Volodymyr Zelensky talks with officers during his visit to the forward positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Vugledar-Maryinka defence zone, Donetsk region, on the occasion of the Marine Day, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. File/Agence France-Presse
Germany and France joined Britain, the Nordics and Baltic states in announcing bans on Russian use of their airspace, a major escalation in a tactic by mostly Nato allies to wage economic war against Putin in retaliation for the invasion.
Several European leaders have made efforts to show solidarity with the battle-scarred nation. Zelensky thanked the leaders of Britain and Austria for their visits Saturday to Kyiv, Ukraine's capital, and pledges of further support.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, Moscow has said it does not target the civilian population. The Kremlin said on Thursday that Kyiv could "end the suffering" of its population by meeting Russia's demands.
In the Maldivian presidential election, Mohamed Muizzu of the Progressive Party of Maldives has won when he polled 54.06 per cent in the runoff after he won 46 per cent in the first round. Incumbent Ibrahim Mohamed Solih congratulated Muizzu and thanked the people “for the beautiful democratic example”.
Red hot sparks fly through the air as a worker in a heat-resistant suit pokes a long metal rod into a nickel smelter, coaxing the molten metal from a crucible at a processing facility on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The smelter run by global mining firm Vale and powered by electricity from three dams churns out
As the Princess of Wales receives praise for her stylish new updo, some people have called attention to claims that Meghan Markle’s messy bun “broke royal protocol” during her time as a senior member of the royal family. On Wednesday, Kate Middleton stepped out in a departure from her usual hairstyle.
This was the week when just about everything that came gushing out of our Great News Funnels seemed to be sounding an all-too-real warning: Our world’s greatest democracy was shaking, shuddering and basically going to hell in a handbasket. (Whatever that means.) But we know the bottom line about what it