Kosovo, Serbia reach agreement to end border dispute

Kosovo agreed on Thursday to withdraw police units from its northern border with Serbia to end a mounting dispute over vehicle licence plates that briefly escalated into violence and prompted NATO to step up its patrols. The accord negotiated in Brussels calms the latest flare-up in a decades-old standoff between Serbia and Kosovo but does… Read More Kosovo, Serbia reach agreement to end border dispute

British police officer Wayne Couzens sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of Sarah Everard

A British police officer was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday for the murder of Sarah Everard as she walked home in the evening after visiting friends in south London, a case which stirred protests over male violence towards women. Wayne Couzens, 48, a serving London officer who had guarded diplomatic premises,… Read More British police officer Wayne Couzens sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of Sarah Everard

Tunisian President Kais Saied appoints Najla Bouden Romdhane as new prime minister

President Kais Saied named a geologist with little government experience as Tunisia’s first woman prime minister on Wednesday amid a crisis following his seizure of powers and with public finances close to breaking point. He asked Najla Bouden Romdhane, a little-known professor of geophysics who implemented World Bank projects at the education ministry, to form… Read More Tunisian President Kais Saied appoints Najla Bouden Romdhane as new prime minister

Russian authorities arrest cybersecurity executive Ilya Sachkov on treason charges

Russian authorities have arrested the chief executive of a leading Russian cybersecurity company on suspicion of state treason, a court said on Wednesday, sending a chill through Russia’s IT and business sectors. Ilya Sachkov, 35, who founded Group IB, one of Russia’s most prominent cyber security firms, was arrested on Tuesday, the RTVI TV channel… Read More Russian authorities arrest cybersecurity executive Ilya Sachkov on treason charges

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expresses willingness to restore inter-Korean hotlines

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is willing to restore severed inter-Korean hotlines next month, but accused the United States of proposing talks without changing its “hostile policy” to the country, state media KCNA reported on Thursday. Kim made the remarks at the reclusive country’s rubber-stamp parliament, the Supreme People’s Assembly, which gathered… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expresses willingness to restore inter-Korean hotlines

Gunmen shoot dead Rohingya community leader Mohib Ullah at refugee camp in southern Bangladesh

Gunmen shot and killed a prominent Rohingya Muslim leader in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday, a United Nations spokesperson and a local police official said, following months of worsening violence in the world’s largest refugee settlement. Mohib Ullah, who was in his late 40s, led one of the largest of several community… Read More Gunmen shoot dead Rohingya community leader Mohib Ullah at refugee camp in southern Bangladesh

Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao announces retirement from sport

World boxing icon Manny Pacquiao announced his retirement from what he called the “greatest sport in the world” on Wednesday to focus on a run for the Philippines presidency, the biggest fight of his career. In a 14-minute video posted on Facebook and Twitter, “Pacman”, as he is known in the sport, thanked fans worldwide… Read More Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao announces retirement from sport

China unveils weaponized drone concept

China on Wednesday revealed a drone concept similar in mission – and appearance – to the U.S.-made Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie as countries race to invest in “loyal wingman” drones to help protect pricier crewed fighter jets. The long-range FH-97 drone concept unveiled on Wednesday can carry different types of weapons, and has swarm and electronic… Read More China unveils weaponized drone concept