Negotiators are taking the first steps toward a plastic pollution treaty

More than 2,000 experts ended a week of negotiations on plastic pollution on Friday, in one of the largest global gatherings ever to address what even industry leaders in plastics say is a crisis. It was the first meeting of the United Nations committee set up to craft what is meant to be a landmark … Read more

The United States and France pledged to hold Russia accountable for Ukraine

Biden says he’s willing to talk to Putin about ending the war The EU agreed in principle to cap the seaborne price of Russian oil at $60 Heated battles around the eastern town of Bakhmut Ukraine celebrates the 31st anniversary of the vote for independence WASHINGTON/KHERSON, Ukraine (Reuters) – The presidents of the United States … Read more

Josh Geddy and Dyson Daniels play each other, NBA Global Academy, Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans

Back when Josh Geddy and Dyson Daniels were drafted into the NBA, an excited group of aspiring basketball players watched as Commissioner Adam Silver called out their Australian names. They were watching from the other side of the world, back in Canberra at the NBA World Academy, which Geddy and Daniels attended on their journey … Read more

Exclusive: The United States weighs 100 miles of its strike weapon into Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a proposal from Boeing to supply Ukraine with small, accurate and cheap bombs mounted on plentiful missiles, allowing Kiev to strike far beyond Russian lines as the West struggles to meet demand for more weapons. The military stockpiles of the United States and its allies are shrinking, and … Read more

A newborn is among 7 dead in a landslide on the Italian island of Ischia

Search teams have recovered seven dead people, including a 3-week-old baby and a pair of younger siblings, buried in mud and debris that fell down a mountainside and across a densely populated coastal town on the resort island of Ischia. officials said Sunday. The governor of Naples confirmed that five people are still missing, and … Read more

World Cup: Football fans stopped by security officials for wearing rainbow items as LGBTQ rights issue won’t go away in Qatar 2022

Doha, Qatar CNN – The World Cup is in full swing Qatar, But issues around LGBTQ+ rights for the Gulf state, world soccer’s governing body FIFA, teams and fans aren’t going away. Two German soccer fans told CNN on Saturday that they were asked by security officials at Qatar 2022 to remove the rainbow-colored items … Read more

Reality destroys some of the Qataris’ dreams of renting out the World Cup

The agency says the Qatari hotel group has requested new payments Some prices have been lowered, but many properties are empty The broker says some landlords have sought unrealistic rents DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar has found itself with an unexpected glut of rooms in the packed World Cup group stage, with online portals listing rooms … Read more

Boris Johnson claims that France was “in denial” before Russia invaded Ukraine

London CNN – Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson He claimed that France was “in denial” about the prospect of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, and initially accused the German government of preferring a quick Ukrainian military defeat over a protracted conflict. On Monday, Johnson told CNN partner Portugal’s Portuguese network that the positions of … Read more

Falling home prices is coming. High unemployment could make it much worse

London CNN Business – Last year, Auckland’s largest real estate company was unable to sell properties fast enough to meet demand in New Zealand’s largest city. Homes were “flying out the door,” said Grant Sykes, a principal at the Barfoot & Thompson real estate agency. “There were chin-breaking moments when agents would stand across the … Read more

Ukraine promises to provide shelter for its people with the onset of winter

“Invincible centers” to provide heating, water and the Internet Widespread power outages due to Russia targeting the electricity grid The Group of Seven will soon announce the ceiling for Russian oil prices – an American official Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine has promised shelters with heat and water and encouraged its people to conserve energy as … Read more