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Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO
Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

After urgent talks, alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said 'we now have an agreement that paves the way for Finland and Sweden to join NATO.'

Mexican networks ramp up help for U.S. women seeking abortions

Mexican networks ramp up help for U.S. women seeking abortions

Networks of Mexican feminist collectives working with counterparts in the United States are ramping up their efforts to help women in the U.S. who have lost access to abortion services.

Germany: Former Nazi guard, 101, jailed for aiding murder

Germany: Former Nazi guard, 101, jailed for aiding murder

A 101-year-old man has been convicted in Germany of more than 3,500 counts of accessory to murder for serving at the Nazis' Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.

Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall in Ukraine

Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall in Ukraine

Ukrainian officials say scores of civilians are feared killed or injured after a Russian missile strike hit a crowded shopping mall in the central city of Kremenchuk.

Aftershock in Afghanistan as quake toll rises to 1,150 dead

Aftershock in Afghanistan as quake toll rises to 1,150 dead

An aftershock has taken more lives and threatened to pile even more misery on an area of eastern Afghanistan reeling from a powerful earthquake that state media said killed 1,150 people this week.

Woman who had miscarriage in Malta taken to Spain to abort

Woman who had miscarriage in Malta taken to Spain to abort

A pregnant American woman who suffered an incomplete miscarriage while vacationing in Malta is receiving treatment in a hospital on the Spanish island of Mallorca because Maltese law prohibits abortion.

U.N. chief warns of 'catastrophe' from global food shortage

U.N. chief warns of 'catastrophe' from global food shortage

The head of the United Nations has warned the world faces 'catastrophe' because of the growing shortage of food around the globe.

Ukrainians cheer nation's EU candidacy amid wartime woes

Ukrainians cheer nation's EU candidacy amid wartime woes

The European Union's decision to make Ukraine a candidate for EU membership has offered war-weary Ukrainians a morale boost.

Monkeypox outbreak growing across Britain

Monkeypox outbreak growing across Britain

British officials said the monkeypox outbreak in the U.K. is growing across the country mainly among men who are gay or bisexual or other men who have sex with men.

Climate, malaria highlighted as Commonwealth leaders meet

Climate, malaria highlighted as Commonwealth leaders meet

Leaders of Commonwealth nations are meeting in Rwanda's capital to tackle climate change, tropical diseases and other challenges deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for EU membership

European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for EU membership

This sets in motion a potentially years-long process that could draw the embattled country further away from Russia's influence and bind it more closely to the West.

Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

A Ukrainian deputy prime minister overseeing the country's push to join the European Union says she's "100%" certain all 27 EU nations will approve making Ukraine a candidate for membership.

Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

Afghanistan's state-run news agency reported a powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of the country's east, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more.

'The impossible': Ukraine's secret, deadly rescue missions

'The impossible': Ukraine's secret, deadly rescue missions

A series of clandestine, against-the-odds helicopter missions to reach besieged soldiers are being celebrated in Ukraine as one of the riskiest, most heroic feats of military derring-do in the four-month war against Russia.

Moscow legislator jailed after opposing action in Ukraine

Moscow legislator jailed after opposing action in Ukraine

A court in the Russian capital has extended the arrest of a municipal legislator charged with discrediting the country's military after his criticism of Russia's military action in Ukraine.

Despite Western arms, Ukraine is outgunned in the east

Despite Western arms, Ukraine is outgunned in the east

Despite the heavy influx of weapons from the West, Ukrainian forces are outgunned by the Russians in the battle for the eastern Donbas region.

Israel to dissolve parliament, call 5th election in 3 years

Israel to dissolve parliament, call 5th election in 3 years

Israel's weakened coalition government has announced that it will dissolve parliament and call new elections.

Japan court says ban on same-sex marriage constitutional

Japan court says ban on same-sex marriage constitutional

A Japanese court has ruled that the country's ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution.

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

Around the world, drivers are looking at the numbers on the gas pump and rethinking their habits and finances.

World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday.

Russian TV shows videos of 2 U.S. vets captured in Ukraine

Russian TV shows videos of 2 U.S. vets captured in Ukraine

Russian state television has shown video of two U.S. military veterans who went missing last week while fighting in Ukraine.

Ukraine gets possible path to EU, aid pledges from Britain

Ukraine gets possible path to EU, aid pledges from Britain

The European Union's executive arm recommended putting Ukraine on a path to membership.

As Po dries up, Italy's food and energy supplies are at risk

As Po dries up, Italy's food and energy supplies are at risk

Water is so low in large stretches of Italy's largest river that local residents are walking through the middle of the expanse of sand and shipwrecks are resurfacing.

Leaders pledge arms and EU path for Ukraine in Kyiv visit

Leaders pledge arms and EU path for Ukraine in Kyiv visit

Four European leaders expressed support for Ukraine while meeting in Kyiv with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, vowing to back the country's candidacy to eventually join the European Union.

Rich nations hit brakes on climate aid to poor at U.N. talks

Rich nations hit brakes on climate aid to poor at U.N. talks

Rich countries have pushed back against efforts to put financial help for poor nations suffering the devastating effects of global warming firmly on the agenda for this year's U.N. climate summit.

Australia commits to reducing greenhouse emissions by 43%

Australia commits to reducing greenhouse emissions by 43%

Australia's new government has formally committed to a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target of 43% by the end of the decade in fulfillment of a key election pledge.