Rand Paul stalls quick Senate OK of $ 40B Ukraine package

Rand Paul stalls quick Senate OK of $ 40B Ukraine package

WASHINGTON (AP) – Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul defied leaders of both parties Thursday and single-handedly delayed until next week Senate approval of an additional $ 40 billion to help Ukraine and its allies withstand Russia’s three-month old invasion. With the Senate poised to debate and vote on the package of military and economic aid, … Read more

N. Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

N. Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea said Friday that six people died and 350,000 have been treated for a fever that has spread “explosively” across the nation, a day after its first acknowledgement of a COVID-19 outbreak. The true scale is unclear, but a big COVID-19 outbreak could be devastating in a country with … Read more

N Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid 1st virus outbreak

N Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid 1st virus outbreak

South Korea says North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea in the latest of a series of weapons demonstrations this year By HYUNG-JIN KIM, KIM TONG-HYUNG and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press May 12, 2022, 7:16 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SEOUL, South Korea – North … Read more

How Facebook undercut the Oversight Board

How Facebook undercut the Oversight Board

Today let’s talk about the highest-profile conflict to date between Meta and its Oversight Board, an independent organization the company established to help it navigate the most difficult questions related to policy and content moderation. Since before the board was created, it has faced criticism that it primarily serves a public-relations function for the company … Read more

The cruel irony of being arrested in Putin’s Russia

The cruel irony of being arrested in Putin’s Russia

Much of what we know about Mikhail Kavun was provided by his 24-year-old son, Aleksei Kavun, who contacted POLITICO in hopes of raising awareness about his father’s case. According to Aleksei, several aspects of his father’s personal history seemingly contradict the Kremlin’s depiction of him as a nationalistic Ukrainian Nazi with a hatred for native … Read more

Arrested cardinal repeatedly warned Holy See of Chinese persecution, condemned Vatican’s secretary of state

Arrested cardinal repeatedly warned Holy See of Chinese persecution, condemned Vatican’s secretary of state

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong was arrested Wednesday alongside a variety of other freedom activists in the Chinese island city. Zen has repeatedly warned the Vatican of increasing government persecution of religious minorities and anti-communist public figures but has historically received next to no response. Zen … Read more

Russian threats push Finland toward joining NATO alliance

Russian threats push Finland toward joining NATO alliance

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Finland’s leaders Thursday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sent a shiver of fear through Moscow’s neighbors. The Kremlin reacted by warning … Read more