Mariupol fighters in Russian hands; both sides claim victories

KYIV, Ukraine — Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters, including the wounded carried on stretchers, left the sprawling Mariupol steelworks where they mounted a fierce last stand and surrendered into Russian hands, signaling the beginning of the end of the war. a siege that has become a symbol of Ukraine’s resistance to the invasion of Moscow. Russia … Read more

German prosecutors seek 5 years for suspected former Nazi guard

German prosecutors have called for a five-year prison sentence for a 101-year-old man who is on trial for his alleged role as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp during World War II ByThe Associated Press 17 May 2022, 12:13 • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — German … Read more

Hezbollah and its allies lose their majority in the Lebanese parliament

The final results of Lebanon’s weekend legislative elections show that the Hezbollah militant group and its allies have lost the majority of parliamentary seats they have held since 2018 By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press 17 May 2022, 10:07 • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — The Lebanese militant group … Read more

Taiwan president condemns California church shooting

Taiwan’s president has condemned the shooting at a Taiwanese church in California by a man who was allegedly motivated by hatred of the island while a lawmaker from his ruling party questioned whether Chinese propaganda was a motivating factor in violence. ByThe Associated Press May 17, 2022, 08:18 • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare … Read more

New US hospitals face budget crisis over COVID relief money

THOMASVILLE, Ala. – A whole city celebrated in 2020 when, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Thomasville Regional Medical Center opened its doors, providing cutting-edge medicines that were previously unavailable in a poor and isolated part of the country. Alabama. The timing of the inauguration seemed perfect: new treatment options would be available … Read more

Rival Libyan PM arrives in eastern Tripoli to serve in Cabinet

The office of one of Libya’s rival prime ministers says he arrived in the country’s capital, Tripoli, hoping to establish his government By SAMY MAGDYAssociated Press May 17, 2022, 06:13 • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article CAIRO – The office of one of Libya’s rival prime ministers said he arrived … Read more

North Korea reports new fever outbreak amid COVID-19 crisis

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Tuesday reported another big spike in illnesses suspected to be COVID-19 and encouraged good health habits as a massive outbreak spreads to its unvaccinated population and officers soldiers were deployed to distribute medicine. State media said the Northern Antivirus headquarters reported another 269,510 people had a fever and … Read more

Iraqi merchants struggle amid series of heavy sandstorms

Iraqi merchants say they have no choice but to adapt as the latest in a relentless series of intense sandstorms swept through their country By SAMYA KULLAB Associated Press 17 May 2022, 00:32 • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD – The thick layer of dust covering the sky did … Read more

Guatemala reappoints criticized attorney general for 2nd term

The Guatemalan president has nominated the controversial attorney general for a second term in a disappointing decision for many Guatemalans and foreign governments critical of his backsliding on corruption investigations By SONIA PÉREZ D. Associated Press May 16, 2022, 11:21 p.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article GUATEMALA CITY — … Read more

Ransomware gang threatens to overthrow Costa Rican government

A ransomware gang that infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems has heightened its threat By JAVIER CORDOBA Associated Press May 16, 2022, 8:56 p.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — A ransomware gang that has infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems has heightened … Read more