Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday that Africa was “a hostage” of Russia’s war on Ukraine which has spurred global food shortages and famine fears across the African continent. But he said Kyiv was engaged in “complex negotiations” to unblock the grain trapped at its Black Sea ports by Russia’s...
Huge crowds on Thursday cheered Queen Elizabeth II for the first of four days of celebrations to mark her historic Platinum Jubilee, in what could be the last major public event of her long reign. Tens of thousands of people converged on central London in bright sunshine to witness the...
Emmanuel Macron has won five more years as France's president after a convincing victory over rival Marine Le Pen, who nevertheless secured the far right's highest share of the vote yet. He won by 58.55% to 41.45%, a greater margin than expected. The centrist leader told jubilant supporters at the foot...
Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky has warned that it is only a matter of time before Russia attacks NATO nations. He said this while reiterating his call on the NATO alliance to install a no-fly zone over Ukraine. “Last year, I made a clear warning to NATO leaders that if there were...
The UN human rights chief said Monday at least 102 civilians, including seven children, had been killed in Ukraine since Russia invaded five days ago, warning true numbers could be far higher. Speaking before the UN Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet said her office had recorded 406 civilian casualties in...
U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday announced new sanctions on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, saying that Russian leader Vladimir Putin “chose this war” and his country would bear the consequences. The sanctions target Russian banks, oligarchs and high-tech sectors, Biden said. The United States and its allies will block...
Russia on Friday said French President Emmanuel Macron was made to sit at an enormously long table for his talks with Vladimir Putin because he refused to take a Kremlin-performed Covid test. The leaders sat at opposite ends of an unusually long table in the Kremlin on Monday, when Macron...
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed legislation that will grant former presidents lifetime immunity once they leave office. The bill, which was published online Tuesday, gives former presidents and their families immunity from prosecution for crimes committed during their lifetime. They will also be exempt from questioning by police or...
French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating. The 42-year-old took a test ‘as soon as the first symptoms appeared,’ the Elysee Palace said in a brief statement. Mr Macron will isolate for seven days but plans to continue running the country via video conference. Frantic contact tracing...
United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that bars, restaurants, hotels and salons can open in England from July 4, when social distancing rules will be eased. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, Johnson says people shall remain two metres apart where possible but a one metre plus rule...