Ukraine celebrates Bucha’s grim birthday and demands justice

Ukraine celebrates Bucha’s grim birthday and demands justice

BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians marked the anniversary of Bucha’s release on Friday with calls for remembrance and justice after a brutal Russian occupation that left hundreds of civilians dead on the streets and in mass graves , making the city an epicenter of the atrocities of the war. “We will not let it fall … Read more

Responding to the natives, the Vatican rejects the Doctrine of Discovery

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday responded to Indigenous demands and officially repudiated the “Doctrine of Discovery,” theories backed by 15th-century “papal bulls” that legitimized the seizure of Indigenous lands in the colonial era and form the basis of property law today. A Vatican statement said the 15th-century papal bulls or decrees “did … Read more

Russia stops sharing information on missile tests with the United States and opens exercises

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat said Wednesday that Moscow would no longer notify the United States of its missile tests, an announcement that came as the Russian military deployed mobile launchers to Siberia in a demonstration of the country’s massive nuclear capability amid fighting in Ukraine. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said … Read more

Paris garbage strike ends, number of pension protesters dwindles

PARIS (AP) — Striking sanitation workers in Paris are set to return to work on Wednesday — potentially ending one of the most enduring symbols of resistance to French President Emmanuel Marcon’s controversial pension bill, as nationwide protests also appeared to be winding down. Clean-up crews were due to start picking up heaps of rubbish … Read more

Takeaways from AP’s interview with Ukrainian Zelenskyy

ABOARDING A SUMY TRAIN IN KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A team of Associated Press reporters spent two days traveling by train with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as he visited the southeastern city from Zaporizhzhia, which still faces regular bombardments from Russian forces, and northern towns in the Sumy region that were liberated soon after the … Read more

Ukrainian president extends tour of frontline war zones

OKHTYRKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president visited the Sumy region of northern Ukraine on Tuesday, continuing his tour in recent days of areas of the country that have borne the brunt of the invasion in large scale of Russia. and the stage seems increasingly set for a Ukrainian counter-offensive. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with officials … Read more

Russia fires cruise missiles during training exercise off Japanese coast

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tours a missile-damaged area in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Monday, March 27, 2023. (Efrem Lukatsky/Associated Press) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday thanked the secretary general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for his support and accused Russia of nuclear blackmail over its control of Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant. The charges … Read more

Portugal. Knife attacks in Muslim center probed as possible terror

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A man wielding a large knife killed two women and injured several others at an Ismaili Muslim center in Lisbon, and Portuguese authorities said they were investigating Tuesday’s knife attack as a possible act of terrorism. The women were Portuguese staff at the center, Ismaili community leader Narzim Ahmad told Portuguese … Read more

New protests erupt in France as officials beef up against violence

PARIS (AP) — Protests and strikes against unpopular pension reforms resumed across France on Tuesday, with police security tightened amid government warnings that radical protesters intended to “destroy, injure and kill”. Fear that violence could mar the protests prompted what Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin described as an unprecedented deployment of 13,000 officers, nearly half of … Read more

France pension reform protests: Protesters enter airport amid nationwide protests

CNN — Protesters entered an airport in southwestern France on Tuesday amid protests against the country’s pension reform proposals, which have sparked widespread protests and paralyzed key services across the country in recent weeks. Social media videos verified by CNN show smoke bombs being thrown by protesters outside the Biarritz airport entrance and terminal boarding … Read more