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

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

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

Russian attacks on rail system fail to paralyze ‘lifeline of Ukraine’

FASTIV, Ukraine, May 8 (Reuters) – A salvo of missiles brought the Kremlin’s war on Ukraine to Fastiv, a quiet town abounding with flowering cherry trees and set in sweeping farmland hundreds of kilometers from the front lines. The strike on April 28, which injured two people, hit an electrical substation that feeds power to … Read more

Mumbai mosques turn volume down after Hindu demands

Hindu leader calls for mosque loudspeakers to be turned down Mosques in Mumbai comply with demands after police intervene Row is latest point of tension between India’s Muslims, Hindus India’s ruling party says it does not discriminate against anyone MUMBAI, May 8 (Reuters) – Sitting in an office lined with books overlooking a giant prayer … Read more

Russian bombing of Ukraine school kills 2, 60 feared dead – governor

Luhansk governor says Russia bombed school sheltering 90 Trapped Azovstal civilians evacuated Britain pledges $1.6 bln more military support and aid G7 leaders to talk with Zelenskiy in show of unity KYIV, May 8 (Reuters) – Russia’s bombing of a school in the eastern Ukrainian village of Bilohorivka killed two people and left 60 in … Read more

Sinn Fein calls for United Ireland debate after historic election win

Sinn Fein wins most seats for first time Calls for debate on Irish unification Scotland’s Sturgeon hails ‘historic result’ Government formation could take months BELFAST, May 7 (Reuters) – Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), hailed its first victory in a Northern Ireland Assembly election as a “defining moment” … Read more

North Korea fires likely submarine-launched ballistic missile, South Korea says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets troops who have taken part in the military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) April 29, 2022 .KCNA via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access … Read more

Pro-Russian forces say 50 more people evacuated from defeated Ukraine plant

‘Influential’ states working to save Azovstal fighters Ukraine fears Russia aims to wipe out Azovstal fighters More civilians evacuated from bombed-out steelworks KYIV, May 7 (Reuters) – Pro-Russian forces said 50 more people were evacuated on Saturday from the defeated Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, where scores of civilians have been trapped for weeks alongside Ukrainian … Read more

Biden announces new $150 million weapons package for Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden enters the Rose Garden during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden signed a new $150 million weapons package for Ukraine on Friday, providing additional artillery … Read more