Mirra Andreeva celebrated her 16th birthday and another astonishing victory at the Madrid Open | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  It has been quite the weekend for Russian teenager Mirra Andreeva. On Saturday she celebrated her 16th birthday and also continued her remarkable progress at the Madrid Open. Andreeva, ranked world No. 194 and a wildcard for the tournament, beat world No. 19 Magda Linette 6-3 6-3 on the clay in Spain. … Read more

Russia expels POLITICO reporter

[ad_1] Eva Hartog, POLITICO Europe’s reporter in Moscow, has been expelled from Russia after 10 years reporting in the country. Russia’s foreign ministry told Hartog last Monday that her visa would not be extended and gave her six days to leave the country. Hartog was told the decision had been made by the “relevant authorities,” … Read more

As Ukraine counteroffensive gets bogged down, it’s back to the drawing board

[ad_1] Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Jamie Dettmer is opinion editor at POLITICO Europe. Expectations for Ukraine’s counteroffensive were too high from the start. And as it now closes in on its third month, with no sign of a truly significant dynamic-changing breakthrough, it feels as though we’re back … Read more