WATCH | Biden visits site of racist mass shooting

President Joe Biden and his wife Jill visited the site where a white gunman allegedly murdered 10 African Americans on Saturday. During his visit, Biden warned that the white supremacist ideology motivating the alleged gunman is tearing the country’s soul apart. The shooting happened in Buffalo, New York. President Joe Biden laid flowers and prayed … Read more

ICC sends ‘largest-ever’ investigative team to Ukraine

Soldiers are seen around piles of sand used for blocking a road in Ukrainian capital, Kyiv amid Russian attacks. Aytac Unal, Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The 42-member team from the ICC comprises investigators, forensic experts and support staff. The team will work with Ukrainian authorities and French experts who are already in Ukraine. … Read more

Musk fights Twitter CEO over spam accounts

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Picture Alliance/Getty Images Billionaire Elon Musk said Tuesday that his purchase of Twitter would not go ahead unless he was given assurances on the bots that he says plague the platform, further complicating his acrimonious bid for the social media giant. The chief of SpaceX as well as Tesla, Musk … Read more

El Salvador gang arrests top 30 000 in 50 days

(Photo: Michele D’ottavio, EyeEm, Getty Images) Photo: Michele D’ottavio, EyeEm, Getty Images President Nayib Bukele launched war on criminal groups terrorising the country in March. A state of emergency was also announced following the death of 87 people in gang-related violence. El Salvador has also increased sentences for gang membership up to 45 years. … Read more

France’s Macron picks Elisabeth Borne as new prime minister

Elisabeth Borne becomes the second woman prime minister of France in 30 years. Edith Cresson briefly occupied the office in the early 1990s. Borne had a brief stint as environment minister in 2019 when she pushed through bicycle-friendly policies. French President Emmanuel Macron picked Labour Minister Elisabeth Borne as his new prime minister on Monday … Read more

Renault hands Russian assets to Moscow in first nationalisation since war started

French automaker Renault has handed over its Russian assets to the Russian government, both parties announced Monday, marking the first major nationalisation since the onset of sanctions over Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine. Renault controlled 68 percent of AvtoVAZ, the largest carmaker in Russia with the country’s top brand Lada, but was under pressure to … Read more

Palestinian militant dies of wounds, days after clashes with Israeli troops

A Palestinian gunmen, brother of a prominent militant in the occupied West Bank, died in an Israeli hospital on Sunday, two days after being wounded in clashes with Israeli forces. The Palestinian Health Ministry announced Daoud Zubeidi’s death, citing information from Israeli authorities, and armed groups vowed revenge. He was the brother of Zakaria Zubeidi, … Read more

Act of ‘racially motivated violent extremism’: US gunman kills 10 in live-streamed supermarket attack

A gunman in the US was arraigned hours after shooting and killing 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. The 18-year-old suspect drove from several hours away to a predominantly black neighbourhood and live-streamed the attack. Authorities said the attack would be investigated as both a hate crime and as an act … Read more

All the Russian oligarchs who have died suddenly, some in suspicious circumstances, in recent months

A silhouetted man (L), The grounds of Sergey Protosenya’s rented Catalonian villa (R). Getty Images, Google Streetview At least seven Russian oligarchs have been found dead in recent months. Some have died in suspected murder-suicides along with their wives and children. Several of the dead oligarchs had links to major Russian gas companies Gazprom and … Read more