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- The legacy of a horse-riding warrior princess gallops on in West Africaby Daniel Gnienhoun, Adrien Bitibaly, Rachel Chason on 10/02/2023 at 9:51 AM
Burkina Faso’s horse culture has endured even as the country has been wracked by jihadist violence.
- Ukraine live briefing: Zelensky vows to fight Russia ‘as long as it takes’; E.U. foreign ministers to meet in Kyivby Rachel Pannett, Leo Sands on 10/02/2023 at 9:32 AM
The Ukrainian leader made the comments after the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives blocked new aid for Kyiv’s war effort.
- Bedbugs torment Paris ahead of 2024 Olympics: ‘No one is safe’by Kelly Kasulis Cho on 10/02/2023 at 7:18 AM
Apparent footage of the insects on public transit has gone viral, with one French official saying an action plan is urgently needed “against this scourge.”
- Nightclub fire in Spain kills at least 13by Niha Masih on 10/02/2023 at 5:28 AM
Authorities are investigating the cause of a blaze that started at the Fonda Milagros nightclub in the city of Murcia before spreading to adjoining venues.
- In blow to India, pro-China candidate wins Maldives electionby Adam Taylor on 10/01/2023 at 10:54 PM
President-elect Mohamed Muizzu campaigned on an “India Out” platform, pledging to expel all Indian soldiers from the archipelagic nation.
- Ukraine live briefing: Biden and GOP lawmakers vow to send Ukraine aid after Congress leaves it out of funding billby Kelly Kasulis Cho, Leo Sands, Nick Parker on 10/01/2023 at 5:54 PM
“We cannot under any circumstance allow America’s support for Ukraine to be interrupted,” President Biden said in a news conference Sunday afternoon.
- A look at the amount of U.S. spending powering Ukraine’s defenseby Ruby Mellen, Artur Galocha on 10/01/2023 at 5:35 PM
The United States has committed more than $60 billion in aid to Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion.
- Kyiv downplays lack of Ukraine aid in new U.S. spending billby Isabelle Khurshudyan, David Stern, Kostiantyn Khudov on 10/01/2023 at 5:14 PM
Ukrainian officials said they were confident that bipartisan support would keep U.S. aid flowing. But others saw the move to exclude Ukraine funding as a worrying sign.
- Who is Robert Fico? A pro-Russia populist wins Slovakia’s vote.by Loveday Morris, Ladka Bauerova on 10/01/2023 at 4:08 PM
The winner of Slovakia’s election, Robert Fico, is a former prime minister who was forced out of office five years ago amid outrage over a journalist’s slaying.
- Pro-Russian populist party wins Slovakian electionby Ladka Bauerova, Loveday Morris, Niha Masih on 10/01/2023 at 9:19 AM
A win for the party led by populist former prime minister Robert Fico is likely to hurt European unity on Ukraine.
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- Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded To 2 Scientists For Enabling Development Of MRNA Vaccineson 10/02/2023 at 9:55 AM
Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman won the prize for discoveries that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.
- At Least 13 Dead In Spain Nightclub Fireon 10/02/2023 at 6:18 AM
The blaze ripped through the Teatre nightclub in the southeastern city of Murcia.
- Church Roof Collapse Kills 9, Injures Dozens In Mexicoon 10/02/2023 at 6:11 AM
Tamaulipas state police said about 100 people were in the Ciudad Madero church at the time of the collapse.
- Suicide Bomber Detonates Device Near Turkish Interior Affairs Ministryon 10/01/2023 at 3:39 PM
The attack in Ankara also included a second suspected suicide bomber, who the interior minister said was shot by police before he could “blow himself up.”
- WSJ Reporter Evan Gershkovich’s Parents Recall Visiting Their Son In Russian Jailon 09/29/2023 at 11:10 AM
“Being there, it was like having him back,” his father told CNN six months after the journalist was detained.
