Kyiv says US precision artillery systems arrive in Ukraine | Weapon News

Ukraine defense minister says US long-range rocket systems arrive, as Russian forces continue to advance in the eastern Donbas region. Ukraine says it has taken delivery of US supplies of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), a powerful long-range weapon system that Kyiv hopes can help turn the tide on Russia’s invasion. “HIMARS have arrived … Read more

US Congress mulls action on gun control following mass shootings | Gun Violence News

Washington, D.C. – Mark Barden has seen moments like this come and go – times when he thought the US Congress might finally pass gun reforms to thwart more mass killings. But although none of these efforts have succeeded, Barden, who lost his seven-year-old son Daniel in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, remains optimistic that … Read more

Melanie Joly speaks on Ukraine at TMU’s Democracy Forum

After 100 days of fighting in Ukraine, the tough questions about war and peace are getting harder to answer. But there were candid post mortems — and calls to action — from Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly and her Lithuanian counterpart at Toronto Metropolitan University, as they compared notes on how western allies can counter … Read more

Ohio law would arm teachers after 24 hours of training | Gun Violence News

The bill rolls back the state’s previous requirement of 700 hours of training, over objections from teachers’ groups. The US state of Ohio is set to enact a law that allows teachers and other staff to be armed with guns in schools once they have completed up to 24 hours of initial training. Proponents hope … Read more

Oklahoma shooter killed surgeon treating him for back pain: police

Police officers respond to the shooting at the St. Francis hospital in Oklahoma The gunman who shot dead four people at a hospital in the US state of Oklahoma killed the surgeon whom he blamed for pain after back surgery, police said Thursday. “I blamed Dr. Phillips for the ongoing pain following the surgery.”

US to send advanced rocket systems to Ukraine, Biden says | Russia-Ukraine war News

US official says weapons being sent are HIMARS, which have a longer range than those currently deployed by Ukraine. The Biden administration says it will send Ukraine a small number of high-tech, medium-range rocket systems, a critical weapon that Ukrainian leaders have been begging for as they struggle to stall Russian progress in the Donbas … Read more

Biden: US will not send Ukraine rockets that can reach Russia | Russia-Ukraine war News

As Russian forces threaten to encircle troops in Donbas, Ukraine has asked the US for multiple-launch rockets. The United States will not send Ukraine rocket systems that can reach Russia, President Joe Biden said on Monday. The US president’s comments followed reports that the Biden administration was preparing to send advanced long-range rocket systems to … Read more

US buys more Stingers to refill stock sent to Ukraine: Report | Russia-Ukraine war News

The missiles are in high demand in Ukraine, where they have been used to shoot down Russian helicopters and bombers. The United States military has signed a contract for $687m worth of anti-craft Stinger missiles to replenish US stocks sent to Ukraine, sources told the Reuters news agency in an exclusive report. The contract for … Read more

‘Do something now:’ mourners demand action after US school shooting

Crosses sit outside the Robb Elementary School in remembrance of those killed in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas A district Texas grandmother of a girl killed in the massacre in Uvalde pleaded Thursday for urgent action by US authorities to prevent future school shootings, as the country plunges again into the roiling debate over … Read more

North Korea fires three missiles as Biden ends Asia visit | Weapon News

South Korea says the launches began early on Wednesday morning. North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, hours after United States President Joe Biden wrapped up his visit to the region. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the first missile was launched at 6am local time … Read more