Russia presses Ukraine assault as Putin marks Victory Day

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces pushed forward Monday in their assault on Ukraine, seeking to capture the crucial southern port city of Mariupol as Moscow celebrated its Victory Day holiday. Determined to show success in a war now in its 11th week, Russian troops pummeled a seaside steel mill where an estimated 2,000 Ukrainian … Read more

Belfast takes Sinn Fein’s historic election win in its stride

No major celebrations following breakthrough win Sinn Fein still needs rival’s backing to rule United Ireland referendum years away BELFAST, May 8 (Reuters) – Irish nationalists in Belfast toasted Sinn Fein’s historic election victory on Sunday while pro-British neighbors quietly fumed, but there was little sign the weekend’s political earthquake was about to rock this … Read more

Millions vote, Bongbong poised to win

Ferdinand Marcos Jr appears poised to be the next president of the Philippines as millions began voting on Monday, under the watchful eyes of thousands of security forces after violence claimed four lives over the weekend. According to one of the latest opinion pollsthe 64-year-old namesake son of a deposed dictator, will win more than … Read more

Strong voter turnout in Philippines as Marcos targets presidency

Voting underway, poll official says encourage early turnout No reports of any major voting disruption poll body Election is a rematch between frontrunner Marcos, VP Robredo Unofficial count could indicate winner hours after polls close BATAC CITY/NAGA CITY, Philippines May 9 (Reuters) – Philippine voters streamed to polling stations on Monday, with the prospect of … Read more

Russia-Ukraine was: Azovstal troops say ‘surrender not an option’ | Russia-Ukraine was news

The pledge comes as the most senior Russian government official yet to set foot in Mariupol welcomes the ‘restoration of peace’ in ‘liberated’ cities. Ukrainian fighters holed up in underground bunkers in a vast steel mill in the southeastern city of Mariupol have pledged to continue to fight until the end as Russian forces kept … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: G7 leaders pledge to further isolate Moscow | Russia-Ukraine was news

Group of Seven leaders have committed to phasing out dependency on Russian energy, including by banning imports of Russian oil. Leaders of the Group of Seven have committed to phasing out their countries’ dependency on Russian energy as they announced fresh sanctions as part of an “unprecedented” package of coordinated sanctions to punish Russia over … Read more

Putin to mark Soviet WW2 victory as Ukraine decries school bombing

Putin to lead celebrations of Soviet victory in WW2 60 killed after Russian shell hits school in Ukraine’s east G7 says Putin’s actions ‘bring shame on Russia’ Mariupol residents evacuate, soldiers hold out in steelworks ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 9 (Reuters) – Russian forces bombed a village school in eastern Ukraine killing about 60 people, President … Read more

Polls open in the Philippines as voters elect a new president | Elections News

Naga City, Philippines – Millions of Filipinos have begun voting to choose a new president in an election pitting the son of the Philippines’ late dictator against a liberal human rights lawyer. Polls opened across the Southeast Asian nation at 6:00am on Monday (22:00GMT on Sunday), with a record-breaking 67 million people registered to cast … Read more

‘I didn’t think we would make it’: last wave of Azovstal evacuees reach safety | Ukraine

The last civilians rescued from the defeated Azovstal steel plant complex in Mariupol reached safety in Ukrainian held territory late on Sunday evening. The convoy arrived in the south-eastern city of Zaporizhzhia after dark, carrying about 170 evacuees. There were 51 civilians who had been sheltering in the Azovstal complex, and about 120 others who … Read more