Massive fish deaths in the Oder river on the German-Polish border linked to mercury

Massive fish deaths in the Oder river on the German-Polish border linked to mercury

Placeholder while loading article actions Large amounts of chemical waste have likely been dumped into a river on the German-Polish border, Poland’s prime minister said on Friday, killing tons of fish and creating an ecological disaster that could take years to clean up. Authorities said 150 Polish troops had been deployed to the 522-mile-long Oder … Read more

Spain’s Medusa festival kills one after stage collapses and dozens injured

One person was killed and dozens were injured when high winds caused part of a stage to collapse during a dance music festival near the Spanish city of Valencia in the early hours of Saturday, regional emergency services announced. Other infrastructure was also damaged when gusts hit the Medusa Festival, a huge six-day electronic music … Read more

Russia’s War in Ukraine: Live Updates

On Wednesday, a Ukrainian artillery unit fired at Russian infantry troops advancing around the town of Pokrovske in eastern Ukraine.Credit…David Guttenfelder for The New York Times As the war drags on, Ukraine has managed to stall Russian gains over the past month thanks in large part to continued support from the United States and its … Read more

China sends fighter jets to Thailand for joint exercises

BANGKOK (AP) — The Chinese Air Force is sending fighter jets and bombers to Thailand on Sunday for a joint exercise with the Thai military. The training will include air support, strikes on ground targets and small and large-scale troop deployment, China’s Defense Ministry said in a statement posted on its website. China’s expansion of … Read more

China sanctions Lithuanian vice minister for Taiwan visit

Lithuania’s state emblem is seen at its embassy in Beijing, China, December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday it had imposed sanctions on Lithuania’s Deputy Transport and Communications Minister Agne Vaiciukeviciute for her visit to Taiwan, … Read more

Taiwan blames politics for canceling global Pride event

Participants march under a giant rainbow flag during the LGBT Pride Parade in Taipei, Taiwan October 26, 2019. REUTERS/Eason Lam Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Taiwan on Friday accused Taiwan’s cancellation of WorldPride 2025 of “political considerations” after saying organizers insisted the word “Taiwan” be removed. … Read more

Ukraine reports strike on enemy-used bridge, lists other Russian casualties

Ukraine said on Friday it destroyed a bridge of strategic importance to Russia during the war. The remains of another destroyed bridge are pictured near Irpin, Ukraine, May 7, 2022. Alexei Furman/Getty Ukraine’s military said it destroyed a bridge of strategic importance to Russian forces while announcing “confirmed enemy casualties” on Friday. Ukraine’s Southern Operational … Read more

Gunman kills 10, including 2 children, in street carnage before being shot dead by passerby in Montenegro: ‘Unprecedented tragedy’

A man went on a shooting spree in the streets of a town in western Montenegro on Friday, killing 10 people, including two children, before being shot dead by a bystander, officials said. The country’s prime minister called the attack an “unprecedented tragedy”. Montenegro’s state television RTCG previously reported that the gunman killed 11 people … Read more