Zelensky, IAEA chief discuss Zaporizhzhia situation

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) shakes hands with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Oct 6, 2022. (PHOTO / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS OFFICE VIA AP) KIEV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday met with visiting […]

Zelensky, Stoltenberg discuss Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (right) talk during a press conference after their bilateral meeting at the European Union headquarters in Brussels on Dec 16, 2021. (JOHN THYS / AFP) KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday he held a phone conversation with Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty […]

Russia expels Lithuanian charge d’affaires in retaliatory move

This photo shows a view of the Russian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow on April 29, 2021. (NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP) MOSCOW – Russia has declared the charge d'affaires of Lithuania in Russia, Virginija Umbrasiene, "persona non grata," the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. An employee from the Lithuanian Embassy was summoned to the […]

Brazil’s Lula, Bolsonaro trade graft accusations in final debate

(From left to right) Brazilian presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro (PL), Padre Kelmon (PTB), Luiz Felipe D'Avila (Novo), Soraya Thronike (Uniao), Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT), Simone Tebet (MDB) and Ciro Gomes (PDT) pose before a presidential debate ahead of the October 2 general election, at the Globo television network in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, […]

Long-awaited Rwanda genocide trial starts despite suspect’s boycott

Eric Emeraux, head of the Gendarmerie's Central Office for Combating Crimes Against Humanity, Genocides and War Crimes, displays documents with a wanted poster depicting a photograph of Felicien Kabuga during an interview with Reuters at his office, about the arrest of Rwandan genocide fugitive suspect Felicien Kabuga, in Paris, France, May 19, 2020. (BENOIT TESSIER […]

Botswana removes mask mandates

A health worker receives a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Francistown, Botswana, on March 26, 2021. (MONIRUL BHUIYAN / AFP) GABORONE / MOSCOW – Wearing masks is no longer mandatory in Botswana, announced an official press release on Wednesday. All other remaining COVID-19 protocols, like social distancing in schools and requirements for vaccination […]