Pink Floyd: Roger Waters’ shows in Poland cancelled

CNN — British rock legend and Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters’ planned concerts in Poland in April have been canceled due to a reaction to the musician’s stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Live Nation Poland, the concert’s promoter, confirmed the cancellation on Saturday, but gave no reason. The cancellation comes after Waters, 79, published … Read more

‘I don’t want to die for someone else’s ambitions’: Russian men are mobilized

CNN — Tension was in the air as a long line of cars lined up late Friday night at the Petkuhovo checkpoint on the border between Russia and Kazakhstan. Andrei Alekseev, a 27-year-old engineer from the city of Yekaterinburg, was one of several men in line who fled Russia in the wake of President Vladimir … Read more

Izium mass cemetery: signs of torture, mutilation of bodies

CNN — Ukrainian officials say they have finished exhuming bodies from a mass cemetery in Izium – and that of the 436 bodies found, 30 showed signs of torture. As a horrifying reminder of the human cost of the Russian invasion, most of the bodies showed signs of a violent death, said Oleh Syniehubov, head … Read more

5 things to know before September 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid fraud, Air travel

CNN — Halloween is still more than a month away, but some major retailers are already preparing for Christmas. Walmart and Target have said they are starting the Christmas shopping season in stores and online earlier this year as households across the country continue to struggle with persistently high inflation forcing them to cut back … Read more

Biden returns to UN as world grapples with Putin’s latest provocations in Ukraine war

New York CNN — President Joe Biden will return to the green-marbled United Nations podium on Wednesday after the Russian president announced an escalation of his war effort in Ukraine in a provocative speech, sparking a rhetorical showdown between the two leaders on the international stage. Biden had already planned to make the war in … Read more

Wagner group: Russian mercenaries bomb Bakhmut as Moscow seeks victory

Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — In the ruins of a soot-tarred apartment building and clouded in dust amid constant shelling, a small group of Ukrainian soldiers face a new type of Russian enemy: mercenaries, some of whom may be convicts sent to the front lines. . The battle is as heated as it is crucial around … Read more

Izium: At least 440 graves found in cemetery, Ukraine says

CNN — Ukrainian authorities have found 440 graves at a mass cemetery in Izium, an eastern city recently recaptured from Russian forces, Ukraine’s defense ministry said in a Twitter post Friday. Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said: Ukrainian and international journalists would visit the site to see what had been discovered. “We want the world … Read more

Putin admits China has ‘questions and concerns’ over Russia’s faltering invasion of Ukraine

Hong-Kong CNN — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised China’s “balanced stance” on the war in Ukraine, although he admitted Beijing had “questions and concerns” about the invasion, in what appeared to be a veiled admission of their differing views on the protracted military strike. Putin made the comments when he met Chinese leader … Read more

Justice Department subpoena magnifies Trump’s potential legal troubles

CNN — A remarkably broad subpoena against more than 30 former officials and campaign staff of ex-President Donald Trump is the clearest sign yet of the seriousness of the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into the events surrounding the U.S. Capitol uprising. The gamble, revealed Monday, also shows that while Trump manages to delay a separate … Read more

Ukraine’s battlefield delights the West, but could make war more dangerous

Editor’s Note: This story is adapted from the September 13th issue of CNN’s Meanwhile in America, the e-mail about American politics for worldwide readers. Click here to read and subscribe to previous issues. CNN — Ukraine’s stunning recapture of vast swathes of Russian-occupied territory renews focus on the most chilling unknown of a war already … Read more