Your Thursday briefing: War is displacing millions of Ukrainians

We cover the plight of displaced Ukrainians and Boris Johnson’s efforts to keep his job.

An estimated one-third of Ukraine’s population has been forced to flee their homes since Russia’s February invasion, including an often invisible group more than six million people who have been internally displaced.

The people internally exposed – a larger population than the nearly five million who fled to Europe – are mostly women and children, many of whom face shortages of food, water and basic necessities. They are also largely from the east of the country, which has become the focus of Russian attacks.

Throughout the Donbass, many Ukrainians initially fled with a few documents and underwear, thinking they would soon return. Now, after five months of war, Many began to fear that they would never return. The few who remain Usually caring for sick family members, too poor to move, or stayed behind to protect property. Some support Russia’s Offensive to Their Cities movement, a group known as the Zhduny or the Waiters.

Corporate influence: Yandex, the Russian version of Google often referred to as “the coolest company in Russia,” employed more than 18,000 people. It was founded by billionaires and was worth more than $31 billion at its peak last November. Then Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine and the company almost collapsed..

american prisoner: In response to the US government’s assessment that WNBA star Britney Griner is “wrongfully detained,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said Griner could vacate the sentence or seek pardon As soon as the court delivered its verdict.


The renewed pressure comes just a day after Johnson endured two crushing backslidings from senior cabinet ministers. Those defections started a movement to remove him that has been building for months, fueled by unsavory reports of public gatherings in Downing Street that violated the government’s coronavirus lockdown rules.

Johnson vowed to keep fighting, trying to turn the spotlight on new tax cuts. But in “Back Rooms Across Westminster,” legislators are holding heroic meetings to discuss ways to oust him, perhaps within a few days. The BBC reported that Michael Gove, a powerful cabinet minister, told the prime minister it was time to leave. Johnson responded by firing Gove.

What’s next: If Johnson resigned, there would automatically be no general election to replace him. Instead, the conservative party will choose its own next leader, Who will be prime minister then?.

Latest scandal: Johnson promoted the legislator, Chris Pincherdespite previous allegations of wrongdoing; Pincher resigned after new allegations of sexual harassment and excessive drinking surfaced. Ministers were sent out to offer denials that the prime minister knew about the allegations, but those claims quickly turned around.


The move is part of a broader new EU law that classifies different types of energy investments as environmentally sound and sets out detailed rules for their evaluation. The green label will allow some guest and nuclear projects to access cheap loans and even government subsidies.

European officials recognized that gas and nuclear energy do not fully correspond to environmental goals, but said that they are still important for the transition of Europe from its current energy balance to a carbon-neutral future. Critics said that voting in Europe, which will probably be considered as a guideline in other countries, counteract the efforts of the block to reduce carbon emissions by 55 percent by 2030 and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Details: The new gas classification is likely to make it much more difficult to meet the climate goal set at the latest international climate talks: reducing methane emissions, which is more efficient in its ability to warm the planet than carbon dioxide emissions.

Global Policy: Europe has used its volatile energy policy to punish Russia for invading Ukraine. So far, EU countries have banned Russian coal and most of them are phasing out Russian oil, but they remain particularly dependent on Russian natural gas for electricity and heating.

Connected: France has stated that it will renationalize its state-backed electricity giant To ensure the energy sovereignty of the country.

Youth hunters gathered in a small tavern in South Africa for a party at the end of the school term in June. Twenty-one of them, all teenagers, did not survive the night. Survivors remember mysterious gas and then falling in love to escape.

In the past, clothing could shock viewers with concepts that seem bizarre today, such as a flash of flesh or an absurd idea. At this summer’s Parisian haute couture shows, fashion houses tried to show that their industry is still capable of shocking.

One attempt stands out, writes Vanessa Friedman, chief fashion critic for The Times: Iris van Herpen uses 3D printers and laser cutters to make her clothes look like organic lifeforms.

“They are rewriting the physics of clothing and reimagining the body without erasing it, not in a caricature, but in a completely convincing way,” Vanessa writes.

See photos from the exhibition.