Today: April 21, 2024
Today: April 21, 2024

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Zelenskiy urges speedy passage of Ukraine aid in US Senate, transfer of weapons

By Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday welcomed the passage of $60 billion aid for Ukraine by the U.S.

Polish voters choose mayors in hundreds of cities in runoff election

Polish voters are casting ballots to chose mayors in hundreds of cities and towns where no candidate won outright in the first round of local election voting two weeks ago

Iran's supreme leader tacitly acknowledges Tehran hit little in its massive attack on Israel

Iran’s supreme leader has dismissed any discussion of whether Tehran’s unprecedented drone-and-missile attack on Israel hit anything there

Russia says deeper U.S. hybrid war using Ukraine will end in Vietnam-style humiliation

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Sunday that U.S. lawmakers' approval of $60.84 billion more in support for Ukraine showed that Washington was wading deeper into a hybrid war with Russia that would

Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'

Ukrainian and Western leaders have welcomed the passing of a desperately needed aid package for Ukraine by the U.S. House of Representatives

Israeli strikes on southern Gaza city of Rafah kill 13, mostly children, as US advances aid package

Palestinian health officials say Israeli strikes on the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight killed 13 people, including nine children

Haitians scramble to survive, seeking food, water and safety as gang violence chokes the capital

Life in Port-au-Prince has become a game of survival, pushing Haitians to new limits as they scramble to stay safe and alive while gangs overwhelm the police and the government remains largely absent

Ecuadorians head to polls to toughen fight against gangs behind wave of violence

Ecuadorians head to the polls in a referendum touted by the country’s fledgling leader as a way to crack down on criminal gangs behind a spiraling wave of violence

Taiwan says it will discuss with US how to use new funding

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's defence ministry said on Sunday it will discuss with the United States how to use funding for the island included in a $95 billion legislative package mostly providing

Kremlin: US House passage of Ukraine aid bill will hurt Ukraine, cause more deaths

(Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday that U.S. House of Representatives' approval of security aid to Ukraine would lead to more damage and deaths in the conflict there.

Ukraine's Zelenskiy grateful for US House approval of aid

(Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy expressed gratitude on Saturday for the passage by the U.S.

A look at what's in the $95 billion foreign aid package passed by the House

The House's $95 billion foreign aid package provides military aid to Ukraine and Israel, replenishes U.S. weapons systems and gives humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza

Pakistani province issues a flood alert and warns of a heavy loss of life from glacial melting

A Pakistani province has issued a flood alert because of glacial melting and is warning of a heavy loss of life if timely safety measures aren't undertaken

Blinken to press China over its support for Russian defense base

By Simon Lewis and Michael Martina WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. is prepared to act against Chinese companies supporting Russia's war in Ukraine, a senior U.S. official told reporters, highlighting

Blinken will be the latest top US official to visit China in a bid to keep ties on an even keel

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to China this coming week as Washington and Beijing try to keep ties on an even keel despite major differences on a range of issue, from the Middle East to opioids

A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising

An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it’s hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manual work

The US military will begin plans to withdraw troops from Niger

U.S. officials said that they will begin to withdraw troops from Niger but there is no timeline

China's foreign minister says major powers should avoid rivalry in South Pacific

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign minister Wang Yi on Saturday said the South Pacific region should not become an arena for major power rivalries and that its assistance to countries there is free

War, hostages, antisemitism: A somber backdrop to this year's Passover observances

Passover is a major Jewish holiday, celebrated over seven or eight days each year

Israeli airstrike in southern Gaza city of Rafah kills at least 9 Palestinians, including 6 children

Gaza hospital officials say an Israeli airstrike on a residential building in the territory's southernmost city of Rafah has killed at least nine people, six of them children

Moscow says 50 Ukrainian drones shot down as attacks spark fires at Russian power stations

Ukraine has launched a barrage of drones across Russia overnight in attacks that appeared to target the country’s energy infrastructure

About 1,300 people from Myanmar flee into Thailand after clashes broke out in a key border town

Officials in Thailand say about 1,300 people have fled from eastern Myanmar into Thailand as fresh fighting erupted at a border town that has recently been captured by ethnic guerillas

Venice Biennale titled 'Foreigners Everywhere' platforms LGBTQ+, outsider and Indigenous artists

Outsider, queer and Indigenous artists are getting an overdue platform at the 60th Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition

House on the brink of approving Ukraine and Israel aid after months of struggle

The House is preparing to vote on approval of $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies

Senate passes reauthorization of key US surveillance program after midnight deadline

The Senate has voted to reauthorize a key U.S. surveillance law after divisions over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data nearly forced the statute to lapse

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