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Lagos, Nigeria bans ‘harmful’ motorcycle

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, said on Wednesday it would ban motorbike taxis from operating in much of the traffic-crammed city, cutting off a popular mode of transport for residents. Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the ban, the second in just over two years, would come into effect from June, adding that […]

Australian election polls show a tighten...

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s national elections have become too close to call, polls showed on Wednesday, as the ruling Conservative coalition narrowed the gap with the main opposition Labor party, three days before the country was due decides on a new government. The centre-left Labor party’s lead over the Liberal-National coalition has fallen to 51-49% […]

Sweden signs NATO request, Finns officia...

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden signed a formal application for NATO membership on Tuesday, a day after the country announced it would seek membership in the 30-member military alliance. In neighboring Finland, lawmakers are expected later today to formally approve Finnish leaders’ decision to join as well. The measures taken by the two Nordic countries, ending […]

Dempsey: Steffen and Turner should consi...

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Demspey says he thinks U.S. goalkeepers Zack Steffen and Matt Turner should consider taking out loans for the start of next season to prepare ahead of the World Cup if they don’t. not play regularly for their Premier League clubs. Turner is leaving Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution this […]

Working poor bear the brunt of India’s h

NOIDA, India (Reuters) – For construction worker Yogendra Tundre, life on a construction site on the outskirts of India’s capital New Delhi is hard enough. This year, the record temperatures make it unbearable. As India grapples with an unprecedented heat wave, the vast majority of the country’s working poor, who typically work outdoors, are vulnerable […]

Somali lawmakers gather to choose the co...

By OMAR FARUK, Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali lawmakers gather Sunday to elect the country’s president in the capital, Mogadishu, which is under lockdown measures aimed at preventing deadly attacks by militants. Some 36 candidates are vying for the presidency, including incumbent leader Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and two of his predecessors: Hassan Sheikh […]

Ukraine-Russia news: Republican senators...

The Biden administration is urging international banks not to help Russia evade sanctions, warning that companies risk losing access to markets in the United States and Europe if they back Russian companies or oligarchs facing challenges. financial restrictions due to the war in Ukraine. Senior Treasury official’s warning highlights US efforts to pressure Russia’s economy […]

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arder...

(Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for COVID-19 with moderate symptoms, her office said in a statement on Saturday. She will not be in parliament for the government’s emissions reduction plan on Monday and the next budget on Thursday. “Travel arrangements for his trade mission to the United States are […]

Child malnutrition worsens amid conflict...

By CHINEDU ASADU, Associated Press MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Iza Ali’s five children are still waiting to eat at 3 p.m. It is not the first day the family has been without food since fleeing extremist violence in northeast Nigeria six years ago. She and her husband earn $3 a day, but that’s rarely enough […]

Italy’s population is expected to fall b

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s population will shrink by 5 million over the next 30 years unless decisive action is taken to increase the number of births, the director of the national statistics institute ISTAT warned on Thursday. The COVID-10 pandemic has accelerated a long-running decline in Italy’s birth rate, ISTAT reported in March, with 399,431 […]

Will Jack Dorsey be at the head of Twitt...

Twitter Inc co-founder Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday he has no plans to lead the social media giant again – hinting at his limited involvement if Elon Musk successfully closes the takeover deal. The statement comes after a recent regulatory filing showed Musk was in talks with Dorsey to contribute his shares to the proposed […]

Russian diplomats rejected in European c...

By Joanna Plucinska and Andrius Sytas WARSAW/VILNIUS (Reuters) – Russian diplomat Sergiy Andreev felt unwelcome on the streets of Warsaw even before protesters sprayed him with red liquid thrown in his face from a short distance this week. Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Andreev, who is Moscow’s ambassador to Poland, discovered that […]

Portuguese police raid local corps where...

By Catarina Demony and Patricia Vicente Rua LISBON (Reuters) – Portuguese police raided a refugee aid center run by the municipality of Setubal near Lisbon on Tuesday following allegations that pro-Kremlin Russian attendants collected personal data on dozens newly arrived Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion. Police said in a statement that they raided the support […]

Global stocks mostly fall as rate hikes ...

