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

Anger over past, indifference meet queen’s death in India

NEW DELHI (AP) – Hours before news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death broke, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a fiery speech calling for India to sever its colonial ties at a ceremony to rename a boulevard that once honored King George V. Rajpath, formerly called Kingsway, was a “symbol of slavery” during the British rule, … 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

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

Abe murder suspect says life destroyed by mother’s religion

TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been brutally murdered A handmade gun shocked a nation unused to high-profile political violence. But there have been further surprises in the weeks since the murders as details have emerged about an alleged killer who was well-off until his mother’s large donations to the controversial … Read more

Ukraine train system attacks may be war crimes, experts say

Russian attack on Ukrainian train station More than 20 people have been killed this week, the latest in a series of attacks on the country’s rail system that some international legal scholars say could amount to war crimes.. While Russia claimed on Wednesday that the train was targeted because it was carrying Ukrainian troops and … Read more

US Coast Guard cutter is denied port call in Solomon Islands

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard cutter patrolling as part of an international campaign to crack down on illegal fishing recently failed to get clearance for a scheduled port call in the Solomon Islands, an incident sparked by growing concerns about Chinese influence in the Pacific. the nation The cutter Oliver Henry was participating … Read more

Artist Ai Weiwei warns against hubris in ‘troublesome’ times

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei has warned of what he calls “a time of trouble” with his first glass sculpture, subtitled “Memorial Mori,” on the Venetian island of Murano. Latin for “Remember You Must Die” Russian bombs fall on Ukraine. China is flexing its military muscle in the Taiwan Strait. … Read more

Report: US Coast Guard ship denied port call in Solomons

bangkok — A US Coast Guard cutter patrolling as part of an international campaign to curb illegal fishing was recently unable to get clearance for a scheduled port call in the Solomon Islands, according to reports, an incident that comes amid growing concerns about Chinese influence in the Pacific. the nation The cutter Oliver Henry … Read more

With Iranian drones, Russia complicates nuclear deal talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia has acquired hundreds of Iranian drones it could use in its war against Ukraine. According to Western intelligence officials, Tehran has been warned by the US not to send them. It is unclear whether Russia has begun flying drones at Ukrainian targets, but the drones are operational and ready to be … Read more