UK, Canada, Sweden and Ukraine take Iran to UN’s highest court over 2020 downing of Ukrainian airliner

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden and Ukraine have filed a lawsuit against Iran in the United Nations’ highest court over the 2020 downing of a plane. Ukrainian line and the death of 176 passengers and crew. The countries want the International Court of Justice to rule that Iran unlawfully shot … Read more

China’s stance on Russian nuclear threat ‘important’

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s chief of staff said on Wednesday that China’s stance on a potential nuclear threat from Russia was “important”. Andriy Yermak posted a screenshot of a Financial Times article about Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin against a nuclear attack in Ukraine. “(This is) an … Read more

Messages surge when we kick Putin’s ass

Photo illustration by Erin O’Flynn/The Daily Beast/Getty Images and courtesy of Dmitriy Ukrainian soldiers did not expect to repel the attention of women when they set out to fight President Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked attack. But when Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine 16 months ago, it found itself in stardom for its work in … Read more

Mark Drakeford blames Brexit and lack of funding for Covid failures

Welsh Prime Minister Mark Drakeford says UK government ‘hasn’t given us any money at all’ for pandemic response plans – UK Covid-19 Inquiry/YouTube/PA Welsh Labor’s first minister has blamed Brexit and Westminster’s lack of funding on Covid failures. Mark Drakeford told the Covid Inquiry that the UK Government “didn’t give us any money at all” … Read more

Changes to US citizenship tests are coming, raising concerns for those with poor English skills

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. citizenship test is being updated, and some immigrants and advocates worry the changes will hurt applicants with lower English proficiency levels. The naturalization test is one of the last steps towards citizenship – a months-long process that requires years of lawful permanent residency before applying. Many are still … Read more

North Korean satellite not advanced enough to perform reconnaissance from space, Seoul says

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The satellite that North Korea failed to put into orbit was not advanced enough to perform military reconnaissance from space as it claimed, the U.S. said Wednesday. South Korean military after recovering and studying the wreckage. North Korea had attempted to launch its first spy satellite in late May, but … Read more