Energoatom issued a statement saying Russia-based hackers launched a three-hour cyberattack on its website.
US officials reported an increase in illegal weapons smuggling into Haiti and the Caribbean, amidst increasing cases of firearm-related violence in the region.
Taiwan's air force unveiled its most advanced warplane yet, the F-16V that could be equipped with missiles in a nighttime demonstration.
In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
In a victory for activists, a high court in Hong Kong overturned a ruling by the lower court that blocked open reporting of pre-trial proceedings of a landmark national security case.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
Candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss both ruled out granting Scotland another independence referendum if elected.
A top Russian official in the annexed Crimea region said the Russian security forces stopped a terrorist cell made up of members of an Islamist group.
Suu Kyi was sentenced to six more years in prison by the junta court, as the court found the ousted leader guilty of four out of six corruption charges.
Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said the Afghan government was not included in the peace process talks between the US under the Trump administration and the Taliban.
Ukraine and Russian-installed officials in occupied parts have traded accusations over the shelling near the Zaporizhzhia facility.
The insurgent group declared Monday a 'day of victory' marking one year since the West withdrew from Afghanistan.
The bloc's ambassador to the Pacific Islands said the EU is looking to become an economic and strategic partner in the region.
A Taiwanese air force official said the footage of Penghu Islands shown by the People's Liberation Army was exaggerated.
Biden signed the $430 billion legislation tackling inflation, prescription drugs, energy, and climate change passed through party lines.
Russia-Ukraine conflict: Kyiv begins trial of Russian soldier accused of rape
Legal proceedings are taking place in Ukraine as Kyiv begins prosecutions of Russian forces charged with crimes. Kyiv has begun its preliminary proceedings in the first trial of a Russian soldier charged with rape.
Reuters reports Ukraine started its preliminary legal proceedings Thursday in what would be the first trial of a Russian soldier, Mikhail Romanov, who is accused of murdering a civilian in Kyiv and then raping the man’s wife, according to a court filing.
Romanov is accused of raping a woman after he and another Russian soldier shot her husband in the village of Bohdanivka northeast of the capital.
Romanov and the other soldier left and then returned two more times to rape her, according to court files. Prosecutor Oksana Kalyus told reporters that the woman has requested that the trial be held behind closed doors so as not to publicize personal details about her and her family.
Kalyus said Ukrainian authorities believed that Romanov was in Russia. As he could not be arrested there, Romanov could be arrested in another country if found guilty by the court. Kalyus noted that if Romanov crosses the border, he would be arrested and brought to Ukraine.
A prosecutor working on secual violence cases revealed to Reuters that up to 50 of such crimes were currently being investigated. However, they noted that the number of sexual violence cases may be higher following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.
Officials, activists, and doctors said that many survivors have been unwilling to come forward to the authorities with their cases out of fear of reprisals from Russia and the stigma that comes with it. Ukraine is currently probing thousands of potential war crimes committed by Russian forces during the invasion.
In the midst of the war, Ukraine was granted candidacy status in the European Union, paving the way for membership in the bloc. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hailed the decision, saying that it would strengthen Europe at a time when Russia is attempting to create division.
Zelenskyy told the EU leaders in Brussels that formally granting Ukraine EU candidacy status was among the most important for the country since breaking from the Soviet Union 31 years ago.
European Council Chief Charles Michel tweeted following the decision that granting Ukraine as well as Moldova, EU candidacy is “a historic moment.”