9 Egyptians appear in Greek court over deadly migrant shipwreck

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Nine Egyptian men accused of belonging to a human smuggling ring that authorities say bears responsibility for one of the worst migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea appeared in court in southern Greece on Tuesday for questioning over their alleged role in the disaster. read more...

Anxious neighbours sigh in relief as US and China talk

If China's neighbours, near and far, could have sent Presidents Xi Jinping and Joe Biden a text in the last 48 hours, it would probably have been some version of: "Can you two please sort things out?" read more...

4 people wounded by man wielding axe who attacked diners at Chinese restaurants in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A man with an axe attacked random diners at three neighboring Chinese restaurants in New Zealand, wounding four people, police and witnesses said. read more...

Japan sterilisation law victims included nine-year-olds

Two nine-year-olds were among the 25,000 people forcibly sterilised in Japan under its post-World War Two eugenics law, a parliament report has revealed. read more...

Hunter Biden charged with failing to pay federal income tax and illegally having a weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s son Hunter has been charged with failing to pay federal income tax and illegally possessing a weapon and has reached an agreement with the Justice Department, according to a letter filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware. read more...

Sweden vows to crack down on criminal networks as number of lethal shootings soars

STOCKHOLM (AP) — As many as 30,000 people in Sweden are involved in criminal networks, the country’s justice minister said Thursday, describing the figure as “breathtaking” and vowing to introduce new legislation to fight organized crime. read more...

Supreme Court preserves law that aims to keep Native American children with tribal families

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday preserved the system that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children, rejecting a broad attack from some Republican-led states and white families who argued it is based on race. read more...

Greece searches for hundreds feared missing after migrant boat sank, leaving 78 dead

KALAMATA, Greece (AP) — Rescue ships fanned out Thursday in search of hundreds of migrants feared missing after their overcrowded boat capsized and sank as they tried to reach Europe. At least 78 people died. read more...

18-year-old trainee accused of shooting 3 soldiers at firing range on Japanese army base, killing 2

TOKYO (AP) — An 18-year-old army trainee shot three fellow soldiers at a firing range on a Japanese army base Wednesday, killing two of them, officials said. read more...

Despite serious legal threat, Trump turns day in court into a campaign event

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s four years in the White House, even on some of the most consequential days of his presidency, were punctuated by the spectacle and attempts at showmanship he cultivated from years as a tabloid fixture and reality star. read more...

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