IAEA: Situation at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant fragile

A general view of the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine on March 29, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) UNITED NATIONS – The nuclear safety and security situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine remains extremely fragile and dangerous, said the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday. "Military […]

1 killed, 13 injured in Kiev drone attacks

Communal workers evacuate damaged cars covered with dust and rubble at the bottom of a partially destroyed building after an overnight drone attack in Kiev on May 30, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) KIEV — Ukraine said at least one person was killed and 13 people injured here and in nearby areas due to Russia's drone […]

Tinubu sworn in as Nigeria’s new president

Nigeria's President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (center) waves at guests from a motorcade during his inauguration ceremony at the Eagle Square in Abuja, Nigeria, on May 29, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) ABUJA – Nigeria's new leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu was sworn in Monday as the 16th president of the most populous African nation, after taking the […]

‘Several Moscow buildings damaged by drone attack’

This photo taken on March 10, 2023 shows the scenery along the Moscow River in Moscow, Russia. (PHOTO / XINHUA) MOSCOW – Several buildings were slightly damaged by a drone attack in Moscow early Tuesday, Russia's RIA Novosti reported, citing Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. Sobyanin said that there were no immediate reports of serious injuries. […]

Runoff election declared in Greece for June 25

This photograph shows the facade of the Parliament building in Athens, on May 29, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) ATHENS – A general election has been declared in Greece for June 25, Greek national news agency AMNA reported on Monday. Although the conservative New Democracy party won the May 21 elections in the country with 40.79 […]

NATO soldiers clash with Serbs in Kosovo, 50 civilians hurt

Kosovo riot police and KFOR (International Military Mission to Kosovo) military police secure entrance to municipal building in Zvecan, northern Kosovo on May 29, 2023, following clashes with Serb protesters demanding the removal of recently elected Albanian mayors. (PHOTO / AFP) BELGRADE – Over 50 civilians and more than 40 NATO soldiers were injured in […]

Ukrainian parliament backs 50-year sanctions on Iran

This file photo shows Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a press conference with President of the European Commission in Kyiv on May 9, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) KIEV – The Ukrainian parliament on Monday endorsed a decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to impose sanctions on Iran for 50 years, lawmaker […]

NATO soldiers injured in Kosovo clashes with Serb protesters

Kosovo riot police and KFOR (International Military Mission to Kosovo) military police secure entrance to municipal building in Zvecan, northern Kosovo on May 29, 2023, following clashes with Serb protesters demanding the removal of recently elected Albanian mayors. (PHOTO / AFP) LEPOSAVIC, Kosovo – Around 25 NATO peacekeeping soldiers defending three town halls in northern […]

Uganda approves harsh anti-LGBTQ law

This March 30, 2023 photo shows a Ugandan transgender woman who has not been able to return to her home after being attacked in February and stays at her friend’s home in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. (PHOTO / AFP) KAMPALA – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed one of the world's harshest anti-LGBTQ laws, his […]

Man charged after murdering 3 in New Mexico

TAOS, New Mexico – A biker was charged with murder after a shootout between rival motorbike gangs at a motorcycle rally in Red River, northern New Mexico, on Saturday in which three gang members were killed and five wounded, police said. Members of the Bandidos and Waterdogs groups traded gunfire around 5:00 pm (2100 GMT) […]

Putin orders stronger border security

MOSCOW/KYIV — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ordered stronger border security to ensure a fast Russian military as Ukraine reported the "largest drone attack" in Kyiv since the conflict began. Congratulating the border service, a branch of Russia's Federal Security Service, on their Border Guard Day holiday, Putin said their task was to "reliably […]

Spain’s PM faces key test in local elections

Spain's opposition People's Party (PP) leader Alberto Nunez Feijoo (left), listens to  Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez during a plenary session at the Senate in Madrid, on Jan 31, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) MADRID — Spaniards went to the polls on Sunday to pick thousands of city and regional representatives in a vote seen as […]

Biden, Republicans reach debt-ceiling deal

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the bipartisan budget agreement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 28, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) United States President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have reached an "agreement in principle" to raise the nation's legal debt ceiling to avert a […]