- Spain Strengthens Animal Rights, But Exempts Bullfightson 09/29/2023 at 9:56 AM
A new animal welfare law bans the use of animals for recreational activities that cause them pain and suffering, but allows bullfights and hunting with dogs.
- 3 Killed In Shootings At A Hospital And Apartment In Rotterdamon 09/28/2023 at 7:05 PM
Police in the Netherlands say a lone gunman wearing a bulletproof vest killed three people, including a 14-year-old girl.
- Swiss Glaciers Have Melted By A Terrifying Rate In Last 2 Years, Study Findson 09/28/2023 at 9:34 AM
As much ice was lost as between 1960 and 1990, said the Swiss Academy of Sciences, thanks to high summer heat and low snow volumes in winter.
- Watch The Wild Moment A Bear Jumped On Picnic Table And Stole Birthday Boy’s Lunchon 09/28/2023 at 6:19 AM
“The bear was very close to us, we heard him as he growled, as he ate, you could smell the bear. It was really very very close.”
- Trading Of Shares Of Heavily Indebted Property Developer China Evergrande Suspended In Hong Kongon 09/28/2023 at 3:21 AM
The Hong Kong stock exchange says trading of shares of heavily indebted Chinese property developer China Evergrande Group has been suspended.
- Nobel Prize Awarded to Covid Vaccine Pioneersby Benjamin Mueller on 10/02/2023 at 11:00 AM
The physiology or medicine prize for Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman recognized work that led to the development of vaccines that were administered to billions around the world.
- Russia-Ukraine War: E.U. Foreign Ministers Meet in Kyiv for Summitby The New York Times on 10/02/2023 at 10:44 AM
The top diplomats of E.U. member nations are gathering as the organization pledges to increase military support for Ukraine. Its most senior officials back Ukraine’s entry into the group.
- Slovakia Appears Set to Join the Putin Sympathizers After Electionby Roger Cohen on 10/02/2023 at 10:09 AM
The front-runner in the parliamentary vote has pledged “not to send a single cartridge” to neighboring Ukraine, a sign of the flagging European support for a victim of Russian aggression.
- Iraq Investigators Call for Officials to Be Fired After Wedding Hall Blazeby Alissa J. Rubin on 10/02/2023 at 9:01 AM
The fire that killed almost 120 people had been accidental, a report said, but occurred after a series of decisions that proved deadly.
- Russia May Be Planning to Test a Nuclear-Powered Missileby Riley Mellen on 10/02/2023 at 9:01 AM
Visual evidence from a remote base in the Arctic shows launch preparations mirroring those that preceded earlier tests.
- What Is a Synod in the Catholic Church? And Why Does This One Matter?by Jason Horowitz and Elisabetta Povoledo on 10/02/2023 at 9:01 AM
A seemingly obscure meeting could be the culmination of Francis’ papacy and lay the groundwork for lasting change on issues like married priests and the blessing of gay unions.
- Vatican Synod Puts Catholic Church’s Most Sensitive Issues on the Tableby Jason Horowitz on 10/02/2023 at 9:01 AM
Pope Francis’ calls for open-minded discussion will be tested this week as bishops meet with lay people, including women, to debate topics such as married priests and the blessing of gay couples.
- He Announces Baseball Games in Spanish. It is Not His First Language.by James Wagner on 10/02/2023 at 9:00 AM
Bill Kulik, a Spanish-language radio broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies, mixes in English and Spanglish to the delight of some listeners, but the irritation of others.
- Typhoon Koinu Moves Toward Taiwanby Jin Yu Young and Amy Chang Chien on 10/02/2023 at 8:46 AM
Forecasters in Taiwan expected Koinu, which formed over the weekend, to get stronger in the coming days.
- Ukraine Downplays Uncertainty Over U.S. Support After Funding Bill Passes With No Aidby Matthew Mpoke Bigg on 10/02/2023 at 7:18 AM
Kyiv expressed confidence that Washington would continue to support its war against Russia, even after Congress passed a stopgap funding bill that did not include money for Ukraine.