Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

MADRID (AP) — Turkey agreed Tuesday to lift its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, ending an impasse that had clouded a leaders’ summit opening in Madrid amid Europe’s worst security crisis in decades, triggered by the war in Ukraine. After urgent top-level talks with leaders of the three countries, alliance Secretary General Jens … Read more

At least 50 people dead after 18-wheeler found abandoned in San Antonio

At least 50 people dead after 18-wheeler found abandoned in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Fifty people have died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer in the sweltering Texas heat, one of the worst tragedies to claim the lives of smugglers across the border from Mexico to the US More than a dozen people had been taken to hospitals, including four children. A city worker heard … Read more

50 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat

50 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Fifty people died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without air conditioning in the sweltering Texas heat, one of the worst tragedies to claim the lives of smugglers across the border from Mexico. More than a dozen people — their bodies hot to the touch — were taken to hospitals, including … Read more

Hong Kong burnishes China ties as luster as global hub fades

Hong Kong burnishes China ties as luster as global hub fades

HONG KONG (AP) — Every few generations, Hong Kong transforms itself, evolving from a swampy fishing village to 19th century colonial port, to capitalist outpost and factory after China’s 1949 revolution, to 21st century financial center. As the former British colony marks the 25th anniversary of its return to China, reeling from pandemic curbs that … Read more

NATO outlines climate strategy amid Russia’s war in Ukraine

NATO outlines climate strategy amid Russia’s war in Ukraine

A naval exercise led by US Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and executed by the NATO Naval Striking and Support Forces, in the Baltic Sea on June 6, 2022. Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine is almost certain to eclipse other security concerns at NATO’s Madrid summit this week. Jonathan Nackstrand | Afp | Getty Images The super-polluting military … Read more

Who is Mohammed Zubair, Indian journalist arrested by Modi gov’t? | Freedom of the Press News

Who is Mohammed Zubair, Indian journalist arrested by Modi gov’t?  |  Freedom of the Press News

New Delhi, India – Police in India’s capital New Delhi have arrested a Muslim journalist for allegedly hurting religious sentiment in what critics say is the latest example of declining press freedom in the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of India’s leading fact-checking website Alt News, has long been in … Read more