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China appears to wind down threatening wargames near Taiwan

China has repeated military threats against Taiwan while appearing to wind down wargames near the self-governing island it claims as its own territory Learn More

 

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Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts

Ukraine says that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly string of explosions at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack More »

 

EXPLAINER: Fighting in Ukraine endangers big nuclear plant

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, stoking international fears of a catastrophe More »

 

Anxiety rises over claims in Kenya's close presidential vote

Human rights groups are warning anxious Kenyans over “rising levels of false or misleading information being shared on social media” as the country awaits the results of a close presidential election More »

 

Rhine River could fall below critical mark, risking industry

German officials say water levels on the Rhine River could reach a critically low point in the coming days, making the transport of goods along the river increasingly difficult More »

 

Japan PM purges Cabinet after support falls over church ties

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has reshuffled his Cabinet in a bid to distance his administration from the conservative Unification Church over its ties to the assassinated leader Shinzo Abe and senior ruling party members More »

 

At 75, India’s Kashmir challenge shifts foreign policy focus

High in the Himalayas, the achingly beautiful territory of Kashmir has played a pivotal role in shaping the foreign policy of India, which has fought two wars with Pakistan over the region's sovereignty since the two countries gained independence from British colonial rule More »

 

China's youth face bleak job market as COVID slows economy

China’s 11 million university graduates are struggling in a bleak job market as repeated shutdowns under China’s “zero-COVID policy” force companies to retrench and drive many restaurants and other small employers out of business More »

 

Blinken concerned over detention of Congo opposition figure

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he was “concerned” about reports of the detention of an opposition political leader in Congo More »

 

Firefighters subdue deadly blaze at key oil facility in Cuba

Cuba authorities say a deadly fire that has consumed at least half of a large oil storage facility in western Cuba and threatens to bring more power failures to the island's already fragile electric system has been largely controlled after nearly five days More »

 

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