Explainer-How could Russia’s Putin be prosecuted for war crimes in Ukraine?

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By Jacqueline Thomsen and Mike Scarcella (Reuters) – Ukraine has accused Russia of war crimes in the town of Bucha just outside Kyiv, with Germany, France and others expressing outrage at the images of dead civilians. The mayor of Bucha said on Saturday that 300 residents had been killed by Russian troops during a month-long occupation. Victims were seen by Reuters in a mass grave and lying in the streets. Russia’s defence ministry denied the Ukrainian allegations, saying footage and photographs showing bodies in Bucha were “yet another provocation” by the Ukrainian government. Russia has prev…

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NBA Team Reportedly Hiring Prominent ESPN Analyst

Published by The Spun By Matt Hladik The Portland Trail Blazers are dipping into ESPN’s NBA Draft coverage to fill a prominent front office role. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Portland is hiring his colleague, NBA Draft analyst Mike Schmitz, as an assistant general manager. “Schmitz will play a significant role with new GM Joe […]

Explainer: Why is there more fighting in eastern Congo?

Published by Reuters UK (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s army has been engaged in heavy fighting since the weekend against the M23 rebel group, which is waging its most sustained offensive since a 2012-2013 insurrection that captured vast swathes of territory. The rebels control positions as close as 20 km (12 miles) to eastern […]