China’s Yangtze River is running dry amid scorching temperatures

Comment on this story How China is suffering its worst drought on record as soaring temperatures dry up key parts of the Yangtze River, damaging crops and limiting drinking-water supplies in some rural communities. The hardest-hit regions are in China’s central and southern provinces, where a prolonged heat wave has exacerbated drought conditions, authorities said. … Read more

Israel’s closing of Palestinian organizations for alleged terrorist links draws diplomatic backlash

Comment on this story How TEL AVIV — Israel closed the offices of five leading Palestinian rights organizations in an early-morning raid in Ramallah on Thursday, tightening its restrictions on civil society nearly a year after it labeled the organizations terrorist groups in an internationally criticized move. Israel says the organizations have ties to the … Read more

Erdoğan suggests to revive negotiations between Ukraine, Russia on the basis of the March agreements

EUROPEAN PRAVDA – THURSDAY, 18 AUGUST 2022, 20:08 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey, emphasized the need to reach a diplomatic settlement between Ukraine and Russia. According to him, the way to achieve this is to return to negotiations based on the parameters formed at the meeting in Istanbul in March. European Pravda, with … Read more

Zelensky adviser Oleksiy Arestovych opposes visa ban for Russians

Placeholder while article actions load KYIV, Ukraine — As discussion of a possible ban on tourist visas for Russian nationals heats up in the European Union — a measure backed publicly in recent weeks by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — not everyone is on board. That includes some of Zelensky’s own advisers and European supporters. … Read more

Estonia says it repelled major cyber attack after removing Soviet monuments

People walk on the bridge over Narva river at the border crossing point with Russia in Narva, Estonia February 16, 2017. Picture taken February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register VILNIUS, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Estonia has repelled “the most extensive cyber attacks since 2007”, it said … Read more

Huge megalithic complex of more than 500 standing stones discovered in Spain | Archeology

A huge megalithic complex of more than 500 standing stones has been discovered in southern Spain that could be one of the largest in Europe, archaeologists have said. The stones were discovered on a plot of land in Huelva, a province flanking the southernmost part of Spain’s border with Portugal, near the Guadiana River. Spanning … Read more

Mexican students’ disappearance was a state-sponsored crime, truth panel says | Mexico City

The disappearance of 43 Mexican students after they were ambushed by police officers in 2014 was a state-sponsored crime involving federal and state authorities at the highest levels of government, according to the final report of a government truth commission. The commission, created by the current administration, confirmed that the federal government, including the Mexican … Read more

Fires and explosions reported at military targets in Russia and Crimea | Russia

Fires and explosions have been reported at military targets inside Russia and Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine, in the latest of a string of apparent sabotage missions deep into Russian-held territory. Two Russian villages were evacuated after a blaze at a munitions depot near the Ukrainian border in Belgorod province. “An ammunition depot caught fire near … Read more