Russia scoffs but Putin could stand trial for alleged war crimes, ICC chief prosecutor says | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor believes Russian President Vladimir Putin could stand trial for alleged crimes committed during Russia’s war in Ukraine, he told CNN on Friday, despite Moscow’s arguments that it is not subject to the court’s decisions. In an interview with CNN’s Clarissa Ward, Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan pointed … Read more

What is the Good Friday Agreement? How a historic deal ended the Troubles in Northern Ireland | CNN

[ad_1] London CNN  —  US President Joe Biden will visit Belfast, Northern Ireland, next week to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), a peace deal that brought an end to decades of sectarian violence on the island of Ireland known as “the Troubles.”  A lot has changed since 1998, when the deal was reached, but the accord lives large in the imaginations of … Read more

Japanese military helicopter crashes in sea with 10 on board | CNN

[ad_1] Tokyo CNN  —  Rescuers are scanning waters off southern Japan for 10 people on board a Japanese military helicopter that apparently crashed into the sea on Thursday, Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said. “I will continue to do my best to collect information on the damage and search for human lives,” said Hamada, who looked … Read more

Dozens of rockets fired from Lebanon into Israel after raids on al-Aqsa mosque | CNN

[ad_1] Jerusalem CNN  —  Dozens of rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel on Thursday, the Israeli military said, in a major escalation that comes amid regional tensions over Israeli police raids at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Some 34 rockets were launched from Lebanese territory into Israeli territory, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said, … Read more

Israeli police storm al-Aqsa mosque for the second time on Wednesday | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Israeli police stormed the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, one of Islam’s holiest sites, for the second time on Wednesday, hours after they first raided the compound and arrested hundreds of Palestinians despite condemnations from the Arab and Muslim world. The clashes, which took place as al-Aqsa sees worshipers offer prayers during the … Read more

Russia hawks exploit blogger’s death to demand executions and an even harsher crackdown on dissent | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  The killing of Russian military journalist Vladlen Tatarsky has set off angry demands among politicians and commentators in Russia for the return of the death penalty, and for a merciless crackdown on dissent through greater use of terrorism and treason charges. Tatarsky was killed when an improvised device exploded during an event … Read more

Syrian refugee elected mayor of German town, years after fleeing war | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A Syrian who arrived in Germany as a refugee in 2015 has won a mayoral election in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg. Ryyan Alshebl, who left his hometown of As Suwayda in Syria eight years ago, ran as an independent in the municipality of Ostelsheim. He won 55.41% of the votes … Read more

Erdogan’s political fate may be determined by Turkey’s Kurds | CNN

[ad_1] 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  —  Turkey’s persecuted pro-Kurdish party has emerged as a kingmaker in the country’s upcoming election, playing a decisive role that may just … Read more

CEOs are tired of being held responsible for gun regulation | CNN Business

[ad_1] A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. New York CNN  —  Americans have grown used to corporate executives treading the well-worn paths of the … Read more

Russia arrests anti-war activist following blast that killed hawkish blogger | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Russian authorities have detained a 26-year-old anti-war protester, claiming she was involved in the blast that killed well-known military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky at a cafe in St. Petersburg on Sunday. The country’s interior ministry added Daria Trepova to a wanted list following the explosion, and her arrest was announced on Telegram by … Read more

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