Putin: Ukraine achieves no targets in counteroffensive

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council and the Council of the Council of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Heads of Government in the resort city of Sochi, Russia, June 9, 2023. (PHOTO / KREMLIN POOL VIA AP) MOSCOW – Ukraine has launched a counteroffensive but has […]

Former British PM Johnson stands down as MP

This March 22, 2023 file photo shows Boris Johnson leaving his house in London. (PHOTO / AP) LONDON – Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday he is stepping down as a Member of Parliament with immediate effect. Johnson has been under investigation by the cross-party Committee of Privileges in the House of […]

Indictment: Trump took nuclear secrets, kept files in shower

This June 9, 2023 picture shows photographed documents on indictment of former US President Donald Trump are. Trump is facing 37 felony charges related to the mishandling of classified documents according to the indictment. (PHOTO / AP) WASHINGTON – US prosecutors unsealed a 37-count indictment against Donald Trump on Friday, accusing the former president of […]

Lawyer: Trump faces US criminal charges

Former US President Donald Trump watches from a box on the 18th green during day one of the LIV Golf Invitational – DC at Trump National Golf Club on May 26, 2023 in Sterling, Virginia. (PHOTO / AFP) Donald Trump has been indicted by a federal grand jury for retaining classified government documents and obstruction […]

AU: Africa on course to have single currency

In this file photo, AU Trade and Industry Commissioner Albert Muchanga speaks during the opening ceremony of the 18th African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) forum in Abidjan on Aug 5, 2019. Muchanga said on June 8, 2023 that the continental body was on course with its plans to introduce a single African currency. (PHOTO […]

Kiev: No foreign troops in Ukraine before end of conflict

Ukrainian servicemen take part in a military training exercise not far from front line in Donetsk region on June 8, 2023. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that foreign countries will not send their troops to Ukraine before the end of the conflict, the government-run Ukrinform news agency reported on the same day. (PHOTO / […]

Washington quiets as Canadian smoke blankets US capital

The US Capitol is blanketed by a thick layer of smoke on June 8, 2023, in Washington. (PHOTO / AP) WASHINGTON – The shroud of polluted air emanating from Canadian wildfires pushed further down the Atlantic Seaboard on Thursday, blanketing Washington, DC, in an unhealthy haze and prompting many residents of the nation's capital to […]

Survey: Europe seeks neutral role in China-US rift

The European flag (left) flies on April 18, 2023 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (PHOTO / AP) Most Europeans want their countries to remain neutral in a conflict between the United States and China over China's Taiwan region while they also want to reduce the continent's military dependence on the US, according […]

German minister: Proposed EU migration deal needs improving

German minister of the interior Nancy Faeser attends a meeting with the representatives of six European countries to fight against cocaine trafficking, in Antwerp on June 5, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) BRUSSELS – EU countries could reach an agreement on a migration deal on Thursday, but the proposed compromise needs to be improved, Germany's Interior […]

Finland’s Foreign Minister Haavisto to run for president

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto speaks during a press conference in Helsinki, June 8, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) HELSINKI – Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said on Thursday he will run for president in next year's election, hoping to succeed Sauli Niinisto who is stepping down after two terms. Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto is expected to step […]