Ukraine vows never to forget or forgive Bucha anniversary

Russian troops occupy the city of Bucha for 33 days Mass graves were found after the reconquest by Ukraine Ukraine accuses Russian troops of committing atrocities Russia denies the allegations BUCHA, Ukraine, March 31 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday Ukraine would never forgive Russian forces responsible for the atrocities in Bucha as … Read more

Pope Francis visits children in hospital, who will be discharged on Saturday

VATICAN CITY, March 31 (Reuters) – Pope Francis baptized a baby and greeted children at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on Friday as he appeared to be recovering quickly from a bout of bronchitis that left him hospitalized earlier this week. Francis is expected to return home on Saturday, pending the results of his final medical tests, … Read more

US advocacy group asks FTC to stop new OpenAI GPT releases

WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) – The technology ethics group Center for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy is asking the US Federal Trade Commission to stop OpenAI from releasing new commercial releases of GPT-4, which has puzzled some users and caused others suffering with his quick and humane responses to questions. In a complaint to the … Read more

Protests in Kenya turn violent again as government vows to ‘stop the descent’

NAIROBI, March 30 (Reuters) – New demonstrations organized on Thursday by opponents of Kenyan President William Ruto were again marked by violent clashes, as stone-throwing protesters battled police and a local office belonging to Ruto’s party was set on fire. Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s earlier outcry on Monday against the high cost of living and … Read more

Adidas withdraws its opposition to Black Lives Matter’s three-stripe design

March 29 (Reuters) – Sportswear manufacturer Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) turned down Wednesday 48 hours after the request to the US Trademark Office to reject a Black Lives Matter application for a trademark with three parallel stripes. “Adidas will withdraw its opposition to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation’s trademark application as soon as possible,” … Read more

Clashes as French protesters protest Macron’s pension bill

The government rejects the trade unions’ call to suspend the law Protesters angry at the bill and at Macron Transport hubs, energy sector affected by strikes PARIS/NANTES, France, March 28 (Reuters) – Black-clad groups set fire to bins and threw projectiles at police in Paris, who responded with tear gas, on the edge of a … Read more

Two women killed in knife attack in Ismaili center in Lisbon

LISBON, March 28 (Reuters) – Two women were killed and one person injured in a knife attack believed to have been carried out by an Afghan refugee at the Ismaili Center in Lisbon on Tuesday, officials said. Portuguese police shot the alleged attacker after he refused to put down a large knife and began to … Read more

Angry youths challenge Macron and his pension law

PARIS, March 27 (Reuters) – Teenager Charles Chauliac is angry that French President Emmanuel Macron is planning to delay the retirement of hard-working people like his parents, and that he has bypassed parliament to do so. In recent weeks, the 18-year-old has taken to the streets of Paris most evenings to try and force a … Read more

Kamala Harris kicks off Africa tour in Ghana, announces security support

US Vice President kicks off three-country tour of Africa Washington is trying to counter Chinese, Russian influence Harris says she raised the issue of LGBT rights ACCRA, March 27 (Reuters) – The United States will provide $100 million to Ghana and four other West African countries to help them deal with violent extremism and instability, … Read more

Burkina Faso suspends France 24 broadcasts in the country after an interview with Al Qaeda

NAIROBI, March 27 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso’s military government on Monday suspended France 24 broadcasts in the country after the TV station aired an interview with the head of al Qaeda’s North African wing AQIM. Relations between Paris and Ouagadougou have deteriorated sharply since Burkina Faso’s army seized power in a coup d’├ętat last October. … Read more