New hope for Paul Whelan to return home as government officials step in
Ambassador Bill Richardson, who has a reputation for helping bring Americans home from difficult abroad situations, is getting involved in helping free Whelan and hopefully escape some of the turmoil he may have encountered while being held hostage.
This week in photos: Destruction continues, U.S. to leverage Russia-Ukraine bloc against China as the war wages on
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is aiming to lead the international bloc opposed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine into a broader coalition to counter what it sees as a more serious, long-term threat to global order from China.
Photos from overseas: Russia pounds Ukraine, targeting supply of Western arms
Russian forces pounded targets across Ukraine, taking aim at supply lines for foreign weapons in the west and intensifying an offensive in the east, as the European Union moved Wednesday to further punish Moscow for the war with a proposed ban on oil imports.
These latest images illustrate the reality of the harrowing situation in Ukraine
Russia’s relentless bombardment of Ukraine has edged closer to central Kyiv. Large explosions thundered across Kyiv before dawn Tuesday as Russia’s assault on the capital appeared to become more systematic, The Associated Press reported.
Metro Detroit’s show of support for Ukraine
Metro Detroit has a sizable Ukrainian-American population, and many of them rallied in Warren Thursday (Feb. 24) night. They are asking for used medical supplies that are in good shape that can be sent to help the Ukrainian Army and donations to relief organizations doing work in Ukraine.
Family from west Michigan among missionaries held captive in Haiti
A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group demanded $1 million ransom per person, although authorities were not clear whether that amount included the five children being held, a top Haitian official said Tuesday.
Mitch Albom shares perspective on mission work in Haiti after 17 missionaries kidnapped by gang
Seventeen missionaries including children were kidnapped by a gang in Haiti over the weekend. The group is comprised of 16 Americans and a Canadian. They’re with the Ohio-based organization Christian Aid Ministries. The work the missionaries are doing in Haiti is similar to humanitarian efforts by Detroit’s own Mitch Albom.
Lupton man killed in Midland County crash
EDENVILLE TWP, MI — A single-vehicle traffic crash in Midland County has claimed the life of a Lupton man. About 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, Michigan State Police troopers responded to a reported crash involving a tractor trailer on M-30 near West Curtis Road in Edenville Township. Grezesak had been hauling milk in the vehicle, troopers said. Troopers are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash. They were assisted at the scene by Midland County Sheriff’s deputies, Jerome Township firefighters, Mid-Michigan Medical Center EMS, Cole’s Towing, and Mike’s Towing.mlive.com
La-Z-Boy names Wilson president of international division
Keith Wilson will serve the Monroe-based furniture company as President International, where he will oversee all international sales, merchandising and marketing. La-Z-Boy Inc. has named a new president in the businesss international division. Keith Wilson will serve the Monroe-based furniture company as President International, where he will oversee all international sales, merchandising and marketing, according to a news release. Prior to La-Z-Boy, Keith held various U.K. and European leadership roles with companies such as Calligaris, Techtronic Industries, Moulinex and Whirlpool. Wilson said in the news release, he is excited to grow with La-Z-Boy.monroenews.com