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks fell on Monday as interest rate hikes and a slowing Chinese economy weighed on investor sentiment. European stocks fell in early trading and Asian benchmarks also fell. China declared its exports rose 3.7% from a year earlier in April to $273.6 billion, down sharply from March’s 15.7% growth as global […]

South Africa’s Covid positivity rate nea

South Africa’s daily coronavirus test positivity rate neared a record high, topping 30% on Saturday for the first time in nearly five months, as two sublines of the omicron variant spread rapidly ahead of the season country winter. South Africa’s daily coronavirus test positivity rate neared a record high, topping 30% on Saturday for the […]

North Korea tests alleged missile launch...

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile designed to be launched from a submarine on Saturday, the South Korean military said, apparently continuing a provocative streak of demonstrations of fire. weapons that could culminate in a nuclear test in the next few weeks or months. […]

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ...

Amid the country’s economic crisis and resulting anti-government protests, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday declared a state of emergency effective Friday midnight, giving his security forces sweeping powers , reported the PTI news agency. The decision came amid weeks of public protests demanding the resignation of the president and the government. According to […]

Biden taps first black and LGBTQ White H...

President Joe Biden on Thursday nominated Karine Jean-Pierre to be the next White House press secretary, the first black woman and openly LGBTQ person to hold the position. Incumbent Jen Psaki is expected to step down next week. Jean-Pierre takes on the role as the White House faces an uphill battle to help Democrats retain […]

Asian stocks rise after Fed chair downpl...

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve Chairman downplayed the likelihood… BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve chairman downplayed the likelihood of bigger rate hikes after the biggest U.S. central bank hike in two decades. Shanghai, […]

Top 10 global news: WHO remarks on abort...

As abortion rights cause wavering in the United States, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has warned that restricting access to abortion will lead to unhealthy and dangerous procedures. Separately, Beijing has halted public transport operations as the city grapples with a rise in Covid cases. Click on the titles […]

Russia Storms Mariupol Factory As Some E...

By CARA ANNA and YESICA FISCH, Associated Press ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces began storming the steel mill containing the last pocket of resistance in Mariupol on Tuesday, Ukrainian defenders said, just as dozens of civilians evacuated from the bombed-out factory reached relative safety and recounted days and nights filled with dread and despair […]

Extreme heat waves in India and Pakistan...

Scorching heat in India and Pakistan has left people “out of breath” and forced India to reverse a policy of cutting coal imports to avoid further blackouts. As temperatures soared in India, electricity demand hit a record high in April, with an increase in air conditioning use triggering the worst electricity crisis in more than […]

NYPD veteran convicted of assaulting pol...

New York Police Department (NYPD) veteran Thomas Webster has been convicted of assault during the infamous United States Capitol riot. The 20-year veteran of the NYPD was found guilty of assaulting a police officer during the riots by a federal jury on Monday. Webster, 56, was found guilty of all six counts in his indictment, […]

Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr with joy a...

By MARIAM FAM, NINIEK KARMINI and KATHY GANNON, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) – For the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the smell of freshly baked orange cookies and cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar usually fills the air at Mona Abubakr’s home . But due to rising prices, the Egyptian housewife has made smaller quantities of […]

Serbia buys Chinese missiles: Russia’s c

British airborne early warning radar on a Chinese surveillance plane Complaint of reports Russia and Israel exported weapons to China earlier. The EU had previously imposed an arms embargo on China after the Tian’anmen Square Massacre of 1989. However, European countries assured that they could use the dual-use technology loophole for doing business with China. […]

Ukrainians plead for rescue of Mariupol;...

