Category: Europe

Barack Obama’s last-minute backdown

Former US president Barack Obama has backed down and “significantly” reduced the size of his upcoming birthday party after a public backlash against his plan to host it amid a surge in Covid-19 infections across the country.

Munich-to-Prague Train Collides With Czech Commuter Service, 3 Dead

MILAVCE, Czech Republic—A Munich-to-Prague express train ran through a stop signal and collided with a local commuter service in the Czech Republic on Wednesday and three people were killed including both train drivers, authorities said. Eight passengers were seriously injured and several were taken by helicopter to hospital from the crash site near the western […]

Mind-blowing 400m has Aussie gladiator in medal hunt

They’re regarded as the gladiators of the Olympic Games and in Tokyo an Australian decathlete is vying to be crowned the world’s greatest all-round athlete.

Mind-blowing 400m has Aussie gladiator in medal hunt

They’re regarded as the gladiators of the Olympic Games and in Tokyo an Australian decathlete is vying to be crowned the world’s greatest all-round athlete.

British Chaplain Reported to Counterterrorism Agency After Questioning School’s ‘LGBT Stuff’

Holding to the biblical definition of male and female has cost the Rev. Bernard Randall his job.  Randall served as chaplain of Trent College, a… Read More

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Bizarre pic gifts Aussies shot at gold

A desperate Germany tried everything to keep its Olympic campaign alive but the Kookaburras weren’t about to break Australian hearts for the second day in a row.

At Least 3 Wounded in Sweden Shooting

HELSINKI—At least three people have been wounded in a shooting in the southern Swedish city of Kristianstad, police said. No suspects have been detained yet, Swedish media reported. Swedish police received an alert Tuesday afternoon that several loud bangs were heard in one of the districts of the city. Police soon arrived at the scene […]

Croatia’s Overdue Inclusion in Visa Waiver Program Highlights Allies Left Out

Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s nomination of Croatia to join the Visa Waiver Program is a long overdue but welcome move that will advance U.S…. Read More

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Simone Biles reveals family tragedy

Simone Biles was struggling with more than just her own inner demons this past week.

Doncic, Slovenia Move Into Olympic Basketball Semifinals

SAITAMA, Japan—Luka Doncic and Slovenia need one win for a medal in their Olympic basketball debut. Wins are all Doncic ever gets when he wears his country’s uniform. Doncic had 20 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds, and Slovenia beat Germany 94–70 on Tuesday in the opening game of the men’s quarterfinals. Zoran Dragic got […]

UK’s Johnson Meets With Belarusian Opposition Leader

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday met with Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in Downing Street, promising support to the exiled leader. Tsikhanouskaya fled Belarus for Lithuania last year after losing a presidential election which Western governments say was rigged. “We are very much on your side, very much in support of what you are […]

Lithuania to Turn Migrants Crossing in From Belarus Away

VILNIUS, Lithuania—Lithuania has ordered its border guards to turn away, by force if needed, migrants attempting to enter the Baltic country as the rapidly growing number of immigrants illegally crossing from neighboring Belarus has emerged as a major foreign policy issue to the small European Union nation. The Interior Ministry distributed a video footage shot […]

IOC Awaiting Report From Belarusian Olympic Committee

TOKYO—The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday it was waiting for a report later in the day from the Belarusian National Olympic Committee on the case of sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, after launching an investigation into the incident that has rocked the Games. The athlete took refuge in the Polish embassy in Tokyo on Monday, […]

IOC Awaiting Report From Belarusian Olympic Committee

TOKYO—The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday it was waiting for a report later in the day from the Belarusian National Olympic Committee on the case of sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, after launching an investigation into the incident that has rocked the Games. The athlete took refuge in the Polish embassy in Tokyo on Monday, […]

Head of Belarusian Exile Group Found Hanged in Ukraine, Police Open Murder Case

KYIV, Ukraine—A Belarusian activist living in exile in Ukraine was found hanged in a park near his home in Kyiv early on Tuesday, and Ukrainian police said they had launched a murder case. Vitaly Shishov, who led a Kyiv-based organization that helps Belarusians fleeing persecution, had been reported missing by his partner on Monday after […]