Italy, the only major Western power to have joined China’s global infrastructure initiative, is exiting in 2024. The Chinese government has lashed out at the “smearing” of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) after its only major Western partner pulled out of the infrastructure project.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WXIX) – Recreational marijuana is now legal in Ohio after voters statewide passed Issue 2 last month. That means adults 21 and older can now use and possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis and 5 grams of extracts or edibles. They also
The incident affected Taylor Swift mentally. Time magazine named US pop superstar Taylor Swift as its ‘Person of the Year’, calling the musical force of nature the “hero of her own story.” The huge $92.8 million opening earlier this year of Taylor Swift’s “The Eras
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter, in a rare move on Wednesday aimed at formally warning the Security Council of the global threat from Israel’s war on Gaza. Guterres has been calling for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” since
CNN — The gunman in a Wednesday mass shooting on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus that left three dead and a fourth wounded is a 67-year-old career college professor with connections to colleges in Georgia and North Carolina, a law enforcement source told CNN, but it’s unknown what connection
Fighting has escalated in Gaza’s second-largest city of Khan Younis as Israeli air strikes rain down throughout the enclave, forcing Palestinians to flee to increasingly crammed pockets of the territory’s southern edge where there is no promised security, as the war enters its third month.
The past week of Russia’s war in Ukraine was remarkable, chiefly for something that happened thousands of kilometres to the east of a hardened battlefront. In an apparent sabotage operation of breathtaking audacity, Ukrainian operatives blew up two freight trains in east Siberia travelling on
Tensions are rising in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as it prepares for presidential and parliamentary elections while struggling to contain myriad armed groups wreaking havoc in the mineral-rich east. The nation of about 100 million people is a battleground for more than 120
Enlarge this image More than 750 Washington Post workers have agreed to walk off the job on Thursday to protest stalled contract negotiations. The company has warned of layoffs if too few staffers take voluntary buyouts. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP More than 750
In a dramatic move, Guterres on Wednesday wrote to members of the Security Council and urged them to collectively call for a full humanitarian cease-fire. He said that two months of war had “created appalling human suffering, physical destruction and collective trauma across Israel and
With two wars and tense trade relations, European Union and Chinese officials open talks hoping for ‘mutually beneficial’ ties. China and the European Union should not see each other as rivals and must address their differences, leaders from both sides said in the first in-person
Volodymyr Zelenskyy is a forgotten man fighting a forgotten war. The Ukrainian president’s shooting star has lost much of its altitude and gleam as Russia’s grinding invasion approaches the two-year mark. An old war has turned into a plodding stalemate. The ballyhooed Ukrainian “offensive” has
In the windowless basement of a Manhattan church last month, Bellevue Hospital hosted a fashion show. Dozens of weight-loss surgery patients, some in evening gowns, strutted down a red carpet. While their “before” photos were projected on a screen, an M.C. read testimonials about how
Enlarge this image Stage actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) reclines in a scene from an unnamed theater production. Hulton Archive/Getty Images Hulton Archive/Getty Images A newly discovered pathway between the heart and brain may explain why healthy people faint. The pathway appears to carry signals from
Joe Biden’s campaign has seized on comments Donald Trump made about being a dictator to illustrate his threat to the nation’s democracy. | Evan Vucci/AP Donald Trump keeps returning the 2024 presidential race to the ground where Joe Biden wants to fight it. After Trump