Biggest railway strike in 30 years strands commuters in UK | News

Biggest railway strike in 30 years strands commuters in UK |  News

More than 40,000 workers strike over cost-of-living crisis, forcing commuters to work from home or find other routes. Tens of thousands of the UK’s railway workers began the network’s biggest strike action in more than 30 years, leaving commuters facing chaos. About 40,000 cleaners, signallers, maintenance workers and station staff were holding a 24-hour strike … Read more

Russian official calls Lithuanian actions “hostile” and warns of consequences

Russian official calls Lithuanian actions “hostile” and warns of consequences

A farmer uses an agricultural machine in a wheat farm in Odesa, Ukraine, on June 17. (Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Ukrainian farmers have sown about 25% less land than was in cultivation in 2021, according to officials and independent estimates. According to Markiyan Dmytrasevych, deputy minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, a total … Read more

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $103.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record 3.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

June 21 (Reuters) – Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $103.5 million to aid children displaced by the war in Ukraine . All proceeds from the auction, which coincided with the World … Read more

June 20, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news

June 20, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news

(Ukrainian Presidency/AFP) Addressing the African Union Commission via video link on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Africa has been “taken hostage by those who started the war against our country.” Zelensky warned the global food crisis will continue “as long as this colonizing war goes on,” affecting the lives of as many as 400 … Read more

Russian blockade of Ukrainian grain is a “real war crime” says EU’s foreign policy chief

Russian blockade of Ukrainian grain is a “real war crime” says EU’s foreign policy chief

Captured US citizens Alexander John-Robert Drueke, 39, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, were interviewed by Russia’s RT channel at a detention center in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on Friday, June 17, according to a report published on RT. (Bunny Drueke/Joy Black) Two American volunteer fighters for Ukraine were taken into detention by … Read more

Shelling around Kharkiv increased overnight without incursions by Russian forces, Ukrainian officials say

Shelling around Kharkiv increased overnight without incursions by Russian forces, Ukrainian officials say

Captured US citizens Alexander John-Robert Drueke, 39, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, were interviewed by Russia’s RT channel at a detention center in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on Friday, June 17, according to a report published on RT. (Bunny Drueke/Joy Black) Two American volunteer fighters for Ukraine were taken into detention by … 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

Europe heat wave: Firefighters in Spain, Germany struggle to contain wildfires – National

Europe heat wave: Firefighters in Spain, Germany struggle to contain wildfires – National

Firefighters in Spain and Germany struggled to contain wildfires on Sunday amid an unusual heat wave in Western Europe for this time of year. The worst damage in Spain has been in the northwest province of Zamora where over 25,000 hectares (61,000 acres) have been consumed, regional authorities said, while German officials said that residents … Read more

EU Commission supports Ukraine’s bid to join the bloc

EU Commission supports Ukraine’s bid to join the bloc

Speaking in Brussels, the European Commission’s President Ursula von der Leyen said the Commission recommends “that Ukraine is given candidate status. This is of course on the understanding that the country will carry out a number of further reforms.” “In the view of the Commission, Ukraine has clearly demonstrated the country’s aspiration and the country’s … Read more