Ukrainian troops collected the bodies of their fallen comrades but did not initially remove Russian soldiers right away.
Despite no imminent invasion, China is also trying to normalize its increased military activities near the island, says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Two lawmakers briefed by the South Korean intelligence agency said Pyongyang may carry out its nuclear test between October 16 and November 7
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO remains in support of Ukraine despite Putin's attempts to deter the alliance in his latest escalatory moves.
Thousands of Russians that reported for enlistment were sent back as they were deemed unfit for duty, according to the Khabarovsk regional governor.
Dozens were also injured in clashes with security protests as demonstrators marked the third anniversary of the 2019 protests.
The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.
The agency is looking to the public for a way to better invoke the Defense Production Act to boost power grid reliability.
The Austrian foreign ministry said the referendums in occupied territories are illegitimate and will not be recognized along with Russia's annexation.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine's reclaiming of Lyman shows that Ukrainian forces are making progress in pushing back Russians.
Interior minister Suella Braverman is set to propose a ban preventing migrants that cross the Channel to seek asylum.
EU has urged the new Italian government to stick to its reform plans as the bloc's executive approved additional funding.
The death toll has since climbed up to 43 as protesters call for an end to violence against the Hazara community.
South Korean authorities say no evidence proving intent to defect from official shot by North Korea
Tensions flared between the two Koreas in an incident where a South Korean official was fatally shot by North Korean soldiers back in 2020. South Korean authorities reported this week that the official that was fatally shot did not have any intent to defect.
In a report by Reuters, South Korean maritime and military authorities said Thursday that the fisheries official that was shot and burned by North Korean troops in 2020 had no evidence proving an intent to defect.
The announcement was a reversal of its previous report that the official, Lee Dae-jun, was seeking to defect to North Korea.
“We could not find evidence that he had made efforts to cross the border to the North,” South Korean coast guard Park Sang-choon during a briefing.
“As a result of reinvestigation, we could not verify the missing official voluntarily went to the North, but I can clearly say that there was evidence that the North Korean troops shot him dead and burned his body,” said defense ministry official Yoon Hyung-jin, who also apologized for “causing confusion” over the announcements.
Lee went missing in September of 2020 while at work as a fishing inspector. Lee was later fatally shot by North Korean soldiers, and his body was set on fire. The incident marked an increase in tensions in the peninsula.
At the time, the authorities of South Korea’s coast guard and the military said that Lee may have sought to defect to North Korea. They cited intelligence sources as well as Lee’s incurred debts from gambling.
However, Lee’s family refuted the claim resulting in a lawsuit that called for the government to release records.
Another point of tension in the region was over North Korea’s weapons tests that moved forward despite breaching international sanctions.
During the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore Sunday, South Korean defense minister Lee Jong-sup said the country would bolster its defense capabilities and coordinate with the United States and Japan to counter the threat that North Korea poses.
Lee added that South Korea was ready to extend economic support to North Korea should Pyongyang decide to stop its nuclear program.
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