Russian activist from Nobel-winning organization gets prison term

Prominent Russian activist Oleg Orlov, a leader of the Memorial human rights organization that jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2022, was sentenced to 2½ years in prison Tuesday for denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Germany, Poland say they’re not sending troops to Ukraine as Kremlin warns of wider war

European military heavyweights Germany and Poland affirmed Tuesday that they would not be sending troops to Ukraine, after reports that some Western countries may be considering doing so as the war with Russia enters its third year.

D-Day vets in Britain honor comrades as 13 names added to memorial

With medals pinned to their chests, two D-Day veterans proudly represented their comrades as 13 new names were added Tuesday to a memorial wall in southern England that honors those who took part in the Normandy landings.

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in Saudi Arabia to push for peace, POW exchange with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and met the kingdom’s powerful crown prince to push for a peace plan and the return of prisoners of war from Russia.

Emergency exercise at Ramstein to bring noise, traffic delays next week

Ramstein Air Base is expecting increased noise and traffic delays from Monday through Friday next week, due to exercise Operation Varsity, the 86th Airlift Wing said in a statement Tuesday.

Ramstein Air Base eyeing start of Frankfurt Airport shuttle service this summer

The Air Force wants to establish an airport shuttle between Ramstein Air Base and Frankfurt this summer, a move that may save time and money for service members living in the largest overseas U.S. military community.

Reservists score ‘huge victory’ in case stemming from Army dual housing allowance change

Dozens of Army reservists who endured criminal probes, reprimands and crushing debt after the service seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in housing allowance payments have prevailed in a contentious legal fray spanning more than five years.

NATO’s chief says the alliance has no plans to send troops to Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the military alliance has no plans to send combat troops into Ukraine amid reports that some Western countries may be considering putting boots on the ground.

What’s life like for Russia’s political prisoners? Isolation, poor food and arbitrary punishment

For political prisoners, life in Russia’s penal colonies and labor camps is a grim reality of physical and psychological pressure, insufficient food, poor health care, sleep deprivation and arbitrary rules that are impossible to obey.

Greece takes the helm in an EU naval mission in the Red Sea

Greece on Monday formally agreed to participate in and lead a European Union maritime security operation in the Red Sea to protect commercial shipping from attacks by Houthi militants in Yemen.

Putting Western troops on ground in Ukraine not ‘ruled out’ in the future, France’s Macron says

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that sending Western troops on the ground in Ukraine is not “ruled out” in the future after the issue was debated at a gathering of European leaders in Paris, as Russia’s full-scale invasion grinds into a third year.

Russia buys tens of millions of euros in banned EU weapons tech

European Union states still aren’t doing enough to stop Russia getting hold of sanctioned technologies for use in weapons to wage war on Ukraine, according to officials familiar with the matter.

German military coming to Hawaii

The German military is planning a series of deployments to the Pacific this summer, and is looking at possibly setting up a permanent military liaison position in Hawaii at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command as it refines its regional strategy.

Majority of countries argue Israel violated international law in last historic hearing at UN court

The United Nations’ highest court on Monday wrapped up historic proceedings into the legality of Israel’s 57-year occupation of lands sought by Palestinians for a future state, with most voices at the hearing arguing against the Israeli government.

Deal to swap Alexei Navalny was in works when he died, official says

Alexei Navalny had been close to release in a prisoner exchange with the U.S. and Germany shortly before his death in an Arctic prison, a top aide to the Russian opposition leader said.

Hungary’s parliament ratifies Sweden’s NATO accession, clearing final obstacle to membership

Hungary’s parliament voted Monday to ratify Sweden’s bid to join NATO, bringing an end to more than 18 months of delays that have frustrated the alliance as it seeks to expand in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

US airman hospitalized after being found unconscious in Ramstein pool

An airman with the 86th Airlift Wing remains hospitalized in stable condition after being found unresponsive in the base pool last week.

Germany’s Scholz explains his reluctance to send Taurus long-range missiles to Ukraine

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made clear Monday that he remains reluctant to send Taurus long-range cruise missiles to Ukraine, pointing to a risk of his country becoming directly involved in the war.

Ukrainian troops pull back again as Russia’s onslaught pushes ahead in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian troops have pulled out of a village in the east of the country, an army spokesman said Monday, as Russian forces display advantages in manpower and ammunition on the battlefield at the start of the war ‘s third year.