Italy’s Giorgia Meloni poised to win election as Europe turns right, exit polls show

Giogia Meloni, leader of the right-wing Brothers of Italy political party, appeared on track to win Italy’s election Sunday, according to exit polls. Rai state broadcaster said Meloni’s Brothers of Italy in alliance with two right-wing parties appeared headed to take as much as 45% of the vote in both chambers of Parliament, compared to … Read more

Poland hands out iodine pills as fighting rages near Ukrainian power plant

Poland began distributing iodine tablets to various regional fire departments Thursday over concerns about potential radioactive exposure from a nuclear power plant under occupation by the Russians in Ukraine.  There has been shelling near Zaporizhzhia, Europe’s largest plant during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces, and buildings near the plant’s six reactors have been damaged.  … Read more

Putin initiates conscription to bolster military invasion as Ukraine mounts counteroffensive

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in Russia, which will require citizens to join the war effort in Ukraine. He also warned Western nations not to attack Russia’s territories, which would be met with swift retaliation.  Putin’s address on Wednesday comes as Russia’s invasion reaches nearly seven months and amid a successful counter-offensive … Read more