As Ukraine worries UN, some leaders rue what’s pushed aside

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In speech after speech, world leaders dwelled on the topic consuming this year’s UN General Assembly meeting: Russia’s war in Ukraine. A few, like Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, prodded the world not to forget everything else. He, too, was quick to bring up the biggest military confrontation in Europe since World … Read more

‘Crucial’ vote could move Italy to the right; many might boycott

ROME (AP) — Italians will vote on Sunday in what is being billed as a crucial election as Europe reels from repercussions of Russia’s war in Ukraine. For the first time in Italy since the end of World War II, the election could propel a far-right leader into the premiership. Soaring energy costs and quickly … Read more

A London diaspora district remembers a queen — ambivalently

LONDON (AP) — In a church in a West London district known locally as Little India, a book of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II lies open. Five days after the monarch’s passing, few have signed their names. The congregation of 300 is made up largely of the South Asian diaspora, like the majority of the … Read more

Over 6.8 million have left Venezuela since 2014 and the exodus grows Migration News

About 6.8 million Venezuelans have left their homeland since an economic crisis took hold in earnest in 2014 for the country of some 28 million people. Most have gone to nearby nations in Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 2.4 million are in Colombia. That huge migration slowed as the pandemic cut economic opportunities … Read more

‘Pre-bunking’ shows promise in the fight against misinformation

Soon after the Russian invasion, the hoaxes began. Ukrainian refugees were taking jobs, committing crimes and abusing handouts. The misinformation spread rapidly online throughout Eastern Europe, sometimes pushed by Moscow in an effort to destabilize its neighbors. It’s the kind of swift spread of falsehoods that has been blamed in many countries for increased polarization … Read more

‘Time stopped’: Ukrainians long to go home as war drags on

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — On March 8, nearly two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine, Taisiia Mokrozub took her infant son, left her husband and joined an exodus to safety in Poland. She believed the war would end quickly and she would be home by May. But a half-year later, with shelling near a nuclear power … Read more

US conservatives embracing controversial Hungarian leader

When heads of state visit the US, the top item on their itinerary is usually a visit to the White House. For Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán next month, he will be addressing a conference of conservative activists in Dallas. Orban’s appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he’ll be joined by former President … Read more

Russia’s information war expands through Eastern Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — As bullets and bombs fall in UkraineRussia is waging an expanding information war throughout Eastern Europe, using fake accounts and propaganda to spread fears about refugees and rising fuel prices while calling the West an untrustworthy ally. In Bulgaria, the Kremlin paid journalists, political analysts and other influential citizens 2,000 euros a … Read more

Mexican president to meet with Biden following recent tensions | US-Mexico Border News

The US-Mexico relationship — a straightforward tradeoff during the Trump administration, with Mexico tamping down on migration and the United States not pressing on other issues — has become a wide range of disagreements over trade, foreign policy, energy and climate change. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is to visit Washington on Tuesday to … Read more

Poland completes Belarus border wall to keep migrants out

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A year after migrants started crossing into the European Union from Belarus to Poland, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and top security officials visited the border area on Thursday to mark the completion of a new steel wall. On Friday, Polish authorities will also lift a state of emergency along the … Read more