Russia has declared victory in its months-long operation to capture the strategic port of Mariupol after Ukraine ordered the last of its troops holed up in the city's Azovstal steelworks to lay down their arms ... The verdict is due Monday ... Smoke rises at a warehouse after shelling in Severodonetsk ... "Attempts to attack Donbas continue ... 'End of operation'.
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Turkey claims Greece violated its airspace twice this week, and that it had replied to those violations Friday “based on reciprocity and in accordance with” the Turkish Air Force’s rules of engagement ... Bilgic accused Greece of trying to mislead international public opinion ... .
The AustralianLabor party will topple the ruling conservatives at a national election, although it may have to form a minority government, the Australian Broadcasting Corp said on Saturday ... "Labor is 72 and needs 76 seats to govern ... "If Labor falls short and it wants to form a government, it can talk to the Greens or it can talk to the crossbench.".
Photo. AFP/file. BEIJING. Thousands of COVID-negative Beijing residents were forcibly relocated to quarantine hotels overnight due to a handful of infections, as the capital begins to take more extreme control measures resembling virus-hit Shanghai. Beijing has been battling its worst outbreak since the pandemic started ... then disinfect homes ... .
SAN FRANCISCO — Luka Doncic had been dominating for most of the night, yelling in celebration and flexing his arms in Stephen Curry’s house. Then Curry and the Golden State Warriors delivered one of those signature third-quarter flurries that have defined so many of their postseason runs — with this one sparked by Kevon Looney ... .
RIYADH. An unlikely royal joined a Saudi delegation to the UAE this week, and readers of the kingdom’s political landscape are viewing the move as a message of family unity from its de facto ruler after fractious years spent building his power base ... Published in Dawn, May 21st, 2022. .
Is Vladimir Putin losing the information war with Ukraine?. Well, it depends on who you ask. It’s never easy to measure such things, but here are a few numbers. While 141 countries in the UN voted to condemn Russia’s aggression, the number of African, Middle Eastern and South American countries who have imposed sanctions on Russia is 0 ... ... .