By David Rising | Associated Press (free)
The owner of Russia’s Wagner Group military contractor threatened Friday to pull his troops out of the protracted battle for the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut next week, accusing Russia’s military command of starving his forces of ammunition and causing them heavy losses.
By Stephen Castle & Mark Landler | The New York Times
Britain’s Conservative Party suffered sharp losses Friday in local elections in voting viewed as a harbinger of its grip on power, early results showed. But the scale of the setback remained unclear, with thousands of regions still to declare winners.