Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia’s ambassador to Poland was splattered with red paint thrown at him by protesters opposed to the war in Ukraine, preventing him from paying respects on Monday at a Warsaw cemetery to Red Army soldiers who died during World War II. read more...

Sri Lankan prime minister resigns after weeks of protests

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned Monday following weeks of protests demanding that he and his brother, the president, step down over the country’s worst economic crisis in decades. read more...

No end in sight for Ukraine war as Putin hails Victory Day

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin used a major patriotic holiday Monday to again justify his war in Ukraine but did not declare even a limited victory or signal where the conflict was headed, as his forces pressed their offensive with few signs of significant progress. read more...

Paris trial for 2009 plane crash that left 152 dead, 1 alive

PARIS (AP) — The lone survivor of a 2009 plane crash that killed 152 other people is expected to attend the trial of Yemen’s main airline which is opening Monday in Paris. read more...

Egypt arrests teenagers for harassing female tourists at pyramids

Prosecutors in Egypt have ordered the detention of 13 teenage boys arrested on suspicion of harassing two female foreign tourists at the Giza pyramids. Egyptians expressed outrage on social media last week after a video showed a group of youths haranguing the young women at the archaeological site. read more...

A rival sits out Lebanon's election. Now Hezbollah could fill the void

(Reuters) The stakes are high in Lebanon's election. The heavily armed Hezbollah movement has seen one of its main rivals descend into disarray, handing it an opportunity to cement power over a divided country that's sinking into poverty. read more...

Taiwan says 'very difficult' to get WHO invite, but trying hard

TAIPEI (Reuters) - It will be "very difficult" for Taiwan to get an invite to a major World Health Organization meeting this month, but efforts are continuing, Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Monday. read more...

ZAPORIZHZHIA (Reuters) - Ukrainians were urged to heed air raid sirens and stay in bomb shelters on Monday by officials concerned that Russian attacks would intensify as Moscow marked the anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. read more...

From handshakes to hostilities: How dangerous is the situation in North Korea?

Kim Jong-un is testing North Korea's weapons with renewed urgency, as South Korea prepares to inaugurate a new, hard-line president. After years of stalemate, following failed nuclear talks, tensions on the Korean peninsula are rising. read more...

(Reuters) - U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns said on Saturday that China is closely monitoring Russia's conflict in Ukraine and that it is affecting Chinese leaders' calculations over Taiwan, the self-ruled island claimed by Beijing. read more...

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