What 5 more years of Erdogan's rule means for Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won reelection in a runoff Sunday, following a nail-biter first round two weeks earlier. Having secured another five years, Erdogan now faces a host of domestic challenges in a deeply divided country, from a battered economy to pressure for the repatriation of Syrian refugees to the need to rebuild after a devastating earthquake.

Russia strikes Kyiv in daylight after nighttime barrage

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - Explosions rattled Kyiv during daylight Monday as Russian ballistic missiles took aim at the Ukrainian capital, hours after a more common nighttime barrage of the city by drones and cruise missiles.

Japan on alert as NKorea warns of satellite launch

North Korea’s plans to launch a satellite in the coming weeks put Japan on alert, vowing to use ballistic missiles to shoot down projectiles in its airspace.

Governor raises gay pride flag over Wisconsin Capitol in show of support for LGBTQ+ community

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State workers acting on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ orders raised a gay pride flag over the Wisconsin Capitol on Thursday in a sign of support for the LGBTQ+ community as it weathers heightened attacks from conservatives across the country.

No choice but to deploy nuclear arms: Belarus

As Russia moves forward with a decision to deploy tactical nuclear weapons there, Belarus says the West has forced it to renege on promises.

Liz Cheney to give Colorado College graduation speech

Former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney will give a graduation speech at her alma mater, an elite Colorado liberal arts college, amid questions about her political future and insistence that Donald Trump never become president again.

Debt ceiling agreement reached

WASHINGTON (AP) - The reviews are starting to come in as details emerge about the debt ceiling agreement reached by President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Ukraine counteroffensive started days ago: adviser

Ukraine’s counteroffensive against Russian forces started several days ago, presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak says.