Your Friday press conference – The New York Times
Russia Launches Missiles Against Ukraine
Russia launched 55 missiles at targets across Ukraine yesterday, with the attacks killing at least 11 people and injuring 11 others, authorities said. A total of 47 missiles were shot down by Ukrainian forces. Earlier in the day, Germany and the United States pledged to send dozens of battle tanks to Ukraine, a major step forward in Western military support.
Since October, Russia has waged a campaign targeting Ukraine’s infrastructure and power grid. Attacks sometimes come after Ukraine’s successes. The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal, said in a Telegram post: “The main targets are energy facilities, providing light and heat to Ukrainians.
Over the past week, the Russian Air Force has conducted drills in the north of Ukraine in Belarus, putting Ukraine on high alert. Air attack sirens sounded across the country every time a Russian plane took off.
Analysis: The war has increased the influence of Central and Eastern European countries with negative views of Russia, amplified calls to expand the EU and NATO, and overshadowed the power of France and Germany, Steven Erlanger, The Times’ chief European correspondent.
9 Palestinians killed in West Bank raid
At least nine Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in a raid on the occupied West Bank city of Jenin early yesterday, the Palestinian Authority said, prompting the Palestinian Authority to suspend security coordination with the Palestinian Authority. Israel. The deaths have brought the number of Palestinians killed in the West Bank to 30 in less than a month, including at least five young men under the age of 18.
At least 20 people were injured by bullets or inhaling tear gas yesterday, including four in critical condition, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The Palestinian Ministry and Red Crescent accuses Israeli troops of storming the Jenin government hospital and firing tear gas inside the pediatric ward, but Israel denies those allegations.
A gun battle between Israeli troops and Palestinians broke out during the raid, the Israeli military said, adding that it responded with live ammunition after being shot. The Israeli military says it is trying to arrest members of the Islamic Jihad who were involved in the planning and execution of attacks on Israeli soldiers and civilians.
React: The Palestinian Authority’s suspension of security coordination with Israel could limit communications and intelligence sharing between Israeli and Palestinian officials, undermining the Palestinian Authority’s policy toward Palestinian armed groups in the Bank of Israel. West and potentially contribute to the direct confrontation between Israeli and Palestinian security personnel.
European Geopolitics at the Australian Open
Geopolitics is everywhere at the Australian Open and will be at the heart of Saturday’s women’s final, as Elena Rybakina, a native Russian who became a Kazakh citizen five years ago to compete in exchange for financial support, and Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka go head to head.
Sabalenka, like other Russian and Belarusian tennis players, has not been allowed to represent her home country – part of the pro tennis controversy as they try to balance the declared opposition for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in hopes of rising above the quagmire of international politics.
Earlier this week, a video emerged of Novak Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, posing with fans waving Russian flags and wearing a pro-war “Z” logo and expressing his support for Russia. A week earlier, tournament organizers had banned fans from displaying any form of Russian or Belarusian flags or other symbols supporting Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Political geography: Russian player Karen Khachanov has written messages of support for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, a long-disputed enclave inhabited by tens of thousands of ethnic Armenians within the internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan.
Olympic: Athletes from Russia and Belarus will compete at the 2024 Olympics in Paris, against the stated wishes of Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky.
Around the world
What happens when an exceptionally gifted athlete chooses not to use it?
After resounding victories that made him one of golf’s biggest stars, Anthony Kim abruptly retired from the sport in 2012. Injuries hindered his play and he needed time to recover. But aside from his physical troubles, some unseen, unknowable force must have stirred within him, because he never returned.
Writer Paul La Farge, whose novels used narrative and historical techniques, has died at the age of 52.
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ARTS AND IDEAS
cringe in the future
What are the things we do today that are likely to shame us in the future — things that will make us cringe when we look back at the early 2020s? The Times asked more than 30 people from academia, fashion, media, art and business, as well as a certain notorious chatbot. Here are some of their responses.
Christina Oxenberg, writer and fashion designer: “Monarchy.”
Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired magazine: “Eat dead animals. It is not possible to have two spouses at the same time. Fear of human cloning. Think you need permission to visit another country.
Chris Stein, guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of Blondie: “CGI will be very embarrassed in the future. Every action movie has the same stupid monster with glowing embers under its skin, and it’s ridiculous.”
Rufus Wainwright, singer-songwriter: “Plastic bottle.”
Chat GPT: “Over-dependence on technology: Our over-reliance on smartphones, social media, and other digital devices will likely become obsolete in a few years. as new technologies emerge.”