WWII-era bomb safely detonated at sea after one of the largest peacetime evacuations in UK history

LONDON (AP) — A World War II bomb whose discovery prompted one of the largest peacetime evacuations in British history has been detonated at sea, the Defense Ministry said Saturday. The 500-kilogram explosive was discovered on Tuesday in the backyard of a house in Plymouth, a port city on Britain’s southwest coast. More than 10,000 … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war anniversary: Western leaders in Kyiv as Russian drone hits Odesa

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Western leaders came to Kiev on Saturday to mark the anniversary the second anniversary of the large-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen traveled overnight by train to Kiev, together with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Canadian Prime Minister … Read more

Border Patrol releases hundreds of migrants at a bus stop after San Diego runs out of aid money

SAN DIEGO — Hundreds of migrants were dropped off at a San Diego bus stop Friday instead of a shelter that had served as a staging area because local funding ran out sooner than expected. This shows how even the largest city on the country’s southern border is struggling to cope with the unprecedented influx … Read more

Shamima Begum, IS bride, loses appeal over UK citizenship

LONDON (AP) — A woman who traveled to Syria as a teenager to join Islamic State lost her appeal Friday against the British government’s decision to revoke her British citizenshipwith judges saying it was not up to them to decide whether it was “harsh” to do so. Shamima Begum, now 24, was 15 when she … Read more

Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A long-awaited postwar plan from Israel’s prime minister shows his government’s commitment to open control over security and civil affairs in the Gaza Strip. That was quickly rejected by Palestinian leaders on Friday and goes against Washington’s view on it ravaged by war enclave. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented … Read more

Ukraine claims it downed another Russian early warning and control plane in a major blow to Moscow

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces shot down a Russian warning and control plane on Friday, the air force chief said, a major victory for the country as the military fights to fend off continued Russian attacks along the front lines. the war is entering its third year. Gen. Mykola Oleshchuk thanked Ukraine’s military intelligence … Read more

Biden administration restores Trump-rescinded policy on illegitimacy of Israeli settlements

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday reinstated a U.S. legal finding from nearly 50 years ago that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are “unlawful” under international law. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US believes the settlements violate Israel’s obligations a decision by his predecessor, Mike Pompeo, in the Biden … Read more

A World War II bomb prompted an evacuation in England before being taken to sea to be blown up

An unexploded World War II bomb has been safely transported through the eerily empty streets of the southwestern English port city of Plymouth By means of PAN PYLAS Associated Press February 23, 2024, 8:33 am ET • 3 minutes reading LONDON — An unexploded World War II bomb was safely transported through the eerily empty … Read more

Ally of late Kremlin critic Navalny says authorities threaten to bury him on prison grounds

An ally of the late opposition leader Alexei Navalny says Russian authorities have given his mother a deadline to forego a public funeral or they will immediately bury him on prison grounds. February 23, 2024, 6:33 AM ET • 4 minutes reading An ally of the late opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Friday that … Read more

IS bride stuck in Syrian refugee camp loses her appeal over the removal of her UK citizenship

A woman who traveled to Syria as a teenager to join Islamic State has lost her appeal against the British government’s decision to revoke her British citizenship. By means of PAN PYLAS Associated Press February 23, 2024, 5:33 AM ET • 4 minutes reading LONDON — A woman who traveled to Syria as a teenager … Read more