Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko sworn in at unannounced inauguration

KYIV, Ukraine — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus was sworn in Wednesday to his sixth term in office at an inaugural ceremony that was not announced in advance amid weeks of huge protests of the authoritarian leader’s reelection, which the opposition says was rigged. One opposition leader called the secretive…

Alberta Mounties charged in shooting death of man in car to get jury trial

Two RCMP officers charged in the shooting death of a 31-year-old man in northern Alberta will be getting a jury trial. Cpl. Randy Stenger and Const. Jessica Brown of the Whitecourt RCMP detachment were arrested in June and initially charged with criminal negligence causing death. Earlier this month, the charges…

Russian fighter plane shot out of the sky in war games incident

A Russian military exercise took a dangerous turn after a £29million Sukhoi Su-30 was shot out of the sky. "According to preliminary data, the Su-30 was accidentally hit during the drills by another aircraft," said an emergency services source. The horrifying incident occurred during war games in Tver, north-east of…

How Trump Can Win

Good morning. Republicans have the votes for confirmation. Miami will reopen classrooms. And many Americans are obsessed with the idea of a Trump comeback win. How Trump can win Across the political spectrum, many Americans are obsessed with the idea that President Trump will pull off another surprise victory this…

Sir Keir Starmer’s first policy pledge unveiled – will keep Corbynites happy

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Following Labour’s worst election result since 1935, Jeremy Corbyn stepped down as the opposition leader and Sir Keir Starmer took over. Mr Starmer gave his first Labour conference…