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Meet the Kenyan presidential candidate c...

As Kenya’s two top presidential hopefuls vie for votes in the upcoming election, a third candidate has emerged on a campaign of marijuana and hyena testicles to help solve the country’s economic problems. East Africa’s richest nation is holding elections on August 9, with veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga and vice-president William Ruto leading a […]

South Korean president accused of avoidi...

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has been accused of trying to appease China by avoiding Nancy Pelosi, a day after she became the highest ranking US official to visit Taiwan for a quarter of century and sparked a furious response from Beijing. Yoon, a conservative who took office in May, would speak to Pelosi on […]

COVID cases drop 9% globally in past wee...

LONDON (AP) — New coronavirus cases fell 9% globally last week while deaths remained stable, according to the latest weekly assessment of the pandemic released Wednesday by the World Health Organization. The UN health agency said there were 6.5 million cases reported last week with more than 14,000 deaths. The WHO said the number of […]

MLB World reacts to ironic Whit Merrifie...

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 01: Kansas City Royals teammate’s Whit Merrifield #15 after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 01, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Michael Reaves/Getty Images The trade deadline has passed and a flurry of […]

At Florida school shooter’s trial, famil

Family members of three of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz’s 17 victims testified on Monday about how their 2018 deaths at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland affected their lives, detailing lost loves, lost moments and even the fading memories. Student Joaquin Oliver’s sister glared at Cruz as she left the witness box, while […]

The Earth completes its rotation in less...

The cause of the different speed of rotation of the Earth is still unknown. (Case) On July 29, the Earth broke its record for the shortest day by completing a full rotation in 1.59 milliseconds less than its standard 24-hour rotation. According to Independent, the planet has recently increased its speed. In 2020, Earth experienced […]

Like Bill Gates before him, Mark Zuckerb...

The great thing about history is that it repeats itself often – but not necessarily as Marx envisioned it. Here’s a story about the tech industry that illustrates this point. The first act begins in the spring of 1993, when Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina launched the first graphical browser for the emerging World Wide […]

Early Summer Speaker Announces The Power...

Summer graduates include: Eric Rosano, a Philadelphia native who earned a Ph.D. in accounting. Eric Rosano, a Philadelphia native who earned a Ph.D. in accounting. Rosano adds to life experiences that include a stint as an accounting lecturer at Arizona State University; service in the United States Army; participation in a Mandarin military intelligence immersion […]

Afternoon Brief: World Bank ‘worried’ bu

Here are the main news, analyzes and opinions of the day. Know all about the latest news and other updates from the Hindustan Times. ‘Deeply concerned but…’: World Bank will not provide new financing to Sri Lanka The World Bank said on Thursday it did not plan to offer Sri Lanka new financing amid the […]

NFL World reacts to Bucs injury news

TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of the field taken during the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks at Raymond James Stadium on September 19, 2004 in Tampa, Florida. The Seahawks beat the Buccaneers 10-6. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images) During Thursday’s practice for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pro […]

Banks far from meeting Paris climate tar...

The world’s most influential banks must dramatically accelerate climate efforts if rising global temperatures are to be kept within the Paris Agreement’s habitability targets, warned an assessment released Thursday by a group of institutional investors. . Efforts by 27 giant banks in North America, Europe and Asia to align their policies with global warming of […]

A golden opportunity for female athletes...

The long-established Commonwealth Games will bring something new. The quadrennial event which opens on Thursday in Birmingham will be the first international multi-sport meet to host more medal-winning events for women than men, and takes place in tandem with its largest-ever para-sport programme. There will be 136 gold medals awarded to the women, 134 to […]

UK needs bigger army, says Defense Secre...

Britain’s military would likely grow rather than shrink if the next prime minister pledges to spend tens of billions more pounds on the military in the face of growing threats, the defense secretary has told Sky News. The current government policy is to army to lose nearly 10,000 positions, reducing their size from a target […]

Ofcom finds the BBC guilty of breaches o...

