News Wire | Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

Liz Truss Says She Will Resign as Prime Minister

The New York Times

Prime Minister Liz Truss announced Thursday that she would resign, just days after her new finance minister reversed virtually all of her planned tax cuts, sweeping away a free-market fiscal agenda that promised a radical policy shift for Britain but instead plunged the country into weeks of economic and political turmoil.

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U.S. Sees Opportunity for Ukraine to Capitalize on Russian Weakness

By Julian E. Barnes | The New York Times

The Ukrainian military has a window of opportunity to make gains against Russia’s army over the next six weeks, according to American intelligence assessments, if it can continue its push in the south and the northeast before muddy ground and cloud cover force the opposing armies to pause and regroup.

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