Plumes of smoke yesterday rose over the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant, a low-slung grey building on the banks of the river Dnipro. For the Ukrainian citizens on the other side of the river – and the watching world – the smoke provoked a fresh shiver of fear ... In his overnight address late on Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelensky said ... .
It has been established that BRICS is one of the most unusual groupings in global politics. The countries that are signified by the acronym – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa at first glance have precious little tying them together ... The group was originally conceived as a bunch of countries that had an extremely bright economic future ... .
“But not in California,” Harris added ... In anticipation of that rush for services, Planned Parenthood clinics across the state have beefed up staffing, while Gov. Gavin Newsom has made a series of moves to make it even easier for people to obtain abortions here, such as by eliminating out-of-pocket costs for abortion-related services ... .
Acting on a tip, Mexican soldiers seized almost 1.5 tons of meth and 328 pounds (149 kilograms) of apparent powdered fentanyl at a checkpoint in the northern border state of Sonora, the army said Thursday. Soldiers also found 816,486 pills apparently containing fentanyl packed in 46 drums aboard the truck on Wednesday ...U.S ... .
In the battle to become prime minister, both Liz Truss and RIshi Sunak have vowed to crack down on Britain’s enemies ... 10 ... Nowhere has this been more apparent than the Gulf ... The RoyalUnited Services Institute has warned that Russia’s war machine is now reliant on highly sophisticated Western technology subject to tight export controls ... .
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Brunei and Malaysia have finally reopened the land and sea borders between them, allowing families to reunite and businesses to recover. The Aug 1 border reopening, which came two years after COVID-19 forced its closure, not only bodes well for both countries, but also for the economies of Borneo, Southeast Asia's biggest island ... .
A historic drought in Somalia has now displaced one million people and left the country in the shadow of famine, the United Nations said Thursday ... An expected fifth failed rainy season is set to displace many more families ... "Starvation is now haunting the entire country ... Aid funding urgently needs to be ramped up before it is too late." ... rjm/nl/ri ....
BERLIN, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- German citizens are to receive further state support due to high inflation and soaring energy prices, ChancellorOlaf Scholz said during his summer press conference on Thursday. In addition to previous relief packages totaling 30 billion euros (31 billion U.S ...Meanwhile, prices for natural gas rose 75.1 percent... .
Former US presidentDonald Trump invoked his legal right not to answer questions more than 400 times during a deposition about alleged fraud at his family real estate business, US media reported on... .
Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday's blasts — or that any attack took place ... "I was so scared,” she said ... In the city of Donetsk, which has been under the control of Russia-backed separatists since 2014, Ukrainian shelling hit a brewery, killing one person and wounding two, the separatists’ emergency service said ... .