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


A Nigerian chess champion is trying to break the world record for the longest chess marathon

A Nigerian chess champion and child education advocate is attempting to achieve a Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon

US envoy to UN visits Nagasaki A-bomb museum, pays tribute to victims

The American envoy to the United Nations has called for countries armed with atomic weapons to pursue nuclear disarmament as she visited the atomic bomb museum in Nagasaki, Japan

Factbox-Iran oil sanctions in US aid package for Ukraine

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers have tucked sanctions on Iran's oil exports in the House of Representatives' aid package for Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific after

G7 foreign ministers' communique warns of new sanctions on Iran and urges de-escalation

Group of Seven foreign ministers warned of new sanctions against Iran on Friday for its drone and missile attack on Israel, and urged both sides to avoid an escalation of the conflict

If Congress passes funding, this is how the US could rush weapons to Ukraine for its war with Russia

The Pentagon could get weapons moving to Ukraine quickly if Congress passes a long-delayed aid bill because it has a network of storage sites in the U.S. and Europe

Leading Japan lawmaker seeks Trump meeting during New York visit, NHK reports

By Yoshifumi Takemoto TOKYO (Reuters) - A senior figure in Japan's ruling party will travel to New York next week and is seeking a meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump,

Israel and Iran both have muted response to Isfahan attack

JERUSALEM/DUBAI (Reuters) - Israeli media cited foreign reports of an Israeli strike on Iran on Friday in the absence of official public comment, while Iranian television reports played down the

European Union official von der Leyen visits Finland-Russia border to assess security situation

The head of the European Union’s executive branch says that Finland’s decision to close its border crossings with Russia over a surge in migrants was a security matter for the whole 27-member bloc to consider

Western states sought to send de-escalation messages to Iran via Turkey, Western diplomat says

ANKARA (Reuters) - Western states have sought to send Iran messages via Turkey in recent days to reiterate appeals for de-escalation, a Western diplomat said on Friday.

More people are evacuated after the dramatic eruption of an Indonesian volcano

More people living near an erupting volcano on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island are being evacuated

Key ally of Pakistan's prime minister demands end to ban on social media platform X

An important ally of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif demanded the government lift a two-month-old ban on the social media platform X, saying it violates citizens’ right to speech and expression

G7 identified "specific steps" to help Ukraine, Kuleba says

CAPRI, Italy (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major democracies have identified "specific steps" needed to help Ukraine fight Russia, Kyiv's foreign minister said on Friday,

Japanese doctors demand damages from Google over "groundless" reviews

A group of Japanese doctors has filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. search giant Google, demanding damages for what they say are results showing unpoliced derogatory and often false comments

Ukraine claims it shot down a Russian strategic bomber. Moscow says the plane crashed

Ukraine’s air force is claiming it shot down a Russian strategic bomber

San Francisco mayor announces the city will receive pandas from China

San Francisco is the latest U_S_ city preparing to receive a pair of pandas from China, in a continuation of Beijing’s famed “panda diplomacy.”

Staff and shoppers return to 'somber' Sydney shopping mall 6 days after mass stabbings

Shoppers and workers have returned to a “really quiet” Sydney mall, where six days earlier an assailant stabbed six people to death in an attack that police believe targeted women

Maurizio Cattalan, Zoe Soldana collaborate in iconoclastic Vatican exhibition inside women’s prison

A pair of nude feet — dirty, wounded and vulnerable — are painted on the façade of the Venice women’s prison chapel

Reaction to Israel's military response to Iran's attack on Israel

(Reuters) - Israel carried out an attack on Iranian soil on Friday, sources said, days after Iran launched an unprecedented strike on Israel with a barrage of drones and missiles.

Stock market today: Japan’s Nikkei leads Asian market retreat as Middle East tensions flare

Asian stocks have tumbled, with Japan’s Nikkei slumping 2.4% on heavy selling of semiconductor-related shares and other market heavyweights

Ukraine says Russian strikes on Dnipropetrovsk region kill at least 8

(Reuters) - A major Russian missile attack on the central Dnipropetrovsk region killed at least eight people, injured 21 and damaged infrastructure facilities, local officials reported on Friday

Laborers and street vendors in Mali find no respite as deadly heat wave surges through West Africa

Street vendors in Mali’s capital of Bamako peddle water sachets, ubiquitous for this part of West Africa during the hottest months

A trial is underway for the Panama Papers, a case that changed the country's financial rules

Eight years after 11 million leaked secret financial documents revealed how some of the world’s richest people hide their wealth, more than two dozen defendants are on trial in Panama for their alleged roles

5 Japanese workers narrowly escape suicide bombing that targeted their vehicle in Pakistan

Five Japanese autoworkers have narrowly escaped an attack by a suicide bomber who detonated his explosive-laden vest near their vehicle in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi

Russia pummels exhausted Ukrainian forces with smaller attacks ahead of a springtime advance

Russian troops are ramping up pressure on exhausted Ukrainian forces across the front line to prepare to grab more land this spring and summer

The Latest | Iran fires air defense batteries and diverts flights after explosions

Iran has fired air defense batteries after reports of explosions near a major airbase and nuclear site where drones were spotted