The BBC was found guilty of breaching impartiality rules when it allowed Scotland’s then Conservative leader Ruth Davidson to accuse the Scottish government of on-air corruption. Broadcasting regulator Ofcom said BBC Radio 4’s World at One news program had failed to properly balance Davidson’s claims, made during a lengthy interview last year about controversies surrounding […]

WHO calls on global community to ‘do one

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) called on people around the world to ‘do one thing’ to prevent drowning. As one of the leading causes of death worldwide for children and young people aged 1-24, and the third leading cause of injury-related death overall, drowning tragically kills more than 236,000 dead every year. To galvanize […]

Rishi Sunak’s “Family Means Everything T

Rishi Sunak: Rishi Suna’s wife, Akshata Murthy, made her first campaign appearance. New Delhi: India-born former British finance minister Rishi Sunak, the frontrunner in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party, was joined by his wife Akshata Murthy at a rally yesterday. Akshata Murthy, who made her first […]

Beijing court convicts woman who wanted ...

A Chinese court has dismissed a rare legal challenge brought by a single Beijing woman seeking the right to freeze her eggs. The Chaoyang Intermediate People’s Court in Beijing ruled in a judgment that the hospital did not violate the woman’s rights by denying her access to freeze her eggs. Teresa Xu received the court […]

Polar bear rescued after getting condens...

A polar bear has been rescued after it got its tongue stuck in a can of condensed milk while roaming an arctic outpost in northern Russia. The two-year-old female was rescued after she was spotted by local residents wandering through huts in a village in the remote Dikson settlement on Wednesday. The bear was rescued […]

China’s Covid-19 cases remain high as re

China’s Covid-19 cases continued to hover around a two-month high, leaving residents of previously hard-hit areas fearful of further lockdowns. The country reported 826 cases on Wednesday, down from 935 on Tuesday, the highest daily tally since May 21. As most of the outbreak hits beyond major cities, some neighborhoods in Shenzhen have implemented new […]

JUST IN: Magnus Carlsen won’t defend wor

GM Magnus Carlsen will not defend his world championship title against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi next year. Carlsen announced his decision on a podcast on Tuesday. According to current regulations, the winner of the FIDE Candidates tournament, Nepomniachtchi, will now play for the world championship against GM Ding Liren, runner-up Candidates. “I’ve spoken to people on […]

NBA World reacts to Kyle Korver employme...

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 02: Kyle Korver #26 of the Milwaukee Bucks takes a three-point shot over Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks during the first half at Fiserv Forum on December 02, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Stacy Revere/Getty Images Kyle Korver is embarking on the next stage […]

Indo-Canadian gunned down in Toronto nig...

A 26-year-old Indo-Canadian succumbed to his injuries on Monday, a day after he was shot dead in a Toronto nightclub. Toronto police identified the victim as Pardeep Brar, a resident of Brampton in the Greater Toronto Area. Police responded to reports of a shooting around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at a downtown Toronto nightclub. Two people, […]

Live News: EU to double gas supplies to ...

July has become the month of unexpected plebiscites. First there’s the jaw-dropping: Britain’s ruling Conservative Party allowed a vote of confidence in itself on Monday. This ‘side show’, as the FT parliamentary team dubbed it last week, which is sure to be won by the ruling party, is best seen as an effort to instill […]

From hospital gate to high-end store, la...

🔴 A civil servant who worked in the office of former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says she has been trying her luck in the fuel queue for three days, without success. 🔴 Another official from former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s office says he has “just enough” to get to the market. He used to get fuel […]

In Bangladesh, Hindu temple, homes vanda...

Reports say tension was mounting at the post after Jum’a prayers on Friday, a group of Muslims demonstrated outside their home in the afternoon. They attacked the houses later. A mob reportedly attacked a Hindu temple and vandalized several houses belonging to the Hindu community in the Narail district of Bangladesh. The violence in Dighalia […]

Saudi Crown Prince says ‘US also made mi

The Saudi crown prince told Joe Biden that the United States also made mistakes, after the president confronted him over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr. Khashoggi has been killed and dismembered by a commando at the country’s consulate in Istanbul in 2018. Mr Biden said he challenged the crown prince Mohammad bin Salman […]

Ranil takes charge for now, sets the sta...

