Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant: Russian Vehicles Seen in Turbine Hall

CNN has located and confirmed the authenticity of the video, which began circulating on social media on Thursday. It is not clear when the video was shot. The images show one of six turbine chambers on the western side of the nuclear power plant, in the southeastern city of Enerhodar. Each turbine hall is interconnected … Read more

Estonia says it will fend off major cyber attack after removing Soviet monuments

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

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin says videos of her ‘rambunctious’ parties should not have been made public

Videos showed Marin, the 36-year-old leader of Finland, dancing with friends in a private setting. “These videos are private and filmed in a private space. I am sorry that they have become known to the public,” Marin told reporters in Kuopio, Finland. “I spent a night with my friends. We just partied, also in a … Read more

Long Covid 2 years after diagnosis: what is the risk?

CNN — Getting sick from Covid-19 is bad enough. What if you are one of the unlucky people who suffer from what is called long Covid? It’s a hodgepodge of symptoms that can appear months – and even years – after recovering from Covid, according to a new study of more than 1 million people … Read more

Violent storm kills six in Corsica as island raises new warning

PARIS, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – A violent and unexpected storm ravaged the French Mediterranean island of Corsica on Thursday, killing at least six people, including a teenage girl, and meteorologists forecasting more bad weather to come. Hail, heavy rain and winds peaking at 224 kph (140 mph) swept the island early in the day. Two … Read more

Putin revives Stalin-era ‘Mother Heroine’ award for women with 10 children

CNN — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday reviving the Soviet-era “Mother Heroine” award for women with 10 children or more, in an apparent effort to alleviate a demographic crisis in the country. Originally, the honor was introduced by Joseph Stalin after World War II, when the Soviet population declined by tens … Read more

Stocks choppy, US yields fall as investors digest Fed minutes

A man in a protective mask walks past an electronic board displaying the Shanghai Composite Index, Nikkei Index, and Dow Jones Industrial Average during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak outside a real estate agency in Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2022. REUTERS / Kim Kyung Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Wall … Read more

‘Spanish Stonehenge’ emerges from drought-stricken dam

CACERES, Spain, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – A brutal summer has devastated many in rural Spain, but an unexpected side effect of the country’s worst drought in decades has delighted archaeologists: the emergence of a prehistoric stone circle in a dam whose waterline has shifted. Officially known as the dolmen of Guadalperal but also referred to … Read more

Designer Armani and guests flee forest fires on Sicilian island

MILAN (AP) – Firefighters worked Thursday to extinguish the remains of two wildfires on a Sicilian island, forcing fashion designer Giorgio Armani and dozens of others to flee their vacation villas overnight. A photo from the island of Pantelleria showed flames appearing to penetrate Armani’s villa, but the Italian designer’s news agency said they stopped … Read more

Saudi PhD student gets 34 years in prison for tweets

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A Saudi court has sentenced a doctoral student to 34 years in prison for spreading “rumours” and retweeting dissidents, according to court documents obtained Thursday, a decision increasingly condemned worldwide . Activists and lawyers consider the verdict against Salma al-Shehab, a mother of two and a researcher at Britain’s … Read more