Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

KYIV, Ukraine – A Ukrainian official overseeing the country’s push to join the European Union said Wednesday that she’s “100%” certain all 27 EU nations will approve Ukraine’s EU candidacy during a summit this week. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed similar optimism, calling it a “crucial moment” for Ukraine. Ukraine’s membership bid is the top … Read more

WH denies ‘blacklisting’ media but can’t explain lack of access to Biden events

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Thursday denied that President Biden’s press office is “blacklisting” reporters and news outlets when pressed by The Post on a mysterious pre-screening process in place for presidential events. Jean-Pierre said she didn’t know how the press office is picking reporters for indoor events where Biden often takes questions. … Read more

‘Human’ remains found in search for British journalist Dom Phillips, Brazilian expert Bruno Pereira

Brazil search teams found possible human remains in their hunt for a British journalist and indigenous expert as the suspect’s family professed his innocence in the case. Dom Phillips, who was a regular contributor to the Guardian and Washington Post, and Bruno Pereira were last seen Sunday in the Sao Rafael region of the Amazon … Read more

Search for missing British journalist Dom Phillips, Bruno Pereira intensifies

Brazil officials are investigating traces of blood found in the ongoing search for British journalist and an indigenous expert as Hollywood celebrities, sports stars, and lawmakers issue urgent calls for action to find the men. Dom Phillips, who was a regular contributor to the Guardian and Washington Post, and Bruno Pereira were last seen Sunday … Read more

Dom Phillips and Brazil Indigenous official missing in Amazon

RIO DE JANEIRO – A British journalist and an Indigenous affairs official are still missing in a remote part of Brazil’s Amazon as authorities say they are expanding search efforts in the area, which has seen violent conflicts between fishermen, poachers and government agents. Dom Phillipswho has been a regular contributor to the British newspaper … Read more

Catholic leader blasts Israeli conduct at journalist funeral

JERUSALEM (AP) – The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land on Monday condemned the police beating of mourners. Carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic Church. Latin Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa told reporters at St. Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem that Friday’s … Read more

Independent probe points to Israeli fire in journalist death

JERUSALEM (AP) – As Israel and the Palestinians wrangle over the investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, several independent groups have launched their own probes. An open-source research team said its initial findings lent support to Palestinian witnesses who said she was killed by Israeli fire. The outcome of these … Read more

Israeli police beat pallbearers at journalist’s funeral

JERUSALEM (AP) – 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. The scenes of … Read more

Palestinians mourn slain Al Jazeera journalist, blame Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – Thousands gathered to mourn a slain Al Jazeera journalist in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday, as the head of the Palestinian Authority blamed Israel for her death and rejected Israeli calls for a joint investigation. Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American reporter who covered the Mideast conflict … Read more

Slain Al Jazeera journalist was icon of Palestinian coverage

An Al Jazeera correspondent who was shot dead on Wednesday during an Israeli raid in the West Bank was a highly respected journalist in the Middle East whose unflinching coverage was known to millions of viewers. News of Shireen Abu Akleh’s death reverberated across the region. The 51-year-old journalist became a household name synonymous with … Read more