Ukraine’s Zelenskyy visits Turkey, where Erdogan is expected to press for negotiations to end war

ISTANBUL (AP) — Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky was in Istanbul on Friday for talks with the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoganwhose NATO member state has sought to balance its close ties with both Kiev and Moscow and has repeatedly offered to act as a peace mediator between them. During the talks in Istanbul, Erdogan was … Read more

On International Women’s Day, France will seal the right to abortion in its constitution

PARIS (AP) — France on Friday included the guaranteed right to abortion in its constitution, a strong message of support for women’s rights to international Women’s Day. Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti used a 19th-century printing press to seal the amendment to the French Constitution in a special public ceremony. Applause filled the cobbled Place Vendome … Read more

Biden to Direct Military to Establish Gaza Port to Deliver Aid

President Joe Biden ordered the US military to establish a temporary port on the Gaza coast to ease the humanitarian crisis in the area caused by the war between Israel and Hamas, and used his State of the Union address to call on Israel to more to bring aid into the area. Biden reiterated Israel’s … Read more

Sweden formally joins NATO military alliance, ending centuries of neutrality

A JAS 39 Gripen C/D fighter aircraft takes off from Lulea-Kallax Airport, Sweden on March 4, 2024 during the NATO Nordic Response 24 military exercise, a Norwegian national exercise conducted in Northern Sweden, Norway and Finland with associated airspace and waters . Anders Wiklund | AFP | Getty Images Sweden officially joined NATO on Thursday … Read more

Climate-conscious travelers are jumpstarting Europe’s sleeper trains

After being gently awakened in her sleeper cabin, Sarah Marks spent the morning of her 29th birthday watching the Alps zoom past the windows of her night train to Zurich. “The train comes in right next to the lake, with the mountains behind it,” Marks said wistfully. “Very romantic, I must say.” By the time … Read more

Ancient stone tools found in Ukraine date to over 1 million years ago, and may be oldest in Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ancient stone tools found in western Ukraine may be the oldest known evidence of early human presence in Europe, researchers say. research published on Wednesday in the journal Nature. The chipped stones, deliberately made from volcanic rock, were excavated from a quarry in Korolevo in the 1970s. Archaeologists used new methods to … Read more

Ukraine claims it has sunk another Russian warship in the Black Sea

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine claimed Tuesday it has sunk another Russian warship in the Black Sea using high-tech sea drones As Kiev’s forces continue to focus on targets deep behind the front lines of the war. Russian authorities have not confirmed the claim. Ukrainian military intelligence said a special operations unit destroyed the large … Read more

Albania opens remodeled Soviet-era air base as hub for NATO jets

ROME – Albania on Monday reopened a renovated Soviet-era air base that will house NATO aircraft, as fears grow in the Balkans over creeping Russian influence. Italian Eurofighters and American F-16s and F-35s flew in for the inauguration of the base in Kucova, 80 kilometers south of the capital Tirana, which was previously called Stalin … Read more

French lawmakers approve bill to make abortion constitutional right

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill to enshrine the right to abortion in the French constitution, making it the only country to explicitly guarantee women’s right to voluntarily end a pregnancy. The historic move was proposed by President Emmanuel Macron as a way to prevent the kind of rollback of … Read more

Dmitry Medvedev Unveils Map With New Russian Borders in Anti-Ukraine Screed

The Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, delivered a sweeping speech on Monday in which he claimed that “Ukraine is absolutely Russia” and spouted anti-Ukrainian rhetoric aimed at erasing the country from the map. “Our geostrategic space has been indivisible since the time of the old Russian state,” the former Russian president said, … Read more