US allies express dismay at ‘appalling’ Supreme Court decision to scrap abortion rights

US allies express dismay at ‘appalling’ Supreme Court decision to scrap abortion rights

London CNN — Several of the United States’ Western allies responded with anger and dismay after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, condemning the decision as “horrific,” “appalling” and “a big step backwards.” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the move “clearly has a massive impact on people’s thinking around the world,” … Read more

Microsoft says Russia has stepped up cyber espionage against the US and Ukraine allies

Microsoft says Russia has stepped up cyber espionage against the US and Ukraine allies

Washington CNN — Russian intelligence agencies have increased their efforts to hack US and allied government computer networks to gather intelligence since the war in Ukraine began, Microsoft said in new findings published Wednesday. American organizations were the top target of the Russian hacking attempts outside of Ukraine, according to Microsoft, but the alleged Russian … Read more

Natela Dzalamidze: Russian-born tennis player changes nationality to avoid Wimbledon ban

Natela Dzalamidze: Russian-born tennis player changes nationality to avoid Wimbledon ban

CNN — Russian-born tennis player Natela Dzalamidze has changed her nationality to Georgian to avoid the ban Wimbledon imposed on all Russian players following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The doubles specialist, ranked No. 43 in the world, is now officially listed as having Georgian nationality on the WTA website and is eligible to compete … Read more

Heatwave: Western Europeans wilt in early summer, compounding climate change fears

Heatwave: Western Europeans wilt in early summer, compounding climate change fears

Reuters — Spain is seeing its hottest early summer temperatures, one area of ​​France banned outdoor events, and drought stalked Italian farmers as a heatwave sent Europeans hunting for shade and fretting over climate change. Such was the heat that England’s upscale Royal Ascot Racecourse even saw a rare change of protocol: guests were allowed … Read more

Internet Explorer’s final resting place: as a ‘world-class joke’ in South Korea | News

Internet Explorer’s final resting place: as a ‘world-class joke’ in South Korea |  News

For Jung Ki-young, a South Korean software engineer, Microsoft’s decision to retire its Internet Explorer web browser marked the end of a quarter-century love-hate relationship with the technology. To commemorate its demise, he spent a month and 430,000 won ($330) designing and ordering a headstone with Explorer’s “e” logo and the English epitaph: “He was … Read more

Why Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira risked their lives in the Amazon

Why Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira risked their lives in the Amazon

Sao Paulo CNN — Dom Phillips and Bruno Araujo Pereira, veterans of the Amazon, would have known the risks they faced when they set off for Atalaia do Norte in the Brazilian rainforest’s remote Javari Valley – a trip that ended in tragedy, after Brazilian authorities said Friday they had identified the remains of Phillips. … Read more

Putin lambasts the West and declares the end of ‘the era of the unipolar world’

Putin lambasts the West and declares the end of ‘the era of the unipolar world’

CNN — Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared the end of “the era of the unipolar world” in a combative speech that lambasted Western countries at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. “When they won the Cold War, the US declared themselves God’s own representatives on earth, people who have no responsibilities – … Read more

North Korea expands work at nuclear test site to second tunnel, report says

North Korea expands work at nuclear test site to second tunnel, report says

CNN — North Korea appears to be expanding work at its nuclear test site to include a second tunnel, a US-based think tank said on Thursday, as South Korean and US officials say North Korea might conduct a nuclear test any day. Preparation work at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility’s Tunnel No. 3 was apparently … Read more

Man arrested and banned from Madison Square Garden after allegedly assaulting two men after hockey game

Man arrested and banned from Madison Square Garden after allegedly assaulting two men after hockey game

CNN — A 29-year-old man was arrested and charged after he allegedly assaulted two men following an NHL playoff game at Madison Square Garden this week, the New York City Police Department told CNN. Around 10:50 p.m. Thursday, following the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning game, police said two men got into a … Read more

Prince Charles Rwanda: Clarence House refuses to comment on report that Prince of Wales finds UK’s plan to send migrants to Rwanda ‘appalling’

Prince Charles Rwanda: Clarence House refuses to comment on report that Prince of Wales finds UK’s plan to send migrants to Rwanda ‘appalling’

CNN — Clarence House said it would not comment on what it calls “supposed anonymous private conversations with The Prince of Wales” after British newspaper The Times reported that Prince Charles privately described the UK government’s controversial plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda “appalling.” “He said he was more than disappointed at the policy,” The … Read more