As the stakes spiral…Russia shells Kyiv during Guterres’ visit
02 May 2022 | 5:08 pm
In the World This Week, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres tries to negotiate humanitarian corridors in Ukraine while on a visit to Kyiv. French President Emmanuel Macron's re-election honeymoon period proves short-lived, with the focus quickly turning to June legislative elections. And Tesla founder Elon Musk makes a $44 million offer for social media platform Twitter.
South Africa rejects accusations by the United States that it's providing weapons to Russia. Also, the search for missing people continues in eastern DR Congo after last week's devastating floods. And Tunisia's Jewish community is still in shock, two days after an attack at the Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba, in which five people were killed.
The FBI lacked "actual evidence" to investigate Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, US special counsel John Durham concluded in a report. Trump hailed the report's findings.
In a push evocative of the Soviet Union's efforts to bring Africa into its sphere of influence, the Kremlin has stepped up its presence across the African continent in recent years. From military campaigns to involvement in domestic politics, few African nations have been spared Moscow's interest.
After a rare summit of the Council of Europe, leaders vowed to hold Russia to account for its war against Ukraine.
African leaders from six countries want to end Russia’s war in Ukraine. A peace delegation will visit Kyiv and Moscow to mediate the conflict that has raged for more than a year.
Air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine and explosions were reported in the capital, days after air defenses largely repelled a Russian missile attack.
Since seizing power in a 2021 coup, the junta has used the imported weapons "to commit atrocities" against civilians, a United Nations expert said in a report.
Russia's Vladimir Putin has lifted the ban on direct flights with Georgia and introduced a visa-free regime for Georgian nationals. Georgian authorities welcome the initiative; critics see it as "provocation" by Moscow.
Russia's deputy foreign minister warned of "colossal risks" if NATO countries provided F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met India's Narendra Modi for the first time since the war.
The US president said Washington was doing all it can to strengthen support for Ukraine to fight back against Russia's aggression. Meanwhile, Zelenskyy called on G7 leaders to his peace plan.
Ukrainian officials insisted they still control parts of Bakhmut after Russian forces claimed victory in the bloody, months-long siege of the eastern city.
Authorities in Russia's Belgorod region said a "counter-terrorism operation" was ongoing after an alleged sabotage group from Ukraine crossed the border. Kyiv has denied involvement in the attack.
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