DESCRIBING the situation in Sri Lanka as “dangerous”, the country’s new acting president, Ranil Wickremesinghe, said on Friday he would not “allow anything unconstitutional” to happen, setting the stage for the parliamentary process beginning on Saturday for elect a new leader on July 20. . Former Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s remarks came after he was sworn […]

In Wuhan, China, the bacterium responsib...

Detection in the Chinese city of Wuhan of a bacteria that caused cholera in a student and was found separately in samples of softshell turtles at a food market has hit a sensitive nerve in ordinary Chinese, with some associating it with Covid-19. The food market where samples of softshell turtles tested positive for the […]

European Union announces another major r...

LONDON (AP) — Train drivers from eight British rail companies will go on strike later this month in the second large-scale industrial action to hit commuters in July. Train drivers’ union Aslef said on Thursday that its members would stand down for 24 hours on July 30 over pay disputes. The disruption, which comes during […]

California firefighters win against Yose...

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters gained ground Monday in the battle against a wildfire that threatens a grove of giant sequoias and a small community in Yosemite National Park. The Washburn Fire on the western flank of the Sierra Nevada had burned about 3.6 square miles (9.3 square kilometers), but was 25% […]

Monday morning newspaper – July 11, 2022

For WORLD Radio, I’m Paul Butler. Biden considers public health emergency for access to abortion » President Biden says he is considering declaring efforts by some states to protect unborn lives a public health emergency. This would free up taxpayers’ money to promote abortion. And Biden on Sunday called on pro-abortion activists to continue rallying […]

British school’s Latin lesson revamped t

A popular Latin course used to teach generations of British schoolchildren has undergone its biggest overhaul in 50 years to include more prominent female characters and better reflect ethnic diversity in the Roman world. A fifth edition of the Cambridge Latin Course (CLC), a mainstay of mainly private schools since the 1970s, is being released […]

Wildlife on which billions depend at ris...

Rio de Janeiro (AP) — Every day, billions of people depend on wild flora and fauna for food, medicine and energy. But a new report backed by the United Nations says overexploitation, climate change, pollution and deforestation are pushing one million species towards extinction. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – or […]

women of Srebrenica honored for bringing...

By SABINA NIKSIC, Associated Press SREBRENICA, Bosnia and Herzegovina (AP) — They are the ones who lived in a world where their husbands, sons, brothers, uncles and nephews were slaughtered. They are the ones who fought to ensure that the world neither denies nor forgets the truth about what happened in Srebrenica. As thousands of […]

Nicaragua finally shows a dissident a ye...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The wife of Nicaraguan political activist Felix Maradiaga told reporters her husband had lost more than 65 pounds during his year in prison and she feared for his health. A day later, President Daniel Ortega’s government dragged the potential former presidential challenger before the cameras for a previously unscheduled and unusual […]

World news in brief

Pope prays for seven people killed by melting glaciers Pope Francis called for prayers for the seven people who died and eight injured in an avalanche triggered by the melting Marmolada glacier in northern Italy. Due to bad weather, rescue teams with helicopters and drones were forced to abandon their search for 13 people, still […]

Thursday morning newspaper – July 7, 202

For WORLD Radio, I’m Kristen Flavin. Crimo in court / purchase of weapons » The suspected mass shooter at a July 4 parade near Chicago faced a judge on Wednesday before officers took him back to his jail cell. Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart… RINEHART: The judge ruled that Robert Crimo III would be […]

Ukrainian children play football again i...

IRPIN, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian children have started playing soccer again at a bombed-out stadium outside Kyiv, a much-needed distraction after more than four months of war. Champion Stadium was heavily damaged in the weeks following the Russian invasion, when Russian forces reached the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital and occupied parts of the town […]

Factbox: Main parties contesting Japan’s

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan holds an upper house election on Sunday that is key to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s bid to tighten control of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to allow him and his partner junior Komeito, to pass legislation. Here are the main facts about the major political parties in Japan. Political cartoons […]

NATO to sign accession protocols for Swe...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The 30 NATO allies are expected to sign Sweden and Finland’s membership protocols on Tuesday, sending the two nations’ offers of membership to alliance capitals for legislative approval. The move will further reinforce Russia’s strategic isolation following its invasion of neighboring Ukraine in February and the military struggles that have unfolded there […]

Belarusian leader stands with Russia on ...

