Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy orders investigation into crash of military plane

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday the causes of a military plane crash which killed 26 people would be investigated promptly and impartially. A military transport plane carrying air force cadets crashed and burst into flames near a highway in northeastern Ukraine on Friday evening. The State Emergency Service of Ukraine said 27 people… Read More Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy orders investigation into crash of military plane

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib steps down following failure to form cabinet

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate quit on Saturday after trying for almost a month to line up a non-partisan cabinet, dealing a blow to a French bid aimed at rallying sectarian leaders to tackle the worst crisis since the nation’s 1975-1990 civil war. Mustapha Adib, former ambassador to Berlin, was picked on August 31 to form a… Read More Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib steps down following failure to form cabinet

El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele says military files on civil war massacre destroyed

Salvadoran military files from the time of a 1981 massacre of 1,000 people during the country’s civil war have been mostly destroyed, said El Salvador’s president, who vowed to make the few surviving documents public in an effort to bring justice in the case. In the incident, one of the worst tragedies of the war… Read More El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele says military files on civil war massacre destroyed

Relic containing blood of Pope John Paul II stolen from cathedral in Italy

A gold and crystal casing holding drops of the blood of Saint Pope John Paul II was stolen from the cathedral of the central Italian city of Spoleto, its bishop said on Thursday. The casing, known as a reliquary, was snatched on Wednesday from an altar dedicated to the Polish pope, who died in 2005… Read More Relic containing blood of Pope John Paul II stolen from cathedral in Italy

At least fifteen killed following attack by armed militia in western Ethiopia

An armed militia killed at least 15 people in a pre-dawn attack on Friday in western Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said in a statement late on Friday, the latest security challenge for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government. The attack follows another similar incident earlier this month that took place in the same… Read More At least fifteen killed following attack by armed militia in western Ethiopia

Alphabet settles lawsuit on sexual misconduct cases, creates diversity council

Alphabet Inc on Friday settled a shareholder lawsuit that accused the Google parent of covering up lavish exit packages to executives found responsible for sexual misconduct, saying it would overhaul workplace policies and increase oversight of its diversity efforts. The company will prohibit severance packages to employees who are subject to any pending investigation for… Read More Alphabet settles lawsuit on sexual misconduct cases, creates diversity council