Johnson: UK will act on Northern Ireland rules if EU doesn’t

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson renewed Britain’s threats on Monday to break a Brexit deal with the European Union, blaming it for a political crisis blocking the formation of a new government in Northern Ireland. Johnson said action would be “necessary” if the EU did not agree to overhaul post-Brexit trade rules which he … Read more

Catholic leader denounces Israeli conduct at journalist’s funeral

JERUSALEM – The Holy Land’s top Catholic cleric on Monday condemned the police beating of mourners carrying the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic Church. Latin Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa told reporters at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Jerusalem that Friday’s incident, broadcast around … Read more

Biden’s leadership of Democrats will be tested in upcoming primaries

PHILADELPHIA — In his account, President Joe Biden’s political philosophy is rooted in Pennsylvania, where Scranton’s son grew up watching families struggle to make ends meet. But as Democrats in the president’s home state pick a nominee for a critical US Senate seat on Tuesday, the moderate candidate long seen as an heir to the … Read more

First results: Lebanese Hezbollah suffers electoral losses

Early results from weekend legislative elections in Lebanon show militant group Hezbollah and its allies apparently suffered losses ByThe Associated Press May 16, 2022, 06:40 • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT – Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group and its allies appear to have suffered losses in legislative elections this weekend, … Read more

Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints

Pope Francis created 10 new saints, rallying over knee pain that forced him to use a wheelchair By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press 16 May 2022, 02:39 • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ROME — Pope Francis created 10 new saints on Sunday, rallying to knee pain that forced him to … Read more

Independent investigation points to Israeli fire in journalist’s death

JERUSALEM — As Israel and the Palestinians squabble over the investigation into the murder of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, several independent groups have launched their own investigations. An open-source research team said her initial findings gave support to Palestinian witnesses who said she was killed by Israeli gunfire. The outcome of these investigations … Read more

Eurovision victory in hand, the Ukrainian group releases a new war video

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra have released a new music video, hours after their hit ‘Stefania’ swept them to victory in the Eurovision Song Contest By NICOLE WINFIELD and PAOLO SANTALUCIA Associated Press 15 May 2022, 12:11 • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article TURIN, Italy — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra, fresh … Read more

‘Neutral’ Europe backs down as Finns and Swedes move closer to NATO

BERLIN — As Finland and Sweden take steps to join NATO, the list of “neutral” countries in Europe looks set to shrink. Like the two Nordic countries, other nations joined the European Union for its promise of economic and political unity without taking sides in the East-West divide that endured beyond the end of the … Read more

Radio station gives voice to Hungary’s Roma minority

Intellectuals, broadcasters and cultural figures from Hungary’s Roma community have founded a radio station to reframe the narratives and elevate the voices of their marginalized minority group By JUSTIN SPIKE Associated Press May 15, 2022, 06:26 • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BUDAPEST, Hungary — Intellectuals, broadcasters and cultural figures … Read more

Abortion rights supporters rally in anger over post-Roe future

WASHINGTON — Abortion-rights supporters who demonstrated Saturday at hundreds of marches and rallies expressed outrage that the Supreme Court appears poised to strike down the nearly-year-old constitutional right to abortion. half a century and their fear of what it could mean for female reproduction. choices. Furious after a leaked draft opinion suggested the court’s conservative … Read more