World
May 14

Emmanuel who? Far-right fighting hard-left for French vote

The stakes are high, the fight nasty and the party of centrist President Emmanuel Macron is the one to beat. But to a visitor from outer space, June's parliamentary election in France could look like a contest between the far right and the hard-left.
World
May 13
Mourners carry the Palestinian flag-draped coffin of slain Al Jazeera veteran journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on the way to her final resting place, in e

Israeli police beat pallbearers at journalist's funeral

Israeli riot police on Friday pushed and beat pallbearers at the funeral for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, causing them to briefly drop the casket in a shocking start to a procession that turned into perhaps the largest display of Palestinian nationalism in Jerusalem in a generation.
World
May 13

Hired 'hackers' try, and fail, to invade Brazil vote system

More than 20 would-be hackers gathered in the Brazilian electoral authority's headquarters in the capital this week. Their mission: infiltrate the nation's voting system ahead of a hotly anticipated race in October.
World
May 13

Fire in commercial building in India kills at least 27

A massive fire erupted Friday evening in a four-story commercial building in the Indian capital, killing at least 27 people and leaving several others injured, the fire control room said.
World
May 13
In this handout photo provided by the Ukraine Armed Forces on Thursday May 12, 2022, a ruined pontoon crossing with dozens of destroyed or damaged Rus

Russia takes losses in failed river crossing, officials say

Ukrainian and British officials say Russia suffered heavy losses when Ukrainian forces destroyed the pontoon bridge enemy troops were using to try to cross a river
World
May 13
Russian army Sergeant Vadim Shishimarin, 21, is seen behind a glass during a court hearing in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, May 13, 2022. The trial of a Russ

Russian soldier on trial in first Ukraine war-crimes case

A 21-year-old Russian soldier went on trial Friday in Kyiv for the killing of an unarmed Ukrainian civilian, marking the first war crime prosecution of a member of the Russian military from 11 weeks of bloodshed in Ukraine.
World
May 13

UN condemns killing of Palestinian-American journalist

The U.N. Security Council on Friday night strongly condemned the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and called for "an immediate, thorough, transparent, and fair and impartial investigation."
World
May 13

EXPLAINER: Why frustration lingers in Okinawa 50 years later

Okinawa on Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan on May 15, 1972, which ended 27 years of U.S. rule after one of the bloodiest battles of World War II was fought on the southern Japanese island.
Sports
May 13
WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner leaves a courtroom after a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 13

Lawyer: Griner's pre-trial detention extended by one month

WNBA star Brittney Griner had her pre-trial detention in Russia extended by one month Friday, her lawyer said.
World
May 13

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for COVID-19 but said she still plans to travel to the U.S. later this month for a trade trip and to give the commencement speech at Harvard University.
World
May 13
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II attends the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Windsor, England, on Friday.

Queen attends horse show in first public appearance in weeks

Queen Elizabeth II attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Friday, watching her beloved equines from the comfort of a Range Rover before walking to her box in her first public appearance in person in weeks.
World
May 13

Fatal boat trip highlights Haitians fleeing violence

Haitians are fleeing in greater numbers to the neighboring Dominican Republic, where they board rickety wooden boats painted sky blue to blend with the ocean to try to reach Puerto Rico — a trip in which 11 Haitian women drowned this week, with dozens of other migrants believed missing.
World
May 13

Syria: Israel fires missiles on central town, killing 5

Israeli missiles targeted central Syria on Friday, killing five people, including a civilian, and ignited fires in farmlands in the area, Syrian state media reported.
Business
May 13

Pricey tortillas: LatAm's poor struggle to afford staples

No item is more essential to Mexican dinner tables than the corn tortilla. But the burst of inflation that is engulfing Latin America and the rest of the world means that people like Alicia García, a cleaner at a restaurant in Mexico City, have had to cut back.
World
May 13

Passengers on German train overpower knife attacker

An off-duty police officer and two other passengers on a regional train in Germany overpowered a Iraq-born man who wounded five people including the officer with a knife on Friday, authorities said.
World
May 13

Turkey's leader opposes letting Finland, Sweden join NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is "not favorable" toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating Turkey could use its membership in the Western military alliance to veto moves to admit the two countries.
Business
May 13

Ukraine asks G7 to step up arms supply, pressure on Russia

Ukraine's foreign minister said Friday that his country is willing to engage in diplomatic talks with Russia to unblock grain supplies and to achieve a political solution to the war in Ukraine but won't accept ultimatums from Moscow.
World
May 13

UAE's long-ailing leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies at 73

The United Arab Emirates' long-ailing ruler and president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, died Friday, the government announced in a brief statement. He was 73.
World
May 13

Hope, horror, as Ukrainian war refugees exceed 6 million

Expectant mother Galina Kubiak says she misses her home in Ukraine but has fallen in love with Romania, the neighboring country where she fled with her two small children to escape the war.
World
May 13

Protesters demand arrest of former Sri Lankan PM over attack

Protesters attacked earlier this week by supporters of Sri Lanka's government demanded Friday that the newly appointed prime minister arrest his predecessor for allegedly instigating the attack against them as they were calling for his resignation.