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UK: Russia Will ‘Likely Struggle’ to Staff, Equip Planned Force Expansion

Russia also announced plans to reestablish Moscow and Leningrad military districts. The U.K. Defense Ministry said that move represents “a partial return to the Soviet era organization of forces in Western Russia.”

EU Parliament Calls for Iran's Revolutionary Guard to Be Added to Terror List

European Council officials said Friday they expect additional European Union sanctions to be placed on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), one day after the European Parliament called for the group to be added to the EU terror list.

Former Wagner Fighter Seeks Asylum in Norway

A man claiming to be a former commander in the Russian private military contractor Wagner Group who fought in Ukraine is seeking asylum in Norway after fleeing there last week.

China’s Population Declines for First Time in Six Decades

Figures released Tuesday by the Bureau of Statistics show China had 9.56 million births in 2022, while 10.41 million people died, a decline of 850,000 people. The decline was the first since the late 1950s, when founder Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward...