Russia hits civilian targets again, EU officials visit Kyiv

Russia hits civilian targets again, EU officials visit Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles struck residential areas in an eastern Ukrainian city on Thursday for the second time in 24 hours, while senior European Union officials held talks with the government in Kyiv as the war with Russia approaching its one-year milestone. The latest strikes in Kramatorsk came as rescue teams searched for … Read more

Australia removes the British monarchy from its banknotes

Australia removes the British monarchy from its banknotes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its banknotes. The country’s central bank said on Thursday its new $5 note would feature an indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III. But the king is still expected to appear on the coins. The $5 note was the only remaining … Read more

Australia removes the British monarchy from its banknotes

Australia removes the British monarchy from its banknotes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its banknotes. The country’s central bank said on Thursday its new $5 note would feature an indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III. But the king is still expected to appear on the coins. The $5 note was the only remaining … Read more

Pope consoles Congolese victims: “Your pain is my pain”

Pope consoles Congolese victims: “Your pain is my pain”

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the Congolese people to forgive those who committed “inhuman violence” against them, celebrating a mass for 1 million people and then hearing firsthand the atrocities some of them endured: a teenage girl ‘raped like an animal’ for months; a young man who saw his father beheaded; … Read more

Andrew Tate awaits decision on Romania detention appeal

Andrew Tate awaits decision on Romania detention appeal

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Andrew Tate, the divisive influencer and former professional kickboxer who is being held in Romania on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking, appeared in a Bucharest court on Wednesday to appeal against a second 30-day extension of his detention. Tate, 36, a British-American citizen who has nearly 5 million Twitter … Read more

The longest battle of the war costs the “heart of Ukraine” dearly

The longest battle of the war costs the “heart of Ukraine” dearly

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Previously, visitors roamed Bakhmut’s late 19th-century buildings, strolled its rose-lined lakeside park and savored sparkling wines produced in historic underground caves. It was back when this city in eastern Ukraine was a popular tourist destination. No more. The longest battle of the Russian war turned this town of salt and gypsum … Read more

After tank promises, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets

After tank promises, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is pushing its Western allies to supply it with fighter jets, a week after winning pledges of sophisticated modern tanks to help him repel the invading Russian force after almost a year of fighting. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov was expected in Paris on Tuesday where talks about the possible … Read more