State Department briefing highlights Ukraine, Iran

State Department officials say the Biden administration is concerned over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attempts to “institutionalize control” over Ukraine’s Kherson region. (May 31)       

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Denmark holds referendum on dropping EU defence opt-out

Denmark is the latest Nordic country to reassess security policy after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Ukraine war: Stories of torture emerging out of Kherson

The BBC speaks to residents from a Russian-occupied region who say they were kidnapped and tortured.

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Man found dead in gator-filled lake in Florida

Police in Florida say a man died searching for Frisbees in a lake at a suburban disc golf course where people are warned by signs to beware…

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1 dead, 2 injured in ‘senseless’ shooting after Louisiana high school graduation ceremony

One woman was killed and two men injured in a shooting following the graduation ceremony of Morris Jeff High School in New Orleans.       

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Riders stuck upside-down at Pennsylvania park

Officials are investigating after visitors were stuck upside-down on the Aero 360 ride at Kennywood amusement park in western Pennsylvania. The riders were evacuated and officials say…

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Funeral held for Amerie Jo Garza

The funeral Mass for 10-year-old Amerie Jo Garza was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde Tuesday. She was one of the 21 people killed last…

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K-pop supergroup BTS visits White House to discuss anti-Asian hate crimes

South Korean supergroup BTS visited the White House on Tuesday to discuss hate crimes targeting Asians with US President Joe Biden.

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Ukraine reports 15,000 suspected war crimes

Its top prosecutor accuses Russian military officials and politicians of committing war crimes.

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The day in pictures

A look at the day’s best photographs from around the world.       

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Britain to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

Britain is preparing to hold four days of celebrations this week as Queen Elizabeth II marks 70 years on the throne.       

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Australia is facing a flu season of a ‘different nature’. Are multicultural communities aware?

Five Australian states have made flu shots free, with other jurisdictions expected to follow. But are the pleas from health departments for people to get vaccinated reaching…

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Biden recounts his visit to Uvalde: ‘The pain is palpable’

President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the pain was “palpable” when he met with grieving families in Uvalde, Texas, this weekend following a mass shooting at an…

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There’s talk of razing Robb Elementary and rebuilding it after the slaughter of 19 children last week. Here’s what happened after other school massacres.

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Seizing Russian Assets to Help Ukraine Sets Off White House Debate

Some European officials want to use more than $300 billion in Russian central bank assets to rebuild Ukraine. But Biden administration officials warn that diverting those funds…

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Russian Military Is Repeating Mistakes in Eastern Ukraine, U.S. Says

President Vladimir V. Putin sent in a new commander in April, but Russian troops are still facing morale and other problems, American officials say.President Vladimir V. Putin…

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