3 feet of rain sets Sydney’s 4th round of flood disaster

SYDNEY (AP) – More than 30,000 Sydney residents were told to evacuate or prepare to leave their homes on Monday as Australia’s largest city faces its fourth and possibly worst flooding in less than a year and a half year. Days of torrential rain caused dams to overflow and waterways to burst their banks, creating … Read more

Germany and Ireland reject UK move towards compelling Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — Germany and Ireland have condemned the British government’s move to unilaterally rewrite parts of the post-Brexit agreement with the European Union. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Irish colleague Simon Coveney said there was “no legal or political justification” for ignoring the agreed trade rules in Northern Ireland. The ministers wrote in … Read more

Multiple dead in shooting in Copenhagen shopping center; suspect arrested

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – A gunman opened fire on Sunday in a busy shopping center in the Danish capital, killing several people and injuring several others, police said. A 22-year-old Danish man was arrested, Copenhagen Police Inspector Søren Thomassen told reporters, adding that there was no indication that anyone else was involved in the attack, … Read more

From one July to the next, a steep slide for Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last July Fourth, President Joe Biden hundreds of people gathered outside the White House for an event that would have been unimaginable for many Americans last year. As the coronavirus receded, they ate burgers and watched fireworks over the National Mall. While the pandemic was not over yet, Biden said:“We are closer … Read more

Russia claims capture of crucial city in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russia’s defense minister said Russian troops took control of Ukraine’s last major city in Ukraine’s Luhansk province on Sunday, bringing Moscow closer to its stated goal of seizing Ukraine’s entire Donbas region. to take. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin that Russian troops, along with members of a local … Read more

As hospital admissions rise, France is weighing return to masks

NICE, France (AP) — Tourism in France is booming again — and so is COVID-19† French officials have “invited” or “recommended” people to return to using face masks, but have stopped renewing restrictions that would deter visitors or revive anti-government protests. From commuters from Paris to tourists on the French Riviera, many people seem to … Read more

UN condemns protesters storming Libyan parliament

KARO — A senior UN official for Libya on Saturday condemned the storming of parliament headquarters in the east of the oil-rich country as part of protests in several cities the previous day against the political class and deteriorating economic conditions. Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of the capital Tripoli and other Libyan … Read more

Russians attack eastern Ukrainian city

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russian forces have crushed the city of Lysychansk and its environs in an all-out effort to capture the last resistance stronghold in eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk province, the governor said on Saturday. A presidential adviser said his fate would be decided within two days. Ukrainian fighters have spent weeks trying to defend … Read more

India bans single-use plastics to fight pollution

India on Friday imposed a ban on single-use plastics on items ranging from straws to cigarette packs to curb rising pollution in a country where streets are littered with trash. By announcing the ban, the government rejected demands from food, beverage and consumer goods companies to suspend the restriction to avoid disruptions. Plastic waste has … Read more

Russian missiles kill at least 19 in Ukraine’s Odessa region

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) – Russian rocket attacks on residential areas early Friday killed at least 19 people in a Ukrainian city near Odessa, authorities reported. The airstrikes broke the tentative relief expressed a day earlier after Russian troops withdrew from an island in the Black Sea where they had been able to launch an attack … Read more