Large crowds take to London streets to protest rising costs

Large crowds take to London streets to protest rising costs

LONDON — Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday in protest against the rising cost of living in Britain. Massive crowds poured into the British capital for the rally to demand that the government do more to help those dealing with bills and other expenses that are rising faster than their wages. Prime … Read more

British Johnson: Russia inflicts ‘heavy casualties’ in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday during a surprise visit to Kiev that “all the evidence” points to Russian troops “taking heavy losses” in their ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Johnson also pledged continued military assistance and training on new military equipment. He gave no details about the equipment. “We’re with … Read more

UK cancels first flight to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda

LONDON (AP) — Britain has canceled a flight planned to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda late Tuesday after the European Court of Human Rights intervened, saying the plan involved “a real risk of irreversible damage”. The decision to cancel the flight ended three days of frenetic lawsuits from immigrant rights lawyers who launched a series … Read more

Ukraine’s rural forest is where mass graves are excavated

BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — The lush green beauty of a pine forest with birds singing contrasts with the violent deaths of newly discovered victims of Russia’s war in Ukraineas workers exhume bodies from another mass grave near the town of Bucha on the outskirts of Kiev. The hands of several victims were tied behind their … Read more

NATO chief: Turkey has ‘legitimate concerns’ over terrorism

HELSINKI (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday that Turkey has “legitimate concerns” about terrorism and other issues that should be taken seriously. Turkey has accused Finland and Sweden of supporting Kurdish militants and says it will not support the two Nordic countries that join NATO until they change their policies. During … Read more

Moscow-backed officials seek to cement rule in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Kremlin-installed officials in occupied southern Ukraine celebrated Russia Day on Sunday and began issuing Russian passports to residents of a city who requested them, as Moscow reclaims its rule over conquered parts of the city. tried to fortify the country. In one of the central squares in the city of Kherson, … Read more

Senate Negotiators Announce Guns Deal, Break Blockades

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate negotiators Sunday announced a bipartisan framework in response to last month’s mass shootings, a notable but limited breakthrough with modest gun restrictions and stepped up efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs. The proposal falls short of the tougher steps President Joe Biden and many Democrats had long pursued. … Read more

Ukraine: British man’s family ‘devastated’ by death sentence

LONDON (AP) – The family of a British man sentenced to death for fighting for Ukraine said it was shocked by the outcome of what it called a “show trial” and called for his release on Saturday and treatment international human rights grant convention guarantees prisoners of war. A court in the separatist-proclaimed Donetsk People’s … Read more

Report: Prince Charles Condemns UK Deportation Plan in Rwanda

LONDON (AP) – A British newspaper says Prince Charles has criticized the government’s plan to deport some asylum seekers to Rwanda, calling it “appalling”. Citing unnamed sources, the Times newspaper reported late Friday that the heir to the British throne privately opposes British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s policy of sending people to the East African … Read more

Biden juggles principles, pragmatism instead of autocrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden didn’t shy away from calling out dictators and authoritarian leaders as he anchored his foreign policy on the idea that the world is engaged in a struggle between democracy and autocracy. But Biden’s government approach as president was much less black and white as he sought … Read more