WORLD VIEW: Ukraine War, US Jan. 6 Hearings, UK Stands Still, N Korea Beats Covid, More

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June 21, 2022

Here is today’s selection of top stories from The Associated Press at this hour to begin your day. 

Today’s Headlines ‘The impossible’: Ukraine’s secret, deadly rescue missions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As was his habit before each flight, the veteran Ukrainian army pilot ran a hand along the fuselage of his Mi-8 helicopter, caressing the heavy transporter’s metal skin to bring… Read More

1/6 panel to hear from Raffensperger, others Trump pushed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House 1/6 committee is set to hear from the caretakers of American democracy — elections workers and local officials — who fended off Donald Trump’s pressure to overturn the… Read More

UK rail strike strands commuters, pits workers against govt

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of railway workers walked off the job in Britain on Tuesday, bringing the train network to a crawl in the country’s biggest transit strike for three decades. About… Read More

Editor Selections ‘It always wins’: North Korea may declare COVID-19 victory

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It’s only been a month since North Korea acknowledged having an COVID-19 outbreak, after steadfastly denying any cases for more than two years. But already it may be… Read More

No nukes? Ukraine-Russian war will shape world’s arsenals

The headlines on the newsstands in Seoul blared fresh warnings of a possible nuclear test by North Korea…. Read More

Israel coalition to fast-track bill to dissolve parliament

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s outgoing coalition government will fast-track a bill this week to dissolve parliament, setting up the country for its fifth elections in three years, a Cabinet minister said… Read More

Cross Section Nobel sold for Ukrainian kids shatters record at $103.5M

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize auctioned off by Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov to raise money for Ukrainian child refugees sold Monday night for $103.5 million, shattering the old record for… Read More

Lightning bounce back, beat Avalanche 6-2 in Game 3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos, Pat Maroon and Ondrej Palat each had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lighting scored four times in the second period and beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-2… Read More

Away from war, Syrians find their rhythm in ballroom dancing

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — One, two, three, stop. Five, six, seven, stop: A group of young Syrian men and women step, sway and twirl to the backdrop of salsa music, dancing their worries away. For an… Read More