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NEW YORK: A stampede occurred at a Pride parade in the US city of New York on Sunday (Jun 26), with hundreds of people attempting to flee after mistaking the sound of fireworks for gunfire, police said. “There were NO shots fired in Washington Square Park. After an investigation, it was determined that the sound…

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SEOUL: A former South Korean Navy SEAL turned YouTuber who risked jail time to leave Seoul and fight for Ukraine says that it would have been a “crime” not to use his skills to help. Ken Rhee, an ex-special warfare officer, signed up at the Ukrainian embassy in Seoul the moment President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked…

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ZURICH: Former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will appeal against his conviction for accepting bribes in a case involving World Cup media rights, his legal team said. A Swiss appeals court on Friday (Jun 24) found Valcke, 61, guilty of bribery and forging documents but acquitted him of aggravated dishonest management as it handed him…

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MELBOURNE: Australia’s carbon emissions rose nearly 1 per cent in 2021, as driving and travel picked up and manufacturing activity recovered in the revival from COVID-19, the government said on Monday (Jun 27). The rise, which authorities expect to continue into the March quarter of 2022, poses a challenge for the new Labor government which…

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HORROR The General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces said on Monday Russian forces were using artillery to try to cut off Lysychansk from the south. Russian war planes had also struck near Lysychansk, the general staff said in its daily update. Tass news agency on Sunday quoted an official from Moscow-backed separatists as saying Russian…

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SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany: The Group of Seven rich democracies will commit on Tuesday (Jun 28) to a new package of coordinated actions meant to raise pressure on Russia over its war in Ukraine, and will finalise plans for a price cap on Russian oil, a senior US official said on Monday. The announcement came amid…

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WELLINGTON: The foreign minister of Tuvalu pulled out of the United Nations Ocean Conference opening in Portugal on Monday (Jun 27) after China blocked the participation of three Taiwanese included in the tiny Pacific island nation’s delegation list, according to Radio New Zealand. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, is not a member…

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LONDON: Russia promised on Monday (Jun 27) to hit Japan with countermeasures in response to Tokyo’s imposition of sanctions against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. Japan has joined the West in hitting Russia with an unprecedented package of sanctions in the four months since Russia launched its war against Ukraine. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida…

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Since the US and its allies decided to stop buying Russia’s oil, there has been little sign that the measure is inflicting the kind of pain that might force President Vladimir Putin to rethink his war in Ukraine. Plenty of other countries are still buying Russian crude, and a surge in prices has softened the…

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PARIS: Climate activists on Monday (Jun 27) blocked entry to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Paris office with some gluing their hands to its doors, demanding developing countries’ debt be scrapped to help tackle climate change. The Paris protest is part of a “Debt for climate” global campaign calling on wealthy-nation leaders attending the G7…

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