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Quad summit: The China factor at the heart of the meeting access_time2022-05-24

MAY 24: The group - composed of Japan, the US, Australia and India - seems to be emerging from the shadows of the Covid-19 pandemic and, to some degree, from Russia's invasion of Ukraine as well. The top leaders are gathering for the fourth time...

Ukraine war: Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin jailed for life over war crime access_time2022-05-23

MAY 23: Captured soldier Sgt Vadim Shishimarin was convicted of killing Oleksandr Shelipov, 62, in the north-eastern village of Chupakhivka on 28 February. He admitted shooting Mr Shelipov but said he had been acting on orders and asked forgiveness ...

Facts about Russia-Ukraine conflict: Ukrainian parliament extends martial law by 90 days access_time2022-05-23

BEIJING, May 23: The following are the latest developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine: The Ukrainian parliament on Sunday approved a bill submitted by President Volodymyr Zelensky to extend the martial law in the country for another ...

Anthony Albanese: Australia's new PM sworn in ahead of Quad meeting access_time2022-05-23

MAY 23: Mr Albanese's Labor Party defeated Scott Morrison's conservative government in an election on Saturday. It remains unclear whether Mr Albanese will form a majority or govern with the support of crossbenchers. The prime minister le...

World faces big challenges over Covid, monkeypox and wars - WHO access_time2022-05-23

MAY 23: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was speaking in Geneva, where the UN health agency's experts were discussing the monkeypox outbreak in 15 nations outside Africa. More than 80 cases have been confirmed in Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and ...

Meet Australia's new Prime Minister access_time2022-05-22

MAY 22: One of the country's longest-serving politicians, he promised voters "safe change" as he worked to kick out the conservative Liberal-National coalition which has been in power since 2013. Where ousted Prime Minister Scott Morri...

Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore? access_time2022-05-21

MAY 21: So what is going on? Is it time to worry or are we getting overly excited having just lived through Covid? Let's be clear: this is not another Covid and we're not days away from lockdowns to contain the spread of monkeypox. Howeve...

Ukraine war: What might tip the balance? access_time2022-05-21

MAY 21: Overall, Russia is still the dominant force and has significant military might - but there has been no swift victory as planned. Here, we take a closer look at some of the things which could tilt the outcome in favour of either party. Gains ...

Australian election 2022: Millions vote for next leader access_time2022-05-21

MAY 21: It sees Prime Minister Scott Morrison go up against one of the country's longest serving politicians, Labor Leader Anthony Albanese. The rising cost of living and climate change have shaped up as two key issues for voters. But the ele...

Ukraine war: US fully backs Sweden and Finland Nato bids, Biden says access_time2022-05-20

MAY 20: Sweden and Finland have the "full, total and complete backing" of the US in their decision to apply for Nato membership, President Joe Biden says. Both countries submitted their applications to be part of the Western defence allian...

India seeks to win public trust in crisis-hit Sri Lanka access_time2022-05-19

MAY 19: While popular perception indicated China had outpaced India, the recent economic and political turmoil in Sri Lanka seems to have given India's foreign policy a fresh lease of life in the island nation. Sri Lanka is in the middle of its ...

Turkey threatens not to approve Sweden's NATO bid if "terrorists" not extradited access_time2022-05-19

ANKARA, May 19: Turkey will not approve Sweden's NATO membership if the country does not extradite "terrorists" upon Turkish request, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. "Supporting the outlawed Kurdistan Worker...

Ukraine war: World Bank warns of 'human catastrophe' food crisis access_time2022-05-19

MAY 19: The world faces a "human catastrophe" from a food crisis arising from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, World Bank president David Malpass has said. He told the BBC that record rises in food prices would push hundreds of millions p...

Sweden and Finland formally submit Nato applications access_time2022-05-18

MAY 18: Sweden and Finland have formally submitted their applications to join Nato. The alliance's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said it was "a historic moment, which we must seize", adding that the Nordic countries' membershi...

China Eastern plane crash likely intentional, US reports say access_time2022-05-18

MAY 18: Investigators have so far not found any mechanical or technical faults with the jet, the reports say, citing a preliminary assessment by US officials. The Boeing 737-800 was flying between the southern Chinese cities of Kunming and Guangzhou...

Sweden, Finland to submit NATO applications Wednesday access_time2022-05-18

STOCKHOLM, May 18: Sweden and Finland will jointly submit their applications for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership on Wednesday, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said Tuesday. NATO membership will strengthen security...

Climate change swells odds of record India, Pakistan heatwaves access_time2022-05-18

MAY 18: The region should now expect a heatwave that exceeds the record temperatures seen in 2010 once every three years. Without climate change, such extreme temperatures would occur only once every 312 years, the Met Office says. The report com...

Mariupol: Ukraine doing everything to save remaining fighters access_time2022-05-18

MAY 18: Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Maliar said Kyiv knew how many soldiers were still at the plant, but stressed that it was "sensitive information". On Monday, 264 fighters - many badly wounded - were evacuated to areas held by Russian...

Biden approves redeployment of U.S. troops to Somalia access_time2022-05-17

WASHINGTON, May 17: U.S. President Joe Biden has approved a plan to redeploy U.S. troops to the eastern African country of Somalia to counter the extremist group al-Shabab, the White House said on Monday. Drawn from forces already deployed in Africa...

Putin says Russia would respond to expansion of NATO military infrastructure into Finland, Sweden access_time2022-05-17

MOSCOW, May 17: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow would respond if the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would deploy military infrastructure on the territories of Finland or Sweden. "The expansion of military ...