Friday, August 19, 2022

Europe

The Spanish prime minister hopes that the gas link with Europe will be a reality ‘soon’

The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, said on Tuesday that he hopes that a gas pipeline connecting the Iberian Peninsula with central Europe through France will soon become a reality. Europe is currently in an energy crisis as...

Femicide increases in Italy

Murders of women in Italy rose by nearly 16 percent over the past year, Interior Ministry data showed on Monday, with nearly two-thirds of crimes committed by a partner or former partner.In the period between August 1, 2021 and...

Five die in Ecuador because of officials to criminal gangs

Five people were killed and 16 wounded in an explosion Sunday in the Ecuadorian port city of Guayaquil in an attack the government blamed on organized crime, authorities said. President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency in the country's...

One dead, 20 injured in explosion at Armenian market

An explosion at a retail market in the Armenian capital Yerevan sparked a fire on Sunday, killing one person and injuring 20, the emergency situations ministry said. The explosion, the cause of which was not immediately known, ripped through the...

Ukraine and Russia accuse each other of attacks on nuclear plants

Kyiv and Moscow accused each other on Saturday of attacking the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southeastern Ukraine, which has been repeatedly bombed in the past week. Zaporizhzhia is the largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine and in Europe.The plant has...

Drought officially declared in various parts of England

The UK government officially declared a drought in parts of England on Friday, following months of record low rainfall and record temperatures in recent weeks.At a meeting of the National Drought Panel, the government's Environment Agency said "drought trigger...

UK economy nears recession

Britain's economy shrank in the second quarter, official data showed on Friday, as the country heads toward recession under a new prime minister.UK gross domestic product fell 0.1 percent in the April-June period after rising 0.8 percent in the...

Belarus rules out reported explosions at airfield near Ukraine

Moscow's ally Belarus on Thursday downplayed reports of overnight explosions at a military airbase near the Ukrainian border said to be used by Russian troops.“On August 10, around 23:00 (20:00 GMT), during a test, a piece of equipment whose...

New outbreaks of forest fires feared as flames burn in France

Authorities warned Thursday that the outbreaks could cause a massive wildfire to spread further in France's dry southwest, site of the most intense fires that have blackened swaths of the country this week.Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne will meet with...

UK police name four Vietnamese missing after fire

UK police on Friday released the names of four Vietnamese men who have been missing since a fire destroyed a disused mill in northern England three months ago.The building in Oldham, near Manchester, was damaged beyond repair and on...

The drought forces us to rethink the use of water in Spain

Faced with a historic drought and threatened by desertification, Spain is rethinking how it spends its water resources, which are mainly used to irrigate crops.“We must be extremely careful and responsible instead of looking the other way,” the Spanish...

Elderly Pope admits he must slow down or resign

Pope Francis admitted Saturday that he needs to slow down, telling reporters after a six-day trip to Canada that he can't keep up with his international travel schedule and may have to think about retiring."I don't think I can...

Macron counts on the Saudi prince to ‘alleviate’ the effects of the war in Ukraine

French leader Emmanuel Macron and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have agreed to work "to alleviate the effects" of the Ukraine war, Macron's office said on Friday, after talks in Paris that marked the Saudi leader's full diplomatic...

UK’s Sunak refuses to attack Johnson’s bid for leadership

Former finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday his campaign to be Britain's next prime minister would avoid any attempts to "demonise" Boris Johnson, despite helping trigger his dramatic downfall.Sunak, 42, and another minister resigned last week in protest...

UK Prime Minister Johnson on the verge of ministerial resignations

Boris Johnson's position as UK prime minister was strained on Wednesday after two of his chief ministers resigned in protest at his scandal-battered leadership, mounting pressure as he faced questioning from angry MPs.The 58-year-old leader's grip on power became...

Russia offers inmates ₦1.3 million monthly if they serve in Ukraine and come back alive

Russian prisoners are reportedly being offered money and, more importantly, freedom if they agree to serve alongside the Wagner Group in Ukraine and return alive.Relatives of prisoners in two prisons outside St. Petersburg, IK-7 Yablonevka and IK-6 Obukhovo, told...

Shooting in Copenhagen shopping mall, several victims, one arrest

Gunfire in a Copenhagen shopping mall on Sunday left multiple victims, Danish police said, adding that they had arrested one person in connection with the shooting but gave no details about a potential motive.Police reinforcements have been deployed around...

Zelensky denounces ‘terrorist’ strike at shopping center

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky denounced Monday's missile attack on a shopping mall in the central city of Kremenchuk as a "blatant terrorist act" as the death toll rose to 13. Zelensky spoke after reports of two more attacks in the...

Britain braces for biggest rail strike in decades

Britain's rail network is facing its biggest strike in more than three decades this week, in a row over wages as runaway inflation erodes profits.The RMT railway union has said more than 50,000 workers will take part in a...

Spain battles forest fires as heat wave subsides

Emergency services battled several wildfires in northern Spain on Sunday as an unusual heat wave that has swept the country for the past week finally calmed down. The most alarming fire in the northwestern Sierra de Culebra mountain range has...
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