Biden’s arms embargo on Israel ’emboldens’ Hamas missile strikes against Jewish state

JERUSALEM—After President Biden gave his ultimatum of withholding offensive weapons to the Jewish state if Israel were to launch an invasion of Rafah, rocket attacks rained down on Israel on Friday from Rafah, with more rockets fired on Saturday. Hamas launched rockets from Rafah at the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on Friday for the … Read more

NATO ally endorses China’s Ukraine peace plan as Beijing applauds ‘model’ of European diplomacy

The visit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hungarian President Viktor Orban ended with glowing praise from both parties as Xi labeled his counterpart a “model” for diplomatic relations with Europe, while Orban endorsed Beijing’s Ukraine peace plan. “Today, Europe is on the side of war,” Orbán said Thursday during a joint press conference.  “The … Read more

7 dead after bus drives into river in St. Petersburg, Russia

A bus veered off a bridge and plunged into a river on Friday in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city, killing seven people, officials said. The Investigative Committee, Russia’s top criminal investigations body, reported the death toll. It did not state how many others were injured, but the emergencies ministry earlier said that six people removed … Read more

Ukraine beats back Russian attempt to cross border as Moscow seeks Kharkiv buffer zone: report

The Ukrainian military has claimed it pushed back an attempted Russian incursion amid fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin will make renewed efforts to capture the city of Kharkiv.  “Russia has launched a new wave of counteroffensive operations in the Kharkiv sector,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced Friday, claiming the Russians fought against his forces … Read more

Xi leaves Hungary, concluding 5-day tour of Europe

Chinese President Xi Jinping left Hungary on Friday, concluding a tour of three European nations meant to reinforce China’s growing influence on the continent. Xi’s plane took off from Budapest airport on Friday evening, after five days in Europe that began with a visit to France and then Serbia. CHINA’S XI VISITS HUNGARY IN BID … Read more