Ukraine pressures retreating Russian troops

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops have pressured retreating Russian forces Tuesday, pressing a counteroffensive that produced major gains and a blow to Moscow’s military prestige. As the advance continued, Ukraine’s border guard service said the army had taken control of Vovchansk – a town just 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Russia seized on the … Read more

Chinese President Xi travels overseas to promote his strategic role

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping is using his first overseas trip since the start of the pandemic to promote China’s strategic ambitions during a summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and other leaders of a Central Asian security group. Chinese leader promotes ‘Global Security Initiative’ announced in April following formation of Quad by Washington, Japan, … Read more

Armenia says 49 soldiers have been killed in attacks by Azerbaijan

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Azerbaijani forces shelled Armenian territory on Tuesday and killed at least 49 Armenian soldiers, Armenia’s prime minister said, a large-scale attack that fueled fears of wider hostilities between opponents of long time. Hostilities erupted minutes after midnight, with Azerbaijani forces unleashing an artillery barrage and drone attacks in many sections of … Read more

King cheered in Belfast, Queen’s coffin to return to London

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Cheering crowds welcomed King Charles III to Northern Ireland on Tuesday during his four-part tour of the United Kingdom, where the visit drew a rare moment of unity from politicians from a region with a contested British and Irish identity deeply divided over the monarchy. Hundreds of people lined the … Read more

What is behind the outbreak of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict? | Explanatory news

Dozens of Armenian soldiers have reportedly been killed in further border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Dozens of Armenian soldiers have reportedly been killed in fresh border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, in the worst fighting since hostile enemies were drawn into a 2020 war over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. After several hours of fierce … Read more

Attacks on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border break out, potentially reigniting an old conflict

CNN — A decades-old conflict could be on the verge of a reignite, as reports emerged this week of attacks along the Azerbaijan-Armenia border. The Armenian Defense Ministry claimed that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces carried out artillery strikes against Armenian border towns on Tuesday morning. According to the Armenian Defense Ministry, the strike included drones … Read more

US and Mexico cooperate on semiconductors and electric vehicles

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico and the United States plan to take advantage of the Biden administration’s massive investment in semiconductor production to push the integration of their supply chains and cooperate on expansion electric vehicle production through Mexico’s nationalized lithium industry, officials from both countries said on Monday Both efforts are aimed at eating … Read more

King Charles walks behind the Queen’s coffin in procession through Edinburgh

London CNN — King Charles III was joined by his siblings – Princes Andrew and Edward and Princess Anne – as they briefly watched around of Queen Elizabeth II coffin on Monday evening. The Royal Family have stood guard over the coffin at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it will rest until Tuesday … Read more

Charles III arrives in Edinburgh for the Queen’s coffin procession

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — King Charles arrived in Edinburgh on Monday to accompany the coffin of his late mother on an emotional procession through the historic heart of Scotland’s capital to a cathedral where she will rest for 24 hours to allow the public to pay their last respects. Charles and his wife Camilla, the … Read more

On the Eastern Front, a breathtaking week of Ukrainian successes and Russian failures

That’s more territory than Russian forces have captured in all of their operations in Ukraine since April. Their failures and disorderly retreat east made President Vladimir Putin’s special military operation goal of taking all of Lugansk and Donetsk considerably more difficult to achieve. Over the weekend, the Russian retreat continued from the border areas occupied … Read more