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

Biden in Russia on Detained US Journalist: ‘Let Him Go’

Biden in Russia on Detained US Journalist: ‘Let Him Go’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday urged Russia to release Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested for spying – allegations that the newspaper denies. “Let him go,” Biden told reporters at the White House when asked about his message to Russia regarding Gershkovich’s arrest. Russia’s Federal Security Service charged Gershkovich, … Read more

After being sacked, the Israeli defense minister caught in limbo

After being sacked, the Israeli defense minister caught in limbo

JERUSALEM (AP) — Five days ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to fire his defense minister sparked a wave of spontaneous mass protests and a general strike that threatened to paralyze the country, forcing the Israeli leader to suspend his divisive plan to overhaul the justice system. But Netanyahu never even sent Israeli Defense … Read more

Indian temple well cover collapses, killing 35 people

NEW DELHI (AP) — Army soldiers and other responders found 35 bodies inside a well after a structure built over it collapsed as a large crowd of Hindu worshipers prayed during of a festival for the god Rama, a state government official said on Friday. Nearly 140 rescuers used ropes and ladders to pull the … 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

Israeli PM and Biden exchange frosty words on legal overhaul

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday dismissed President Joe Biden’s suggestion that the prime minister “walk away” from a controversial plan to overhaul the justice system, saying the country makes its own decisions. The exchange was a rare episode of public disagreement between the two close allies and signals growing friction … 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

China threatens retaliation if Tsai and McCarthy meet

BEIJING (AP) — China has threatened “resolute countermeasures” over a planned meeting between Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy during an upcoming visit to Los Angeles from leader of the self-governing island democracy. Diplomatic pressure against Taiwan has intensified recently, with Beijing poaching Taipei’s dwindling number of diplomatic allies while sending … Read more