(Reuters) – The president of Belarus – Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin’s closest ally – said on Sunday his former Soviet state fully supports Russia in its military campaign in Ukraine as part of its long-standing commitment in favor of a “united state” with Moscow. Alexander Lukashenko, in power since 1994 and accused in the West […]

A splintered Ukrainian city is preparing...

By FRANCESCA EBEL, Associated Press SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A group of off-duty young Ukrainian soldiers have gathered at a military distribution center to enjoy a rare respite from fighting that once again engulfed their fractured home in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine. As they shared jokes and pizza, artillery explosions could be heard a few miles […]

Pride Parade returns to London for 50th ...

By MIKE FULLER, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The streets of London were filled with color on Saturday as the British capital marked 50 years of Pride. A vibrant crowd of hundreds of thousands turned out to join in or watch the festivities, forming a spectacle of rainbow flags, sparkles and glitter. After two years […]

Angry demonstrations against enemy leade...

By Ahmed Elumami, Ayman and al-Warfali TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Fury against Libya’s embattled leaders boiled over on Friday as protesters stormed the parliament building in the eastern city of Tobruk and staged the biggest demonstration in years in the capital Tripoli, to the west. Protesters in Tobruk, accusing the parliament of treason and theft […]

Elon Musk’s Twitter break, in week 2 now

Elon Musk, the richest person in the world, hasn’t tweeted for about 10 days and it can’t go unnoticed. The 51-year-old business mogul has 100 million followers on the microblogging site, which he plans to buy. His continued absence is unusual as the tech billionaire is known to be very vocal on social media. Since […]

UN Rights Panel expresses alarm at Ethio...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A United Nations human rights panel focusing on Ethiopia says it is alarmed by continued violations and abuses in the East African country. The Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia, set up by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate abuses and rights violations in Ethiopia, has warned that the […]

The United States strengthens its milita...

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States will significantly increase its military presence in Europe over the long term, including establishing its first permanent presence in Poland, to bolster regional security following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. When meeting with NATO Secretary […]

The French Parliament elects a woman to ...

By JEFFREY SCHAEFFER and MASHA MACPHERSON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The new president of the lower house of the French parliament — the first woman to hold the position — vigorously defended the right to abortion on Tuesday and called on the chamber to be “vigilant” to protect it from a reversal. The National […]

Court allows SCOTUS to enforce more rest...

A law restricting abortions in South Carolina after six weeks of pregnancy can take effect immediately in the state, a federal court ruled Monday. The US District Court in South Carolina has lifted its grip on enforcement of a state law passed last year that bars most abortions if an ultrasound detects a so-called fatal […]

The Russian fashion industry seeks the s...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Beneath its glitzy facade, Russia’s high fashion industry faces an uncertain future. Dozens of Western designer brands have left Russia in a backlash against Moscow’s decision to send troops to Ukraine, leaving their domestic rivals to take center stage. But at the annual Moscow Fashion Week, which showcases the work of Russian […]

A pride marked by celebrations, arrests ...

After a pandemic hiatus, Pride events returned to many cities around the world on Sunday. The streets were once again filled with celebrations and parades, but many more took place in radically different moods. Here’s a look at how Pride was marked around the world: Celebrations in Canada The Toronto Pride Parade returned on Sunday […]

Ukraine suffers a major setback after th...

By Tom Balmforth and Marko Djurica KYIV/POKROVSK (Reuters) – Ukrainian special forces remained in Sievierodonetsk, directing artillery fire at Russian-backed troops, an adviser to Ukraine’s president said, after the city suffered a major setback for Kyiv then that she was struggling to keep control of the east of the country. Ukrainian shelling on Saturday forced […]

Bangladesh awaits its bridge of dreams a...

