Liz Cheney urges grads not to compromise with truth in commencement speech

Former US Representative Liz Cheney implored new college graduates not to compromise on the truth, excoriating fellow House Republicans for not doing enough to combat former President Donald Trump’s lies that the 2020 elections were stolen. In a commencement speech at Colorado College, the Wyoming Republican repeated her fierce criticism of Trump but avoided discussing … Read more

Suspected Israeli airstrikes target Damascus

DAMASCUS (AP) — Airstrikes attributed to Israel targeted the Syrian capital on Sunday evening, the first such strikes in a month, Syrian state media reported. Syrian air defenses responded to strikes in the vicinity of Damascus and shot down some, the official SANA news agency reported. The attack only caused “property damage”, he added. The … Read more

Various Republican presidential primaries see opening in 2024 with voters of color

CHICAGO (AP) — During Donald Trump’s first visit as president to Chicago, a frequent target of his attacks on urban violence, he denigrated the nation’s third-largest city as a haven for criminals and a national embarrassment . At a recent town hall, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy sat alongside former convicts on the city’s South … Read more

Putin is terrified of Ukraine’s counteroffensive

Russian President Vladimir Putin Putin is panicking over the expected Ukrainian counter-offensive, which may already be in its preliminary “battlefield shaping” phase. He doesn’t know, any more than the rest of us, when the offensive will be launched, where it will strike or if it will succeed. What he does know is that if he … Read more

UPDATE 1-Putin congratulates his “dear friend” Erdogan on his victory in the Turkish elections

(Recasts title and lead to add “dear friend”) MOSCOW, May 28 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated his “dear friend” Tayyip Erdogan who claimed victory in Turkey’s presidential election on Sunday, saying the victory was proof that the Turkish people value foreign policy independent of Erdogan. “The election victory is the natural result of … Read more

Opponents of Modi boycott opening of new Indian parliament; Prime Minister says he is breaking with the colonial past

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s main opposition parties boycotted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inauguration of a new parliament building on Sunday in a rare show of unity against his ruling Hindu Nationalist Party, which has since ruled nine years and is seeking a third term in elections next year. Modi opened the new parliament in … Read more

Russia launched ‘biggest drone attack’ on Ukrainian capital before Kyiv Day; 1 killed

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s capital was the victim of the biggest drone attack since Russia’s war began, local officials said, as Kyiv prepared to mark the anniversary of its founding on Sunday. At least one person was killed, but officials said dozens of drones were shot down, demonstrating Ukraine’s air defense capability. Russia launched … Read more