Russia and Ukraine sign an agreement on grain exports

CNN — Ukraine and Russia have reached a deal that would allow the resumption of vital grain exports from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, a major diplomatic breakthrough aimed at easing a global food crisis triggered by the war. The ministers of the two countries signed an agreement brokered by the United Nations and Turkey in … Read more

The Biden administration is considering a public health emergency

A Northwell Health staff member holds the monkeypox vaccine, at Cherry Grove on Fire Island, New York, where monkeypox vaccines were administered on July 14, 2022. James Carbon | News day | Getty Images The Biden administration is considering declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing outbreak of monkeypox, a senior White … Read more

Bravery of Azovstal defenders remembered at funeral in Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — When he surrendered to Russian forces in May at the pulverized Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, the wounded Ukrainian soldier could not properly say goodbye to his slain friend, whose body had to be left with hundreds of other dead. The former prisoner of war, whose name is David, finally had his … Read more

Ukraine and Russia set to sign agreement on resuming grain exports

ISTANBUL (AP) — Russia and Ukraine were due to sign separate agreements Friday with Turkey and the United Nations that would allow Ukraine to resume grain shipments to world markets and Russia to export grain and fertilizer, ending a stalemate that threatened global food security amid war in Ukraine. Ukrainian and Russian military delegations reached … Read more

Russia bombs major Ukrainian city after expanding war targets

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling pounded a densely populated area of ​​Ukraine’s second-largest city on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring at least 23 others with a barrage that hit a mosque, an establishment medical and a commercial area, according to officials and witnesses. Police in the northeastern city of Kharkiv said … Read more

Monarch butterfly added to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

A monarch butterfly in the Butterfly Pavilion at the LA County Museum of Natural History Wednesday, June 1, 2022. David Crane | MediaNews Group | Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images The iconic black and orange monarch butterfly is facing extinction due to habitat destruction and climate change, international conservationists said Thursday. The monarch … Read more

Italy heads for snap election after Draghi coalition fails

ROME (AP) — Italy is heading for a snap election after its president on Thursday accepted Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s resignation and decided there was no way to cobble together another government after the rapid collapse of the ruling coalition. The demise of Draghi’s coalition in the eurozone’s third-largest economy and uncertainty over what Italian … Read more