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Putin urges U.S. negotiates to end Ukraine war



Russian President Vladimir Putin engaged in a two-hour interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson at the Kremlin.

Putin’s message was clear: he called on the United States to enter negotiations and agree to cede Ukrainian territory to Russia in order to end the ongoing conflict, marking his most direct appeal to American sensibilities since the invasion commenced two years ago.


During the interview, Putin departed from his usual rhetoric, emphasising that he envisions the resolution of the Ukraine crisis not through military victory, but through diplomatic negotiations with the West.

He underscored the necessity of dialogue, indicating that Russia is prepared to engage in discussions to end the war, asserting that the Western powers have realised that Russia cannot be defeated militarily.

Russian control

Responding to Carlson’s inquiry about the possibility of NATO accepting Russian control over parts of Ukraine, Putin urged Western leaders to contemplate dignified solutions, suggesting that options exist if there is a genuine willingness to negotiate.

This interview, conducted on Tuesday, marked Putin’s first engagement with a Western media outlet since the onset of the conflict in Ukraine and his first with an American outlet since 2021.

The Kremlin’s decision to select Carlson for the interview was attributed to the perception that traditional Western media outlets exhibit a biased stance towards Russia.

While Putin typically espouses Russia as a defender of traditional values against what he perceives as a declining West, he adopted a more measured tone during the interview, acknowledging the pragmatic nature of Western society and its achievements in various fields.

Strategic confidence

Putin’s appearance on Carlson’s show underscores his strategic confidence amidst a backdrop of vulnerability for his adversaries.

With Ukraine facing challenges on the battlefield and further military aid stalled in the US Congress, Putin appears emboldened, particularly with the rise of Kremlin-friendly politicians, including former President Donald Trump, who is currently a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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Without drastic change, global IT outage will hit again



Elements of Friday’s global IT outage have occurred before and until more contingencies are built into networks, and organisations put better back-up plans in place, it will happen again.

A widespread Microsoft outage is affecting Australia’s supermarkets, banks, telecommunications companies.

There are also reports of outages in Japan and the United States.

The ongoing widespread outage is reportedly related to US-based cybersecurity provider CrowdStrike. Its ‘Falcon sensor’ is installed on many business computers to gather security data.

In a statement to Ticker News, StickmanCyber said:

“Multiple StickmanCyber security engineering and our 24×7/365 security operations teams across the country support reports that this outage is related to a CrowdStrike update. 
“It is our understanding that any business running versions 7.15 and 7.16 are affected by the outage, but 7.17 seems to be ok. We are waiting on official advisory from CrowdStrike on these findings but doing our best to help affected customers. It’s a lesson to always update your software, but obviously this is an extreme example. IT security tools are all designed to ensure that companies can continue to operate in the worst-case scenario of a data breach, so to be the root cause of a global IT outage is an unmitigated disaster.
“Crowdstrike support is offering a workaround to customers. It claims users may be able to fix the issue by booting windows in safe mode or in the Windows Recovery Environment and deleting a file named “C-00000291*.sys”.   

“CrowdStrike is aware of reports of crashes on Windows hosts related to the Falcon sensor,” the company said in a statement on its website.

“Symptoms include hosts experiencing a bugcheck\blue screen error related to the Falcon sensor. Our engineering teams are actively working to resolve this issue and there is no need to open a support ticket.

“Status updates will be posted below [on the Microsoft websit€0 as we have more information to share, including when the issue is resolved.”

Laptops down

Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft services to, a website that tracks service disruptions.

Microsoft laptops suddenly restarted across Australia on Friday afternoon.

Outage website Downdetector shows issues across companies including NAB, Bendigo Bank, Telstra, CBA, Google.

Microsoft response

As users take to social media to complain, Microsoft reported a service outage for its Microsoft 365 apps and services, affecting businesses and users across the world.

“We’re investigating an issue impacting users ability to access various Microsoft 365 apps and services,” Microsoft 365 Status said on X early Friday.

Microsoft didn’t respond immediately to a request for comment.

Frontier airlines


The outage forced low-cost airline Frontier to cancel some flights. “Our systems are currently impacted by a Microsoft outage, which is also affecting other companies,” Frontier said in a statement. “We appreciate your patience.” The carrier said it would offer refunds to affected passengers.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Frontier asked it to pause the airline’s departures across the U.S. Thursday night. The ground stop was later lifted. 







It said it is “observing a positive trend in service availability” as it continues to mitigate the problem.

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