Russia space agency to withdraw from International Space Station project after 2024, official tells Putin

In this frame grab from video provided by Roscosmos, Russian cosmonauts Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveyev are seen during a welcome ceremony after arriving at the International Space Station, on March 18, the first new faces in space since the start of Russia’s war in Ukraine. The crew emerged from the Soyuz capsule … Read more

Brittney Griner to testify in trial, lawyers say

CNN — WNBA star Brittney Griner will testify as part of her drug trial in Russia on Wednesday, her lawyers said, as her defense team claimed that cannabis oil found in her luggage was for medicinal purposes. “Griner will testify tomorrow, and after that, it’s her decision whether she answers any questions or not,” Alexander … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov in Congo as Moscow courts Africa | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has visited the Republic of the Congo, the second leg of an African tour aimed at strengthening Moscow’s ties with a continent that has refused to join Western condemnation and sanctions over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. African countries, which have a tangled legacy of relations with the West and … Read more

2 UK leadership contenders spar over tax in TV debate

LONDON (AP) — The two candidates vying to be Britain’s next prime minister sparred Monday over how to help families struggling with the soaring cost of living, meeting in a testy televised debate that highlighted the contrasting economic visions of the Conservative Party rivals. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss promised to cut taxes as soon as … Read more

Pope set for historic apology for school abuses in Canada

MASKWACIS, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis arrived Monday at the site of a former Indigenous residential school to deliver long-awaited apology for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s policy of forcibly assimilating Native peoples into Christian society that led to generations of trauma and abuse . Clasping his hands under his chin, Francis prayed at … Read more

Russia’s Odesa attack shows its true colors after Ukraine grain export deal

Immediately following the signatures by Russia, Ukraineand intermediary Turkey, the UN secretary general said the deal offered a “beacon of hope,” heralding food relief for the developing world. Sadly for Guterres and all those counting on the much-needed food, his months of diplomatic slog — including visits to Moscow and Kyiv to nail the deal … Read more

Russia says strike on Ukrainian port hit military targets

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian defense officials insisted Sunday that an airstrike on the Ukrainian port of Odesa hit only military targets, but the attack tested an agreement on resuming grain shipments that the two countries signed less than a day before the assault. Long-range missiles destroyed a docked Ukrainian warship and a warehouse holding … Read more

Pope lands in Canada, set for apologies to Indigenous groups

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis began a fraught visit to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for abuses by missionaries at residential schools, a key step in the Catholic Church’s efforts to reconcile with Native communities and help them heal from generations of trauma. Francis flew from Rome to Edmonton, Alberta, where … Read more

The WHO declares the highest level of alert

For the seventh year after they were established in 2007, the WHO declared the status of urgency of santé publique à portée internationale (USPPI). The institution onusienne l’a fait in 2009 against influenza A (H1N1), in 2014 against Ebola, in 2020 against Covid-19… et vient donc de le faire ce samedi 23 juillet pour enrayer … Read more

Belgorod submarine: Russian Navy’s massive sub could set the stage for ‘a new Cold War’ in the oceans

The Belgorod was turned over to the Russian Navy earlier this month in the port of Severodvinsk, according to the country’s largest shipbuilder, Sevmash Shipyard. Experts say its design is a modified version of Russia’s Oscar II class guided-missile submarines, made longer with the aim to eventually accommodate the world’s first nuclear-armed stealth torpedoes and … Read more