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

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

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin passes through Scotland

LONDON (AP) — The flag-draped coffin of Queen Elizabeth II makes its way through the rugged Scottish countryside on Sunday on a final journey from her beloved summer estate of London’s Balmoral Castle, with mourners quietly lining roads and flowers to honor the deceased monarch after 70 years on the throne. The hearse passed piles … Read more

Live updates: Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral scheduled for September 19

Palace officials have said Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral will take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey in London after the public has had the opportunity to pay their last respects to the monarch. Elizabeth, the country’s oldest ruler, died on Thursday during her summer retreat in the Scottish Highlands. Details of the 96-year-old … Read more

Russia announces troop withdrawal from Ukraine’s Kharkiv region

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that it was withdrawing troops from two areas in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine where a Ukrainian counteroffensive has made progress. significant last week. The news came after days of apparent advances by Ukraine south of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, in what … Read more

UK is watching to see if the king strays from his mother’s traditions

LONDON (AP) — As the United Kingdom mourns a beloved queen, the nation is already wondering how King Charles III will reign and whether his monarchy will stray from his mother’s traditions. If his first full day on the throne is any indication, Charles seemed set to chart at least a slightly different path. When … Read more

Ukraine recovers territory; nuclear power plant in peril

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces on Friday claimed yet another success in their counteroffensive against Russian forces in the east of the country, taking control of a major village and moving toward a major transportation hub. The US diplomat and NATO chief noted the progress but warned the war could drag on for months. … Read more

Britain mourns Queen Elizabeth as King Charles takes the throne

LONDON (AP) — Bells rang across Britain on Friday and mourners flocked to the palace gates to honor queen elizabeth ii as the country entered a new era under a new king. Around the world, his exceptional reign has been commemorated, celebrated and debated. King Charles III, who spent much of his 73 years of … Read more

European Central Bank makes biggest ever interest rate hike

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank made its largest interest rate hike on Thursday, following the US Federal Reserve and other central banks in a global rush of rapid rate hikes designed to stifle inflation that is squeezing consumers and push Europe into recession. The bank’s board of governors raised its main benchmarks … Read more

Canada stabbing suspect has lengthy criminal record

JAMES SMITH CREE NATION, Saskatchewan (AP) — As an Indigenous Canadian community grapples with a murderous rampage by two of their own, many have blamed rampant drug and alcohol use on the reservation which they have linked to repeated government failures over many years. One of the alleged attackers, Myles Sanderson, has 59 criminal convictions, … Read more