Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday the situation in Donbas will radically change from the legal point of view, including in the security domain, after the referendum on joining Russia. "The situation will change radically from a legal point of view, from the point of view of international law ... .
Cubans have voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in a groundbreaking national referendum, the country's National Electoral Council announced Monday. Voters in Sunday’s referendum approved a new 100-page family code ... On Monday, PresidentMiguel Díaz-Canel celebrated the measure's passage, tweeting, "Love is now the law." ... .
TikTok is facing the prospect of a £27m fine for failing to protect the privacy of children, the UK’s data watchdog has said. An investigation conducted by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found the video-sharing app may have breached data protection law between May 2018 and July 2020 ... He said the ICO had several ongoing investigations ... .
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President Putin’s declaration of partial mobilisation is a sign of the utter failure of Russia’s Ukraine strategy since February’s invasion ... It is also because he feared – rightly – a backlash from the Russian public.
An Arizona woman is accused of smuggling hundreds of illegal immigrants into the US after they coughed up as much as $15,000 a pop to get across the border, authorities say ... The caller said there were “multiple people kidnapped including her husband,” police said ... ....
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The war in Ukraine and its global fallout transfixed the meeting of world leaders at the U.N.General Assembly this year. When it wasn’t out front, it lurked in the background of virtually every speech ... And U.N ... He warned of starvation, destabilization of nations, riots, and mass migration if help doesn't arrive quickly ... U.S ... ___.
A Spanish court has ruled that Colombian superstar Shakira should stand trial for alleged tax fraud. The singer is accused of having pretended that, while living in Spain, she pretended to live elsewhere ... .
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth...Scientists expected the impact to carve out a crater, hurl streams of rocks and dirt into space and, most importantly, alter the asteroid’s orbit ... Monday’s target ... ___ ... .
TOKYO, Japan – Thousands of Japanese and foreign dignitaries gather in Tokyo on Tuesday to honour assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe, at a rare state funeral that has sparked controversy and protest ... The ceremony for Abe, held at the Nippon Budokan in central Tokyo, is expected to cost at least 1.7 billion yen (12 million USD) ... .
Rome. Italian far-right leader Giorgia Meloni and her allies began Tuesday what is likely to be a weeks-long process of forming a new government, with crises looming on several fronts ... In the past, it has taken anything between four and 12 weeks for a new administration to take office ... Non-controversial, credible ... Friction ... .
Danish authorities reported a gas leak Monday from the defunct Nord Stream 2 pipeline close to the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, according to Interfax news agency ... The coast services have set up a 5-nautical-mile security zone as a security measure," Interfax reported ... .
BEIRUT, Lebanon—. Lebanon’s parliament speaker on Tuesday summoned lawmakers for a session this week to elect the country’s next president, offering a glimmer of hope for a political step forward even as chaos roils this Mideast nation. Parliament is to convene on Thursday, according to a memo from the speaker, Nabih Berri... .