Taiwan says multiple Chinese aircraft and vessels spotted in possible simulated attack

Hong Kong CNN — Taiwan says it detected “multiple” Chinese aircraft and naval vessels taking part in military drills around the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, in what could be a possible simulated attack against the island. The ministry said some of the aircraft and vessels had crossed the sensitive median line in the Taiwan Strait … Read more

US kills al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in drone strike in Afghanistan

CNN — The United States killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike, President Joe Biden said Monday in a speech from the White House. “I authorized a precision strike that would remove him from the battlefield, once and for all,” Biden said. Zawahiri, who just turned 71 years old, remained a visible … Read more

Ukraine’s new US rockets are causing fresh problems for Russia

CNN — There’s a new and potentially very significant factor in the Ukrainian conflict: the Ukrainians’ ability to use recently supplied Western systems to hit Russian command posts, logistical hubs and ammunition dumps a long way beyond the front lines. In the past week, there have been enormous explosions in several occupied areas in the … Read more

Former Japanese PM Abe: Officials to discuss funeral arrangements for assassinated former leader

Tokyo CNN — The body of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived back at his home in Tokyo on Saturday, a day after he was assassinated in a daylight shooting, sending a nation unaccustomed to gun violence into a state of shock and anger. His widow, Akie Abe, traveled with her husband’s body from … Read more

‘How can you trust Russia?’ Nervous Lithuanians sign up for border militia

Kybartai, Lithuania CNN – Having a neighbor like Russia at the end of the street means 59-year-old Vytas Grudzinskas doesn’t get much rest. “I can see the soldiers best at night,” he says, pointing to a patch of green behind his neighbor’s garden. “They have a shooting range they use over there behind that field. … Read more

‘How can you trust Russia?’ Nervous Lithuanians sign up for border militia

Kybartai, Lithuania CNN – Having a neighbor like Russia at the end of the street means 59-year-old Vytas Grudzinskas doesn’t get much rest. “I can see the soldiers best at night,” he says, pointing to a patch of green behind his neighbor’s garden. “They have a shooting range they use over there behind that field. … Read more

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting the UK economy

London CNN Business – The United Kingdom has a jobs problem. There just aren’t enough workers to keep its economy moving forward, and many employees are growing angry about inflation taking a large bite out of their paychecks. The problem escalated Tuesday as thousands of rail workers went on strike over demands for better pay … Read more

Rwanda deportation: European Court of Human Rights stops first flight

London CNN – The inaugural flight of a controversial UK government scheme to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda was stopped on Tuesday at the eleventh hour, after an intervention by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). According to the UK’s PA Media news agency, “all migrants have been removed from the plane and the flight … Read more