Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as Russia war rages

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as Russia war rages

KYIV, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused the Kremlin on Saturday of reviving the “genocidal” tactics of Josef Stalin as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33. The remembrance day for the “Holodomor” comes as Ukraine is battling to repel invading Russian forces and deal with sweeping … Read more

Walmart Chesapeake shooting: Employee kills 6 and himself in Virginia

Walmart Chesapeake shooting: Employee kills 6 and himself in Virginia

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Nov 23 (Reuters) – A Walmart employee killed six people and injured several others before fatally shooting himself at a store in Chesapeake, Virginia, authorities said on Wednesday, in the latest episode of gun violence in the United States. The shooter, who has not been identified, used a pistol in the shooting late … Read more

Decorated US Army veteran one of two men who took down Colorado shooter

Decorated US Army veteran one of two men who took down Colorado shooter

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov 21 (Reuters) – A decorated Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who had taken his family to support a drag show performer who was one of his daughter’s friends said his US Army training took over when gunfire broke out at a Colorado LGBTQ club. “It’s the reflex,” Rich Fierro told reporters gathered … Read more

Victims and heroes in Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub shooting identified

Victims and heroes in Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub shooting identified

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov 21 (Reuters) – Colorado Springs officials on Monday identified the five shooting victims who died and the two heroes who prevented further bloodshed at the LGBTQ nightclub where a gunman opened fire on Saturday night. Another 17 people were wounded by gunfire in the rampage. Police said they had yet to … Read more

Colorado bosses stop shooter who killed five at Club Q gay nightclub

Colorado bosses stop shooter who killed five at Club Q gay nightclub

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov 20 (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire inside a LGBTQ nightspot in Colorado Springs late on Saturday, killing at least five people and injuring 25 others before being stopped by “heroic” clubgoers, police said. Authorities on Sunday said they were investigating whether the attack was motivated by hate. Police identified the … Read more

Biden administration says Saudi prince has immunity in Khashoggi killing lawsuit

Biden administration says Saudi prince has immunity in Khashoggi killing lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The Biden administration ruled on Thursday that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has immunity from a lawsuit over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, drawing immediate condemnation from the slain journalist’s former fiancee. Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in October 2018 by Saudi agents in the Saudi consulate in … Read more

Dutch court sentences three to life in prison for 2014 downing of MH17 over Ukraine

Dutch court sentences three to life in prison for 2014 downing of MH17 over Ukraine

Crash killed 298 passengers and crew Court finds Russian missile downed the plane Convicted men are fugitives, believed in Russia AMSTERDAM, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Dutch judges convicted two Russian men and a Ukrainian man in absentia of murder for their role in the shooting down of Flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 with the … Read more

Alec Baldwin files lawsuit in deadly ‘Rust’ shooting

Alec Baldwin files lawsuit in deadly 'Rust' shooting

Nov 11 (Reuters) – Actor Alec Baldwin filed a lawsuit on Friday against the armorer and three other crew members over the deadly shooting on the set of the Western movie “Rust,” in which a gun that Baldwin was using during rehearsal killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin’s suit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior … Read more

Ousted Pakistan PM Imran Khan shot in shin in ‘clear assassination’ attempt

Ousted Pakistan PM Imran Khan shot in shin in 'clear assassination' attempt

Former cricketer Imran Khan shot in the shin ‘It was a clear assassination attempt,’ says help Khan was leading march on Islamabad to demand snap elections Pakistan has a long history of political violence LAHORE, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the shin on Thursday when his anti-government … Read more

US House passes, sends to Senate assault-style weapon ban

US House passes, sends to Senate assault-style weapon ban

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – The US House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation banning assault-style rifles that have been used in mass shootings, sending it to the Senate where it faces likely defeat. By a mostly partisan vote of 217-213, Democrats won passage of the measure amid public anger over mass murders in which … Read more