Along the brand new six-lane highway from Dhaka to Mawa in Munshiganj district, signs with photos of Sheikh Hasina congratulate her and the people of Bangladesh for ‘amader swapner Padda Setu’ – the bridge of our dreams across the Padma. The panels are sponsored by local leaders of the ruling Awami League and compete with […]

US abortion decision ‘horrendous’ and ‘a

Placeholder while loading article actions Friday’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade — and revoke the constitutional right to abortion — sparked widespread condemnation outside the United States. World Leaders and Abortion Rights Advocates describe the decision as “horrible” and “appalling”. “One of the darkest days for women’s rights in my life,” Scottish […]

Ukraine’s EU bid will strengthen Europe

By Pavel Polityuk and Vitalii Hnidyi KYIV (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine’s official bid for European Union membership was a big step towards strengthening Europe at a time when Russia was testing its freedom and unity. Friday marks four months since Russian President Vladimir Putin sent forces across the border into Ukraine, sparking […]

Anita Alvarez: Coach dives into pool to ...

Coach Andrea Fuentes jumped into the pool after watching the 25-year-old artistic swimmer sink to the bottom at the end of her routine in the women’s solo freestyle event on Wednesday. Fuentes, a four-time Olympic medalist in synchronized swimming, lifted Alvarez to the surface before helping her back to the edge of the pool. Alvarez, […]

Ukraine War Live News: Russia captures m...

Mourners prayed and sang during Artemiy Dymyd’s funeral at Lychakiv Cemetery in Lviv, Ukraine on Tuesday. Mr. Dymyd was killed in action while serving in a special operation unit of the Ukrainian marines.Credit…Emile Ducke for The New York Times Mr Dymyd’s coffin was carried from Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church through the streets to […]

Electricity Consumption Soars in North C...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Electricity load in China’s Henan province hit a new record high on Monday, driven mainly by demand for air conditioning, as scorching heat waves spread through areas north of the Yangtze River. Loads peaked at 71.08 million kilowatts, surpassing the previous day’s record of 65.34 million kilowatts, according to a state media […]

Unhealthy? Putin played hockey on weeke...

Vladimir Putin was “playing hockey” over the weekend, the Kremlin said, dismissing rumors that the Russian president may be suffering from a secret illness. Barely a day has passed without further speculation about the Russian leader’s health and well-being since his country’s invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine news live: first Russian ship destroyed by West’s harpoon […]

Malian government says jihadist rebels k...

By BABA AHMED, Associated Press BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Recent attacks by jihadist rebels in central Mali have killed 132 civilians, the government said Monday. The killings took place when several villages in the Bankass area were attacked on Saturday and Sunday, the government said in a statement on Monday. The government said the attacks […]

Macau Shuts Most Businesses Amid COVID O...

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The world’s largest gambling hub, Macau, began its second day of mass COVID-19 testing on Monday after dozens of locally transmitted cases were discovered over the weekend, with most businesses being closed but the casinos remaining open. Testing of Macau’s roughly 600,000 residents is set to end on Tuesday as the […]

Hundreds Demonstrate in Tunis Against Pr...

TUNIS (Reuters) – Hundreds demonstrated in Tunis on Sunday in a second day of protest against a constitutional referendum called by President Kais Saied that his opponents said would tighten his grip on power. The protest was organized by the Salvation Front, a coalition including moderate Islamist Ennahda, the largest party in a parliament Saied […]

Ledecky reclaims 400 title at world swim...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky started the United States’ medal collection at the world swimming championships with a gold medal as she reclaimed her title in the women’s 400 meters on Saturday. The Americans finished the first day of racing with two gold medals, one silver and three bronze. Ledecky clocked a time of […]

After Taiwan objections, Qatar changes n...

