Wagner chief says he is turning Russian convict fighters destined for Ukraine into ‘cannibals’

Wagner chief says he is turning Russian convict fighters destined for Ukraine into ‘cannibals’

Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin defended the training efforts of his latest recruits who had been wiped out of Russia’s penal system and for deployment to Ukraine’s front lines, saying they “will become real cannibals”. The term is not intended as a literal interpretation, explained Russia expert and former Defense Intelligence Agency for Russian Doctrine & … Read more

Britain does not supply fighter jets

Britain does not supply fighter jets

Ukraine’s call for a “fighter jet coalition” to provide aircraft so its armed forces can firmly control its airspace was on life support Tuesday after Britain apparently rejected the plan. Also on Tuesday, Ukraine mourned the death in combat of a former US Navy Seal, France pledged to send more howitzers and a Ukrainian newspaper … Read more

PayPal will lay off 2,000 employees in the coming weeks, about 7% of its workforce

PayPal will lay off 2,000 employees in the coming weeks, about 7% of its workforce

Dan Schulman, CEO, Paypal speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2020. Adam Galacia | CNBC PayPal announced plans Tuesday to lay off 2,000 employees, or about 7% of its workforce, according to a post on the company’s website. President and CEO Dan Schulman wrote in the release that PayPal is … Read more

Adult drug use rose during the pandemic but dropped dramatically in youth, study says

Adult drug use rose during the pandemic but dropped dramatically in youth, study says

Editor’s Note: Sign up for the Stress But Less CNN newsletter. Our six-part mindfulness guide informs and inspires you to reduce stress as you learn how to harness it. CNN — Teen use of marijuana and other substances dropped during the first year of the pandemic, according to a new study. But adult use of … Read more

‘Hands off Africa!’: Pope explodes foreign plunder of Congo

‘Hands off Africa!’: Pope explodes foreign plunder of Congo

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Pope Francis demanded on Tuesday that foreign powers stop plundering Africa’s natural resources for the “poison of their own greed” when he arrived in Congo and received a raucous welcome from Congolese, thankful he drew the world’s attention to their forgotten plight. Tens of thousands of people lined the main road … Read more