Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as Russia war rages

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as Russia war rages

KYIV, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused the Kremlin on Saturday of reviving the “genocidal” tactics of Josef Stalin as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33. The remembrance day for the “Holodomor” comes as Ukraine is battling to repel invading Russian forces and deal with sweeping … Read more

Ukrainians suffer in cold, darkness as president implores U.N. to punish Russia

Ukrainians suffer in cold, darkness as president implores U.N. to punish Russia

Power outages widespread as Russia targets electricity grid U.S.: Russia is trying to freeze Ukraine into submission Crews work to restore power, water ‘We are an unbreakable people’ says President Zelenskiy WASHINGTON/KYIV, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over air strikes on civilian … Read more

Walmart manager opens fire on Virginia co-workers, killing 6 and himself

Walmart manager opens fire on Virginia co-workers, killing 6 and himself

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Nov 23 (Reuters) – A manager at a Walmart Inc (WMT.N) store in Virginia opened fire on fellow employees in a break room, killing six before turning the gun on himself, eyewitnesses said on Wednesday after the country’s latest mass shooting. The gunman, identified as Andre Bing, 31, of Chesapeake, Virginia, said nothing … Read more

Decorated U.S. Army veteran one of two men who took down Colorado shooter

Decorated U.S. Army veteran one of two men who took down Colorado shooter

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov 21 (Reuters) – A decorated Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who had taken his family to support a drag show performer who was one of his daughter’s friends said his U.S. Army training took over when gunfire broke out at a Colorado LGBTQ club. “It’s the reflex,” Rich Fierro told reporters gathered … Read more

Dutch court sentences three to life in prison for 2014 downing of MH17 over Ukraine

Dutch court sentences three to life in prison for 2014 downing of MH17 over Ukraine

Crash killed 298 passengers and crew Court finds Russian missile downed the plane Convicted men are fugitives, believed in Russia AMSTERDAM, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Dutch judges convicted two Russian men and a Ukrainian man in absentia of murder for their role in the shooting down of Flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 with the … Read more

Ousted Pakistan PM Imran Khan shot in shin in ‘clear assassination’ attempt

Ousted Pakistan PM Imran Khan shot in shin in ‘clear assassination’ attempt

Former cricketer Imran Khan shot in the shin ‘It was a clear assassination attempt,’ says aide Khan was leading march on Islamabad to demand snap elections Pakistan has long history of political violence LAHORE, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the shin on Thursday when his anti-government protest … Read more

Nikolas Cruz: Parkland school shooter sentenced to life in prison

Nikolas Cruz: Parkland school shooter sentenced to life in prison

Nov 2 (Reuters) – Nikolas Cruz, who murdered 17 students and staff with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school, was formally sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after listening to hours of anguished testimony from survivors and victims’ relatives. A jury voted last month to spare Cruz, 24, the death penalty, instead … Read more

At least 15 killed in attack on Shi’ite shrine in Iran – state news agency

At least 15 killed in attack on Shi’ite shrine in Iran – state news agency

Women and children among casualties – Tasnim news agency Agency close to top security body says attackers not Iranian Protesters mark 40 days since Mahsa Amini’s death in custody DUBAI, Oct 26 (Reuters) – At least 15 people were killed in an attack on a Shi’ite Muslim shrine in the Iranian city of Shiraz on … Read more

Macron urges France to unite against ‘extreme evil’ of 12-year-old’s murder

Macron urges France to unite against ‘extreme evil’ of 12-year-old’s murder

PARIS, Oct 21 (Reuters) – France should unite in solidarity with the parents of a 12-year-old girl whose battered body was found last week in a suitcase outside her Paris home, President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday, calling her murder an act of “extreme evil”. In his first public comments on the death of the … Read more

London police needs ‘radical’ reform on handling of misconduct -review

London police needs ‘radical’ reform on handling of misconduct -review

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – An independent adviser leading a review into London’s Metropolitan Police said “radical and wholesale” reform was needed of the way the force deals with misconduct allegations faced by hundreds of its staff and officers. In her interim report published on Monday, Louise Casey, who sits in Britain’s upper house of … Read more