Oklahoma | Bill bans majority of abortions

The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday finally approved legislation banning nearly all abortions beginning with fertilization, making it the toughest abortion law in the country. Posted at 6:03 p.m Updated at 7:08 p.m Kate Zernike and Mitch Smith The New York Times The law is modeled on a law that went into effect in Texas in … Read more

North Korea ‘ready for nuclear test’

North Korea is to conduct a nuclear test, Seoul and Washington said Thursday, with the United States warning it could happen during US President Joe Biden’s visit to South Korea this week. • Also read: ‘Real possibility’ of North Korean nuclear test while Biden is in Asia Mr. Biden’s first trip to the region as … Read more

Monkeypox: 17 cases are being investigated in the greater Montreal area

Seventeen suspected cases of monkeypox are currently being investigated in the greater Montreal area, including 15 in Montreal, the Montreal Regional Public Health Department (DRSP) said Thursday morning. • Also read: Monkeypox: cases being investigated in Montreal • Also read: First case of monkeypox in Sweden “We are still waiting for laboratory confirmation. So for … Read more

War in Ukraine, Day 85 | Azovstal defenders surrender, G7 at Ukraine’s bedside

(Kyiv) The US Congress on Thursday approved a massive $40 billion package to arm and assist Ukraine, as Moscow secured a symbolic victory with images of hundreds of Ukrainian fighters walking distraught from the Azovstal factory in Mariupol surfaced where they had been holed up underground bombs for weeks. Posted at 6:23 am Updated at … Read more

Russia wants to separate Ukraine from the occupied Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

Russia wants to disconnect Ukraine from its Zaporijia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, which is occupied by the Russian army, unless Kyiv pays Moscow for the electricity produced, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khousnoulline said. • Also read: LIVE | 85th day of the war in Ukraine The statement joins statements by other Russian … Read more