By MSTYSLAV CHERNOV and YESICA FISCH, Associated Press KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces fought village by village Saturday to halt a Russian advance in the east of the country, as the United Nations worked to broker a civilian evacuation from the last defensive stronghold in the bombed-out ruins of the port city of Mariupol. […]

Kim warns North Korea would use nukes ‘p

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned once again that the North could use its nuclear weapons preemptively in the event of a threat, as he praised his senior military officials for the organizing a massive military parade in the capital, Pyongyang, this week. […]

Analysis-Russia’s Ukrainian Quagmire Pro

By Greg Torode, Martin Quin Pollard and Yew Lun Tian HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – Whether countering a Western “information war” during a conflict in Taiwan or using “shock and awe” to quickly subdue the forces of the Island, Chinese strategists are drawing lessons from the Ukrainian Russian quagmire, diplomats, academics and analysts say. Chinese military […]

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT: Gray Stone ranks

Out of more than 600 North Carolina high schools recently ranked in US News & World Report’s 2022 “Best High Schools” report, Gray Stone Day School ended up in the top 10. Gray Stone ranked ninth in the state this year, a marked improvement from last year, when the school ranked 24th in the state. […]

Jordan’s Restoration Efforts Repel Land

By OMAR AKOUR and WANJOHI KABUKURU, Associated Press SABHA, Jordan (AP) — Efforts to restore damaged but once fertile land in the Jordanian desert are raising hopes for one of the world’s most water-scarce nations, as a report assessing the land warned on Wednesday of the growing scale of global degradation. Local organizations believe projects […]

Venezuelan lawmakers appoint 20 Supreme ...

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s ruling party-controlled National Assembly on Tuesday appointed 20 magistrates to the country’s revamped Supreme Court of Justice after several weeks of an unexplained delay. The assembly, which is majority controlled by President Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), approved a judicial reform in January that reduced the number of […]

UK: More links between common virus and ...

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British health officials investigating the cause of a spike in acute hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, in children said there is growing evidence it is linked to a common virus. The UK Health Security Agency has recorded 111 cases of unexplained hepatitis in children under 10 […]

Borrell says there is no EU deal on Russ...

BERLIN (Reuters) – European Union member states’ support for a full embargo or punitive tariffs on Russian oil and gas imports is insufficient, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday. quoted by the German newspaper Die Welt. “At the moment, we in the EU do not have a unified position on this issue,” […]

Germany: Left-wing party to hold leaders...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s left-wing party said Sunday it would hold a leadership vote in June amid a series of infighting, including over its handling of sexism allegations. Co-leader Susanne Hennig-Wellsow resigned on Wednesday, citing sexism and unfulfilled hopes for party renewal. “In light of the party’s difficult situation, the executive council demands a new […]

North Korea Boasts ‘Invincible Power’ Wo

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean state media on Sunday trumpeted how the country had gained an “invincible power which the world cannot ignore and no one can touch” under Kim Jong Un, an apparent reference to his nuclear weapons , as Pyongyang prepares for a military holiday. Monday will mark the 90th anniversary of the […]

French elections: Macron in pole positio...

By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) – President Emmanuel Macron is in pole position to be re-elected Sunday in the second round of the French presidential election, but his lead over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen depends on a major uncertainty: voters who decide to stay home. A victory in Sunday’s runoff would […]

Top 10 World News: Taiwan Developing New...

Taiwan is developing new advanced missiles and drones to attack enemy airbases according to its military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology. Afghan police said on Friday that the Taliban had arrested a suspected mastermind of the Afghan mosque attack. Click on the titles to find out more With an eye on China, Taiwan […]

2 Korea leaders exchange letters of hope...

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Leaders of rival Koreas have exchanged letters expressing hope for an improvement in bilateral relations, which have crumbled for the past three years amid a freeze in nuclear talks and North Korea’s accelerated weapons development. North Korean state media said leader Kim Jong Un received […]

WHO says global COVID cases and deaths f...

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of newly reported COVID-19 cases worldwide fell by nearly a quarter last week, continuing its decline since late March. The Geneva-based United Nations health agency said in a weekly report that nearly 5.59 million cases were reported between April 11 and April 17, 24% less […]

A plane crashes in a busy street in the ...

