Joe Biden has the worst G7 since Jimmy Carter

This week’s G-7 meeting in Germany brings to mind the apocryphal Mark Twain quip that “history doesn’t repeat itself — but it rhymes.” Or swap out if you like Santayana’s familiar (and authentic) axiom: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This G-7 has to be judged the worst G-7 meeting … Read more

‘Bowel Babe’ Deborah James, who battled cancer, dead at 40

Journalist and BBC personality Dame Deborah James has died at the age of 40. James, known to fans as “Bowelbabe,” succumbed to Stage 4 bowel cancer after a public five-year battle that inspired many and helped raise awareness and millions of dollars for cancer care in the UK. She passed away Tuesday while surrounded by … Read more

U.S. accuses five firms in China of supporting Russia’s military

Smoke rises over the remains of a building destroyed by a military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Lysychansk, Luhansk region, Ukraine June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden’s administration added five companies in China to … Read more

Reznikov reports on the thousands of Ukrainian Armed Forces fighters who are training abroad: We learn fast

Alona Mazurenko — Tuesday, 28 June, 2022, 22:53 Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov has reported that thousands of Ukrainian defenders have mastered the use of weapons provided by Western partners, and their training is still ongoing. He said Ukrainian fighters learn quickly, and any weapon becomes even more effective in the hands of Ukrainian … Read more

Scotland’s leader seeks new independence vote in October 2023

Placeholder while article actions load LONDON — Nicola Sturgeon, the most senior politician in Scotland, proposed Tuesday to hold a fresh referendum on Scottish independence in October 2023 through a maneuver that she hopes can bypass Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s refusal to allow such a vote. Sturgeon, the leader of Scotland’s semi-autonomous government and of … Read more

Thieves Hit TEFAF Art Fair in Daylight Heist

On Tuesday morning, Marian Bies-de Wolf was working at TEFAF, the world’s pre-eminent fine art and antiquities fairs, when she saw a group of men running through its corridors. It was a strange sight, she said in a telephone interview, since “nobody runs at TEFAF,” which is held annually in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Then things … Read more

Biden jokes he may not return from Spain as approval ratings dip

That’s it really kidding though? President Biden joked Tuesday that he may not return from Spain as his average approval rating hit an all-time low amid the worst inflation since 1981 and record-high gas prices. Biden made the remark to Spanish King Philip VI in an apparent bid to compliment the beauty of the royal … Read more

Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

MADRID (AP) — Turkey agreed Tuesday to lift its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, ending an impasse that had clouded a leaders’ summit opening in Madrid amid Europe’s worst security crisis in decades, triggered by the war in Ukraine. After urgent top-level talks with leaders of the three countries, alliance Secretary General Jens … Read more

Former Nazi guard Josef Schütz, 101, sentenced to prison

A 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard was convicted in Germany Tuesday of more than 3,500 counts of accessory to murder — becoming the oldest person to date to be held accountable for crimes related to the Holocaust. The Neuruppin Regional Court sentenced Josef Schütz to five years in prison, although he is unlikely to … Read more