Myanmar's ambassador to China dies

Myanmar's ambassador to China dies

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 | AP | Beijing

Myanmar's ambassador to China has died, the Chinese government said on Monday. "I can confirm what you mentioned," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said in response to a question about the reported death of Ambassador Myo Thant Pe. He did not say when the diplomat had died or what the cause of...

Ukrainian risks life to rescue wild animals from war

Monday, 08 August 2022 | AP | Kyiv

Natalia Popova has found a new purpose in life: Rescuing wild animals and pets from the devastation wrought by the war in Ukraine. “They are my life,” says the 50-year-old, stroking a light-furred lioness like a kitten. From inside an enclosure, the animal rejoices at the attention, lying on her back...

Ukraine's Vatican envoy suggests Papal visit may be imminent

Monday, 08 August 2022 | IANS | Rome

The Ukrainian ambassador to the Vatican suggested that Pope Francis might soon visit the war-torn country. Ukraine has been waiting for the head of the Catholic Church since Russian launched its ongoing war on February 24, Andrii Yurash said in a tweet following an audience with the Pope, adding they would...

6 Russian military officers sacked since war began: UK Intelligence

Monday, 08 August 2022 | IANS | London

At least six senior Russian military officers are believed to have been sacked since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, according a British intelligence update on Sunday. The poor performance of the armed forces during the invasion has been costly for the Russian military leadership, most likely leading to the dismissal...

Ukraine grain headed for Lebanon under wartime deal delayed

Monday, 08 August 2022 | AP | Beirut

The scheduled arrival on Sunday of the first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal has been delayed, a Lebanese Cabinet Minister and the Ukraine Embassy said. The cause of the delay was not immediately clear and Marine Traffic, which monitors vessel traffic and...

Ex-rebel sworn in as Colombia's president in historic shift

Monday, 08 August 2022 | AP | Bogota (Colombia)

Colombia's first leftist president was sworn into office on Sunday, promising to fight inequality and heralding a turning point in the history of a country haunted by a long war between the government and guerrilla groups. Sen. Gustavo Petro, a former member of Colombia's M-19 guerrilla group, won the presidential election...

US Democrats climate, energy Bill clears initial Senate hurdle

Monday, 08 August 2022 | AP | Washington

US Democrats pushed their election-year economic bill toward Senate approval early on Sunday, starting the sprawling collection of President Joe Biden's priorities on climate, energy, health and taxes on a pathway that the party hopes will end in final congressional passage by the end of this week. The evenly divided Senate...

Bangladesh seeks China help to repatriate Rohingya refugees

Monday, 08 August 2022 | AP | Dhaka

Bangladesh on Sunday sought cooperation from China to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar during a visit by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who promised better trade ties, investment and support for infrastructure development in the South Asian nations. China had used its influence in Myanmar to broker a November 2017 agreement to...

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