Six months after Russians shot down last Ukrainian naval rescue helicopter, UK sends replacements

Six months after Russians shot down last Ukrainian naval rescue helicopter, UK sends replacements

A Westland Sea King HU5 in service with the Royal Navy in 2013. Via Wikimedia Commons The UK is sending three Westland Sea King helicopters to Ukraine. The 1970s rotorcraft, which once saw great numbers in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, are Ukraine’s first Western helicopters. Harbingers, perhaps, of the future of Ukraine’s … Read more

More anti-COVID protests in China sparked by deadly fire

More anti-COVID protests in China sparked by deadly fire

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Protests over China’s restrictive COVID-19 measures appeared to erupt in a number of cities Saturday night, in demonstrations of public defiance stoked by anger over a deadly fire in the city. western region of Xinjiang. Many of the protests could not immediately be confirmed, but in Shanghai police used pepper spray … Read more

Zelensky compares Russian war to Soviet ‘genocide’ on 90th anniversary

Zelensky compares Russian war to Soviet ‘genocide’ on 90th anniversary

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky compared Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the man-made famine that caused millions of deaths in the 1930s under Soviet rule in a speech recalling Saturday’s historic event . Zelensky told the country’s International Food Security Summit that in both conflicts Russian forces had created a “food crisis”. Russia’s large-scale invasion of … Read more

A view from the muddy trenches

A view from the muddy trenches

Here’s a look at the cold, dirty reality of the Russian-Ukrainian war. In a scene straight out of “All Quiet on the Western Front”, shocking images posted on social media Media reports on Saturday show at least four Ukrainian soldiers stationed in muddy trenches, braving brutally cold elements as they wait for the enemy invader. … Read more

Belarusian officials say longtime foreign minister Vladimir Makei died suddenly

Belarusian officials say longtime foreign minister Vladimir Makei died suddenly

The longtime Belarusian foreign minister died suddenly, the country’s foreign ministry announced on Saturday, two days before he was due to meet his Russian counterpart. “Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei has passed away,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus announced in a tweet. Makei had … Read more

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan cancels march to avoid ‘chaos’ | New

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan cancels march to avoid ‘chaos’ |  New

Imran Khan also announced that his party would resign from the provincial assemblies in the first rally since his assassination attempt. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called off the ‘long march’ to the capital Islamabad fearing chaos and announced his party would quit state assemblies in a fresh bid to push for a snap … Read more

Chevron gets new US license to pump oil in Venezuela again

Chevron gets new US license to pump oil in Venezuela again

WASHINGTON—The United States has said it will allow Chevron Corp. CLC -0.29% to resume pumping oil from its Venezuelan oil fields after President Nicolás Maduro’s government and an opposition coalition agreed to implement an estimated $3 billion humanitarian aid package and continue dialogue in Mexico City on efforts to organize free and fair elections. Following … Read more

Imran Khan cancels march to Islamabad and has a new strategy to force the polls

Imran Khan cancels march to Islamabad and has a new strategy to force the polls

Imran Khan speaking at a rally in Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday his party had decided to quit the provincial assemblies instead of marching on Islamabad to force the government led by Shehbaz Sharif to announce a snap election. Addressing a massive rally of his Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf party here … Read more