World Cup: Taiwanese officials had called on the organizers of the event to correct the form. Taipei: FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar corrected an online application form that listed Taiwan as part of China after Taipei lodged a protest. “Following the ministry’s protest on Wednesday, ‘Taiwan’ replaced ‘Taiwan, Province of China’ in a drop-down menu […]

China defends ‘zero-COVID’ after US envo

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday defended its tough “zero-COVID” policy after the U.S. ambassador said it was causing serious damage to the global economy and foreign business climate. Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said China’s economy was recovering from the effects of the pandemic and “facts prove” that the policy imposing lockdowns, quarantines and […]

Ugandan army says it has uncovered train...

KIKUBAJINJA, Uganda (Reuters) – Uganda’s army said on Thursday it discovered bomb-making equipment at a training center of a rebel group allied with Islamic State about 60 kilometers west of the capital Kampala, and that three people had been arrested. Authorities have blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a militia based in the dense forests […]

Australians urged to save electricity to...

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s energy minister on Thursday urged households in Sydney to turn off lights in the evening to avoid blackouts as the country’s electricity market remains suspended with more than a quarter of its coal capacity cut. The country’s power market operator on Wednesday suspended the electricity spot market in an unprecedented measure […]

NATO Defense Ministers to Discuss Weapon...

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers attending a two-day meeting starting Wednesday will discuss boosting arms supplies to Ukraine and Sweden and Finland’s bids to join the transatlantic military alliance, said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The meeting, less than two weeks before a summit of NATO leaders in Madrid, comes with Kyiv pleading with the […]

Russia ‘ready to listen’ should appeal t

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is reportedly ready to consider an appeal from the United Kingdom over the fate of two Britons sentenced to death for fighting for Ukraine, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said neither Moscow nor the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine who handed down the sentence had heard from London […]

New York State will protect abortion pro...

New York has expanded legal protections for people seeking and providing abortions in the state under legislation Governor Kathy Hochul signed on Monday. The Democratic governor has been pushing for laws in anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court likely to overturn its 1973 Roe v Wade decision, which established a constitutional right to abortion. A […]

Brexit Backer Banks loses libel case aga...

LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit campaigner Arron Banks, who funded the Leave.EU campaign during Britain’s 2016 referendum campaign, has lost a defamation case brought against a journalist over allegations he had links to Russian money . The banks, which have provided millions to the Brexit campaign, had sued Carole Cadwalladr over tweets and a conference broadcast […]

Senate negotiators announce outline of g...

Senate negotiators on Sunday announced a bipartisan framework in response to last month’s mass shootings, a modest breakthrough offering measured gun restrictions and enhanced efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs. The proposal falls far short of tougher measures long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats. Even so, if the deal […]

Chinese Defense Minister Says Country’s

(Reuters) – China has made “impressive progress” in developing new nuclear weapons, but will only use them for self-defense and will never use them first, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe told reporters on Sunday. Shangri-La Dialogue delegates. In response to a question about last year’s reports of the construction of more than 100 new nuclear […]

Rwanda says two soldiers detained in Con...

(Reuters) – Two Rwandan soldiers captured by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s army last month and accused by Congolese authorities of supporting a rebel offensive have been released, the Rwandan army said on Saturday. Congo said the two soldiers were being held on its territory, which it cited as evidence that Rwanda supports the ongoing […]

Denmark and the Faroe Islands agree to e...

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark and the Faroe Islands agreed on Thursday to establish an aerial surveillance radar over the North Atlantic archipelago as part of efforts to monitor activities in the Arctic more closely, a the Danish Ministry of Defense said in a statement. The two originally announced a plan for the radar project in […]

Blinken Warns of Continued Threats to Pr...

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Tuesday criticized efforts to clamp down on press freedom in several Latin American countries and said the United States was seeking to strengthen media protections in the region with the most murders of journalists. Speaking at a press freedom event ahead of the Summit […]

Israeli-Palestinian ‘flag war’ brews as

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – After weeks of violence in different parts of Israel and the West Bank, Israeli nationalists have targeted Palestinian colors of red, green, black and white in a growing “flag war” that underscores a struggle for status. and identity. The conflict came to a head last week, when a bill banning the display […]

“Hidden world” of marine life discovered

Beneath a vast Antarctic ice floe, in a cathedral-like cave several hundred meters high, lie swarms of small shrimp-like creatures in a newly discovered underwater ecosystem that until recently had remained a secret locked by ice. A team of New Zealand scientists discovered the ecosystem 500 meters below the ice in a suspected estuary, hundreds […]

UK to send long-range artillery rockets ...

