Tiananmen: Six held in Hong Kong on anniversary of massacre

Six people have been arrested in Hong Kong as authorities moved to restrict public commemoration of the Tiananmen Square massacre. read more...

Russia hits Kyiv with missiles; Putin warns West on arms

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia took aim at Western military supplies for Ukraine’s government with early Sunday airstrikes in Kyiv that it said destroyed tanks donated from abroad, a claim denied by a Ukrainian official. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that any Western deliveries of long-range rocket systems to Ukraine would prompt Moscow to hit “objects that we haven’t yet struck.” read more...

Republican pulls out guns during Congress debate on new gun laws

(BBC) This is the moment Republican Greg Steube pulled out a bunch of handguns during a Congress debate on new gun legislation. Florida Representative Mr Steube, who attended the hearing on Zoom, argued against the new laws, saying that some of the guns he was holding up would be banned under the proposed legislation. read more...

Journalist detained in China denied calls, partner says

SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian partner of a journalist who has been detained in China for nearly two years said Thursday she is being denied the chance to speak with her family and consular staff, and her health is declining due to a poor prison diet. read more...

Japan recorded record low births, biggest ever population drop in 2021

(Reuters) - Japan recorded a record low number of births in 2021, prompting the biggest ever natural decline in the population, government data showed on Friday. read more...

Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians amid West Bank violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank during what the army described as violent confrontations on Thursday. They are among four Palestinians who have been killed in the last two days at a time of heightened Mideast tensions. read more...

Taliban faces threat from Islamic State, new resistance

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers are maintaining close ties with al-Qaida as they consolidate control over the country, and their main military threat is coming from the Islamic State extremist group and guerrilla-style attacks by former Afghan government security personnel, U.N. experts said in a new report. read more...

Queen Elizabeth II skips Platinum Jubilee church service

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, joined other members of Britain’s royal family Friday at a church service honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne. read more...

Pakistani Taliban militants announce indefinite ceasefire with Islamabad

The Pakistani Taliban has announced an indefinite ceasefire with Pakistan's government after talks brokered by the Afghan Taliban government. read more...

Security concerns leave Afghan evacuees stuck in Balkan camp

WASHINGTON (AP) — For some Afghans who were evacuated as their country fell to the Taliban last summer, the journey to the United States has stalled, and perhaps ended, at a sun-baked cluster of tents and temporary housing on an American base in the Balkans. read more...

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