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Hong Kong court rejects publisher Jimmy Lai’s bid to terminate his national security trial

A Hong Kong court has rejected a jailed publisher’s request to terminate his national security trial, pressing ahead with a landmark case seen as part of Beijing’s crackdown on the city’s pro-democracy movement.

Turkey’s Erdogan retains power, now faces challenges over the economy and earthquake recovery

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a mandate to rule until 2028, securing five more years as leader of a country at the crossroads of Europe and Asia that plays a key role in NATO.

Four dead after tourist boat capsizes in storm on Italian lake

Italian firefighters say that they have recovered four bodies from a northern Italian lake after a tourist boat capsized in a sudden, violent storm.

Asylum-seekers say joy over end of Title 42 turns to anguish

Applicants try to determine how the Biden administration’s new rules affect them.

Despite inflation, earthquakes, and tough race, Erdogan is reelected

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan beat back the greatest political challenge of his career Sunday, securing victory in a presidential runoff that granted five more years to a mercurial leader who has vexed his Western allies while tightening his grip on the Turkish state.

Kyiv repels largest-ever drone attack launched by Russian forces

The Ukrainian air force said it had shot down 52 out of 54 Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones aimed at targets in central Ukraine, describing the number launched as a record.

South Korean arrested for opening plane emergency exit door, faces up to 10 years in prison

A man who opened an emergency exit door during a flight in South Korea was formally arrested Sunday and faces up to 10 years in prison on a charge of violating the aviation security law, officials said.

‘It’s time’: Ukraine’s top commander says counteroffensive is imminent

“It’s time to get back what’s ours,” Ukraine’s supreme military commander, Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi, wrote in a statement.