Macron names Elisabeth Borne as France’s new prime minister

PARIS (AP) — Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne was appointed France’s new prime minister on Monday, becoming only the second woman in history to hold the post. read more...

Massacre video reopens wounds for missing Syrians’ families

BEIRUT (AP) — For years, the Siyam family clung to hope they would one day be reunited with their son Wassim, who they believed was being held in a Syrian government prison after he went missing at a checkpoint nearly a decade ago. read more...

Turkey objects as Sweden, Finland seek NATO membership

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Turkey´s president on Monday complicated Sweden and Finland´s historic bid to join NATO, saying he cannot allow them to become members of the alliance because of their perceived inaction against exiled Kurdish militants. read more...

N. Korea’s Kim faces ‘huge dilemma’ on aid as virus surges

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — During more than a decade as North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un has made “self-reliance” his governing lynchpin, shunning international help and striving instead for domestic strategies to fix his battered economy. read more...

Ukraine working to pull last fighters from Mariupol mill

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters defending the last holdout in Mariupol were evacuated to areas controlled by Russian-backed separatists and officials worked Tuesday to get the rest out, signaling the beginning of the end of a siege that became a symbol of Ukrainian resistance. read more...

Early results: Lebanon’s Hezbollah suffers election losses

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its allies appear to have suffered losses in this weekend’s parliamentary elections with preliminary results Monday showing their strongest opponents picking up more seats and some of their traditional partners routed out of the legislature. read more...

Catholic leader blasts Israeli conduct at journalist funeral

JERUSALEM (AP) — The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land on Monday condemned the police beating of mourners carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic Church. read more...

Afghan resistance attack Taliban, sparking reprisals in Panjshir

The Taliban have been accused of human rights abuses during clashes with resistance forces in Panjshir province, to the north of Kabul. read more...

Ukraine claims battlefield successes in northeast as Russians fall back

RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine/KYIV, (Reuters) - Ukrainian troops counter-attacking against Russian forces in the country's northeast have pushed them back from the city of Kharkiv and advanced as far as the border with Russia, Ukrainian officials said on Monday. read more...

North Korea: More than a million Covid cases feared

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has lambasted health officials and ordered the army to help distribute medicine, as a wave of Covid cases sweeps through the country. read more...

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