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

Israel Is in Crisis Mode After Terrible Handling of Shireen Abu Akleh’s Death

The death of Shireen Abu Akleh, Al Jazeera’s celebrated Palestine correspondent — who was shot in the head while covering a gun battle between Israeli army forces and Palestinian fighters in the West Bank city of Jenin last Wednesday — has spiraled from tragedy into a full-blown diplomatic crisis for Israel. A series of clumsy … Read more