Ukraine Needs Full EU Candidacy Not “Compromise”, Zelensky Asserts

Russia-Ukraine War: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has entered day 87. Kyiv: Ukraine needs to become a full candidate to join the EU, rather than signing up to the kind of broader “European political community” antechamber proposed by France, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday. “We don’t need any alternatives to the application of Ukraine to join … Read more

Anthony Albanese: Who is Australia’s new prime minister?

Anthony Albanese is known as a pragmatic politician willing to work outside ideological lines – and someone whose first taste of politics came as a child. Australia’s new prime minister is from a humble background, reminding supporters of that as he made his acceptance speech on Saturday. “It says a lot about our great country,” … Read more

‘Perfect climate storm’: Pakistan reels from extreme heat

Lahore, Pakistan – In the capital of Pakistan’s largest province Punjab, residents such as Muhammad Junaid say the ongoing heatwave has felt “very sudden and unexpected”. A tailor living in one of Lahore’s Katchi Abadis (shanty towns), Junaid told Al Jazeera the 40 degree Celsius (104 degree Fahrenheit) and above temperatures, combined with hours-long power … Read more

Australia PM Scott Morrison Concedes Election Defeat

Australia Elections: Australia’s ruling government was unable to win enough seats. Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison admitted defeat in national elections Saturday after a “difficult night” for his conservative government. “Tonight I have spoken to the leader of the opposition and the incoming prime minister, Anthony Albanese, and I have congratulated him on his … Read more

Australia elections: Opposition Labor leader set to become PM after Scott Morrison concedes, ending nearly a decade of conservative rule

Australia’s Labor Party is poised to return to power for the first time since 2007, after Scott Morrison conceded defeat ending almost a decade of conservative rule. Opposition leader Anthony Albanese is set to become prime minister although he currently remains just shy of the 76 seats needed to form a government. As such he … Read more

Wimbledon’s Russia, Belarus ban on collision course with ATP, WTA

Wimbledon stripped of ranking points by sport’s main tours in a move that threatens to reduce Grand Slam to exhibition status. The world’s most prestigious tennis tournament is on a collision course with the sport’s global governing bodies after Wimbledon had its ranking points stripped by the ATP and WTA tours over excluding players from … Read more