65,000 war crimes committed, prosecutor general says

65,000 war crimes committed, prosecutor general says

War crime prosecutor of Kharkiv Oblast stands with forensic technician and policeman at the site of a mass burial in a forest during exhumation on September 16, 2022 in Izium, Ukraine. Yevhenii Zavhorodnii | Global Images Ukraine | Getty Images News | Getty Images WASHINGTON – Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin said Wednesday that regional … Read more

There’s still too much risk in stock and bond markets. Earn this easy 4.5% return while you wait for stability, says trader who hit 2 big calls in 2022.

There’s still too much risk in stock and bond markets.  Earn this easy 4.5% return while you wait for stability, says trader who hit 2 big calls in 2022.

Ahead of major tech earnings, Meta results are ready to light up the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.00% for Thursday. The S&P 500 SPX, +1.05% is also pointing to gains as investors take a glass-half full view of the Fed meeting. Worried that investors are in the clutches of another Fed misread is the founder of … Read more

US, Philippines agree to larger American military presence

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States and the Philippines on Thursday announced plans to expand America’s military presence in the Southeast Asian nation, with access to four more bases as they seek to deter China’s increasingly aggressive actions toward Taiwan. and in the disputed South China Sea. The agreement was reached as US Defense … Read more

Erdogan: Sweden can’t join NATO if Quran-burning is allowed

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed Wednesday that Turkey won’t allow Sweden to join the NATO military alliance as long as the Scandinavian country permits protests desecrating Islam’s holy book to take place Turkey, which had already been holding off approving Sweden and Finland’s membership in the Western military alliance, has … Read more

Taiwan activates defenses in response to China incursions

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan scrambled fighter jets, put its navy on alert and activated missile systems in response to nearby operations by 34 Chinese military aircraft and nine warships that are part of Beijing’s strategy to unsettle and intimidate the self-governing island democracy. The large-scale Chinese deployment came as Beijing increases preparations for a … Read more

War’s longest battle exacts high price in ‘heart of Ukraine’

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — It used to be that visitors would browse through Bakhmut’s late 19th century buildings, enjoy their walks in its rose-lined lakeside park and revel in the sparkling wines produced in historic underground caves. This city of salt and gypsum mines located around 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Russia’s border was once … Read more

Myanmar anti-coup forces retain optimism in face of air attacks Conflict News

Resistance to military rule in Myanmar has been defined by optimism. When the military first seized power on February 1, 2021, the mass peaceful protests that emerged were reminiscent of a jubilant street party. Demonstrators sang in the streets, wore silly costumes and carried humorous signs. There were no illusions about what might come next … Read more

Blinken criticizes settlements but stresses US support for Israel Israel-Palestine conflict News

OnIn rare — albeit implicit — criticism of Israel, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called out Israeli policies, including settlement expansion and home demolitions, as detrimental to the two-state solution. Still, at a news conference at the end of his trip to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories on Tuesday, Blinken reaffirmed … Read more

10 years after EU’s ‘never again’ tragedy, little has changed

BRUSSELS (AP) — A decade ago this year, the head of the European Union’s executive branch stood, visibly shaken, before rows of coffins holding the corpses of migrants drowned off the Italian island of Lampedusa. Some of them, small and bone-white, contained the bodies of infants and children. “That image of hundreds of coffins will … Read more

In Haiti, gangs take control as democracy withers

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jimmy Cherizier zips through Haiti’s capital on the back of a motorcycle, flanked by young men wielding black and leopard print masks and automatic weapons. As the pack of bikes flies by graffiti reading “Mafia boss” in Creole, street vendors selling vegetables, meats and old clothes on the curb cast their … Read more