One of the longest-running battles in Russia’s war on Ukraine is in the Donbas city of Bakhmut, where Russian forces have suffered immense losses for months trying to break Ukrainian positions.
More Chinese cities eased anti-virus restrictions and police patrolled their streets Thursday as the government tried to defuse public anger over some of the world’s most stringent COVID-19 measures and head off more protests.
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has ordered all of Kyiv’s embassies abroad to “urgently” strengthen security, a Ukrainian ministry spokesperson has said, after a series of letter bombs were found in Spain, including at the country’s embassy in Madrid.
China’s strict zero-COVID policy is an edict from the top of the country’s political leadership, forcing lockdowns, quarantines, tests and travel bans on 1.4 billion people for almost three years. Anger over those measures is now driving protests.
For Ukrainians living without reliable heat and electricity after Russia’s invasion, soccer trails well behind mere survival in the order of priorities. But the sport can offer an escape from the troubles of daily life.
Ukraine’s state emergency service said Wednesday that nine people had been killed in fires in the past 24 hours as people broke safety rules trying to heat their homes following Russian attacks on power facilities.
U.S. House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year.
As some dub China’s protests “the white paper revolution,” experts say the blank pieces of paper held up by demonstrators send a clear message to Beijing’s leaders – no words necessary.
Before control shifts in the House of Representatives, the to-do list for U.S. Democrats includes: Same-sex marriage, long-term Ukraine funding, election reform, immigration, and budget bills. Some are likelier than others.
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential win, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
Chinese authorities have begun inquiries into some of the people who gathered at weekend protests against COVID-19 curbs, people who were at the Beijing demonstrations told Reuters, as police remained out in numbers on the city’s streets.
At the outbreak of the pandemic, China set out “zero-COVID” measures that were harsh, but not out of line with other countries. While most other countries saw the regulations as temporary until vaccines were available, China has stuck steadfastly to its strategy. Here are some of their regulations.
A growing number of Republicans, including former vice-president Mike Pence, criticized Donald Trump on Monday for dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist days after launching his third campaign for the White House.
While much of the world’s eyes have been focused elsewhere this year, Somalia has slipped deeper into crisis. A famine is knocking. UNICEF estimates that in Somalia since August, one child has been sent to hospital for malnutrition every minute.
The white gunman who massacred 10 Black shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., pleaded guilty Monday to murder and hate-motivated terrorism charges, guaranteeing that he will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, has started to erupt, prompting volcanic ash and debris to fall nearby, authorities said Monday.
Shanghai authorities put up barriers on Monday around a city centre area where hundreds of people protested over the weekend against heavy COVID-19 measures, one of several demonstrations that have flared across the country.
The U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displayed Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supports protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations’ World Cup match on Tuesday.
Protesters were detained in Shanghai on Sunday amid cross-country demonstrations calling for an end to China’s COVID-19 restrictions, with some demanding the ouster of President Xi Jinping after a deadly fire sparked a wave of civil unrest.
Protesters angered by China’s strict COVID-19 measures called for President Xi Jinping to resign, as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations that represent a rare direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party.
Protests in China against heavy COVID-19 curbs spread to Shanghai on Sunday, with demonstrators also gathering at one of Beijing’s most prestigious universities after a deadly fire in the country’s far west sparked widespread anger.
Heavy snowfall was expected in Kyiv starting on Sunday, with temperatures dropping below freezing day and night, while millions of people who still live in and around the Ukrainian capital remain with little electricity and heat.
Often described as one of the hardest-working royals, there is a sense that Princess Anne’s profile is rising as King Charles shapes the monarchy going forward from the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, in September.
Former U.S. president Donald Trump is facing renewed attention and criticism for his long history of turning a blind eye to bigotry after dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West just days into his third campaign for the White House.
Fleeing shelling, hundreds of civilians on Saturday streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier.
Heavy rainfall triggered landslides early Saturday on the southern Italian island of Ischia that collapsed buildings and left as many as 12 people missing.
A grassroots Russian group called the Council of Mothers and Wives has been publicly demanding to speak to Russia’s military leadership about the draft — and, in some cases, learn the whereabouts of men they say were sent to Ukraine and have not been heard from since.
Tensions ran high at Iran’s second match at the World Cup in Qatar on Friday as fans supporting the Iranian government harassed those protesting against it and stadium security seized items expressing support for the protest movement in the Islamic Republic.
The appointment of Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir to the role ended weeks of intense speculation and comes at a time of fierce debate over the Pakistani military’s role in politics in the nuclear-armed country, with ousted prime minister Imran Khan planning a massive rally near the capital this weekend to renew his call for immediate elections.
The Canadian government has an unequivocal position about what it intends to say regarding the just-announced political comeback of Donald Trump: nothing. Two years after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blamed Trump for inciting a riot to cling to power, his government intends to keep mum. As will other nations.