Kherson residents welcome Ukraine counter-offensive as fightback begins

The UN has documented nearly 300 cases of arbitrary arrests in Russian-occupied regions, including Ukrainian politicians complaining of being waterboarded and electrocuted. Mr Savitsky, though, described Kherson as a “place of terror” for all. Men feared being drafted into the Russian army. Women had to endure constant lechery from Russian soldiers, and the implied threat … Read more

Chilling confession note left behind by murderer who slaughtered entire family before cutting himself out of photos

SERIAL killer John List who massacred his entire family before disappearing and living a secret double life for 18 years left a chilling note confessing to his evil crimes. In November 1971, List murdered his wife, mother, and three children at their mansion in Westfield, New Jersey, where their bodies lay undiscovered for a month. … Read more

Emmanuel Macron backtracks on praise for France’s war-time leader with Nazi links

Emmanuel Macron on Sunday denounced World War I General Philippe Pétain for his collaboration with the Nazis after previously praising him as a “great leader”. In a speech marking the 80th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv roundup – when France deported more than 13,000 Jews – the French president also denounced continued efforts by some … Read more

Drink driver who freed himself from ditched car arrested close by – Armagh I

This was the scene of a one-vehicle collision just outside Dungannon on Sunday morning. A drink driver veered off the Moor Road – just off the main A45 close to Tamnamore Roundabout – and careered down a hidden embankment. Fortunately for the driver, they were able to free themselves from the car which was lodged … Read more

ALEX BRUMMER: Margaret Thatcher’s privatisation vision betrayed

ALEX BRUMMER: What would the late, great Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher make of the fate of so much of her privatisation programme? Public-to-private initiative was to encourage investment and innovation Several of the enterprises floated have transferred ownership overseas Decisions on energy, transport and other services taken abroad rather than in UK By Alex Brummer … Read more

Shocking moment open-casket funeral descends into vicious brawl between rival families

Shocking moment open-casket funeral descends into vicious brawl between rival New York families who spat at, punched and kicked each other because corpse was not cremated: Family sues funeral home Footage shows Ormella Ramos exchanging blows with in-laws during the funeral of husband Marc Anthony Humberto Ramos at an East New York funeral home The … Read more

Zelenskiy fires Ukraine’s spy chief and top state prosecutor | Volodymyr Zelenskiy

Volodymyr Zelenskiy has fired the head of Ukraine’s powerful domestic security agency, the SBU, and the state prosecutor general, citing dozens of cases of collaboration with Russia by officials in their agencies. Sunday’s abrupt sackings of SBU chief Ivan Bakanov, a childhood friend of Zelenskiy, and the prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova, who played a key … Read more

Ukraine’s head of security services fired over ‘treason’ allegations | World News

The Ukrainian head of security services has been fired due to alleged “treason”. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has also sacked prosecutor general Iryna Venediktova amid claims dozens of employees in her office have “worked against our state”. Mr Zelenskyy said: “Such an array of crimes against the foundations of the state’s national security, and the links … Read more

Russia’s Medvedev: Attack on Crimea will ignite ‘Judgement Day’ response

Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council, delivers a speech during a ceremony marking Shipbuilder’s Day in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 29, 2022. Sputnik/Valentin Yegorshin/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, July 17 … Read more

Muslims’ high unemployment rate ‘not due to cultural and religious practices’ | Islamophobia

Poor outcomes for Muslims in the British labour market cannot be explained by sociocultural attitudes, such as commitment to traditionalism, a study has found. The research, published in the peer-reviewed Ethnic and Racial Studies journal, confirmed the existence of a “Muslim penalty” in the employment market but rejected previous suggestions that it was due to … Read more