Colombia’s presidential election: Petro, Marquez campaign behind bulletproof shields amid assassination threats

Placeholder while article actions load CALI, Colombia – The stage was ready, surrounded by a small army of police officers, Indigenous guards and martial artists. A crowd of thousands, soaking wet from the rain, waved flags under the dark sky as they awaited the candidate vying to become Colombia’s first leftist president. Also helping provide … Read more

ABBA reveal they won’t reunite again as Bjorn recalls watching their digital concert with fans

They surprised fans with the release of their first album in 40 years Voyage last year. But ABBA have revealed that it will be ‘their last’ as they prepare to let their digital avatars take to the stage for their ABBA Voyage concert residency in London. Speaking ahead of the shows, which begin at the … Read more

Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison

A 21-year-old Russian soldier was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for killing an unarmed man in Ukraine’s first war crimes trial since Russia’s invasion. The soldier, Vadim Shishimarin, had pleaded guilty to shooting a 62-year-old civilian to death on the fourth day of the conflict in late February. Before delivering the verdict on … Read more

Russia seeks to put stranglehold on twin Ukrainian cities

As war enters fourth month, Russia concentrates on east Russia tries to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin cities EU’s von der Leyen says Moscow weaponising food KYIV / SLOVYANSK, Ukraine, May 25 (Reuters) – Russian forces sought to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin eastern cities straddling a river as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned that Moscow … Read more