By OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI and CIARAN McQUILLAN - Associated Press. KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Moscow suffered another diplomatic setback Monday in its war with Ukraine, with Sweden joining Finland in deciding to seek NATO membership, while Ukraine’s president congratulated his soldiers who reportedly pushed back Russian forces near the border ... ....
Russian state television has said Moscow may deploy tactical nuclear weapons to its European borders if Finland and Sweden allow military bases on their territory after joining NATO. Sweden's Social Democrats yesterday said they had dropped their opposition to NATO membership only hours after Finland confirmed its intention to join the alliance ... .
US officials have warned businesses against inadvertently hiring IT staff from North Korea, saying that rogue freelancers were taking advantage of remote work opportunities to hide their true identities and earn money for Pyongyang... US charges three North Korean hackers over $1.3bn cryptocurrency attacks. Read more ... Reuse this content. .
The French city of Grenoble on Monday authorised the wearing of the so-called "burkini" by Muslim women in state-run swimming pools, reigniting one of France's most contentious debates on religous dress. ... .
Fighters evacuated from steelworks in Mariupol; Ukrainian troops push back Russian forces from Kharkiv as far as Russian border The evacuation of wounded Ukrainian troops from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol is under way, Volodomyr Zelenskiy confirmed , with more than 260 fighters transported out of the plant ... ....
HouseRepublican leaders are rebutting accusations from Democrats, Rep.Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and others that their rhetoric has contributed to white supremacy in light of Saturday’s Buffalo shooting, in which a white shooter targeted Black victims, killing 10 people ... Cheney, who was the No ... “I’ve seen that firsthand ... .
Boris Johnson says he will say more about his plans in the coming days. Boris Johnson has warned the EU that he is prepared to unilaterally rip up parts of the Northern IrelandProtocol unless Brussels agrees to make major changes to it ... He added. “We will always keep the door wide open to genuine dialogue ... “I hope the EU’s position changes ... Related... .
PESHAWAR – Taking its cue from Sri Lanka, Pakistan is heading toward bankruptcy amid a highly charged political atmosphere marked by threats of a march on the capital Islamabad by the ousted prime minister, who is demanding fresh elections in the country by May 20 ...Photo. AFP / AamirQureshiRupee at record lows ... Photo ... Photo ... ....
Cuba’s parliament has approved a new penal code officials say modernizes the country’s laws but human rights groups warn tightens already strict limits on dissent. Can Cuba’s tourism adapt to survive after Covid devastated the industry?. Read more ... Cuban authorities have never had trouble punishing dissent they see as dangerous ... Read more ... .
The Swedish government has confirmed it intends to apply for membership of Nato, joining neighbouring Finland in a dramatic decision that marks one of the biggest strategic consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to date ... “This is the best thing for Sweden’s security. We will inform Nato that we want to become a member of the alliance.” ... .