Britain is to supply long-range artillery rockets to Ukraine, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat on Sunday to bomb new targets if similar weapons from the United States were delivered to Kyiv. The UK will send a handful of tracked M270 multiple rocket launcher systems, which can hit targets up to 50 miles away, in […]

What happened this week in the Russian-U...

Each week, we round up the must-read for our coverage of the war in Ukraine, from news and features to analysis, visual guides and opinion. 100 days of a war that is reshaping Europe Michael Safi and Courtney Yusuf traced the war, from the final hours of the decades-long peace enjoyed by Europe’s great powers. […]

Swedish Defense Minister says continued ...

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Sweden and other European countries must prepare for continued support and arms deliveries to Ukraine as it faces a long-running conflict with Russia, it said on Friday. Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist. Sweden is seeking NATO membership as the conflict in Ukraine changes Scandinavia’s security landscape and announced on Thursday that it […]

US Says Tunisia Undermines Democratic In...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington on Thursday accused Tunisian President Kais Saied of undermining the country’s democratic institutions after he sacked dozens of judges amid a series of moves that appeared designed to consolidate one-man power. Saied, who also replaced the independent electoral commission and said he would present a new constitution this month, accused the […]

“Indo-American Solidarity for Global Goo

Solidarity between India and the United States is a force for global good, a senior US lawmaker has said, noting that the two countries have worked closely together during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congressman Darren Soto said he looked forward to continued collaboration between the United States and India. “Madam President, I recognize the strong, multidimensional […]

The Nations League returns with all eyes...

MADRID (AP) — The third edition of the Nations League begins this week with many participants already thinking about the World Cup. National teams will have a rare opportunity to play several games in a row – practically serving as a pre-season – as the international dates have been moved to June due to the […]

Explanation: Are firearms illegal in Can...

(Reuters) – The Canadian government introduced legislation on Monday to put in place a national freeze on the sale and purchase of handguns as part of a package of gun controls that would also limit the magazine capabilities and ban certain gun-like toys. The new legislation comes just a week after a gunman killed 19 […]

Taiwan Air Force Suffers Second Fatal Ac...

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A Taiwanese trainer plane crashed on Tuesday, killing the pilot, the Defense Ministry said, the second fatal accident the air force has experienced in 2022. The ministry said the AT-3 plane crashed while on a training mission from Gangshan Air Base in the southern city of Kaohsiung and the pilot’s body had […]

Shanghai city to lift lockdown restricti...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Authorities in Shanghai will lift the city’s two-month lockdown from midnight on Wednesday, allowing private cars, including taxis, to return to the roads and people to freely enter and exit low-risk housing complexes. Bus and rail transportation will also resume basic operations from June 1, including a ferry that connects districts separated […]

Monsoon rains on the Indian coast of Ker...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s annual monsoon, which provides around 70% of the country’s rainfall, arrived on the coast of southern state of Kerala on Sunday, India’s meteorological department said, two days before the usual time. The department forecast on May 13 that the monsoon rains were likely to reach Kerala by May 27 and […]

Police: 31 dead in stampede at church fa...

By CHINEDU ASADU, Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A stampede Saturday at a church rummage sale in southern Nigeria left 31 people dead, police told The Associated Press, a shocking development at an event that , according to organizers, was aimed at “offering hope” to the needy. The stampede at the program organized by […]

Shanghai economy improves intermittently...

By David Stanway and Roxanne Liu SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Shanghai took further gradual steps on Friday to lift its COVID-19 lockdown as Beijing investigated cases where its strict restrictions affected other medical treatment as China continues its uneven exit from restrictions . The financial hub and capital have been hotspots, with a severe two-month lockdown […]