North Korea could launch missile or nuclear test DURING Joe Biden’s trip to Japan and South Korea, White House says

North Korea could launch a missile or nuclear test during President Joe Biden’s visit to Japan and South Korea, the White House said Wednesday. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said it’s a “real possibility” in comments Wednesday. 2 President Biden will visit Japan and South KoreaCredit: Rex Features 2 There is a possibility that North … Read more

Widow of Ukrainian grandfather shot dead by Russian soldier says he should ‘rot in jail’ – World News

A tank commander has pleaded guilty to the murder of a ‘peaceful retiree’ during Ukraine’s first war crimes trial since the invasion by Russian forces. Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to pound Ukraine † Image: via REUTERS) The widow of a Russian tank commander who shot and killed a Ukrainian grandfather has said he should … Read more

Visit Biden to test South Korean leader’s tough talk on China | International trade news

Seoul, South Korea – During presidential election campaigns in South Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol vowed to find a clear path in his country’s long-running dilemma over how to balance relations with the United States and China. With the two global superpowers vying for economic and military supremacy in Asia, the conservative People Power Party candidate vowed … Read more

New investigation into Australian mother convicted of 4 murders

Placeholder while article actions are loading CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian state attorney general on Wednesday refused to pardon a mother convicted nearly 20 years ago of suffocating her four children and instead ordered a new investigation into whether there was a medical explanation could be for the tragedies. The investigation will be the second … Read more

China lifts three-year ban on Canadian canola, Ottawa says

The federal government says China’s three-year ban on Canadian canola has ended. In a joint statement released Wednesday afternoon, Commerce Secretary Mary Ng and Agriculture Secretary Marie-Claude Bibeau said China has restored market access for two Canadian grain trading companies that have been banned from exporting canola seed to China since March 2019. “We welcome … Read more

Turkey NATO: Sweden and Finland attempt to join NATO blocked – talks ‘offline’ | World | News

On Wednesday, the Turkish representative halted a vote on Finland and Sweden’s applications to join the North Atlantic Alliance, the world’s most powerful military coalition, which the two nations had officially filed earlier in the day. NATO ambassadors hoped to agree on an accelerated accession process at the “secret” meeting in Brussels. NATO should be … Read more

Russia uses Mariupol surrender to portray Ukrainians as terrorists

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia on Wednesday seized the mass surrender of Ukrainian troops at a steel mill in Mariupol as a propaganda gift, falsely labeling them as terrorists and creating a parallel narrative with Ukraine’s portrayal of Russian soldiers as horrific war criminals. The mass surrender, which ended the longest battle of the three-month-old war, … Read more

Russian soldier pleads guilty at war crimes trial in Kiev

Russian Army Sergeant Vadim Shishimarin, 21, is seen behind a glass during a court hearing in Kiev (AP) KYIV: The first Russian soldier to stand trial in Ukraine for war crimes during the invasion of Moscow, pleaded guilty on Wednesday and may face life imprisonment in Kiev. When asked in court whether he was guilty … Read more