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – A small plane crashed on a busy street in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, Prime Minister Ariel Henry said, adding that the incident left people dead and injuried people. “I offer my sympathies to the families of the victims, who have just been plunged into the greatest desolation by this new […]

Delhi Makes Masks Compulsory Again After...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Authorities in New Delhi on Wednesday made mask-wearing compulsory again after COVID-19 infections rose in the Indian capital in recent days. “Given the recent increase in COVID-positive cases and as advised by experts, it was decided to improve testing, focus on vaccination coverage of the target population and ensure strict enforcement […]

Indian-American Navy veteran named defen...

Shanti Sethi, a forward-thinking Indo-American Navy veteran, has joined the office of Vice President Kamala Harris as executive secretary and defense adviser, according to a media report. Sethi, the first Indian-American commanding officer of a major US Navy combat vessel, recently joined Vice President Harris’ office, Politico quoted the vice president’s senior adviser, Herbie Ziskend, […]

Reshuffle of the Sri Lankan cabinet to c...

By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI, Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president appointed a new 17-member cabinet on Monday as he and his powerful family seek to resolve a political crisis stemming from the country’s dire economic situation. The appointments follow weeks of protests over fuel and food shortages and demand the resignation of […]

Omicron-specific Sinopharm COVID vaccine...

BEIJING (Reuters) – Two candidate COVID-19 vaccines developed by units of the China National Biotec Group (CNBG) to target the Omicron variant have been approved for clinical trials as boosters in Hong Kong, the Sinopharm subsidiary said on Saturday. . Scientists around the world are racing to study improved injections against Omicron, as data indicate […]

Live Covid-19 updates: vaccines, mask ma...

On a recent Wednesday, hopeful spectators lined up in Father Duffy Square, waiting to buy discounted tickets at the TKTS booth.Credit…Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times Many Broadway theater owners have decided to stop checking the vaccination status of ticket holders after April 30, but all will continue to require theatergoers to wear masks inside theaters […]

Free advice for Putin: “Make peace, fool

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As Vladimir Putin embarks on his plan B – a massive military operation to try to take over at least a small part of eastern Ukraine to justify his badly started war – I thought: who could give him the best advice right now? I went with one of America’s top professors of grand strategy, […]

Kim gifts North Korea’s most famous news

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ri Chun Hi, North Korea’s most famous state television anchor, has announced major events for decades, including nuclear and missile tests and the death of a leader, with an instantly recognizable passionate voice. The anchor, dubbed the ‘pink lady’ overseas for her bright Korean traditional […]

Live Covid-19 updates: news on cases, va...

The National Covid Memorial Wall in London is a place of mourning for the families of the victims.Credit…Andrew Testa for The New York Times The coronavirus continues to stalk the world at an astonishing pace, surpassing a grim succession of pandemic milestones in 2022: a total of 300 million known cases worldwide in early January, […]

Covid News: World surpasses 500 million ...

The National Covid Memorial Wall in London is a place of mourning for the families of the victims.Credit…Andrew Testa for The New York Times The coronavirus continues to stalk the world at an astonishing pace, surpassing a grim succession of pandemic milestones in 2022: a total of 300 million known cases worldwide in early January, […]

China’s goal in pursuit of Covid zero ch

China has not budged in its opposition to living with the virus even amid the country’s worst outbreak, but its leaders are now pursuing an easier containment strategy in the uphill battle to tame the hyper-infectious coronavirus. The widespread spread of Omicron means getting back to zero local cases is a tall order, even in […]

US House Democrats introduce bill requir...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives proposed legislation on Monday requiring employers to give their workers paid time off to vote, following failed attempts by Congress to pass legislation major on the right to vote earlier this year. The “Time Off to Vote Act” would close loopholes in […]

China closes Guangzhou to most arrivals ...

BEIJING (AP) — The manufacturing hub of Guangzhou closed to most arrivals on Monday as China battles a major rise in COVID-19 in its major eastern cities. Shanghai bore the brunt of the outbreak, with another 26,087 cases announced on Monday, of which only 914 showed symptoms. The city of 26 million is under a […]

Pro-Russian protesters in Germany outnum...

