Ukrainian city warned to evacuate before Russian attack

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory in seizing an eastern Ukrainian province essential to his war aims, the mayor of a city in the path of Moscow’s offensive warned residents on Tuesday to evacuate before of an expected attack. The Sloviansk mayor’s warning highlighted fears that Russian forces are … Read more

UK military investigate hacks on Army social media accounts

British military authorities are trying to find out who hacked the army’s social media accounts over the weekend, flooding them with cryptocurrency videos and posts related to collectible electronic art. LONDON — British military authorities are trying to find out who hacked the army’s social media accounts over the weekend, flooding them with cryptocurrency videos … Read more

Russia claims control of key eastern Ukraine province

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia on Sunday claimed control of Ukraine’s last stronghold in an eastern province that is key to achieving a key objective of Moscow’s war. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that its forces had withdrawn from Lysychansk in Luhansk province. President Volodymr Zelenskyy acknowledged the withdrawal but said … Read more

Popular Pakistani restaurant stands the test of time in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — In a city with ocean-view champagne brunches, Michelin-starred restaurants and endless choices of upscale Asian food, a small restaurant with plastic chairs and metal tables is a Dubai favorite. The Ravi restaurant, a small, family-owned Pakistani establishment, is rooted in the South Asian community of workers who helped build Dubai. … Read more

Daughter of reporter killed in Mexico dies of injuries in attack

MEXICO CITY — The daughter of a reporter murdered earlier this week in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas died Friday from injuries sustained in the attack that killed her father. On Wednesday, Antonio de la Cruz became the 12th journalist killed so far this year in Mexico when a man on a motorcycle shot … Read more

Former Alibaba employee says ex-boss should be charged with rape

Taipei, Taiwan — A former employee of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has accused her then-manager of trying to rape her on a business trip last year, as she presses police to review the charges in a case that highlighted workplace harassment in the country. . The employee, a woman identified only by her surname Zhou, … Read more

Human rights group: Palestinians torture detainees with impunity

TEL AVIV, Israel — Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip systematically torture detained critics, a practice that could be considered a crime against humanity, an international human rights group said on Friday. Human Rights Watch called in its report for donor countries to cut funding to Palestinian security forces that commit such … Read more

New Zealand designates Proud Boys as a terrorist organization

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The New Zealand government has declared the American far-right groups Proud Boys and The Base to be terrorist organizations. The two groups join 18 others, including the Islamic State, who have been given an official terrorist designation, making it illegal in New Zealand to fund, recruit or participate in the groups … Read more

Justice Department to investigate NYPD sex crimes unit

NEW YORK — The US Department of Justice has launched a wide-ranging investigation into the NYPD’s notorious sex crimes investigators, after years of complaints about their treatment of crime victims. The civil rights investigation, announced Thursday and spurred by a letter last year from dismayed victims, will examine whether the NYPD’s Special Victims Division engages … Read more

Xi arrives in Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of transfer

HONG KONG — Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong ahead of the 25th anniversary of the British handover and after a two-year transformation bringing the city more firmly under Communist Party control. It is Xi’s first trip outside mainland China in nearly two and a half years. Supporters at the train station waving … Read more