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World Bank unveils $30B plan to address global food crises

World (The Times Groupe)- The World Bank announced Wednesday that it will spend $30 billion over the next 15 months to combat global food insecurity triggered by Russia's war in Ukraine.

McDonald’s leaving Russia altogether

New York (The Times Groupe)- After temporarily closing 800 of its restaurants due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, McDonald's has decided to leave Russia altogether after 30 years of business.

Britney Spears announces loss of ‘miracle baby’ early in pregnancy

Kentwood (The Times Groupe)- The American singer Britney Spears says she has lost a baby early in her pregnancy.

324 Ukrainians rescued in prisoner exchanges with Russia since start of war

Russia Ukraine War324 Ukrainians rescued in prisoner exchanges with Russia since start of war

Kyiv (The Times Groupe)- The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) said Thursday that 324 Ukrainians have been freed in nine prisoner exchanges since the war began in February.

“This was accomplished by the Joint Center for Search and Release of Prisoners, which is under the patronage of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi,” the center said in a statement.

A dedicated hotline is available for reporting illegal imprisonment or captivity of its citizens, according to the SBU. “Let’s bring Ukrainians back home!” it said.

UN says more than 5.6 million people have fled to other countries as a result of Russia’s war on Ukraine.

Russia describes its actions as a “special military operation” aimed at “demilitarizing” and “denazifying” Ukraine. However, Western countries regard it as an aggression, and have retaliated with severe sanctions.

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