HANNOVER/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Around 600 pro-Russian protesters in a 350-car motorcade took part in a demonstration in Hanover, northern Germany, on Sunday, where there was also a counter-protest of around 700 people supporting Ukraine in the city center, local police said. The motorcade, displaying Russian flags and some German flags, protests against discrimination in Germany […]

Mexico says it does not accept Russian i...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday that Mexico does not accept Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in a video message broadcast at a global event in support of Ukrainian victims of the conflict. “We do not accept the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, because we have suffered from invasions,” […]

In France, a biting election as Macron’s

By JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press POISSY, France (AP) — From the market stall outside Paris that she has run for 40 years, Yvette Robert can see firsthand how soaring prices are weighing on the French presidential election and transforming the first round of voting from Sunday into a nail-biter for outgoing President Emmanuel Macron. Shoppers, […]

Russia revokes registration of Amnesty a...

(Reuters) – Russia’s Justice Ministry said on Friday it had revoked the registration of 15 foreign organisations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW). The organizations’ Russian units, which also included the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, “have been excluded due to the discovery of violations of the current legislation of the Russian Federation,” […]

Ukraine-Russia War Breaking News: Live U...

BRUSSELS — Western nations stepped up pressure on Russia on Thursday over its invasion of Ukraine, with the European Union endorsing a ban on Russian coal and the United States set to withdraw Russia’s trade privileges and to ban its energy sales on the American market. The new sanctions came as the UN General Assembly […]

Turkey suspends trial of Saudi suspects ...

By AYSE WIETING and SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Thursday decided to stay the trial in absentia of 26 Saudis accused of the gruesome murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and transfer the case to Saudi Arabia. Kaghoggi, a US resident who wrote reviews of Saudi Crown Prince […]

Rights groups blame ‘ethnic cleansing’ i

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) – Widespread abuses against civilians in the western part of Ethiopia’s beleaguered Tigray region constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have charged in a new report. . The crimes were perpetrated by security officials and civilian authorities from the neighboring […]

Zelenskiy says now is ‘crucial moment’ f

Ukrainian prosecutors say they are investigating 4,468 alleged Russian war crimes after the horror of recent atrocities in the Ukrainian town of Bucha was exposed, sparking global revulsion and a series of crippling new sanctions against Russia. According to figures released by the prosecutor’s office, a total of 4,468 potential war crimes were listed as […]

Live Covid Updates: CDC News, Restrictio...

A health worker administering Covid vaccines to students in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe last week.Credit…Aaron Ufumeli/EPA, via Shutterstock Senators on Monday announced agreement on a $10 billion coronavirus relief package to provide additional aid to national testing, vaccination and treatment efforts, after dropping an effort to include billions for the global immunization effort. The agreement requires that […]

World Bank says war shocks will weigh on...

BANGKOK (AP) — Commodity supply disruptions, financial strains and rising prices are among the impacts of the war in Ukraine that will slow Asian economies in the coming months, the World Bank says in a report published on Tuesday. The report predicts slower growth and rising poverty in the Asia-Pacific region this year, with “multiple […]

At least 12 dead in prison violence in E...

QUITO (Reuters) – At least 12 prisoners have died and 10 others have been injured in a clash between gangs at a prison in Ecuador, the government said on Sunday, in a new episode of prison violence in the Andean country. Violence in Ecuadorian prisons, which the government says is linked to gang disputes over […]

Ukraine claims control of Kyiv region as...

By Simon Gardner, Zohra Bensemra and Abdelaziz Boumzar BUCHA, Ukraine (Reuters) – As Ukraine claimed its forces had taken over all areas around kyiv, the mayor of a liberated town said 300 residents had been killed during a month-long army occupation Russian and that victims had been seen in a mass grave and still lying […]

Pope denounces Russia’s ‘child’ war and

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Pope Francis said on Saturday he was considering a possible visit to the Ukrainian capital of kyiv and lambasted the leader who launched a “savage” war, delivering his most pointed denunciation yet. of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In his remarks in Malta, Francis did not name […]

Mandates, Cases and Covid-19 Variants: L...

