A defiant Ukrainian town took to streets in protest, forced Russian troops to release abducted mayor

Demonstrators protest amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Slavutych, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine. Reuters Mayor Yuri Fomichov was abducted by Russian forces in the Ukrainian town of Slavutych. The mayor was released hours later after residents came out to protest. Fomichev said that Russians had agreed to withdraw if there was no Ukrainian military in the … Read more

Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemen despite rebel truce

Saudi Arabia carried out air strikes on Houthi-held areas in Yemen. The strikes came after the Houthis offered a truce and peace talks. The UN has declared Yemen a country with the worst humanitarian crisis. The Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes in Yemen early on Sunday after the country’s Houthi rebels called a three-day … Read more

Biden says ‘butcher’ Putin ‘cannot remain in power’

Joe Biden slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin. The US president referred to Putin as a “butcher” over civilian attacks in Ukraine. Biden assured Ukrainians that the US stood with them. US President Joe Biden on Saturday castigated Vladimir Putin over the month-old war in Ukraine, bluntly calling the Russian leader “a butcher” who “cannot remain … Read more

All 132 on crashed China Eastern plane confirmed dead

All 132 people aboard the plane that crashed into a mountainside in southern China this week have been confirmed dead, the country’s civil aviation authority said Saturday. Dozens of victims’ relatives have been waiting for days as rescue teams combed heavily forested slopes for plane debris and signs of survivors from Monday’s crash near the … Read more

Russian forces take Chernobyl workers’ town as fighting takes place in centre of Mariupol

Russian forces have taken control of a town where workers at the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant live Intense fighting was reported in a number of places in Ukraine. Footage from Mariupol showed destroyed buildings, burnt out vehicles and shell-shocked survivors venturing out for water and provisions.  Russian forces have taken control of a town where … Read more

Scammers are taking advantage of the Ukraine crisis to trick people into donating to fake causes

According to one expert, the amount of money obtained through Ukraine-linked scams could run into “millions of dollars” worldwide. Scammers are using The Ukraine crisis to trick people into giving money to fake causes, said security experts. Some common scam methods include phishing emails and typosquatting, they said. These are only the latest examples of … Read more

Sanctions, oligarchs, terrified refugees – Ukraine invasion one month on, here’s what has happened so far

Vladimir Putin (left) and Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Emin Sansar/Getty Images, Getty Images Russian troops invaded Ukraine in the early hours of February 24.  A series of sweeping global sanctions targeted Russian billionaires, known as oligarchs.  Business owners, families, and students fled to neighboring countries to find refuge.  For more stories visit Business Insider. Russia invaded Ukraine … Read more

UK’s Prince William hints at backing for Caribbean nations to become republics

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks on stage during a dinner hosted by the Governor-General of Jamaica in Kingston, Jamaica. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images Prince William said he “supports” Belize, the Bahamas and Jamaica decision to become republics. “Next year, I know you are all looking forward to celebrating 50 years of independence – your … Read more