Second caravan of cargo ships sail from Ukraine

Second caravan of cargo ships sail from Ukraine

Issued on: 08/07/2022 – 09:27 A second caravan of ships with Ukrainian agriculture products sailed from Ukrainian Black Sea ports on Sunday, according to Ukrainian and Turkish authorities. Meanwhile the head of the UN nuclear watchdog raised grave concerns over the shelling at the Zaporizhzhia plant, as the Ukrainian military said Russian forces had attacked … Read more

Three more grain ships sail from Ukraine, Turkey says

Three more grain ships sail from Ukraine, Turkey says

Three more ships loaded with grain sailed from Ukraine on Friday under a UN-backed deal lifting Russia’s blockade of the Black Sea, Turkey’s defense ministry said. Their departure came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Sochi for talks on ending the war in Ukraine and … Read more

Organizers plan first-ever Native American trip via Honor Flight Kern County | News

Organizers plan first-ever Native American trip via Honor Flight Kern County |  News

More than 1,800 local veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam have flown to the nation’s capital over the past decade, courtesy of Honor Flight Kern County. And those flights are sure to continue as long as community support remains strong. But the local nonprofit is planning a new kind of flight next spring, … Read more

Australian embassy spends $750,000 at luxury hotel linked to Myanmar’s military junta

A view of umbrellas by a pool with a large golden-lit building at a hotel.

Since last year’s military coup in Myanmar, an Australian embassy has spent more than $750,000 at a hotel in Yangon with links to the country’s junta, FOI documents show. Key points: The Lotte Hotel is built on land owned by the Defense Ministry’s Quartermaster-General Office That office has been sanctioned by the US, UK and … Read more

Historical plane an added perk for Balloons Over Vermilion | Local News

Historical plane an added perk for Balloons Over Vermilion |  Local News

DANVILLE — While hot air balloons naturally draw top billing at Balloons Over Vermilion, the event has something for aviation enthusiasts of all kinds. Beyond the crowds of festival attendees and food vendors at Vermilion Regional Airport is a connection to aircraft new and old. “This is a really great opportunity for the community to … Read more