Uganda's long-time president says he's taking 'forced leave' after testing positive for COVID-19

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Uganda’s longtime president says he is taking "forced leave" after testing positive for COVID-19.

Canada Wildfires Forest fires in Canada have sent a smoky haze billowing over a large swath of the United States.
Smoke from Canadian wildfires forecast to reach Norway

Allies from around the world have promised to increase their help to Canada in its fight against hundreds of blazes that have swept through the country.

GM CEO Mary Barra to discuss EV charging with Tesla CEO Elon Musk

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors CEO Mary Barra and Tesla CEO Elon Musk are scheduled to discuss the future of electric vehicle charging on Twitter Spaces on Thursday afternoon.

CORRECTION Russia Ukraine War Damaged Dam The Kakhovka dam disaster in Ukraine's Kherson region has forced thousands from their homes.
Zelenskiy visits flood-stricken southern Ukraine

President Zelenskiy has visited Ukraine’s flood-hit region, where 600 square kilometres – an area about 10 times the size of Manhattan – is underwater.

Finland's popular foreign minister announces bid for 2024 presidential election

HELSINKI (AP) - Finland's popular outgoing foreign minister, who was one of the key negotiators of his country's recent membership in NATO, said Thursday he will run as a candidate in the presidential election early next year.

Pakistan Politics Pakistan's former PM Imran Khan leaves court after being granted bail on murder charges.
Imran Khan granted bail on murder charges

Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has secured bail from the Islamabad High Court over murder charges.

World Court Ukraine Russia Russia has urged the International Court of Justice to throw out a case brought by the Ukraine.
Russia accuses Ukraine of lies about Crimea, MH17

Russia has denied Ukrainian accusations that it backed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014.