French elections: Macron loses majority as French vote fragments

Less than two months after he was re-elected president, Emmanuel Macron has lost control of the French National Assembly following a strong performance by a left alliance and the far right. read more...

‘It’s just hell there’: Russia still pounds eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s military was grinding down Ukraine’s defenses on Monday, with combat in eastern areas entering a “decisive” phase, as the war’s consequences for food and fuel supplies increasingly weighed on minds around the globe. read more...

 Russia becomes China's biggest oil supplier

Russia has become China's biggest supplier of oil as the country sold discounted crude to Beijing amid sanctions over the Ukraine war. read more...

Remains of British journalist found in Amazon, police name new suspect

(Reuters) - A forensic exam carried out on human remains found in the Amazon rainforest confirmed on Friday that they belonged to British journalist Dom Phillips, Brazil's federal police said, adding that a search was underway for a man suspected of involvement in his killing. read more...

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank gunbattle

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinians and wounded at least eight others early Friday during a military operation in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. The military said its forces came under attack and exchanged fire with militants. read more...

Duterte’s daughter takes oath as Philippine vice president

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sara Duterte, the daughter of the outgoing populist president of the Philippines, took her oath Sunday as vice president following a landslide electoral victory she clinched despite her father’s human rights record that saw thousands of drug suspects gunned down. read more...

Islamic State claims attack on Sikh temple in Kabul that killed two

KABUL, (Reuters) - An attack claimed by Islamic State on a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least two people and injured seven, officials said, another deadly incident in a spate of violence targeting minorities and places of worship. read more...

Floods in India, Bangladesh leave millions homeless, 18 dead

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Army troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by massive floods that have ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links, authorities said Saturday. read more...

French voters elect parliamentarians, in test for Macron

PARIS (AP) — French voters are going to the polls in the final round of key parliamentary elections that will demonstrate how much legroom President Emmanuel Macron’s party will be given to implement his ambitious domestic agenda. read more...

Ukraine war could last for years, warns Nato chief

The West must prepare to continue supporting Ukraine in a war lasting for years, Nato's chief has warned. read more...

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