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Russia Publishes First Estimate of Losses in Ukraine Invasion
The Russian Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, March 2 for the first time gave a number of Russian casualties in the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. According to the Ministry, 498 Russian soldiers "among our comrades...
Survey: Half of Chinese Support ‘Russia’s Interests’ in War on Ukraine
Roughly half of the participants in a poll run on Chinese internet giant NetEase threw in their support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while “none of my business” was the second-most popular option.  The results...
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Russians Take Territory in Southern Ukraine, Surround Nuclear Power Plant
Update March 2: Recent developments suggest that Russian forces have surrounded, but not established control over the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station and the satellite town of Enerhodar. As the Ukrainian regular army and militias continue...
Battle for Kharkov Continues After Ukrainians Beat Off Initial Russian Advance
The entry of Russian troops, mostly light infantry and reconnaissance troops, into the large Ukrainian city of Kharkov in the morning of Feb. 27 met with many setbacks as the defenders destroyed vehicles and took...
Bosch surveillance camera startup Azena's innovating Android-derivative operating system and open developer app store raises concerns about security, privacy, and artificial intelligence.
Nobody’s Business: Surveillance Startup’s Innovation Warrants Security, AI, and Privacy Concerns
Technology startup Azena has ambitions to make camera surveillance more efficient through the use of artificial intelligence as it seeks to monopolize the security operating system market by implementing consumer-friendly software that reimagines the possibilities...
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Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Reveals His Thoughts on Putin’s Goals in Ukraine: Fuji Television
Speaking with Japan’s Fuji Television, former prime minister Shinzo Abe discussed his past conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin  As the war in Ukraine intensifies, the longest-serving Japanese head of state has given his assessment...
Russians May Have Destroyed World’s Biggest Plane, the An-225, in Battle for Ukraine Airport
According to the Ukrainian government, the Antonov An-225 "Mriya" super-heavy transport aircraft was destroyed by invading Russian troops during the fight for a key airport outside Kiev. Located in Hostomel, west of Kiev, the An-225...
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Russians Enter Kharkov Amidst Fierce Fighting for Ukraine’s Cities
Russian infantry, tanks, and vehicles have entered the city of Kharkov, Ukraine’s second-largest, as defenders continue to put up strong resistance across the besieged country.  The previous day, footage and photos from the nearby Russo-Ukrainian...
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Beijing’s Support for Russia Is Endangering Chinese People in Ukraine
Chinese have expressed concern for their compatriots present in Ukraine since the outbreak of war with Russia on Thursday, Feb. 24 amid intense fighting, and as the costs and difficulty of leaving the country rise. ...