Burial sites found at 53 Native American boarding schools, U.S. government says

May 11 (Reuters) – A US government investigation into the dark history of Native American boarding schools has found “marked or unmarked burial sites” at 53 of them, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said on Wednesday. Haaland, the first Native American cabinet member, announced the investigation last year. In releasing preliminary findings during a press conference … Read more

Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Deadly shooting occurred during Israeli raid Israel says troops exchanged fire with Palestinians Journalist’s wounded colleague blames Israel for death Israel says Palestinian gunmen likely shot her JENIN, West Bank, May 11 (Reuters) – A prominent Palestinian-American Al Jazeera reporter was shot dead during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, with … Read more

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of the most senior Catholic clerics in Asia, and three others who helped run a now-disbanded Hong Kong fund for protesters were arrested on charges of “collusion with foreign forces” , and later released on lease. Zen, a 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, was … Read more

Ukraine pushes Russian forces back, restricts gas flow to Europe

Ukraine redirecting Russia gas to Europe Ukraine counter-offensive could shift war’s momentum Ukrainian forces seeking to cut off Russian supply lines Kremlin says up to Kherson residents to decide if they want to join Russia Mariupol steelworks under bombardment again KYIV/VILHIVKA, Ukraine, May 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces reported battlefield gains on Wednesday in a … Read more

Ukraine hails ‘turning point’ after Germany toughens stance on Russia

KYIV, Ukraine, May 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine welcomed what it called an “historical turning point” as German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock visited Kyiv on Tuesday backing Ukraine’s bid for full European Union membership and cutting energy ties to Russia. Baerbock is the highest-ranking German government official to visit Ukraine since Russia’s invasion began on Feb. … Read more

World Health Organization members pass resolution against Russia

GENEVA, May 10 (Reuters) – Members of the World Health Organization’s European region passed a resolution on Tuesday that could result in the closure of Russia’s regional office and the suspension of meetings in the country in response to its invasion of Ukraine. The special session of the European region passed the resolution, supported by … Read more

Putin tells experts to work on trade payments with allies and ‘unfriendly’ states

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Artyom Zhoga, father of commander of the Sparta Battalion pro-Russian military unit Vladimir Zhoga who was killed in a conflict in Ukraine, following the parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Moscow, Russia May … Read more

Suburban Phoenix is cautionary tale for Democrats hoping to galvanize voters on abortion

PHOENIX, May 9 (Reuters) – Laura Wilson is a mother of three who lives in the sprawling suburbs of north Phoenix, a hotly contested electoral area of ​​Arizona that could decide which party controls the US Senate after November’s congressional elections. Wilson, 61, is pro-choice, voted for Democratic President Joe Biden, and knew all about … 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

Taliban order Afghan women to cover faces again

Taliban threaten punishments for closest male relative Face cover order is part of growing restrictions on women Rights advocates unhappy at new rules KABUL, May 7 (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s Taliban government ordered women on Saturday to cover their faces in public, a return to a signature policy of their past hardline rule and an escalation … Read more