A coronavirus testing site in Hagerstown, Maryland administered between 250 and 300 tests a day in February.Credit…Kenny Holston for The New York Times Senate Democrats and Republicans have moved closer to a deal to cut an emergency coronavirus response program from $15.6 billion to $10 billion as they work to break a standoff over a […]

Live Updates | Japan FM will assess the...

TOKYO — Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said he would visit Poland later Friday to assess the needs of Ukrainians displaced by war there and assist those seeking refuge in Japan. Hayashi, during his five-day trip to Tuesday, is due to meet Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and other senior officials, as well as international […]

Covid Live Updates: News on Boosters and...

A Honduran family seeking asylum was escorted across a bridge from Mexico to the United States last year.Credit…Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times The Biden administration is expected to announce this week its intention to lift an emergency public health order that has restricted immigration at U.S. land borders since the start of the […]

Live Updates: Germany Warns Against Gas ...

BERLIN — Germany’s economy minister said he was triggering the early warning level for gas supplies as Russia continued to demand payment in roubles. Robert Habeck told reporters on Wednesday that this was the first of three levels of alert and involved the establishment of a crisis team in his ministry which will step up […]

Russia deploys Wagner Group to eastern U...

Russia has deployed hundreds of mercenaries from a prolific and elite government-aligned private military company to eastern Ukraine as part of its campaign to get out of the emerging impasse there, Western intelligence evaluates. Convergence on the beleaguered corner of Ukraine known as Donbas likely undermines Russian influence in other places around the world where […]

Taliban ban local BBC language services ...

KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban have banned the broadcasting of BBC television news in Afghanistan’s three main languages, the British news agency said. A spokesman for the Taliban administration’s culture and information ministry did not respond to a request for comment. “BBC TV news bulletins in Pashto, Persian and Uzbek were canceled in Afghanistan after […]

Biden takes on Putin, calls for Western ...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Joe Biden delivered a forceful and highly personal condemnation of Russian Vladimir Putin on Saturday, citing a call for liberal democracy and enduring resolve by Western nations in the face of a brutal autocrat. As he wrapped up a four-day trip to Europe, a mix of moving scenes with refugees […]

Lebanese Parliament to Debate Capital Co...

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Lebanese capital control bill will be debated by parliamentary committees on Monday and put to a vote on Tuesday if the text is accepted, two lawmakers said, a new attempt to pass the long-delayed law in middle of a deadlock between banks and some judges. A statement issued on Saturday by […]

Video | Belarusian fighters join the Uk...

Foreign fighters from Belarus have officially joined the Ukrainian army to take on their Russian counterparts as the invasion of Moscow entered its 31st day on Saturday, according to a report. In a video shared by The Kyiv Independent, the battalion can be seen taking the oath to Belarus. The Belarusian language is in danger […]

British owner of Shark House is appalled...

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The 7.6-meter-tall sculpture of a crashing shark on the roof of Magnus Hanson-Heine’s home in rural Oxford, England, is now a protected monument — and it is no ‘m not happy with it. Hanson-Heine loves the installation, erected by his father and a local sculptor in 1986 […]

Here are the key lines from Biden’s pres

US President Joe Biden said he hoped to see Ukrainian refugees during his visit to Poland on Friday, although he said he doubted witnessing the crisis change his approach. “I’m planning on trying to see these people, and hopefully I can see – I guess I’m not supposed to say where I’m going, am I. […]

Kidnappings, hacking and horses: Britain...

LONDON (Reuters) – The High Court in London has ruled that the ex-wife of the ruler of Dubai should bear sole responsibility for the welfare of their children, citing his “domestic abuse” towards her. The move marks the end of a three-year custody battle between Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya of Jordan. […]

Live Covid-19 Updates: Vaccine News and ...

Moderna is also studying booster shots for all three age groups under 18.Credit…Frederic J. Brown/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Moderna said on Wednesday it would seek emergency authorization of its coronavirus vaccine for children under the age of 6, after interim results from its clinical trial showed volunteers in that age group had a immune […]

ground, rain hinders search at plane cra...

