Is Vladimir Putin losing the information war with Ukraine?. Well, it depends on who you ask. It’s never easy to measure such things, but here are a few numbers. While 141 countries in the UN voted to condemn Russia’s aggression, the number of African, Middle Eastern and South American countries who have imposed sanctions on Russia is 0 ... ... .
A Taliban mandate that women cover their faces while on television is seen as an attempt to erase female journalists, say media and women's rights activists. Afghan media outlets on Thursday said the Taliban Ministry of Vice and Virtue informed them that female presenters must cover their faces while on air ... .
photo: Russian Presidential Press and Information Office / kremlin.ru
At present liberal democracy is not only in retreat, it is actually under siege. Think tanks like Freedom House have confirmed that we are now in the 16th year of consecutive decline in global freedom, assuming of course that democracy is the political system that provides the highest degree of freedom ... .
CongresswomanAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she once feared she would need to undergo an abortion after being sexually assaulted, saying it left her feeling “horrified” and “really alone” but that she “at least had a choice”.
Russia has declared victory in its months-long operation to capture the strategic port of Mariupol after Ukraine ordered the last of its troops holed up in the city's Azovstal steelworks to lay down their arms ... The verdict is due Monday ... Smoke rises at a warehouse after shelling in Severodonetsk ... "Attempts to attack Donbas continue ... 'End of operation'.
US concern ... The basics ... "I would urge Speaker Pelosi to understand that because I think that her contributions are entirely unhelpful, offer no solution, offer no help and merely repeat a mantra that frankly is hopelessly out of date," Mr Donaldson said ... "Joint solutions implementing the Protocol are the only way to do so." ... .
Qatar and Germany have signed a declaration to deepen their energy partnership, with a focus on trade in hydrogen and liquefied natural gas (LNG), as Europe’s biggest economy looks for alternative supplies amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine... “The energy security issue plays an important role for us ... .
COLOMBO. Sri Lanka's prime minister has warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis and vowed the government will buy enough fertiliser for the next planting season to boost productivity ... "I sincerely urge everyone to accept the gravity of the ... situation." ... P ... Looking for Something? ... .
Russia reported that another human body had been found washed ashore on Kunashiri island, part of the disputed Northern Territories, Japan Coast Guard officials said on May 20. The Coast Guard is trying to gather information on the identity of the person, who was likely one of the passengers of the sunken Kazu I tour boat ... .