Russia had told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in the shattered city to stop “senseless resistance and lay down arms” from Wednesday morning, pressing its advantage in the battle for control of eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the European Union to let his country start on the road to membership of the bloc, warning that Russia’s territorial ambitions stretched from Warsaw to Sofia.
President Emmanuel Macron voiced a tougher line on Russia and said Europe needed to send a strong signal to Ukraine as he sought to assuage concerns in Kyiv and among some European allies over his previous stance towards Moscow.
Private capital has a keen eye on British bus companies. Low valuations, hopes that travelers will ditch cars, and government incentives to invest in environmentally-friendly vehicles are enticing buyers, with three out of four major London-listed bus operators attracting takeover interest in recent months.
Activists block a road as they protest against the British government’s plans to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda, near Heathrow airport in London, June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Thailand’s opposition parties filed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and 10 cabinet ministers, accusing them of graft, economic mismanagement and of undermining democracy and clinging to power.
The United States backed Taiwan’s assertion that the strait separating the island from China is an international waterway, a further rebuff to Beijing’s claim to exercise sovereignty over the strategic passage.
France announced that soldiers from its operation battling Islamist militants in the Sahel region of West Africa had captured Oumeya Ould Albakaye, a senior Islamic State figure in Mali.
Republican U.S. Representative Tom Rice, who voted to impeach Donald Trump after the Capitol riot, lost his re-election bid in South Carolina, while a second Republican incumbent targeted by the former president prevailed.
Florida’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy violates the religious freedom of Jews because Jewish law requires the procedure in some cases, a Boynton Beach synagogue said in a lawsuit.
A North Carolina charter school’s requirement that girls wear skirts based on the view that they are “fragile vessels” deserving of “gentle” treatment by boys is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled.