News Wire | Monday, Jan. 23, 2023

Russian Agents Suspected of Directing Far-Right Group to Mail Bombs in Spain

By Edward Wong, Julian E. Barnes & Eric Schmitt | The New York Times

American and European officials believe that Russian military intelligence officers directed associates of a white supremacist militant group based in Russia to carry out a recent letter bomb campaign in Spain whose most prominent targets were the prime minister, the defense minister and foreign diplomats, according to U.S. officials.

Lula Ousts Head of Brazil’s Army in Wake of Insurrection

By Anthony Faiola & Marina Dias | The Washington Post

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ousted the head of Brazil’s army Saturday, moving against the most senior military officer to be held accountable after the Jan. 8 insurrection, when right-wing rioters rampaged through this nation’s halls of power.

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