Mariupol fighters in Russian hands; both sides claim wins

Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters, including wounded men carried out on stretchers, left the vast steel plant in Mariupol where they mounted a dogged last stand and

1950 US and Europe agree Nato aims

Almost exactly a year after signing the North Atlantic Treaty, 12 nations have agreed a permanent organisation for the defence of the United States and Europe. The final meeting

Zimbabwe urges sale of stockpile of seized elephant ivory

Zimbabwe is seeking international support to be allowed to sell its stockpile of seized ivory, saying the $600 million it expects to earn is urgently needed

Biden to host leaders of Sweden, Finland amid NATO bids

President Joe Biden will host Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland at the White House for a meeting Thursday amid their push

In Ukraine and internationally, scenario darkens for Russia

Europe pushed yesterday to sharpen and expand its response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with Sweden following Finland in seeking membership of NATO and European

1978: Charlie Chaplin’s stolen body found

The coffin containing the body of Charlie Chaplin - missing since his grave was robbed 11 weeks ago - has been found. It was dug up from a field

US vice president, officials heading to UAE to pay respects

A high-powered American delegation led by Vice President Kamala Harris flew to the United Arab Emirates yesterday to pay respects to the federation’s late ruler and meet with the

Johnson: UK will act on Northern Ireland rules if EU won’t

Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday renewed British threats to break a Brexit agreement with the European Union, blaming it for a political crisis that’s blocking the formation of

Russians stymied in Ukraine; Finland favors joining NATO

Almost three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faced a bogged-down war, the prospect of a bigger NATO and a defending

1974 Dozens die as Israel retaliates for Ma’alot

Israeli planes have bombed seven Palestinian refugee camps and villages in southern Lebanon killing at least 27 people and leaving 138 injured.  The attack was in retaliation for

Eurovision win in hand, Ukraine band releases new war video

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra, fresh off its Eurovision victory, released a new music video yesterday of its winning hit “Stefania” that features scenes of war-ravaged Ukraine

Finland moves toward joining NATO amid Russian threats

Finland's leaders yesterday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on

1981 Thousands see Pope shot in Rome

The Pope has been shot four times as he blessed the crowds in St Peter’s Square in Rome.  Surgeons have performed a five-hour operation and say they hope

Travel is back: Dubai airport logs busiest quarter in years

Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, reported yesterday it handled over 13.6 million passengers in the first three months of 2022 — more

Vegas Strip resort surprises 5,400 workers with $5K bonuses

Joyous bedlam erupted yesterday (Macau time) at an employee appreciation and awards buffet at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas when the resort chief executive announced that all 5,400

Ukraine cuts Russia gas at one hub, underlining risk to supply

Ukraine stopped the flow of Russian natural gas yesterday through one of the hubs that feed Western European homes and industry, while a Kremlin-installed official

1967 Stansted to become London’s third airport

The British Government has given the green light to plans to convert Stansted into London’s third airport. President of the Board of Trade Douglas Jay told the House Of

Finnish PM says joining NATO will strengthen security

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said the possibility of her country joining NATO was for the security of its citizens and called for the international community to unite

For widows in Africa, virus stole husbands, homes, future

As Anayo Mbah went into labor with her sixth child, her husband battled COVID-19 in another hospital across town. Jonas, a young motorcycle taxi driver, had been

1971 Britain’s oldest tabloid close

The Daily Sketch newspaper which was founded in 1909 has been published for the last time. Enclosed in today’s souvenir issue was a copy of its sister paper the

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