Northern Spain sees major floods following Storm Barra – Global News

The River Arga in Spain’s northern region of Navarre broke its banks in the town of Villava on Friday, flooding streets and leaving many homes submerged under water with only their roof tops visible. Local media reported regional authorities were still quantifying the damage in Navarre caused by Storm Barra, adding the floods generated byContinue reading “Northern Spain sees major floods following Storm Barra – Global News”

Let’s talk about Fred Gray, Alabama, and a new south – Beau of the Fifth Column

France to send special forces to Guadeloupe after looting, arson – Al Jazeera

France has sent special police officers to its overseas territory of Guadeloupe. There have been nightly disturbances there, alongside a strike to protest against compulsory COVID-19 passes. Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba has more.

Delhi remains engulfed in toxic smog; schools shut, entry of trucks banned – WION

India’s capital Delhi and the surrounding areas meanwhile continue to battle the toxic smog blanket that has engulfed the region. In the latest effort to reduce air pollution, the commission for air quality management has issued a slew of orders to combat the situation.

Senate passes $1T bipartisan infrastructure bill in major victory for Biden

The Senate on Tuesday passed a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal, a significant win for President Biden and the first step on his top legislative priority. Senators voted 69-30 on the bill, which was spearheaded by a bipartisan group of senators led by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio). Nineteen GOP senators voted with all Democrats to pass theContinue reading “Senate passes $1T bipartisan infrastructure bill in major victory for Biden”

London flooding: Areas of city flooded as post-heatwave thunderstorm warning issued

Thunderstorms followed a week of high temperatures in the capital A “major incident” has been declared across hospitals in London after floods caused chaos throughout the capital. Ambulances have been redirected after the A&E department at Newham Hospital was closed because of floodwater. Wards at Whipps Cross hospital, including the maternity department, were also forced to shut. Patients haveContinue reading “London flooding: Areas of city flooded as post-heatwave thunderstorm warning issued”

Let’s talk about questions from the UK about dirt roads and politics – Beau of the Fifth Column

‘$2 Trillion Was Already the Compromise’: Progressive Revolt Brews Over Biden’s Infrastructure Offer to GOP

“The president can’t expect us to vote for an infrastructure deal dictated by the Republican Party,” said Rep. Jamaal Bowman. A potential progressive revolt is brewing over President Joe Biden’s compromise offer to Senate Republicans on infrastructure, a proposal that would leave in place the corporate tax rate established under the Trump administration and cutContinue reading “‘$2 Trillion Was Already the Compromise’: Progressive Revolt Brews Over Biden’s Infrastructure Offer to GOP”

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