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Italy prepares to bid farewell to Berlusconi with grand funeral

A giant tank-you poster is set up at the Mediaset media conglomerate headquarters in Cologno Monzese, near Milan after media mogul and former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi died in Milan, Monday June 12, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) MILAN – Italy was preparing on Tuesday to bid farewell to former premier Silvio Berlusconi, a scandal-prone billionaire […]

NATO begins its biggest ever air exercise

Two Airbus A400M of the German Air Force fly over Wunstorf Air Base in Wunstorf, Germany, June 12, 2023, during the Air Defender 2023 exercise. (PHOTO / AP) BERLIN – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Monday started Air Defender 2023, its largest ever air force deployment exercise. Major airports in Germany are planning […]

Brazil voices concern over added EU demands to Mercosur deal

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (right), and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen give a joint statement after meeting at Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, June 12, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) BRASILIA – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Monday he has expressed concern over additional demands made by the […]

Romanian PM resigns in agreed power swap

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca, the leader of the Liberal party, announces his resignation at the Victoria palace, the Romanian government headquarters, in Bucharest, Romania, June 12, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) BUCHAREST – Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca announced his resignation on Monday and said he expected the country's new government to be inaugurated "by the […]

Majority in US poll rate moral values as ‘poor’

A gun-free zone signage is seen near Times Square in New York, the United States, Sept 1, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) Multiple factors of instability in the United States could further intensify the social divide, experts said after a recent Gallup poll found that 54 percent of US adults surveyed consider the overall state of […]

IAEA concerned over Ukrainian nuke plant after dam breach

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is seen in the background of the shallow Kakhovka Reservoir after the dam collapse, in Energodar, Ukraine, June 9, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) MOSCOW/KYIV — The UN atomic watchdog said on Sunday it needs wider access around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant to check "a significant discrepancy "in water level data […]

SIPRI: Global security risks rising as geopolitical ties worsen

In this image released by the US Air Force shows an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile being launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, on September 7, 2022. (US AIR FORCE / AFP) STOCKHOLM – Global geopolitical relations have deteriorated in the past year and security risks have continued to rise, the Stockholm […]

Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi dies at 86

In this file photo dated Aug 28, 2019, President of the Forza Italia party Silvio Berlusconi leaves following a meeting with the Italian President as part of a second round of consultations with political parties at the Quirinal presidential palace in Rome. Italian ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi died at age 86. (PHOTO / AFP) Former […]

UK’s Heathrow Airport sees busiest month in May since virus

Passengers arrive at the Heathrow Airport, in London Saturday, May 27, 2023. Passengers flying into the UK are facing delays at passport controls due to the e-gates are not working. (PHOTO / AP) LONDON – Britain's Heathrow said 6.73 million passengers passed through the hub in May, making it the airport's busiest month since the […]

Tunisian president meets EU leaders on ties, illegal migration

Tunisian President Kais Saied (second right) meets the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (second left), Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni (first right) and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the the Carthage Palace in Tunis, Tunisia, on June 11, 2023. (TUNISIAN PRESIDENCY / HANDOUT VIA XINHUA) TUNIS – Tunisian President Kais Saied on […]

Fighting rages in Sudan’s capital after 24-hour truce expires

Smoke rises over Khartoum, Sudan, June 7, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) KHARTOUM – Heavy clashes and artillery fire erupted across Sudan's capital Khartoum on Sunday and residents reported air strikes soon after the end of a 24-hour ceasefire that had brought a brief lull to eight weeks of fighting between rival military factions. Witnesses said […]

UN: Gender biases not improved over past decade

A woman walks up decorated stairs in Frankfurt, Germany, on March 7, 2023, on the occasion of the International Women's Day. (PHOTO / AP) Gender inequality has remained stagnant for a decade, according to research by the United Nations released on Monday, as cultural biases and pressures continue to hinder women's empowerment and leave the […]

BioNTech faces first German lawsuit over COVID vaccine

A view of the logo of the BioNTech biotechnology building where production of the COVID-19 vaccine has started, in Marburg, Germany, February 13, 2021. BioNTech, which teamed with Pfizer to develop a powerful COVID-19 vaccine, has reported that third-quarter earnings are close to half what they were a year earlier. (PHOTO / AP) HAMBURG – […]

Zelensky: Counteroffensive actions underway in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attends a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister following their talks in Kiev on June 10, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) KIEV / MOSCOW – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday that the counteroffensive actions in his country are underway, the government-run Ukrinform news agency reported. "Counteroffensive and defensive actions are […]

Egypt says imposing entry visa on Sudanese not restrictive

Passengers fleeing war-torn Sudan arrive at Qastal land port crossing between Egypt and Sudan on May 13, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) CAIRO – The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the move to impose an entry visa on Sudanese aims to regulate, not restrict, their entry to Egypt. "These measures aim to set a […]

1 dead, 3 injured in shooting in Stockholm

This photo taken on Nov 14, 2021 shows a police vehicle parked outside an apartment block in north-western Stockholm after two children was found seriously injured next to it. (PHOTO / AFP) STOCKHOLM – One was shot dead and three were injured in a shooting on Saturday evening near Farsta Centrum in southern Stockholm, Swedish […]

Putin: Ukraine achieves no targets in counteroffensive

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council and the Council of the Council of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Heads of Government in the resort city of Sochi, Russia, June 9, 2023. (PHOTO / KREMLIN POOL VIA AP) MOSCOW – Ukraine has launched a counteroffensive but has […]