Britain’s Queen Elizabeth assents Liz Truss’ appointment as prime minister

Liz Truss took over as British prime minister on Tuesday, facing one of the most daunting set of challenges for an incoming leader in post-War history led by soaring energy bills, a looming recession and industrial strife. Truss, the fourth Conservative prime minister in six years, flew to the royal family’s Scottish home to be… Read More Britain’s Queen Elizabeth assents Liz Truss’ appointment as prime minister

Britain announces Liz Truss as new prime minister

Liz Truss will become Britain’s next prime minister after winning a leadership race for the governing Conservative party on Monday, vowing to press ahead with promises of tax cuts and to deal with a growing energy crisis. After weeks of an often bad-tempered and divisive leadership contest, Truss, currently the foreign minister, defeated former finance… Read More Britain announces Liz Truss as new prime minister

At least twenty-five dead, dozens injured following Russian rocket attack on train station in Ukraine

At least 25 people were killed and dozens wounded in a Russian rocket strike on a Ukrainian train station on Wednesday, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, as his nation marked the anniversary of its independence from Moscow-dominated Soviet rule. Zelenskiy had warned on Tuesday of the risk of “repugnant Russian provocations” on Independence Day, which by… Read More At least twenty-five dead, dozens injured following Russian rocket attack on train station in Ukraine

Ukraine bans Independence Day rallies due to fear of Russian rocket attacks

Ukraine’s capital Kyiv banned public celebrations this week to commemorate independence from Russian-dominated Soviet rule, citing a heightened threat of Russian attack in a war that the United Nations said on Monday has killed more than 5,500 civilians. Near frontlines in the south of the country, Ukraine said Russia fired rockets into several southern Ukrainian… Read More Ukraine bans Independence Day rallies due to fear of Russian rocket attacks

Russia continues offensive across Ukrainian regions

Russian forces pressed on with their offensive across several Ukrainian regions on Monday, while President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned of the potential for more serious attacks ahead of Ukraine’s 31st anniversary of independence from Soviet rule. Artillery shells rained down on Nikopol, a city near Zaporizhzhia – Europe’s biggest nuclear plant, while missiles struck near the… Read More Russia continues offensive across Ukrainian regions

Novelist Salman Rushdie hospitalised following stabbing incident in New York

Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding under death threats from Iran because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. He was alive and “getting the care he needs,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul… Read More Novelist Salman Rushdie hospitalised following stabbing incident in New York