Giorgia Meloni: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine brought Hamas massacre

The October 7 massacre of Israelis by Hamas follows Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni told the Milan-based newspaper Il Giornale in an interview on Saturday. When asked if she feared that tensions around the world would lead to World War III, Meloni replied: “What I think … Read more

Pope cancels audiences due to mild flu

The Holy See press office told journalists that Pope Francis canceled his engagement on Saturday “out of an abundance of caution.” By Vatican News Pope Francis canceled his engagement Saturday morning “due to a mild flu-like condition,” according to an announcement from the Holy See press office. The statement indicated that the decision was made … Read more

Navalny’s body handed over by Russian authorities to his mother | Human Rights News

DEVELOPING STORYDEVELOPING STORY, Navalny’s family had said Russian authorities were withholding his body after he died in a penal colony last week. The body of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, his spokesman and an aide said. “Alexei’s body was given to his mother. Thank you to everyone who … Read more

King Charles says Ukraine faces ‘indescribable aggression’

By Sean Coughlan Royal correspondent February 24, 2024, 1:22 PM GMT Updated 37 minutes ago Image caption, King Charles, pictured with President Zelensky a year ago, has praised Ukraine’s ‘heroism’ King Charles issued a strongly worded message of support for Ukraine in a statement marking the second anniversary of the Russian invasion. He has spoken … Read more

South Africa’s ANC pitches for votes as majority threatened

By Damian Zane BBC News, Johannesburg 1 hour ago Image caption, President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa has made much progress in its 30 years of democracy South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has launched its manifesto for May elections, with some polls suggesting its vote share could fall below 50% for the first … Read more

Portugal’s overdose death rates are a tiny fraction of U.S. fatalities : NPR

Dr. João Goulão, director-general of the General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies General Directorate, is widely credited with shifting Portugal’s addiction response toward a focus on health care and treatment. Overdose deaths have plummeted. Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle/ via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle/ via Getty Images … Read more

Russia ‘accidentally shoots down own spy plane’

Russian forces have accidentally shot down their own £275m spy plane over occupied Ukraine, pro-Kremlin military bloggers say. Vladimir Romanov said the Soviet-built Beriev A-50 plane crashed near the Sea of ​​Azov after being hit by a missile fired from Mariupol, the Ukrainian city that Russian forces captured in 2022. “The enemy has nothing to … Read more

WWII-era bomb safely detonated at sea after one of the largest peacetime evacuations in UK history

LONDON (AP) — A World War II bomb whose discovery prompted one of the largest peacetime evacuations in British history has been detonated at sea, the Defense Ministry said Saturday. The 500-kilogram explosive was discovered on Tuesday in the backyard of a house in Plymouth, a port city on Britain’s southwest coast. More than 10,000 … Read more

A deep-sea robot may have discovered more than 100 new species

Dr. Seuss couldn’t make this up. Forests of ancient corals. Clusters of undersea urchins with cactus-like spines, as if a desert were flooded. Gardens of glassy sponges clinging to the slopes of an underwater mountain range rising thousands of feet above the seabed. Deep-sea researchers searching beneath the waves off the coast of Chile may … Read more