Tuesday, February 7

Emmy awards, inflation, primary Tuesday, Ukraine: Daily Briefing

Ukrainian troops reook a wide swath of territory from Russia on Monday as part of a lightning advance that forced Moscow to make a hasty retreat. Also in the news: The ‘Succession’ creator drew parallels to King Charles III when accepting the Emmy for outstanding drama series and a look at how inflation could be gradually easing.

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Here’s Tuesday’s news.

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Ukrainian forces break through to Russian border

Ukrainian troops continued to pile unrelenting pressure on retreating Russian forces on Tuesday, seeking to hold on to their sudden momentum that has produced major territorial gains. Fresh yellow-and-blue flags fluttered from the tallest buildings left in partly destroyed towns around Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, while Ukrainian soldiers inspected charred Russian tanks. The Russian Defense Ministry acknowledged the setback in a map that showed its troops pressed into a narrow patch of land on the border with Russia — a tacit admission of big Ukrainian gains. Read more

Emmys 2022: ‘Succession,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘The White Lotus’ win big

The 74th Emmy Awards included emotional acceptance speeches, some bad dancing and an overall uplifting tone Monday night. For the second year in a row, “Ted Lasso” walked away with the trophy for outstanding comedy series — and a tease about a season 3. “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung-jae became the first Asian actor to win lead actor in a drama series at the Emmys. “Euphoria” star Zendaya won her second Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for the HBO hit. And “Succession,” which earned a whopping 25 nominations, earned the night’s final award: outstanding drama series. Here’s our full recap of the night.


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