US: Russia to buy rockets, artillery shells from North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry is in the process of buying millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea for its ongoing fight in Ukraineaccording to a recently downgraded US intelligence finding. Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, the Pentagon’s press secretary, said Tuesday that “the information we have is that Russia has specifically … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy hosts talks with UN chief, Turkey’s leader

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — As a potential power broker, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will use his first visit to Ukraine since the war began nearly six months ago to seek ways to expand the export of grain from Europe’s breadbasket to the needy of the world. UN Secretary-General António Guterres will use his visit … Read more

Taiwan warns that China’s drills show ambitions beyond the island

PINGTUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan warned Tuesday that Chinese military exercises they are not just a rehearsal for an invasion of the self-governing island, but also reflect ambitions to control large swaths of the western Pacific, as Taipei has held its own exercises to underscore that it is ready to defend itself. Angry at the … Read more

3 more ships with grain leave Ukrainian ports under UN agreement

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three more ships carrying thousands of tons of corn left Ukrainian ports Friday and traveled through mined waters to inspect their delayed cargo, a sign that an international agreement to export grains has since held. Russia invaded Ukraine it was progressing slowly. But the main obstacles lie ahead for bring food to … Read more

Zelenskyy visits port as Ukraine prepares to ship grain

ODESA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited a Black Sea port Friday to watch crews preparing to export grain trapped by Russia’s Five Month Wara week after an agreement was reached to allow critical food supplies to flow to millions of impoverished people facing hunger all over the world. “The first ship is … Read more

Russia, Ukraine swap blame for deadly attack on POW prison

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine accused each other Friday of bombing a prison in a breakaway region of eastern Ukraine, an attack that reportedly killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war captured after the fall of the city of Mariupol. where troops against a months-long Russian siege. Both sides said the assault was … Read more