Finland, Sweden inch closer to seeking NATO membership

(AP) — Finland’s government declared a “new era” is underway as it inches closer to seeking NATO membership, hours before Sweden’s governing party on Sunday backed a plan to join the trans-Atlantic alliance amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. Russia has long bristled about NATO moving closer to its borders, so the developments will be sure to further anger Moscow. President Vladimir Putin has already warned his Finnish counterpart on … Continue reading Finland, Sweden inch closer to seeking NATO membership

Western officials visit Ukraine after deadly school bombing!!

(AP) — Dozens of Ukrainians were feared dead Sunday after a Russian bomb flattened a school sheltering about 90 people in its basement, while Ukrainian troops refused to surrender at a besieged steel plant that Moscow’s invading forces sped to seize before Russia’s Victory Day holiday. The governor of Luhansk province, one of two areas that make up the eastern industrial heartland known as the Donbas, … Continue reading Western officials visit Ukraine after deadly school bombing!!

Flight that crashed and killed 66 people was caused by pilot’s cigarette, investigation finds…

NYP – An EgyptAir flight that crashed en route to Cairo, killing all 66 people on board, was brought down by a pilot who had a cigarette in the cockpit and started a fire, a new report found. EgyptAir flight MS804 was traveling on May 19, 2016, from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport when it fell out of the sky between … Continue reading Flight that crashed and killed 66 people was caused by pilot’s cigarette, investigation finds…

Shanghai reports first deaths in current COVID-19 outbreak…

(AP) — Shanghai authorities on Monday reported the first COVID-19 deaths in the latest outbreak in China’s most populous and wealthiest city. All three people who died were elderly, had underlying diseases such as diabetes and hypertension and had not been vaccinated against the coronavirus, city Health Commission inspector Wu Ganyu told journalists. “After entering hospital, their conditions grew worse and they died after attempts … Continue reading Shanghai reports first deaths in current COVID-19 outbreak…

Mass evacuation ordered in the Philippines after volcano erupts with 2 mile-high plumes of steam and ash…

Thousands of people were evacuated in The Philippines on Saturday after a volcano erupted with plumes of steam and ash that went nearly two miles in the sky, Reuters reported. The threat level for Taal volcano, located in a lake south of the capital Manila, was raised from level two to level three on a scale of zero to five on Saturday morning after it spewed plumes … Continue reading Mass evacuation ordered in the Philippines after volcano erupts with 2 mile-high plumes of steam and ash…

NATO leaders promise Zelenskyy more troops, aid; Ukraine says it sank Russian warship Orsk

( CNBC.com ) It’s a day of high-level meetings on Thursday, with an extraordinary NATO summit taking place in Brussels, as well as meetings of EU leaders and the G-7. NATO is expected to commit to “major increases” in troop numbers along its eastern flank, with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg telling CNBC ahead of the summit that Russian President Vladimir Putin had made “a big … Continue reading NATO leaders promise Zelenskyy more troops, aid; Ukraine says it sank Russian warship Orsk