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Russian pleads guilty as Ukraine holds first war crimes trial

Russian pleads guilty as Ukraine holds first war crimes trial

A 21-year-old Russian soldier yesterday pleaded guilty to the cold-blooded murder of a Ukrainian civilian, as Kyiv began a judicial reckoning for alleged atrocities after nearly three months of war.

US reopens embassy in Kyiv as next envoy poised for Senate nod

US reopens embassy in Kyiv as next envoy poised for Senate nod

The United States reopened its embassy in Kyiv yesterday after closing it for three months due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the State Department said.

China Eastern crash probe looks into crew actions

China Eastern crash probe looks into crew actions

Investigators looking into the crash of a China Eastern Airlines jet are examining the actions of the crew on the flight deck, with no evidence found of a technical malfunction, two people briefed on the matter said.

Finland, Sweden apply to join NATO, face Turkish objections

Finland, Sweden apply to join NATO, face Turkish objections

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join the NATO alliance on Wednesday at allied headquarters, a decision spurred by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but face objections from Turkey to an accession process that is expected to take only a few weeks.

Cannes fest brings back glitz, spotlights Ukraine

Cannes fest brings back glitz, spotlights Ukraine

A parade of Oscar winners yesterday kicked off the 75th Cannes Film Festival, back in high-wattage form after the lifting of Covid rules and devoting special attention to the war in Ukraine.

No Twitter deal sans clarity on spam accounts: Musk

No Twitter deal sans clarity on spam accounts: Musk

Billionaire Elon Musk said yesterday his bid to buy Twitter won’t proceed unless he gets proof of the number of spam accounts plaguing the platform, adding more uncertainty to his roller-coaster pursuit of the social media giant.

Hundreds of Ukrainians surrender at Azovstal after last stand: Russia

Hundreds of Ukrainians surrender at Azovstal after last stand: Russia

Russia said yesterday that 265 Ukrainian soldiers had surrendered after staging a last stand at the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, prompting Kyiv to call for a prisoner exchange.

Man attacked US church over 'hatred of Taiwan': probe

Man attacked US church over 'hatred of Taiwan': probe

A man who padlocked a church and opened fire on its Taiwanese-American congregation, killing one person and injuring five others, was motivated by hatred of the island and its people, US investigators said Monday.

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown

Shanghai on Tuesday declared it had achieved "zero-Covid" across all its districts, sparking derision on social media as millions in China's biggest city remained under lockdown.

Over 100,000 people missing in Mexico: data

Over 100,000 people missing in Mexico: data

The number of people reported missing in violence-wracked Mexico has exceeded 100,000, according to official data, with rights groups calling for "immediate" action from the government to locate the disappeared.

New Lanka PM gets nod for ‘economic war cabinet’

New Lanka PM gets nod for ‘economic war cabinet’

Sri Lanka’s new prime minister won crucial support from two main opposition parties yesterday, easing the pressure on the ruling Rajapaksa clan in the face of the island’s worsening economic crisis.

Russia won't simply put up with Nato's Nordic expansion, Ryabkov says

Russia won't simply put up with Nato's Nordic expansion, Ryabkov says

Russia said on Monday that the West should have no illusions that Moscow will simply put up with the Nordic expansion of the US-led Nato military alliance to include Sweden and Finland, casting the move as a mistake that would stoke military tension.

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