Nobel Peace Prize to activists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Human rights activists in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday, in a stinging rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose invasion of Ukraine has shattered nearly decades of uninterrupted peace in Europe. Belarusian president, his dictator friend. The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2022 prize to imprisoned … Read more

Russian strike kills 25 as Kremlin to annex Ukraine regions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked Ukrainian cities with missiles, rockets and suicide drones, an attack reported to have killed 25 people, as it sought to annex Ukrainian territory on Friday and put it under Moscow’s nuclear umbrella despite international condemnation. . But even as the Kremlin prepares to celebrate the annexation of the four … Read more

Moscow-held regions of Ukraine in ‘sham’ vote to join Russia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Voting began Friday in Moscow-occupied regions of Ukraine to become part of Russia, Russian-backed officials said. A Kremlin-orchestrated referendumWidely condemned by Ukraine and the West as shams without any legal force, it is seen by Russia as a step towards annexation of territory. Voting is taking place in Luhansk, Kherson and … Read more

Ukraine piles pressure on retreating Russian troops

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces have pressed Russian forces to withdraw Tuesday, pressing a counteroffensive that has made major gains and dealt a crushing blow to Moscow’s military prestige. As the advance continued, Ukraine’s border guard services said troops took control of Vovchansk – a town just 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Russia captured … Read more

‘I cannot mourn’: Former colonies conflicted over the queen

By Kara Anna, Danica Koto and Rodney Muhumuza 11 September 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/king-charles-iii-africa-caribbean-slavery-50f9175b541f307adb2e494fcccc80f5 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Upon ascending the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II inherited millions of subjects from around the world, many of them unwilling. Today, in the former colonies of the British Empire, her death Brings complex emotions with anger. Beyond … Read more

Sick dolphin calf improves with tube-fed milk, helping hands

RAYONG, Thailand (AP) – An Irrawaddy dolphin calf – sick and too weak to swim – was drowning in a tide pool off the coast of Thailand when fishermen found it. The fishermen quickly alerted marine conservationists, who advised them how to provide emergency care until a rescue team could provide the baby with veterinary … Read more

Garbage piles in Scotland raise health concerns amid strikes

LONDON (AP) – Piles of foul-smelling garbage on the streets of Edinburgh are putting public health and safety at risk, the health authority warned Saturday, as a strike by waste collectors in the Scottish capital entered its ninth day. The warning from Public Health Scotland comes as litter pickers in London’s Newham walk out for … Read more

Official: 6 of 43 missing Mexican students given to army

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six of the 43 college students who “disappeared” in 2014 were kept alive in a warehouse for days and then turned over to a local army commander who ordered them killed, a Mexican government official leading a truth commission said Friday. Interior Undersecretary Alejandro Encinas made a shocking revelation directly tying … Read more

Ukrainian nuke plant near fighting cut off from power grid

NICHOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians are once again worried about the fate of the nuclear power plant in the land of Chernobyl, the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986. — and the alarm only grew Thursday when plant operators said the facility had been cut off from the electrical grid. The Zaporizhia … Read more

‘Pre-bunking’ shows promise in fight against misinformation

The deception began soon after the Russian invasion. Ukrainian refugees were taking jobs, committing crimes and abusing handouts. The misinformation spread rapidly online throughout Eastern Europe, sometimes spurred by Moscow In an attempt to destabilize the neighborhood. This is the type of rapid spread of falsehoods that has been blamed in many countries For increased … Read more