Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

KYIV, Ukraine – A Ukrainian official overseeing the country’s push to join the European Union said Wednesday that she’s “100%” certain all 27 EU nations will approve Ukraine’s EU candidacy during a summit this week. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed similar optimism, calling it a “crucial moment” for Ukraine. Ukraine’s membership bid is the top … Read more

Brazil police find boat of slain British journalist Dom Phillips, five more arrested

Brazilian officials found a boat used by slain British journalist Dom Phillips and local indigenous expert Bruno Pereira as cops made five more arrests in the case. The speedboat, which was found on Sunday, was used by the two men to travel through the Amazon rainforest before their disappearance, police said. It was discovered submerged … Read more

‘Human’ remains found in search for British journalist Dom Phillips, Brazilian expert Bruno Pereira

Brazil search teams found possible human remains in their hunt for a British journalist and indigenous expert as the suspect’s family professed his innocence in the case. Dom Phillips, who was a regular contributor to the Guardian and Washington Post, and Bruno Pereira were last seen Sunday in the Sao Rafael region of the Amazon … Read more

Search for missing British journalist Dom Phillips, Bruno Pereira intensifies

Brazil officials are investigating traces of blood found in the ongoing search for British journalist and an indigenous expert as Hollywood celebrities, sports stars, and lawmakers issue urgent calls for action to find the men. Dom Phillips, who was a regular contributor to the Guardian and Washington Post, and Bruno Pereira were last seen Sunday … Read more

Catholic leader blasts Israeli conduct at journalist funeral

JERUSALEM (AP) – The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land on Monday condemned the police beating of mourners carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic Church. Latin Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa told reporters at St. Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem that Friday’s … Read more

Independent probe points to Israeli fire in journalist death

JERUSALEM (AP) – As Israel and the Palestinians wrangle over the investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, several independent groups have launched their own probes. One open-source research team said its initial findings lent support to Palestinian witnesses who said she was killed by Israeli fire. The outcome of these … Read more

Israeli police beat pallbearers at journalist’s funeral

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli riot police on Friday pushed and beat pallbearers at the funeral for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, causing them to briefly drop the casket in a shocking start to a procession that turned into perhaps the largest display of Palestinian nationalism in Jerusalem in a generation. The scenes of … Read more

Palestinians mourn slain Al Jazeera journalist, blame Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – Thousands gathered to mourn a slain Al Jazeera journalist in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday, as the head of the Palestinian Authority blamed Israel for her death and rejected Israeli calls for a joint investigation. Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American reporter who covered the Mideast conflict … Read more

Al Jazeera reporter killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

JERUSALEM – Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed while covering an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday. The broadcaster and a reporter who was wounded in the incident blamed Israeli forces. The Israeli army initially raised the possibility that Abu Akleh might have … Read more