Daily Briefing: Putin ups the ante in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists in Russia. The Fed is likely to deliver a third consecutive big interest rate hike. Most people in Puerto Rico

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caught in Australia – and people have questions. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. Russian President Vladimir

Putin announces partial mobilization for reservists Putin's announcement Wednesday appeared to be an admission that Moscow’s war against Ukraine isn't going

according to plan after nearly seven months of fighting. It's the first mobilization in Russia since World War II and comes amid humiliating battlefield losses for the Kremlin’s

forces in recent weeks. The address comes a day after Russian-controlled regions in eastern and southern Ukraine announced plans to hold votes on becoming integral parts of

Russia. The Kremlin-backed efforts to swallow up four regions could set the stage for Moscow to escalate the war following Ukrainian successes. Read more