Ukraine unveils mechanism for post-conflict reconstruction

Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Sept 28, 2022. (LEO CORREA / AP) KYIV/WASHINGTON/ANKARA – The Ukrainian president's office has unveiled a mechanism for the country’s post-conflict reconstruction named the Fast Recovery Plan, the government-run […]

Australians in towns cut off by floods brace themselves for more rain this week

SYDNEY – Australians living in western and southern parts of New South Wales state are bracing themselves for another bout of heavy rainfall this week, as emergency services issue alerts about worsening floods in the region. Continuous downpours this month have already seen the area inundated with water, and some towns are expected to remain […]

Philippines evacuates coasts, cancels sea trips as supertyphoon nears

MANILA – The Philippine authorities started evacuating people from coastal areas on Sunday and hundreds were unable to travel by sea as the main island Luzon, including Manila, braces itself for a category 3 typhoon that continues to strengthen, officials said. Typhoon Noru became a supertyphoon “after a period of explosive intensification”, with sustained winds increasing […]

China’s Xi calls for ‘international order in a more just and rational direction’

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan – China’s President Xi Jinping on Friday called for regional countries to reshape the international order at a summit in Uzbekistan touted as a challenge to Western global influence. Leaders should “work together to promote the development of the international order in a more just and rational direction”, Mr Xi said at a […]