Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes UAE’s president

Rulers in the United Arab Emirates have announced that they appointed Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the president of this hereditarily ruled nation on the Arabian Peninsula ByAssociated Press May 14, 2022, 9:34 AM • 1 minute read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Rulers in the … Read more

Police: 3 people injured in shooting in downtown Milwaukee

Authorities say three people have been shot in downtown Milwaukee following the Bucks game ByAssociated Press May 14, 2022, 5:51 AM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MILWAUKEE — Three people have been shot in downtown Milwaukee following the Bucks game, authorities said. The Milwaukee Fire Department said authorities took two … Read more

Emmanuel who? Far-right fighting hard-left for French vote

PARIS — The stakes are high, the fight nasty and the party of centrist President Emmanuel Macron is the one to beat. But to a visitor from outer space, June’s parliamentary election in France could look like a contest between the far right and the hard-left. A month before the first round of voting, the … Read more

Ukraine opens first war crimes trial of captured Russian

KYIV, Ukraine — Journalists packed a small courtroom in Kyiv for the trial of a captured Russian soldier accused of killing a Ukrainian civilian in the early days of the war — the first of dozens of war crimes cases that Ukraine’s top prosecutor said her office is pursuing. As the trial of 21-year-old Russian … Read more

EXPLAINER: Why frustration lingers in Okinawa 50 years later

TOKYO — Okinawa on Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan on May 15, 1972, which ended 27 years of US rule after one of the bloodiest battles of World War II was fought on the southern Japanese island. The day is being marked with more bitterness than joy in Okinawa, which … Read more

Turkey’s leader opposes letting Finland, Sweden join NATO

HELSINKI — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating Turkey could use its membership in the Western military alliance to veto moves to admit the two countries. “We are following developments concerning Sweden and Finland, but we are not of a favorable … Read more

Fire in commercial building in India kills at least 27

A massive fire in a four-story commercial building in the Indian capital has killed at least 27 people and left several injured ByAssociated Press May 13, 2022, 7:44 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW DELHI — A massive fire erupted Friday evening in a four-story commercial building in the … Read more

Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia sets vote to join Russia

The leader of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia has announced that a referendum will be held in July on joining Russia ByAssociated Press May 13, 2022, 9:18 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TBILISI, Georgia — The leader of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia announced Friday … Read more

Syria: Israel fires missiles on central town, killing 5

Syria says Israel fired missiles at targets in the country’s central region, killing five people, including a civilian ByAssociated Press May 13, 2022, 7:22 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DAMASCUS, Syria — Israeli missiles targeted central Syria on Friday, killing five people, including a civilian, and ignited fires in … Read more

US, Russian defense chiefs speak for 1st time since invasion

After rebuffing US requests for months, Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu spoke with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press May 13, 2022, 6:40 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu spoke with US Defense … Read more