By DAKE KANG and NG HAN GUAN, Associated Press WUZHOU, China (AP) — Rugged terrain and rainfall on Wednesday hampered the search for clues as to why a China Eastern plane inexplicably fell from the sky and crashed into a forested mountain earlier this week, likely killing locals. 132 people on board. In rainy conditions, […]

Russian-Ukrainian war: what you need to ...

The battle for Ukrainian cities rages in its suburbs, with the Ukrainian army retaking a key district near kyiv and the invading Russian forces stepping up air raids that have left countless dead and more than 3.5 million fleeing of people. Ukraine’s military said Tuesday morning it had forced Russian troops out of a strategically […]

Live Covid-19 updates: cases, vaccines, ...

Hospital staff with a two-month-old child about to be placed on a ventilator following complications from Covid at New Orleans Children’s Hospital in August. Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times Babies and children under the age of 5 were hospitalized with coronavirus at much higher rates during the last US outbreak, when the highly transmissible variant […]

Last Russian-Ukrainian war: Mariupol art...

Russia has denied reports suggesting its cosmonauts wore yellow suits with blue accents to show solidarity with Ukraine, reports the Associated Press. The three cosmonauts wore the suits in the colors of the Ukrainian flag when they arrived at the International Space Station (ISS), suggesting that they were a show of support for the country […]

Algeria recalls its ambassador to Spain ...

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria has summoned its ambassador to Spain for consultations over Madrid’s recent comments on Western Sahara, the foreign ministry said on Saturday. “The Algerian authorities were very surprised by the surprising statements of the highest Spanish authorities on the issue of Western Sahara,” he said. Algeria is one of the main gas […]

Young Ukrainians with cancer receive med...

By VANESSA GERA and PAWEL KUCZYNSKI, Associated Press BOCHENIEC, Poland (AP) — Twenty-two-month-old Yeva Vakulenko had undergone four rounds of chemotherapy for leukemia at a hospital in Ukraine and then had a relapse. As she began to return for more treatment, Russia invaded, disrupting the doctors’ efforts to cure her. The airstrikes forced the little […]

Russian cosmonauts ready for Friday’s la

(Reuters) – Three Russian cosmonauts were due to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, continuing a more than two-decade Russian-U.S. presence aboard the orbiting outpost despite heightened ground tensions between Moscow and Washington . The Soyuz spacecraft carrying the new team of cosmonauts was scheduled to lift off at 15:55 GMT (11:55 […]

Hundreds fear being trapped in Ukrainian...

By ANDREA ROSA, Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities have struggled to determine the fate of hundreds of civilians who took refuge in a theater destroyed by a Russian airstrike in the besieged city of Mariupol, as officials said Russian artillery destroyed more civilian buildings in another frontline town on Thursday. A photo […]

Seoul: North Korean launch apparently en...

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s latest weapons launch on Wednesday apparently ended in failure, the South Korean military said, amid speculation the North may soon launch its largest long-range missile in its biggest provocation in years. It was not immediately clear what North Korea launched […]

World Bank approves additional financing...

By Andrea Shalal and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The World Bank said on Monday it was making available nearly $200 million in additional and reprogrammed financing to bolster Ukraine’s social services for vulnerable people, in addition to the $723 million approved last week. . The funding is part of a $3 billion support package […]

Iran claims missile barrage near US cons...

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran on Sunday claimed responsibility for a barrage of missiles that struck near a sprawling U.S. consulate compound in northern Iraq, saying it was retaliation for a Israeli strike in Syria that killed two members of its Revolutionary Guards earlier this week. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on […]

Young Lebanese drop out of education as ...

By Laila Bassam and Aidan Lewis BEIRUT (Reuters) – Before Lebanon’s devastating financial crisis hit, Faraj Faraj believed university could put him on the path from a cramped family home in a poor Beirut neighborhood to financial independence. Instead, like a growing number of young Lebanese, soaring costs forced the 19-year-old to drop out of […]