News Wire | Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

Russia Replaces Commander for Ukraine War, as Signs of Dissension Grow

By Anatoly Kurmanaev | The New York Times (free)

Russia has replaced the general in charge of its trouble-plagued war against Ukraine, amid signs of dissension among President Vladimir Putin’s top allies—a shake-up that critics said would not address what ails the Russian military.

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In a First, South Korea Declares Nuclear Weapons a Policy Option

By Choe Sang-Hun | The New York Times

President Yoon Suk Yeol of South Korea said for the first time Wednesday that if North Korea’s nuclear threat grows, South Korea would consider building nuclear weapons of its own or ask the United States to redeploy them on the Korean Peninsula.

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