Japanese PM purges cabinet after support falls over church ties

Japanese PM purges cabinet after support falls over church ties

TOKYO (AP) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet in an apparent effort to distance his government from the conservative Unification Church about his ties to assassinated leader Shinzo Abe and senior members of the ruling party. The reshuffle, the second in just 10 months since Kishida took office, followed his … Read more

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine said on Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly series of explosions at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack, signifying a significant escalation in the war. Russia denies planes were damaged in Tuesday’s blast – whether an attack … Read more

Rhine could fall below critical limit, endangering industry

Rhine could fall below critical limit, endangering industry

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) – Water levels on the Rhine could reach critically low levels in the coming days, German officials said on Wednesday, making it increasingly difficult to transport goods – including coal and petrol – as drought and an energy crisis grab Europe. Weeks of dry weather have turned several of Europe’s major waterways … Read more

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine’s Air Force said on Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly series of explosions at an air base in Crimea, amid speculation that the blast was the result of a Ukrainian attack that would significantly escalate. mean in war. Russia denies planes were damaged in Tuesday’s blast … Read more

‘We’re back, honey’: New law boosts credibility of US climate

‘We’re back, honey’: New law boosts credibility of US climate

WASHINGTON (AP) – After a moment when hopes faded that the United States could become an international leader on climate change, legislation that Congress is about to pass could rejuvenate the country’s reputation and boost its efforts. to encourage other countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions more quickly. The mind-boggling turn of events that led … Read more

Huge explosions destroy Russian military air base in Crimea

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Powerful explosions shook a Russian air base in Crimea, sending towering clouds of smoke across the landscape on Tuesday in what could spell an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others injured, authorities said. The Russian Defense Ministry denied that the Saki base … Read more

Ukrainian Resistance Grows in Russia-Occupied Territories

Ukrainian Resistance Grows in Russia-Occupied Territories

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – In a growing challenge to Russia’s hold on occupied territories in southeastern Ukraine, guerrilla forces loyal to Kiev kill pro-Moscow officials, blow up bridges and trains and aid the Ukrainian military by identifying important goals. The expanding resistance has eroded the Kremlin’s control over those areas and threatened its plans to … Read more

Oil factory fire threatens Cuba’s weak electrical system

Oil factory fire threatens Cuba’s weak electrical system

HAVANA (AP) – A deadly fire that started Monday at a large oil storage facility in western Cuba threatened to plunge the island into a deeper energy crisis as it forced officials to shut down a major thermoelectric power plant. Around dawn, flames enveloped a third tank that firefighters had tried to cool as they … Read more

As Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire holds, Gaza power plant restarts

As Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire holds, Gaza power plant restarts

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants After holding out for nearly three days of violence, Gaza’s sole power plant resumed operations on Monday and Israel began reopening border crossings into the area. Israel also lifted security restrictions on southern Israeli communities after the Egypt-brokered ceasefire came into … Read more

China Expands Threatening Military Exercises Around Taiwan

China Expands Threatening Military Exercises Around Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it was expanding looming military exercises around Taiwan that have disrupted shipping and air traffic and raised significant concerns about the potential for conflict in a region critical to global trade. The announcement further increases uncertainty in the crisis that unfolded last week with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit … Read more