Russian naval exercises off Ireland’s coast ‘not welcome,’ says Foreign Minister

On the front lines, Ukrainians brace for possible attack A Ukrainian soldier mans a gunner position in a front-line trench in Avdiivka, Ukraine, on Sunday, January 23. On the front lines, Ukrainians brace for possible attack Local residents drive past an apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Marinka on Saturday. The building was badly… Continue reading Russian naval exercises off Ireland’s coast ‘not welcome,’ says Foreign Minister

Germany: Shooting at Heidelberg University leaves several wounded, gunman dead

The perpetrator, described as a young man, is dead, a police spokesman told CNN. Police said the lone gunman began shooting while a lecture was taking place, before running outside. A police spokesperson told Reuters they believe he killed himself. One of those shot in the incident was seriously injured, according to CNN’s German affiliate… Continue reading Germany: Shooting at Heidelberg University leaves several wounded, gunman dead

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange allowed to seek appeal against extradition to the US

The decision to extradite Assange has rested on his mental health. In January 2021, a magistrates’ court ruling found that Assange could not be extradited as it would be “oppressive,” by reason of his mental health.But the High Court overturned that decision in December, saying Assange could be extradited to the US on the basis… Continue reading WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange allowed to seek appeal against extradition to the US

NATO allies put forces on standby as tensions rise over Ukraine crisis

“NATO will continue to take all necessary measures to protect and defend all Allies, including by reinforcing the eastern part of the Alliance,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement Monday, welcoming the allies’ extra contributions to the military alliance. “We will always respond to any deterioration of our security environment, including through… Continue reading NATO allies put forces on standby as tensions rise over Ukraine crisis

Pope Benedict XVI admits being at meeting about abuser priest when he ran Munich archdiocese

An independent investigation into abuse by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Munich, where Benedict was archbishop from 1977 to 1982, last week showed minutes of the meeting saying he was present and rejected his denial as “barely credible.” The admission came in a statement to the Catholic News Agency via his private secretary Archbishop… Continue reading Pope Benedict XVI admits being at meeting about abuser priest when he ran Munich archdiocese

Why astronaut Thomas Pesquet wants to protect the Earth

Long periods with his feet off solid ground gave him a unique and privileged perspective on our planet. His Instagram account is bursting with beautiful images of “the blue ball we call home.” But the beauty is tainted. Pesquet says that even from space the effects of climate change are visible. He says that since… Continue reading Why astronaut Thomas Pesquet wants to protect the Earth

A stowaway was found alive aboard a plane wheel in Amsterdam after flying more than 11 hours

The man had been hiding for more than 11 hours since the plan departed from Johannesburg, South Africa, according to a spokesperson at Schiphol airport and police. While the individual was not identified, officials said he is believed to be between 16-35 years old. “We learned that a person was found having stowed away on… Continue reading A stowaway was found alive aboard a plane wheel in Amsterdam after flying more than 11 hours

A stowaway was found alive aboard a plane wheel in Amsterdam after flying more than 11 hours

The man had been hiding for more than 11 hours since the plan departed from Johannesburg, South Africa, according to a spokesperson at Schiphol airport and police. While the individual was not identified, officials said he is believed to be between 16-35 years old. “We learned that a person was found having stowed away on… Continue reading A stowaway was found alive aboard a plane wheel in Amsterdam after flying more than 11 hours

German navy chief resigns after suggesting Putin ‘deserved respect’

Vice-Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach said he asked the German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht to relieve him of his duties “effective immediately.” His resignation on Saturday came at the time of extreme tension between Russia and the West over recent buildup of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border. Schönbach got into hot water over several remarks that… Continue reading German navy chief resigns after suggesting Putin ‘deserved respect’

Jean-Jacques Savin: A 75-year-old French adventurer has died attempting solo row across the Atlantic ocean

“It is with great sadness that we have just learned of the death of our friend Jean-Jacques,” his support team said in a post on Facebook. “The body of Jean-Jacques was found lifeless inside the cabin of his canoe l’Audacieux (The Audacious).” Savin had set off from southwest Portugal on January 1 and was headed… Continue reading Jean-Jacques Savin: A 75-year-old French adventurer has died attempting solo row across the Atlantic ocean