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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Sweden's Ambassador to NATO Axel Wernhoff shake hands during a ceremony to mark Sweden's and Finland's application for membership in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday May 18, 2022. Stoltenberg said that the military alliance stands ready to seize a historic moment and move quickly on allowing Finland and Sweden to join its ranks, after the two countries submitted their membership requests. (Johanna Geron/Pool via AP)

NATO chief hails ‘historic moment’ as Finland, Sweden apply

- Associated Press

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the military alliance stands ready to seize a historic moment and move quickly on allowing Finland and Sweden to join its ranks, after the two countries submitted their membership requests.

Ukrainian sappers carry a Russian military drone backdropped by the Antonov An-225, world's biggest cargo aircraft destroyed by the Russian troops during recent fighting, at the Antonov airport in Hostomel, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, April 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

New age of war: Russia-Ukraine conflict reshapes battlefield

- The Washington Times

The century-old concept of moving huge armored convoys along open roads may be too dangerous on today’s high-tech battlefields. Military supply lines are more vulnerable than ever before given the massive leaps in surveillance capabilities and precision weapons.

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Signage for the 75th Cannes international film festival is seen prior to the start of the festival in Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 16, 2022. The Cannes film festival runs from May 17 until May 28. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Cannes Film Festival opens with Zelenskyy video address

- Associated Press

The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia's war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to confront dictators as Charlie Chaplin mocked Adolf Hitler.

A woman wearing a face mask rides a bicycle past stores closed for COVID-19 control at a shopping mall in Beijing, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Students protest as discontent rises over China's zero-COVID

- Associated Press

Graduate students at Peking University staged the rare, but peaceful protest Sunday over the school's decision to erect a sheet-metal wall to keep them further sequestered on campus, while allowing faculty to come and go freely.

U.S Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, right, talks to Holocaust survivor, Marian Turski, while attending a wreath-laying ceremony in front of the Ghetto Heroes Monument in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)

Yellen warns Europeans about working with China, urges unity

- Associated Press

Even as Western allies grapple with how to counter Russia's assault on Ukraine, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned Tuesday that they also must take a wary and united approach to checking China and its business practices.

People look at destroyed shops in Mogadishu's Lido beach, Somalia, Saturday, April, 23, 2022, after a bomb blast by Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels hit a popular seaside restaurant killing at least six people. Ambulance service officials say the explosion occurred Friday evening when many patrons gathered for an Iftar meal to break the Ramadan fast. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh) ** FILE **

Reversing Trump, Biden acts to deploy U.S. troops to Somalia

Associated Press

President Biden signed an order Monday to redeploy hundreds of U.S. troops to Somalia to counter the Islamic extremist rebel group al-Shabab, an effort that American military leaders said had been hampered by President Donald Trump's late-term decision to withdraw forces from the country.

Jose Manuel Albares, left, Foreign Minister of Spain, Jean Asselborn, Foreign Minister of Luxembourg, background left, and Mevlut Cavusoglu, Foreign Minister of Turkey, arrive for the first session at the meeting of Nato foreign ministers in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 15, 2022. The main topic of the informal consultations of the NATO foreign ministers is the war in Ukraine. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/AP via Pool)

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

- Associated Press

MELITOPOL, Ukraine - Ukrainian guerrilla fighters reportedly have killed several high-ranking Russian officers in the southern city of Melitopol, the regional administration said on Telegram.