New Myanmar sanctions imposed as anti-coup activists plan action

The United States and its allies have imposed further sanctions on Myanmar’s military rulers amid deepening conflict two years since the military seized power in a coup. Washington imposed sanctions…

Joe Biden rules out sending Ukraine F-16 jets

US President Joe Biden has ruled out sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, despite renewed calls from Ukrainian officials for air support. Asked by a reporter on Monday if the…

Burkina Faso says 28 soldiers, civilians killed in rebel attacks

At least 28 people, including soldiers and civilians, have been killed in two attacks by armed assailants in Burkina Faso, a regional governor and the army said in separate statements.…

Boris Johnson says Putin threatened him with missile strike

Boris Johnson has said Vladimir Putin threatened him with a missile strike in an “extraordinary” phone call in the run-up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The then-prime minister said Mr…

Erdogan says Turkey may accept Finland in NATO, but block Sweden

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signalled that Ankara could accept Finland into NATO before taking any action on the membership of its Nordic neighbour Sweden. Erdogan was speaking just…

Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM

Chris Hipkins has been sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister. The 44-year-old was formally appointed to the role in Wellington, a week after Jacinda Ardern’s shock resignation. Ms…

Five-day COVID-19 lockdown imposed in Pyongyang

North Korea has ordered a five-day lockdown of the capital Pyongyang amid rising cases of an unspecified respiratory illness, according to NK News. Citing a government announcement, the Seoul-based outlet,…

Seven dead in second California shooting in days

A gunman killed seven people before being arrested in California on Monday, just two days after a shooting claimed 11 lives at a popular dance hall. The latest attacks occurred…

North Korea behind $100m crypto theft, FBI says

North Korean hackers were behind the theft of $100m worth of digital assets from a US crypto firm last year, according to United States law enforcement. The North Korean hacking…

Former UK PM Boris Johnson makes trip to Ukraine

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has travelled to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Mr Johnson visited the outskirts of the city on Sunday before being received by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr…