News: World

U.N. secretary-general calls Buffalo shooting ‘vile act of racist violent extremism’
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Rina Torchinsky | May 16, 2022
Antonio Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations, addresses the media during a press conference at the Federal Chancellery, Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Theresa Wey | AP United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called the mass shooting in Buffalo a "vile act of racist violent extremism," according to a ...
McConnell says the Senate will pass the largest Ukraine aid package yet on Wednesday
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Deirdre Walsh | May 15, 2022
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who led a delegation of Senate Republicans to meet with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Saturday said he expected the Senate to approve a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine on Wednesday. McConnell said he supported adding Russia to the list of state ...
South America’s traditional cowboys are still at home on the range in Colombia
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John Otis, Carlos Saavedra | May 15, 2022
Colombian cowboys are known as llaneros, Spanish for plainsmen. Carlos Saavedra EASTERN PLAINS, Colombia — Urging on their horses, a half-dozen Colombian ranch hands are driving cattle through the pancake-flat prairies of eastern Colombia. They have a long way to go because this 4,000-acre ranch stretches to the horizon and ...
Finland and Sweden announce they want to join NATO, marking a big blow to Putin
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Frank Langfitt | May 15, 2022
Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin, left, and President Sauli Niinisto announced Sunday that Finland will apply for NATO membership. Alessandro Rampazzo | AFP via Getty Images Updated May 15, 2022 at 2:31 PM ET HELSINKI, Finland – The leaders of Finland and Sweden have announced that they back their countries ...
Mired in crises, Lebanese begin voting for new parliament
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The Associated Press | May 15, 2022
People line up to vote during parliamentary elections in Beirut, Lebanon Sunday, May 15, 2022. Hussein Malla | AP BEIRUT — Lebanese voted for a new parliament Sunday against the backdrop of an economic meltdown that is transforming the country and low expectations that the voting would significantly alter the ...
G7 warn of Ukraine grain crisis, ask China not to aid Russia
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The Associated Press | May 15, 2022
Annalena Baerbock, Foreign Minister of Germany, welcomes Jean-Yves Le Drian, Foreign Minister of France, for bilateral talks at the Schlossgut during the the summit of foreign ministers of the G7 Group of leading democratic economic powers at the Weissenhaus resort in Weissenhaeuser Strand, Germany, Friday, May 13, 2022. Marcus Brandt ...
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy defiant as Russia retreats from Kharkiv
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The Associated Press | May 15, 2022
A Ukrainian serviceman patrols during a reconnaissance mission in a recently retaken village on the outskirts of Kharkiv, east Ukraine, Saturday, May 14, 2022. Mstyslav Chernov | AP KYIV, Ukraine — Fresh off his country's Eurovision win, a defiant Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed early Sunday to one day host ...
North Korea reports 15 more suspected COVID-19 deaths
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The Associated Press | May 15, 2022
People watch a TV screen showing a news report about the COVID-19 outbreak in North Korea, at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 14, 2022. North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the ...
Israeli police investigate officers’ use of force at a veteran journalist’s funeral
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Daniel Estrin | May 14, 2022
Israel's police chief orders an investigation into officers' conduct during Friday's funeral of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed while covering an Israeli arrest raid in a Palestinian refugee camp. Ahmad Gharabli | AFP via Getty Images TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel's police chief has ordered an ...