French hand over their unlicensed weapons to police

People wait to surrender their weapons to the gendarmerie, in Ustaritz, southwestern France, Dec 1, 2022. (BOB EDME / AP) NICE, France – French gun owners were handing over their weapons at police collection points across the country this week as part of a campaign to round up unlicensed firearms, often heirlooms lying in attics […]

Finnish president urges diplomacy to attain peace in Ukraine

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto addresses a joint press conference with the Lithuanian President following their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius, Lithuania on Nov 4, 2022. (PETRAS MALUKAS / AFP) HELSINKI – Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on Monday underlined the need to assess the possibility of peace in the Ukraine conflict "also elsewhere than […]

Period of West-dominated world is ending, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the plenary session of the 19th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (Sergei Karpukhin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the historical period of boundless Western domination in world affairs is coming […]

US House passes bill to ban assault weapons

Protestors take part in a rally against gun violence and calling for Federal Background Checks on Aug 18, 2019 in New York City. (JOHANNES EISELE / AFP) WASHINGTON – The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to ban assault weapons with a narrow 217-213 vote. The legislation will prohibit the sale, manufacture, […]

US announces additional security assistance to Ukraine

The Ukrainian flag flutters between buildings in the Ukrainian town of Borodianka in the Kyiv region on April 17, 2022. (SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP) WASHINGTON – The United States on Friday announced a new round of security assistance to Ukraine that included advanced anti-aircraft and aerial defense systems as well as additional ammunition for advanced […]

Inaugural meeting of UN nuclear weapon ban treaty opens

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (on screen) speaks during The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Meeting of States Parties at the Austria Center in Vienna, Austria, on June 21, 2022. (ALEX HALADA / AFP) VIENNA – States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons started examining the accord's implementation, reviewing its […]