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Russia regrouping for 'powerful strikes', Zelensky warns
by Danny Kemp - April 1, 2022 - 4:36pm
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Russia is consolidating and preparing "powerful strikes" in the country's east and south, including besieged Mariupol, where a new attempt will be made Friday to evacuate...
Putin's gas threat as Ukraine, West dismiss de-escalation claim
by Danny Kemp - April 1, 2022 - 9:08am
Russia threatened Thursday to turn off its gas taps to Europe, opening up a new front in its war in Ukraine amid growing scepticism over Moscow's claim it is scaling back its onslaught.
Ahead of new peace talks, Zelensky says eying Russia neutrality demand
by Danny Kemp - March 28, 2022 - 8:35am
"This point of the negotiations is understandable to me and it is being discussed, it is being carefully studied," Zelensky said during an interview with several independent Russian news organisations.
Russia signals less ambitious goals in Ukraine war
by Danny Kemp - March 26, 2022 - 9:56am
Russia signaled Friday it may dial back its war aims to focus on eastern Ukraine after failing to break the nation's resistance in a month of fighting and attacks on civilians, including up to 300 feared killed in...
'Hellscape' in Mariupol as UN chief pleads for Ukraine
by Danny Kemp - March 23, 2022 - 8:18am
"There are about 100,000 people in the city — in inhumane conditions, in a complete blockade, no food, no water, no medicine, under constant shelling," he said.
Zelensky denounces Russian 'terror' as school bombed in Ukraine
by Danny Kemp - March 21, 2022 - 8:38am
In his daily video message, Zelensky said the siege of Mariupol, a strategic port cut off by Russian forces from food, water and supplies, would go down as a war crime, describing it as "a terror that will be remembered...
Moscow accused of war crimes as Ukraine atrocities mount
by Danny Kemp - March 18, 2022 - 8:32am
In the latest of a series of resonant speeches to Western lawmakers, Zelensky told the German parliament that Moscow was building a new Cold War wall across Europe, "between freedom and bondage." 
Biden slams 'war criminal' Putin as Ukraine civilian horror grows
by Danny Kemp - March 17, 2022 - 8:21am
US President Joe Biden branded Vladimir Putin a "war criminal" Wednesday as the Russian leader's onslaught in Ukraine claimed more civilian lives, and a theatre where "hundreds" were sheltering was destroyed by...
European leaders in defiant Kyiv trip as Russia closes in
by Danny Kemp - March 16, 2022 - 9:01am
As a 35-hour curfew came into force in Kyiv, President Volodymyr Zelensky hosted the Polish, Czech and Slovenian prime ministers in the first visit to the city by foreign leaders since Russia's invasion.
Myanmar attacks Rohingya genocide case at UN's top court
by Danny Kemp - February 22, 2022 - 8:42am
Myanmar hit out Monday at a genocide case brought against it by The Gambia for alleged persecution of Rohingya Muslims, urging the UN's highest court to drop the claim on legal grounds.
New COVID-19 variant shuts borders across the globe
by Danny Kemp - November 29, 2021 - 7:24am
Dubbed Omicron, the strain has cast doubt on global efforts to battle the pandemic because of fears that it is highly infectious, forcing countries to reimpose measures many had hoped were a thing of the past.
EU approves first COVID-19 jab for kids aged 5 and up
by Danny Kemp - November 26, 2021 - 7:41am
The move paves the way for the 27-nation EU to extend its vaccination campaign as it battles a spike in cases. Pfizer is currently authorised for people aged 12 and over in the bloc.
Fresh Covid riots for second night hit Dutch city
by Danny Kemp - November 22, 2021 - 7:29am
Fresh rioting broke out late Saturday over the Dutch government's coronavirus measures, with rioters throwing stones and fireworks at police, and setting fire to bicycles as protests turned violent for a second night...
Tribunal for murdered journalists opens in The Hague
by Danny Kemp - November 2, 2021 - 8:24pm
A "people's tribunal" to achieve justice for murdered journalists opened in The Hague to defend media freedoms in an age of increasing authoritarianism and populism.
New ICC prosecutor vows to 'revive' troubled tribunal
by Danny Kemp - June 16, 2021 - 9:00pm
"We have to perform in trial. We cannot invest so much, we cannot raise expectations so high, and achieve so little so often in the courtroom," Khan said in a speech after being sworn in.
EU countries to resume AstraZeneca jabs after 'safe' verdict
by Danny Kemp - March 19, 2021 - 7:31am
After the EMA's announcement a raft of European countries said they would soon resume vaccinations, including Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia and Bulgaria.
EU regulator 'convinced' AstraZeneca jab benefits outweigh risks
by Danny Kemp - March 17, 2021 - 10:42am
The EU's medicines regulator said Tuesday it was "firmly convinced" the benefits of AstraZeneca's vaccine outweigh potential risks, insisting there was no evidence linking it to blood clots after several nations...
AstraZeneca jab faces suspensions as world marks pandemic anniversary
by Danny Kemp - March 12, 2021 - 7:39am
Denmark, Norway and Iceland all suspended the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab over fears it could be linked to blood clots.
EU approves Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
by Danny Kemp - March 12, 2021 - 7:30am
The decision offers a boost for the EU's sluggish vaccination programme. J&J said it aims to begin delivery to the bloc in the second half of April and to supply 200 million doses to the EU, Norway and Iceland in...
'Two years in isolation': Anne Frank's diary more relevant than ever, 75 years on
by Danny Kemp - April 13, 2020 - 10:34am
A lifetime ago, a Jewish girl confided in her diary as she spent two years in isolation from the outside world in a doomed attempt to escape mortal danger.
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