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Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison in Ukraine’s first war crimes trial since invasion

Sgt. Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, admitted to shooting an unarmed 62-year-old man in the head in a village in northeastern Ukraine in the early days of the war.
Image: Prosecutors request life sentence Russian serviceman standing war crimes trial in Kyiv
Image: Prosecutors request life sentence Russian serviceman standing war crimes trial in Kyiv
19m ago

At least 8 dead after severe storms in Canada

Emergency crews were racing to restore power to half a million people following the powerful thunderstorms in Ontario and Quebec.
City of Mississauga
City of Mississauga

His photos once showed a Mariupol full of life. Now they bring tears to his eyes.

“A small boy wrote that his city has died,” Evgeny Sosnovsky said. “That’s all.”
Damage in Mariupol, Ukraine.
Damage in Mariupol, Ukraine.

Biden announces Indo-Pacific economic pact to counter China

Thirteen countries have joined. Together, they represent about 40 percent of global gross domestic product, said U.S. officials.
Image: JAPAN-US-DIPLOMACY
Image: JAPAN-US-DIPLOMACY
3h ago

Biden says U.S. will defend Taiwan militarily if China invades

A White House official quickly walked back the president’s comments, saying U.S. policy toward the self-governing island had not changed.
Joe Biden
Joe Biden
4h ago

Russian offensive turns to key Donbas city, with heavy shelling 

"Only Ukraine has the right to decide about its future.Only Ukraine has the right to decide for itself,” Polish President Andrzej Duda tells Ukrainian lawmakers.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, foreground, and Polish President Andrzej Duda walk, during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, foreground, and Polish President Andrzej Duda walk, during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
21h ago

Taliban enforce face-cover order for female TV anchors

The Information and Culture Ministry previously announced that the policy was “final and non-negotiable.”
Image: TOPSHOT-AFGHANISTAN-MEDIA-WOMEN-RIGHTS-TALIBAN
Image: TOPSHOT-AFGHANISTAN-MEDIA-WOMEN-RIGHTS-TALIBAN
23h ago

Biden says ‘hello’ to North Korea’s Kim amid tensions over weapons tests

President's wry response when asked what message he had for Kim underscored his administration’s low-key approach to the unresolved tensions.
Image: US President Biden Arrives In Japan
Image: US President Biden Arrives In Japan

Shanghai reopens some public transport, still on high Covid alert

Shanghai’s lockdown and curbs in other cities have battered consumption, industrial output and other sectors of the Chinese economy in recent months.
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Activist crashes red carpet at Cannes Film Festival to protest Ukraine sexual violence

The unidentified woman is an activist with SCUM, a French collective of radical feminists, the group said in an Instagram post Friday.
A protestor is removed from the red carpet
A protestor is removed from the red carpet
2d ago

Australia votes for new government as PM Morrison admits defeat

Polling had pointed to a tight race, but with a Tokyo summit looming Scott Morrision conceded the vote to the opposition Labour party.
Image: Australians Vote In 2022 Federal Election
Image: Australians Vote In 2022 Federal Election