Ukraine defies Russian demand to lay down arms in Mariupol

‘Lay down your arms’ before dawn, Russian general said Ukraine replies: ‘No question of surrender’ in Mariupol Hundreds of thousands of civilian trapped under siege Shelling wrecks Kyiv shopping centre, at least eight dead EU begins talks on possible energy embargo against Russia Ukraine defied a Russian demand that its forces lay down arms beforeContinue reading “Ukraine defies Russian demand to lay down arms in Mariupol”

Portugal: Serbian ambassador falls to his death from a cliff

Serbia’s ambassador to Portugal has died after falling from a cliff in a seaside scenic spot north of the Portuguese capital, local authorities and the Serb ministry of foreign affairs said Friday. According to Portuguese media, Serb diplomatic personnel who were with Oliver Antic in the Boca do Inferno viewing point, near the seaside townContinue reading “Portugal: Serbian ambassador falls to his death from a cliff”

Second Israeli Strike on Latakia Port This Month, Syria Reports Major Damage

According to reports in Syria, Israeli fighter jets attacked the container complex at the port with missiles, in the second attack on the vital facility this month Fires erupted in Syria’s Latakia Port’s container storage area following an Israeli missile attack, Syrian state media reported early Tuesday morning. The attack, the second in this month, damagedContinue reading “Second Israeli Strike on Latakia Port This Month, Syria Reports Major Damage”

Mass protests against Covid restrictions in European cities – BBC News

The Belgian capital Brussels is the latest European city to see mass protests and unrest over tighter coronavirus restrictions. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets, some throwing fireworks and missiles at police who responded with tear gas and water canon. Belgium has brought in new measures in response to a sharp riseContinue reading “Mass protests against Covid restrictions in European cities – BBC News”

Strong winds cause damage, disruptions in western Europe

A powerful autumn storm, named Aurore, blasted parts of western Europe on Thursday, knocking out power to a quarter of a million French homes and damaging buildings in at least four countries. Train services were disrupted by uprooted trees littering tracks in France, Germany and the Netherlands and roofs were ripped off many buildings, includingContinue reading “Strong winds cause damage, disruptions in western Europe”

Report: 9 NYC firefighters suspended over racist messages

New York City officials have suspended nine firefighters without pay in connection with a string of racist messages and memes they shared on their phones, including ones that mocked the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year, according to a published report. A spokesperson called the suspensions the most severe punishments ever handedContinue reading “Report: 9 NYC firefighters suspended over racist messages”

Canada: Alberta healthcare system on verge of collapse as Covid cases and anti-vax sentiments rise

A province that has long boasted of its loose coronavirus restrictions has also been the site of North America’s highest caseloads A surge in coronavirus cases has pushed the healthcare system in the Canadian province of Alberta to the verge of collapse, as healthcare workers struggle against mounting exhaustion and a growing anti-vaccine movement inContinue reading “Canada: Alberta healthcare system on verge of collapse as Covid cases and anti-vax sentiments rise”

U.S. to bolster firefighter ranks as wildfires burn year-round

U.S. wildfire managers have started shifting from seasonal to full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire season as climate change has made the American West warmer and drier. The crews also could remove brush and other hazardous fuels when not battling blazes. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said ThursdayContinue reading “U.S. to bolster firefighter ranks as wildfires burn year-round”

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France wildfire: Thousands evacuated as blaze rages near Riviera

Thousands of people, including tourists in campsites, have been moved to safety as firefighters tackle a wildfire close to the French Riviera. Many were given only minutes to leave as hundreds of firefighters were deployed in the Var region to the west of Saint-Tropez. Fire officials say the blaze broke out on Monday and hasContinue reading “France wildfire: Thousands evacuated as blaze rages near Riviera”

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