China and Russia veto new UN sanctions on North Korea for first time since 2006
Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a US-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution to strengthen sanctions on North Korea in a vote the US ambassador to the UN called dangerous, disappointing and likely to fuel Pyongyang's program to develop nuclear-capable missile systems.
Russia is depopulating parts of eastern Ukraine, forcibly removing thousands into remote parts of Russia
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have been processed through a series of Russian "filtration camps" in Eastern Ukraine and sent into Russia as part of a systemized program of forced removal, according to four sources familiar with the latest Western intelligence -- an estimate far higher than US officials have publicly disclosed.
UK hits oil and gas companies with $6 billion windfall tax
The UK government is introducing a £5 billion ($6.3 billion) tax on the windfall profits of its oil and gas companies, bowing to pressure from campaigners to raise money to help millions of people struggling with the worst cost-of-living crisis in decades.
China plays for influence in South Pacific with security proposal and diplomatic tour
China has proposed a sweeping regional security deal with a number of Pacific Island nations, according to documents seen by CNN, amid concern from the United States and its allies about Beijing's expanding reach in the region.
100,000 Chinese officials attend emergency meeting to revive Covid-hit economy
China's cabinet held an emergency meeting with more than 100,000 participants on Wednesday, according to state media, as top leaders urged new measures to stabilize an economy battered by the country's stringent Covid-19 restrictions.
Indian court sentences top Kashmiri separatist to life in prison
An Indian court on Wednesday ordered life in jail for Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik for funding "terrorist" activities and many other charges, prompting street protests outside his residence and condemnation from Pakistan's prime minister.
Cherelle Griner speaks of her emotional turmoil following her wife Brittney's detention in Russia
In her first interview since her wife Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia in February, Cherelle Griner has spoken about how she "laid on this couch and cried my eyeballs out" after first hearing the news.