US Vice PresidentKamala Harris kicked off a visit to Zambia on Friday, announcing a support package for the Southern African nation to fight corruption and promote good governance ... She said the summit was critical for Africa in cementing its democratic tenets to promote good governance on the continent ... .
Russian PresidentVladimir Putin declared that the UK’s decision was part of the collective West’s “nuclear component” against Russia... The possibility of a nuclear standoff over Ukraine was not always as likely. By late summer 2022, there was hope that Russia and the US could avoid nuclear brinkmanship ... The Iran factor ... The Rosatom factor ... Like this..
A country led by an accused war criminal is now in charge of the United Nations Security Council. Hard as it is to believe, it’s Russia’s turn to assume presidency of the powerful body – which is charged with maintaining global peace and security ... Presidency of the security council rotates alphabetically among its 15 member nations ... .
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot and killed a man who they alleged tried to snatch an officer’s gun at an entrance to a Jerusalem holy site early Saturday, raising fears of further violence during a time of heightened tensions at the flashpoint compound ... in Romania ... Alasibi’s relationship to the woman was not clear ... Source .
Russia has taken the presidency of the UN Security Council despite Ukraine urging members to block the move. Each of the council’s 15 members takes up the presidency for a month, on a rotating pattern. The last time Russia had the presidency, February 2022, it launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine ...Brazil, China, Gabon and India abstained. .
Reuters. 01 Apr, 2023 ... They have denied all accusations. “We see the court decision as legal, thorough and correct,” Tate’s lawyer Eugen Vidineac told reporters ... In previous rulings that extended their stay in police custody, judges have said the Tate brothers posed a flight risk and that their release could jeopardise the investigation ... Advertisement. .
Pakistan said Saturday that four of its soldiers were killed when a "group of terrorists" from across the Iranian side of the border attacked a routine military patrol operating between the two countries ...The IranianEmbassy in Islamabad condemned the attack and expressed sympathy to the families of the slain soldiers ... .
A judge undercut key arguments in Fox News’s defense against a $1.6 billion defamation suit Friday, ruling the network cannot dispute that it aired false, harmful statements about an election-technology company when the case goes to trial next month. The decision by Delaware Superior CourtJudgeEric M ... previous coverage ... related stories ... .
Without billions of dollars more to feed millions of hungry people, the world will see mass migration, destabilized countries, and starving children and adults in the next 12 to 18 months, the head of the Nobel prize-winning U.N.World Food Program warned Friday ... “Right at this stage, I’ll be surprised if we get 40% of it, quite frankly,” he said ... .
(Reuters) - Ten Chinese aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, normally an unofficial barrier between the two sides, Taiwan's defence ministry said on Saturday, as Beijing continues its military activities near the island. Nine Chinese fighter jets and one military drone crossed the median line in the 24 hours to 6 a.m ... .
PopeFrancis left hospital to return to the Vatican today after being treated for bronchitis, making light of his illness by saying . "I wasn't frightened, I'm still alive." ... The media was kept far from the pope when he last left hospital in 2021 following surgery on his colon ... He used a walking stick to support himself ... .