Queen Elizabeth II has died:
On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at her Scottish estate. The UK’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was appointed by the Queen on Tuesday, said the monarch was the rock on which modern Britain was built, who had "provided us with the stability and strength that we needed" going on to offer her devotion to the new king. King Charles III, for his part, said the death of his beloved mother was a "moment of great sadness" for him and his family and that her loss would be "deeply felt" around the world. An official state funeral is expected to be held in the next two weeks.
Ukraine retakes territory in Kharkiv region as Russian front crumbles:
Ukrainian forces are seizing areas of previously Russian-held territory in the east in a breakthrough that could be a turning point in the war. Vitaly Ganchev, head of the Russian-backed administration in the Kharkiv region, said on state television that "The enemy is being delayed as much as possible, but several settlements have already come under the control of Ukrainian armed formations." Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy later said Kyiv's forces had liberated over 30 settlements in the Kharkiv region so far and that fighting continued in the eastern Donbas region and the south. Such advances have largely been unheard of since Russia abandoned its assault o