UN says Israeli fire killed Al Jazeera journalist

The United Nations says that its findings show that the shot that killed Al Jazeera TV journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 was fired by Israeli forces. The Palestinian-American journalist, who was wearing a vest marked “Press” and a helmet, was killed while covering an Israeli army operation in Jenin camp in the northern … Read more

EU weighs Ukraine candidacy as Russia inflicts ‘hell’ in east

A partially destroyed educational and laboratory building at a Kharkiv college struck by Russian rocket fire EU leaders met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss making Ukraine a candidate to join the bloc, a “decisive” moment likely to infuriate Russia as its forces battled stiff resistance to advance in the embattled eastern Donbas region. Western … Read more

Russian Nobel laureate sells medal for $103.5 mn to benefit Ukraine kids

Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov (R) reacts after a person makes a final offer of $103.5 million to buy his 2021 Nobel Peace Prize medal Dmitry Muratov, the Russian editor-in-chief of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, on Monday auctioned off his Nobel Peace Prize gold medal for a whopping $103.5 million to benefit children displaced by … Read more

Brittney Griner makes 11 unanswered calls to wife from jail in Russia with US embassy unstaffed

WNBA star Brittney Griner tried to call his wife nearly a dozen times through the American embassy in Russia on Saturday, but was unable to connect because the phone line at the embassy was reportedly not staffed. Key points: The couple has not spoken by phone in the four months since Brittney Griner’s arrest A … Read more

Ukraine mechanics turn rally cars into ‘combat buggies’

Since the start of the war, Volodymyr Tarkhov says he and his friends have converted around 30 ordinary passenger cars for the military At a workshop in Zaporizhzhia in southern Ukraine, mechanics are hard at work turning rally cars into vehicles that can be used to fight Russian troops on the frontline. They change mufflers, … Read more

‘We prepare for worst’, says governor of Ukraine frontline region

In Lysychansk, there are signs of preparations for street fighting: soldiers digging in, putting up barbed wire and police placing burnt-out vehicles sideways across roads to slow traffic The governor of the eastern region now seeing heavy fighting with Russia, Sergiy Gaiday, opened the pockets of his flack jacket Saturday to show gun cartridges and … Read more

EU backs Ukraine’s ‘European dream’ as Russia cuts gas supplies

Map of Ukraine showing position of military forces in Ukraine as of June 17, 0700 GMT Europe feels a powerful symbol of solidarity with Ukraine on Friday, when Brussels backed Kyiv’s bid for EU candidate status, even as Russia shelled frontline Ukrainian cities and cut back gas supplies to the West. With the European Commission’s … Read more

Russian spy tried to penetrate war crimes court, say Dutch

The Netherlands said Thursday it had stopped a Russian spy posing as a Brazilian intern from infiltrating the International Criminal Court, which is investigating war crimes in Ukraine. The Russian, identified as Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov, 36, flew to the Netherlands in April using an elaborate deep cover story that he had built up over the … Read more

Hunger claims children in forgotten corner of Uganda

In northeastern Uganda, the region of Karamoja is in the grip of a hunger crisis. People are suffering a food shortage caused by drought, pests and insecurity. Over 22,700 children under the age of five are under-nourished and in need of treatment. A NATURAL SOUND VERSION OF AN AFPTV REPORT In one of Uganda’s poorest … Read more

Fierce fighting in east Ukraine as Zelensky says world must not look away

Map showing the number of Ukrainian refugees registered across Europe since the start of the Russian invasion, according to data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his country’s forces were “doing everything” to stop the Russian offensive, with fierce battles in the east and the south. Kyiv … Read more