MI5, FBI chiefs warn of ‘game-changing’ threats from China | Military News

The heads of the United Kingdom and the United States’ domestic intelligence services have raised alarms about Chinese economic espionage in a rare joint address in London. Ken McCallum, the director of the UK’s MI5, said on Wednesday that the Chinese government’s “covert pressure across the globe” amounts to “the most game-changing challenge we face”, … Read more

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Suspect confesses to killing Malta journalist

“If I knew, I would have gone for 10 million. Not 150,000,” he said, referring to the sum in euros that he said he was paid for killing the journalist. “For me it was just business. Yeah. Business as usual!” he told a Reuters reporter. He later added, “Of course I feel sorry.” His admission … Read more

U.S. Calls for Investigation Into Deadly Uzbekistan Violence | World News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday urged authorities to pursue a credible investigation into deadly violence in Uzbekistan’s autonomous province of Karakalpakstan last week. Eighteen people were killed and 243 wounded during protests over plans to curtail Karakalpakstan’s autonomy, Uzbek authorities said on Monday – the worst bout of violence in the Central … Read more

Ukrainian governor urges evacuation of 350,000 residents

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory in seizing an eastern Ukraine province essential to his wartime aims, his troops escalated their offensive in the neighboring province on Tuesday, prompting the governor to urge a mass evacuation of residents. Govt. Pavlo Kyrylenko said that getting the 350,000 people remaining … Read more

High cost of Russian gains in Ukraine may limit new advance

After more than four months of ferocious fighting, Russia claimed a key victory: full control over one of the two provinces in Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland. But Moscow’s seizure of the last major stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in Luhansk province came at a steep price. The critical question now is whether Russia can muster enough … Read more

Iran and the US could be headed for a summer of escalation

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  —  The United States and Iran could be heading for a summer of further escalation after indirect talks to restore the 2015 nuclear … Read more

Brittney Griner pens handwritten letter to Biden

CNN — WNBA star Brittney Griner, in a handwritten letter to President Joe Biden, said she fears she will be detained in Russia indefinitely and pleaded with the President not to forget about her and other American detainees. “(As) I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of … Read more

Rescue teams scan mountains for missing after Italian glacier collapse

CANAZEI, Italy, July 4 (Reuters) – Helicopter crews and drones flew over the Italian Alps on Monday searching for 13 people missing after part of a mountain glacier collapsed, killing at least seven people in a disaster experts linked to rising temperatures. Much of Italy has been baking in an early-summer heatwave and scientists said … Read more

Rain hampers search for missing in Italian glacier avalanche

ROME (AP) — Thunderstorms hampered Monday the search for more than a dozen hikers who remained unaccounted for a day after a huge chunk of an Alpine glacier in Italy broke off, sending an avalanche of ice, snow and rocks down the slope. Italy’s state TV said another body was recovered, raising the known death … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 131 | Russia-Ukraine war News

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 131st day, we take a look at the main developments. Here are the key events so far on Monday, July 4. Get the latest updates here. fighting Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy acknowledged that Ukrainian forces have withdrawn from Lysychansk and pledged to retake lost territory after Russia claimed full … Read more