The Malta Independent 20 May 2022, Friday

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EXPLAINER: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

Friday, 20 May 2022, 19:54 Last update: about 2 hours ago Associated Press

European and American health authorities have identified a number of monkeypox cases in recent days, mostly in young men. It's a surprising outbreak of a disease that rarely appears outside...

Live updates: US Congress approves $40B aid package to Ukraine

Friday, 20 May 2022, 07:03 Last update: about 15 hours ago Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the United States for the $40 billion aid package, which got final congressional approval on Thursday. “This is a...

Ukrainian troops surrendering at Mariupol registered as POWs

Friday, 20 May 2022, 07:00 Last update: about 15 hours ago Associated Press

The fate of hundreds of Ukrainian fighters who surrendered after holding out against punishing attacks on Mariupol’s steel factory hung in the balance Thursday, amid international fears that the...

Vangelis, the Greek 'Chariots of Fire' composer, dies at 79

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 19:36 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Vangelis, the Greece-born electronic composer who wrote the Academy Award-winning score for the film "Chariots of Fire" and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series, has died. He...

Live updates: Russian soldier says officer ordered man shot

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 06:35 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late Wednesday as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filling the post as officials plan to return American diplomats to Kyiv during the nation’s...

Battle for Mariupol draws toward close after surrender

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 06:32 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

The battle that turned Mariupol into a worldwide symbol of defiance and suffering drew toward a close as Russia said nearly 1,000 last-ditch Ukrainian fighters who held out inside a...

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Ukraine war crimes trial

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 15:10 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing an unarmed civilian. Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin could get life in...

Live updates: Zelenskyy says Russia carries out more airstrikes

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 06:33 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s human rights ombudsman said the Russian military was holding more than 3,000 civilians from Mariupol at another former penal colony near Olenivka in the Donetsk...

Fall of Mariupol appears at hand; fighters leave steel plant

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 06:30 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Mariupol appeared on the verge of falling to the Russians on Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the steel plant where hundreds of its fighters had held out for months under relentless bombardment in...

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