Concern in Italy that mafia redirecting vaccine to friends as elderly die
Authorities in Italy are investigating whether the Italian mafia is redirecting the country’s supply of coronavirus vaccines away from those who need it most and giving it to their friends and family, according to a report.
North Korean education official reportedly executed for 'anti-party activities'
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly ordered the execution of a top higher education official for “anti-party activities” — after he complained about not receiving support and resources from the government.
Iran frees South Korean ship it held amid dispute over funds
A South Korean oil tanker held for months by Iran amid a dispute over billions of dollars seized by Seoul was freed and sailed away early Friday, just hours ahead of further talks between Tehran and world powers over its tattered nuclear deal.
Defense Secretary Austin will meet with Europe, Israel officials amid heightened tensions with Russia, Iran
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will travel to Europe to meet with U.S. allies as tensions increase over Russia’s decision to move 28,000 troops to the Ukraine border, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
Putin so upset over Biden's killer comments he moved 28,000 Russian troops to Ukraine border, report
Vladimir Putin was reportedly so angered when President Joe Biden called him a "killer" in his first sit-down interview after taking office, the Russian president left his quarantine, got a COVID vaccination and moved 28,000 Russian troops to the border with Ukraine.
Putin critic Navalny losing feeling in his hands, legs amid hunger strike, lawyer says
A lawyer for imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has complained of serious back and leg pain in custody, said Wednesday that doctors have found him to be suffering from two spinal hernias.
Turkey sentences former soldiers to life over failed coup attempt against Erdogan
A Turkish court sentenced dozens of people, including former soldiers attached to the presidential guard regiment, to life imprisonment on Wednesday over their involvement in the 2016 failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported