MOSCOW — Russia is going to withdraw from the International Space Station. The new leader of Russia’s state-controlled space corporation, Roscosmos, announced during a meeting today with Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow will leave the International Space Station after 2024. In April, the previous head of the space corporation said Russia would end cooperation […]

NARA, Japan — Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is dead. Abe was shot while appearing at a campaign event in Nara, Japan Friday. Police took a man into custody who told he “aimed to kill” the former leader. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the shooting “is not a forgivable act.” “I use the […]

MOSCOW–WNBA player Brittney Griner has pled guilty during her trial in Russia. She is accused of having under a gram of cannabis oil in her luggage when she was arrested at an airport in Moscow back in February. The US State Department has classified Griner as wrongfully detained, and her supporters have called for her release […]

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will resign. He will stay on as prime minister until the fall when the transfer process to the next leader is completed. The decision comes after days of facing mounting pressure to step down. Johnson had said just yesterday before parliament that he had no plans to step […]

LONDON — Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States. The United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Priti Patel has ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States to face espionage charges. Assange, an Australian, is accused of publishing classified information leaked to him by former U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning more […]

KYIV — The President of Ukraine says the fate of the Donbas region lies in the battle for Sievierodonetsk. Russian troops continue to shell the city as it attempts to take control of eastern Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelensky described the fighting in the city as “very brutal” and “perhaps one of the most difficult throughout […]

KYIV — The President of Ukraine says “fierce street fighting continues” in a key industrial city. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his troops are in engaged in street fighting with Russian forces in what’s seen as a key battle for control of the eastern Donbas region. Russia has said it is trying to “liberate” Donbas, […]

(Tokyo) — President Biden says the U.S. would come to the military defense of Taiwan if China tried to take the island by force. Speaking during a news conference overnight in Tokyo alongside Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Biden said he would honor that commitment. Beijing quickly responded, reiterating China has no room for compromise […]

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Pentagon is sending Ukraine another big weapons shipment. Spokesman John Kirby said the shipment costs 100-million dollars. The U.S. has sent Ukraine roughly $4 billion worth of arms and equipment since the start of Russia’s invasion in late February. Kirby was pressed on efforts by Finland and Sweden to join NATO. […]

KYIV — The head of NATO says Ukraine can win the war against Russia. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told NATO members Sunday that Russia’s invasion, launched in February, is not going as planned. He noted the Russians had failed to take Kyiv and now they’re pulling back from Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. The invasion has also […]