North Korea informs neighboring Japan that it plans to launch a satellite in the coming days

North Korea on Monday notified neighboring Japan that it plans to launch a satellite in the coming days, which could be an attempt to put Pyongyang’s first military reconnaissance satellite into orbit. The Japan Coast Guard said the notice it received from North Korean waterway authorities said the launch window was from May 31 to … Read more

Russia is battling an alleged incursion from Ukraine for a second day, and more drone attacks are reported

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russian forces and security forces fought for a second day on Tuesday against an alleged cross-border raid that Moscow blamed on Ukrainian military saboteurs but Kiev portrayed as an anti-Kremlin uprising by Russian supporters. Vyacheslav Gladkov, the governor of the Belgorod region on the Ukrainian border, said troops continued combing the … Read more

Greek elections: Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ conservative party leads by a wide margin

ATHENS, GREECE (AP) – Official results from more than 60% of polling stations counted in the Greek elections show Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ ruling conservatives overwhelmingly ahead of the left-wing opposition party. However, the new electoral law under which the vote took place means that Mitsotakis will struggle to form a government without looking for … Read more

Russia says that Wagner’s private army, aided by Russian forces, captured Bakhmut

KYIV, Ukraine – Russia’s Defense Ministry said early Sunday that Wagner’s Special Army forces, with the support of Russian forces, had captured the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. The ministry’s statement on its Telegram channel came eight hours after a similar claim was made by Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin. Ukrainian authorities said at the time that … Read more

A Ukrainian trauma surgeon operates on soldiers all day amid the Russian war

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — As the chief trauma surgeon at a military hospital in the Ukrainian capital, Petro Nikitin has his hands deep in a war being fought hundreds of kilometers (miles) away. The 59-year-old doctor’s work repairing the bodies of some seriously wounded soldiers is all-consuming. “I’m just working,” Nikitin said, taking a brief … Read more

a powerful typhoon floods homes and cuts communications in western Myanmar; At least 6 dead and 700 wounded

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescuers on Monday evacuated about 1,000 people trapped by seawater 3.6 meters (12 feet) deep along Myanmar’s western coast after a powerful typhoon injured hundreds and cut communications. Six deaths have been reported, but the true impact is not yet clear in one of the least developed countries in Asia. Strong … Read more

Thailand’s opposition parties, after their stunning election victory, made plans to recruit allies to take power

Bangkok (AFP) – We achieved a stunning electoral victory As they together captured a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, Thailand’s two largest opposition parties on Monday began planning for the next stage. In their attempt to replace the military-dominated government. Monday’s headliner was 42-year-old businessman Pita Limjarronrat, who drove his Move Forward … Read more

Sweden celebrates winning Eurovision. The Ukrainian duo is defiant after the Russian strike on his hometown

LIVERPOOL, England — Liverpool were knocked out of the Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday, as Sweden celebrated victory and Ukraine remained defiant after a night of Russian bombing, including a strike on the rivals’ hometown in the country. Electronic duo Tvorchi represented Ukraine at Saturday night’s Great Continental Pop competition, coming sixth out of 26 … Read more

G7 finance leaders pledge to contain inflation and strengthen supply chains, but avoid mentioning China

NIIGATA, Japan (AP) — Top G7 financial leaders on Saturday were united in their support for Ukraine and their determination to impose sanctions on Russia for its aggression but stopped short of publicly mentioning China. Finance ministers and central bank chiefs ended three days of talks in Niigata, Japan, with a joint statement pledging to … Read more

How Europe is leading the world in building safeguards around AI

LONDON (AP) — Authorities around the world are racing to set rules for artificial intelligenceincluding in the European Union, where the bill faced a pivotal moment on Thursday. A European parliamentary committee has voted to strengthen a major legislative proposal as it heads towards passage, as part of a years-long effort by Brussels to put … Read more