Russia-Ukraine war: Sievierodonetsk falls to Russia; we will take back all our cities, vows Zelenskiy – live

Russia says it has full control over Sievierodonetsk Russian forces have established full control over the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk and the nearby town of Borivske, a senior defense ministry official said in a statement on Saturday. Reuters reports: Ukrainian officials said earlier in the day that their troops had withdrawn from Sievierodonetsk after a … Read more

McIntosh, 15, wins gold again as GB take relay bronze

Summer McIntosh, centre, has won four medals in total at the World Championships in Budapest Great Britain’s men won bronze in the 4x100m individual medley while 15-year-old Canadian Summer McIntosh won her second gold on the final day of the World Aquatics Championships. It was GB’s fifth medal in Budapest, with Italy beating the US … Read more

Biden Signs Bipartisan Gun Bill, Ending Years of Stalemate

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Saturday signed into law a bipartisan gun bill intended to prevent dangerous people from accessing firearms and invest in mental health across the country, breaking through years of stalemate over whether to toughen the nation’s gun laws. Mr. Biden signed the bill a day after it cleared the House and … Read more

Prince Charles says ‘time has come’ to confront legacy of slavery

The prince will succeed his mother as head of the organization — an association of independent states that emerged out of the ashes of the British Empire. That empire will forever be associated with slavery, and Prince Charles made it clear in his opening remarks that he wants to change the status quo and begin … Read more

Analysis: World leaders are facing crises on all fronts. Putin will be watching if they fail

But global events have since overtaken their best efforts, and it is far from clear if they will be able to build on those goals this year. Russia’s unprompted invasion of Ukraine is a large and singular cloud, but other thunderheads are gathering too. Over the next few days, the leaders of Japan, Canada, the … Read more

Abortion Ruling Poses New Questions About How Far Supreme Court Will Go

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to end the constitutional right to abortion concluded one battle for now but immediately posed another far-reaching question: whether the judicial ground under rights in other personal matters, including contraception and same-sex marriage, is now also shaky. The lack of a clear and consistent answer among the … Read more