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Latest California storm leaves 5 dead from fallen trees

A fallen tree and debris are seen after a possible tornado damaged several buildings March 22, 2023 in Montebello, Calif. (PHOTO / AP) LOS ANGELES – The latest bout of harsh, wintry weather to lash California drifted into neighboring states of the Desert Southwest on Wednesday as authorities reported at least five storm-related deaths in […]

UN-led probe urged into Nord Stream explosions

A gas leak is seen at the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on Sept 27 from a Danish F-16 jet off the Baltic island of Bornholm, south of Dueodde. (PHOTO / AFP) China hopes some Western member states of the United Nations Security Council will renounce their "selfish geopolitical interests" and play a constructive role in […]

Weapons shipments to Kyiv spark concerns

Putin warns against UK plans to send ammunition with depleted uranium Ukrainian soldiers ride atop a tank on the frontline in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Mar 22, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) The United States announced on Tuesday that it will speed up delivery of battle tanks to Ukraine, while the United Kingdom will send tanks […]

Sweden’s Parliament endorses country joining NATO

Sweden's Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (not in image) after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, March 15, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) STOCKHOLM – Sweden's lawmakers overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday in favor of the country joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Sweden and […]

Macron stands firm on pension bill as protests escalate

Protesters hold a banner reading "Last warning" during a youth demonstration against the French government's  pensions reform plan in Paris on March 9, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said a deeply unpopular new law that raises the retirement age was necessary and would enter into force by the end […]

Austrian minister: Russia will remain important for Europe

Austria's foreign minister Alexander Schallenberg answers journalists during a Foreign Affairs Council meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Nov 14, 2022. (PHOTO / AFP) VIENNA – Russia will always remain important for Europe, Austria's foreign minister said, saying that to think otherwise was delusional. Alexander Schallenberg also defended the country's second-biggest bank, Raiffeisen […]

Mexican president calls US ‘liar’ after rights report

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his regularly scheduled morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Feb 28, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday forcefully rejected criticism of his government's record on human rights, describing reports of official abuses made in a […]

Uganda passes bill banning identifying as LGBTQ

In this file photo taken on Aug 19, 2014, a Ugandan man is seen during the third Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride celebrations in Entebbe, Uganda. (PHOTO / AP) KAMPALA – Uganda's parliament on Tuesday passed a law that criminalizes identifying as LGBTQ, handing authorities broad powers to target Ugandans who already […]

Major review: London police institutionally racist and sexist

A Metropolitan Police officer walks beside a protest march against the Islamic revolutionary Guard Corps near Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, in central London, on Jan 21, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) LONDON – London's Metropolitan Police is institutionally racist, misogynistic and homophobic and unable to police itself, an independent review said on Tuesday, […]