Growing tensions between Britain and the European Union threatened to overshadow the Group of Seven summit's conclusion on Sunday, with London accusing France of "offensive" remarks that Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
The diversion of a Ryanair flight to Belarus, allowing a prominent critic to be arrested, was a “premeditated breach of all the international aviation rules”, according to the airline’s boss Michael O’Leary.Ryanair flight FR4978 from Greece to Lithuania on May 23 changed course to head for the Belarus capital Minsk escorted by a MiG fighter jet.The Foreign Office has previously said the plane was grounded “on the basis of a false bomb scare” in order to arrest an opposition journalist, Roman Protasevich.
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Speaking at the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, President Biden called on foreign leaders to protect against those who prey on division and push “phony populism,” saying it is on the democratic nations to prove democracy can prevail.
The United States passed 600,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday, a painful reminder that death, sickness and grief still persist, as the country begins to return to something resembling pre-pandemic normalcy. Colette Luke has more.