Russian air strikes target Kyiv for third night running

Blasts were heard in Kyiv and several buildings were set ablaze after Russia targeted Ukraine’s capital for the third night running.

May 30, 2023 5:20 pm


Uganda enacts harsh anti-LGBTQ law including death penalty

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed one of the world’s toughest anti-LGBTQ laws, including the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality”, drawing Western condemnation and risking sanctions from aid donors.

May 30, 2023 4:38 pm


One killed in fresh wave of Russian attacks on Ukraine

Ukrainian defence forces said they shot down more than 20 drones during a fresh wave of Russian air attacks on Kyiv early Tuesday which killed at least one person and injured four others when their apartment building was hit and caught fire.

May 30, 2023 3:17 pm


Russia launches massive new air assault on Kyiv

Russia launched a fresh “massive” wave of attacks on Kyiv in the early hours of Tuesday and air defence systems were engaging incoming targets, city officials said, as air raid sirens blared in several other regions.

May 30, 2023 2:40 pm


Record early voting in Alberta as Canada's green agenda hangs in balance

Polls opened in Canada’s main oil-producing province Alberta on Monday in a tight election race that is expected to have a significant bearing on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate goals, which are already seen as lagging global peers.

May 30, 2023 1:01 pm


Biden says he and Erdogan talked about F-16s, Sweden's NATO bid

U.S. President Joe Biden said that in a call on Monday Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan repeated Ankara’s desire to buy F-16 fighter jets from the United States, while Biden responded that Washington was keen to see Ankara drop its objection to Sweden’s joining NATO.

May 30, 2023 12:00 pm


Wildfire in Canada's Halifax leads to evacuation orders for thousands of homes

A wildfire in the eastern Canadian city of Halifax led to mandatory evacuation orders for thousands of homes, and officials said residents will not be not allowed to return until advised by municipal authorities.

May 30, 2023 10:02 am


Republicans speak out against US debt-ceiling deal, in sign of rocky road ahead

A handful of hard-right Republican lawmakers said on Monday they would oppose a deal to raise the United States’ $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, in a sign that the bipartisan agreement could face a rocky path through Congress before the U.S. runs out of money next week.

May 30, 2023 9:12 am


Senegal unrest flares again over opposition leader

Dozens of protesters clashed with security forces in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, on Monday after lawmakers and supporters were blocked from visiting the home of a prominent opposition politician on trial for rape and libel.

May 30, 2023 9:04 am


Russia hits military base in Ukraine in new wave of strikes

Russia said on Monday its military hit Ukrainian air bases in overnight strikes and Ukrainian forces shelled industrial facilities inside Russia as both sides sought the upper hand ahead of what Kyiv hopes will be a decisive counter-offensive.

May 30, 2023 8:06 am


US review of China tariffs won't depend on trade 'breakthrough,' official says

The United States is taking an analytical approach to its review of whether to keep tariffs on Chinese goods in place and will not base outcomes on any “breakthrough” in U.S.-China trade relations, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi told Reuters.

May 29, 2023 4:07 pm


Asian shares, US futures rise on debt ceiling deal

Asian shares and U.S. stock futures rose on Monday, buoyed by a weekend deal by U.S. President Joe Biden and congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy to suspend the government’s debt ceiling, ending a months-long stalemate and angst for investors.

May 29, 2023 2:02 pm

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