US to send new missiles to Ukraine with a 93-mile range

Mykhilo Podolyak, the Ukrainian Presidential aide, said talks on the supply of the longer range missiles and attack aircraft were under way.  “Each war stage requires certain weapons. Amassing [Russia’s] reserves in the occupied territories requires specifics from [Ukraine] and partners,” Mr Podolyak wrote on Twitter. Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said supplying the longer-range … Read more

Joe Biden’s Delaware beach house searched by FBI

FBI agents are searching a beach house belonging to Joe Biden as part of an investigation into the potential mishandling of classified documents, the US President’s lawyer said on Wednesday. Bob Bauer said: “Today, with the President’s full support and cooperation, the DoJ [Department of Justice] is conducting a planned search of his home in … Read more

US police shoot dead double amputee as he tries to hobble away

Lt. Hugo Reynaga confirmed two officers fired at Mr Lowe “around 10 times”. “He tried to run away, and every time he turned around and did the motion like he was gonna throw the knife at him, they Tased him,” Lt Reynaga said. “They were trying to give this guy the less-lethal Taser shock. And … Read more

Train smashes into hijacked police car seconds after suspect is pulled from wreckage

Dramatic footage shows the moment a police car is hijacked during a routine traffic stop and then pursued by helicopter, before crashing on the railway tracks where it was struck by a train. In footage of the incident, which includes body-worn cameras, officers are seen pulling the suspect, 29-year-old Mickal Parker, from the wreckage of … Read more

Donald Trump kicks off 2024 campaign: ‘I’m more angry now’

The nomination could wind up a two-horse race between Mr Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has edged ahead of the former president in some recent surveys. Mr Trump was due to unveil a leadership team and fresh set of endorsements in South Carolina, but many Republican politicians in the state have blamed scheduling … Read more

‘Scorpion’ police unit disbanded after members shown fatally beating Tyre Nichols

Its specialised unit, Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods, was formed little more than a year ago with the aim of tackling the city’s surging violent crime. Known by its acronym “Scorpion”, the unit of 40 officers were intended to increase police presence in high-crime neighbourhoods. They would often use unmarked cars … Read more

‘Massive arms factory’ must be built in Poland to help Ukraine win war

The move would significantly ease pressure on Western arms companies struggling to keep up with the demand of the war in Ukraine and the need to replenish stocks among Nato’s militaries. It comes as the Pentagon said it wanted to increase the production of artillery shells to levels not seen since the Korean War in … Read more