Ledecky and Sjostrom extend their reigns in world championships

Katie Ledecky won a record-breaking fifth straight 800m world title on Friday, just over an hour after Sarah Sjostrom emerged to her fourth consecutive victory in the women’s 50m butterfly. Local hero Kristof Milak sparked delirium in the Duna Arena in Budapest when he grabbed the gold medal in the 100m butterfly, his second of … Read more

Thousands of migrants storm border fence in Spain’s Melilla

Melilla and Ceuta have the European Union’s only land borders with Africa, making them a magnet for migrants Around 2,000 migrants tried to storm the border separating Spain’s Melilla enclave from Morocco on Friday, the first such attempted mass crossing into the territory since the two nations mended diplomatic ties in March. Some 2,000 migrants … Read more

Supreme Court says Americans have right to carry guns in public

Glock pistols displayed at a National Rifle Association (NRA) meeting in Houston, Texas in June 2022 The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Americans have a fundamental right to carry firearms in public in a landmark decision that came just weeks after another deadly school shooting. The 6-3 decision strikes down a century-old New … Read more

Rescuers scramble to reach Afghan quake survivors as foreign aid arrives

Map showing the epicenter of a 5.9-magnitude quake in Afghanistan that hit in the early hours of June 22, includes relief map of surrounding region on the border with Pakistan Desperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain Thursday to reach cut-off areas in eastern Afghanistan after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,000 … Read more

US swimmer rescued from World Championship pool after fainting

USA’s Anita Alvarez sinks to the bottom of the pool unconscious during a frightening moment at the Aquatic World Championships in Budapest Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez was dramatically rescued from the bottom of the pool by Team USA’s head coach after fainting in a distressing scene at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest. The USA … Read more

Saudi crown prince pays first visit to Turkey since Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler will on Wednesday take another step out of his international isolation by paying his first visit to Turkey since the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate. The talks in Ankara between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan come one month before … Read more

France’s eye in the sky: Tracking Russian vessels in the Baltic

The cluster of dots on the Atlantique 2’s screens may seem like a confusing mess to the untrained eye, but not to the crew of the French naval surveillance aircraft tasked with telling a friend from foe in the Baltic Sea. “Another tarantula,” says an operator as the Russian corvette of the Tarantul class becomes … Read more

Kinder factory at center of Salmonella cases can reopen

Ferrero’s Belgian factory is authorized to restart Kinder chocolate production subject to strict testing A factory in Belgium behind a Salmonella contamination in Kinder chocolates sold in Europe can reopen conditionally after a clean-up by owner Ferrero, health authorities said Friday. Ferrero was forced to withdraw more than 3,000 tonnes of Kinder products worth tens … Read more

EU leaders back Ukraine membership bid in trip to war-torn Kyiv

The European Union’s most powerful leaders on Thursday embraced Ukraine’s bid to be accepted as a candidate for EU membership, in a powerful symbol of support in Kyiv’s battle against Russia’s invasion. The European Commission will meet Friday to give its official opinion on Ukraine’s formal bid for EU candidacy, which must be approved by … Read more

Is recession the only way out of US inflation scourge?

Unemployment may have to rise sharply as the US Federal Reserve tries to slow the economy and choke off soaring inflation A massive interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve and promises of more to come are fueling warnings that the only offramp from the searing price hikes engulfing American families is a full-blown … Read more