EU leaders agree to ban 90% of Russian oil by year-end

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Monday to embargo most Russian oil imports into the bloc by year-end as part of new sanctions on Moscow worked out at a summit focused on helping Ukraine with a long-delayed package of new financial support. read more...

Group urges ICC to probe alleged use of mines in Libya war

CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called for the International Criminal Court to investigate allegations of the use of landmines in 2019 by Russian paramilitaries fighting in Libya. read more...

Court jails Egyptian former presidential candidate for 15 years

(Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh and several prominent figures from the banned Muslim Brotherhood to lengthy jail terms on Sunday on accusations including plotting to overthrow the state. read more...

Nepal plane crash: Rescuers recover 20 bodies from wreck

Rescuers in Nepal have so far recovered 20 bodies from the crash site of a small plane carrying 22 people read more...

Shanghai declares lockdown end from June 1 after two months

(Reuters) - Shanghai on Monday announced an end to its two-month long COVID-19 lockdown, allowing people in virus-free areas of China's largest city to leave their homes and drive their cars. read more...

Heavy fighting as Russia advances into key eastern city

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian-battered eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk appeared to be on the brink of becoming another Mariupol on Monday as the mayor told The Associated Press that Russian troops have entered, power and communications have been cut and “the city has been completely ruined.” read more...

Iranian police fire shots, teargas to disperse protests over building collapse

DUBAI, (Reuters) - Iranian police used tear gas and fired shots in the air to disperse another night of protests over a deadly building collapse in the southwestern city of Abadan that officials are blaming on corruption and lax safety, Fars news agency and reports on social media said. read more...

U.S. issues sanctions targeting North Korean weapons of mass destruction program

(Reuters) - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on two Russian banks, a North Korean company and a person it accused of supporting North Korea's weapons of mass destruction program, increasing pressure on Pyongyang over its renewed ballistic missile launches. read more...

Iran seizes two Greek tankers amid row over U.S oil grab

(Reuters) - Iranian forces seized two Greek tankers in the Gulf on Friday, shortly after Tehran warned it would take "punitive action" against Athens over the confiscation of Iranian oil by the United States from a tanker held off the Greek coast. read more...

Russia claims capture of railway junction in eastern Ukraine

(Reuters) - Russia said its forces were in full control of the Ukrainian town of Lyman, a railway hub in the Donetsk region, on Saturday in a gain that would help set the stage for the next phase of the Kremlin's offensive in the eastern Donbas. read more...

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