Security concerns spark TikTok bans across nations

A growing list of countries and entities has elected to ban the Chinese-owned app Tik Tok amid security concerns.

(FILE) UKRAINE NETHERLANDS JUSTICE Flight MH17 was downed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 on board.
UN aviation council to debate whether to hear MH17 case

The UN’s aviation agency is set to debate whether it can hear Australia and the Netherlands’ case against Russia over the 2014 downing of flight MH17.

Russian, US defence ministers speak by phone

Russian officials say Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and US counterpart Lloyd Austin have spoken over the phone.

Biden US President Joe Biden says the managers of two banks will be fired and investors will lose money.
Biden says US banking system ‘safe’ after SVB collapse

US President Joe Biden says the government’s swift actions to help depositors in two banks should give the public confidence the US banking system is safe.

Russia intercepts and stikes US drone

A Russian fighter jet struck the propeller of a US military spy drone, causing the unmanned aerial vehicle to crash into the Black Sea, US officials say.

Xi could visit Putin, speak to Zelenskiy ‘next week’

Media reports suggest Chinese President Xi Jinping may visit Russia and speak with the Ukrainian president.

Trump cannot exclude ‘Access Hollywood’ tape from rape accuser’s trial

A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Donald Trump’s effort to exclude an “Access Hollywood” tape of him making vulgar comments about women from a defamation lawsuit by the writer E. Jean Carroll, who says the former president raped her in the mid-1990s.