An international office to probe Russia for the war crime of aggression opened in The Hague on Monday in what Ukraine called a "truly historic" first step towards a tribunal for Moscow's leadership. . Calls for a special tribunal on Ukraine have mounted because of the inability to prosecute aggression by the ICC, a war crimes court which is also based in The Hague.
Hong Kong police offered on Monday HK$1 million bounties for information leading to the capture of eight prominent democracy activists based abroad and wanted for national security crimes.. A reward of HK$1 million ($127,644) was offered for each activist to anyone providing information on their whereabouts "leading to the arrest or satisfactory prosecution".
Israel on Monday began a large-scale military raid including drone strikes and hundreds of troops in the northern occupied West Bank, killing eight Palestinians in what the army labelled an "extensive counterterrorism effort.". In another rare action that same week, the Israeli military said it carried out a drone strike to kill three members of a "terrorist cell" in the West Bank.
A top EU climate official said Monday there is a "contradiction" between China's ambitious goals to combat global warming and its continued building of coal-fired power plants.. The jump in approvals for coal-fired power plants has added to concerns that China will backtrack on its goals to peak emissions between 2026 and 2030 and become carbon-neutral by 2060.
Vietnam has banned the upcoming "Barbie" movie from cinemas over scenes with a map showing China's claims to territory in the South China Sea, state media reported Monday.. And in 2018, Vietnam cut a scene from the romantic comedy "Crazy Rich Asians" that featured a designer bag with a map of the world showing the disputed South China Sea islands under Beijing's control.
It's 3 am and pitch black when rice farmer Tran Thi Lan heads into water-logged fields on the outskirts of Hanoi to begin planting, desperate to finish before the day's brutal heat arrives.. "It's so hard to plant the rice when the strong sun is directly on my back and the warm water in the field splashes my face," Lan, 47, told AFP. Lan had managed a few days of daytime planting during a brief respite from the heat.
Viktor Grozdov was in a hole. . "I was walking along the avenue and thought I'd quickly walk round the hole where the shell fell -- or a bomb, I don't know," recalled Grozdov, sitting in his flat near the town's former cinema.
Popular Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko called on the public to "come out en masse" on the eve of a speech in which President Macky Sall is expected to announce on Monday whether he will seek a controversial third term.. Sall, meanwhile, is expected to announce whether he will seek another mandate at 8:00 pm on Monday after holding the country in suspense over his intentions for months.
Popular Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko called on the public on Sunday night to "come out en masse" ahead of a speech in which President Macky Sall is expected to announce whether he will seek a controversial third term.. Sonko said that if he is arrested, "I call on all the Senegalese people to stand up as one and come out en masse and this time put an end to this criminal regime".
Ukraine said on Sunday that Russian troops were advancing in four areas in the east of the country amid "fierce fighting", but reported its forces moving forward in the south.. Maliar also said Ukrainian troops were advancing with "partial success" on the southern flank of Bakhmut in the east and near Berdyansk and Melitopol in the south.