Izium: Some bodies found at mass burial site in show ‘signs of torture’, Ukraine says

Izium, Ukraine CNN — Even the heavy rainfall couldn’t erase the smell of death in the pine forest in Izium on Friday afternoon, as Ukrainian investigators worked their way through a mass burial site found in the eastern Ukrainian city after its recapture from Russian forces. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said at least 440 “unmarked” graves … Read more

Xinjiang report: UN report finds China may have committed ‘crimes against humanity’

Hong Kong CNN — China has committed “serious human rights violations” against Uyghur Muslims in its northwestern region of Xinjiangwhich may amount to “crimes against humanity” according to a long-awaited report released Wednesday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The detailed 45-page reportpublished just minutes before outgoing commissioner Michelle Bachelet’s term in … Read more

US sends two warships through Taiwan Strait, first transit since Pelosi trip

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Two United States Navy warships have entered the Taiwan Strait in what is the first US naval transit in the waterway since US-China tensions spiked this month over a visit to the island by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam and USS Chancellorsville were on Sunday making … Read more

Pelosi expected to visit Taiwan, Taiwanese and US officials say

CNN — US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan as part of her tour of Asia, according to a senior Taiwanese government official and a US official, despite warnings from Biden administration officials, who are worried about China’s response to such a high-profile visit. The stop – the first for a US … Read more

Trump’s January 6 conversations: Prosecutors prepare for court battle to force former White House officials to testify

Washington CNN — Justice Department prosecutors are preparing to fight in court to force former White House officials to testify about then-President Donald Trump’s conversations and actions around January 6according to people briefed on the matter. At issue are claims of executive privilege that prosecutors expect the former president to make in order to shield … Read more

DHS inspector general tells Secret Service to stop investigating potentially missing texts

CNN — The Department of Homeland Security inspector general has directed the Secret Service to stop its internal investigations into what happened to text messages related to January 6 that may have been deleted, according to a letter reviewed by CNN. The inspector general wrote in a letter sent Wednesday evening that the Secret Service … Read more