Pro-DeSantis group brings on top political strategist as campaign heats up

A top Republican strategist and adviser to the governor of Virginia has joined a high-dollar fundraising group aimed at getting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis elected to the White House, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Finland's NATO bid a step closer Finland is a step closer to joining NATO after becoming a member of the Western military alliance.
Finlands NATO bid a step closer

Finland is a step closer to joining NATO after becoming a signatory to the Western military alliance.

Israel ratifies law limiting conditions for ousting PM

Israel’s opposition says judicial independence is in peril after the Knesset ratified a law limiting the circumstances in which a prime minister can be removed.

FORTESCUE METALS AGM Seb Coe says Russian and Belarusian athletes remain banned from international competition.
Russia doping ban lifted but war still ousts athletes

Russian athletics’ suspension has been lifted by World Athletics but Russian and Belarusian athletes remain barred over the invasion of Ukraine.

US amphibious assault ship joins drills in South Korea

A US amphibious assault ship has joined joint landing drills with South Korea’s military aimed at building “muscle memory” to respond to a crisis if needed.

INDIA POLITICS PARTIES UNITE INDIA MARCH Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, centre, has been found guilty of defamation.
Indian court rules opposition leader defamed Modi

An Indian court has found opposition leader Rahul Gandhi guilty of defaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign speech.

MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS CONFLICT The Israeli-occupied West Bank has seen a surge of confrontations in recent months.
Israeli forces kill Palestinian man in West Bank raid

A Palestinian fighter has been shot dead in the West Bank by Israeli forces on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.