Body of Russia Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Released to His Mother

Body of Russia Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Released to His Mother

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released to his mother, a top aide to Navalny said Saturday.

Pope Francis Cancels Meeting With Rome Deacons Because of Flu, Vatican Says

Pope Francis Cancels Meeting With Rome Deacons Because of Flu, Vatican Says

Pope Francis has canceled an audience scheduled for Saturday as a precaution after contracting mild flu, the Vatican press office said.

Biden Meets With Navalny Relatives

Biden Meets With Navalny Relatives

President Joe Biden met with Alexei Navalny’s widow and daughter Thursday, while on his California travels.

U.S., E.U. Expand Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine War, Navalny’s Death

U.S., E.U. Expand Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine War, Navalny’s Death

The United States and the European Union are increasing sanctions on Russia in response to the continued war in Ukraine and the recent death of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

4 Charged in Transporting Suspected Iran-Made Weapons. Two SEALs Died Intercepting Ship

4 Charged in Transporting Suspected Iran-Made Weapons. Two SEALs Died Intercepting Ship

Four foreign nationals were charged with transporting suspected Iranian-made weapons on a vessel intercepted by U.S. naval forces in Arabian Sea. Two Navy SEALs died during the mission.

Guinness World Records Annuls ‘Oldest Dog’ Title For a Deceased Portugal Canine, After Inquiry

Guinness World Records Annuls ‘Oldest Dog’ Title For a Deceased Portugal Canine, After Inquiry

Guinness World Records has ruled against a Portugal dog that died in 2023, keeping the title of oldest canine ever.

Mother of Kremlin Critic Navalny Resisting Pressure to Agree to Secret Burial

Mother of Kremlin Critic Navalny Resisting Pressure to Agree to Secret Burial

The mother of Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday she has seen her son’s body and she is resisting pressure from authorities to agree to a secret burial.

Ukraine Considers Unpopular Options to Expand Military Draft

Ukraine Considers Unpopular Options to Expand Military Draft

As the Ukranian-Russian war enters its third year, an urgent challenge for Ukraine is whether it can keep enough soldiers in service to repel an enemy with far more fighters at its disposal.

Container Ship Hits Bridge in South China, Killing 5 and Knocking Section of Road Into Water

Container Ship Hits Bridge in South China, Killing 5 and Knocking Section of Road Into Water

Five people died Thursday when a container ship hit support pillars for Lixinsha Bridge over a river in southern China, sending a section of the road and five vehicles crashing.

Taliban Carry Out Double Public Execution at Southeastern Afghanistan Stadium

Taliban Carry Out Double Public Execution at Southeastern Afghanistan Stadium

The Taliban carried out a double public execution at a southeastern Afghanistan stadium on Thursday as thousands watched the killing of two convicted men.

China Plans to Send Two New Pandas to San Diego Zoo

China Plans to Send Two New Pandas to San Diego Zoo

China plans to send a new pair of giant pandas to the San Diego Zoo, renewing a longstanding gesture of friendship with the United States after having recalled nearly all its bears from U.S. zoos.

Los Angeles Woman Arrested in Russia, Charged with Treason

Los Angeles Woman Arrested in Russia, Charged with Treason

Russian authorities have arrested a woman with dual U.S. and Russian citizenship on charges of treason, accusing her of collecting money for the Ukrainian military.

Japan’s Nikkei Stock Index Surges to All-Time High

Japan’s Nikkei Stock Index Surges to All-Time High

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged Thursday past the record it set in 1989 before its financial bubble burst.

2 People Dead, 1 Missing in Climbing Accident on Mexico’s Highest Peak

2 People Dead, 1 Missing in Climbing Accident on Mexico’s Highest Peak

Two people died and another is missing on Pico de Orizaba in Mexico.

Taekwondo Instructor Killed 7-Year-Old Student and Boy’s Parents, Sydney Police Say

Taekwondo Instructor Killed 7-Year-Old Student and Boy’s Parents, Sydney Police Say

A taekwondo instructor killed a 7-year-old student at his academy and the boy’s parents, police said Wednesday.