sweden-Finland meet after protest -state TV, Germany moves closer to sending tanks to Ukraine.