US may send fighter jets to Ukraine

A top US military general says the United States and its allies are considering providing Ukraine with fighter jets, a decision that would sharply escalate the level of weaponry being sent to Kyiv. Gen. Charles Brown, Air Force chief of staff, said the jets could come from the US or its allies. “I can’t speculate … Read more

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Monarch Butterflies Are Placed on the IUCN Red List

North America’s monarch butterfly, whose showy looks and extraordinary migration have made it one of the continent’s most beloved insects, has been classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the world’s most comprehensive scientific authority on the status of species. The decision comes after decades of falling populations driven by losses … Read more

Palestinians fear revenge attacks after settler outposts removal Israel-Palestine conflict News

Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Thousands of Israeli settlers have attempted to set up new illegal settlement outposts in six locations across the occupied West Bank. Groups of Jewish youth and families arrived at the earmarked locations in buses, on foot and in vehicles throughout Wednesday, bearing Israeli flags and camping tents under the protection … Read more

Climate crisis is driving heatwaves and wildfires. Here’s how

In addition to temperatures spiking above 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), wildfires are raging across southern Europe with evacuations in towns in Italy and Greece. The searing heat is part of a global pattern of rising temperatures, attributed by scientists to human activity. Climate change makes heat waves hotter and more frequent. This is the case … Read more

In occupied southern Ukraine, some fear a return to Soviet times under Russia

KYIV, July 21 (Reuters) – In Nova Kakhovka, a city in southern Ukraine occupied by Russian troops five months ago on the first day of its invasion, the signs of creeping annexation by Russia are mounting and some residents fear a return to Soviet times . A statue of Russian Communist leader Vladimir Lenin, erected … Read more

Key gas pipeline from Russia to Europe restarts after break

BERLIN (AP) — Natural gas started flowing through a major pipeline from Russia to Europe on Thursday after a 10-day shutdown for maintenance — but the gas flow remained well short of full capacity and the outlook was uncertain, which leaves Europe still facing the prospect of a hard winter. The Nord Stream 1 pipeline … Read more

US heat wave: Dangerously high temperatures will last through the weekend with millions of Americans set to experience triple-digit heat

CNN — More than 85% of Americans are bracing for temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit through the weekend, with millions in the south-central US expected to experience readings in the triple digits. More than 100 million people are under various heat alerts Thursday in more than two dozen states from parts of the American West … Read more

Foreign soldiers flocked to Ukraine after Russia invaded. Five months on, the fighting is taking a heavy toll.

After a thrilling first few months of unexpected success that boosted morale among the Ukrainian ranks, the reality of the bloodiest European conflict since World War II has taken its toll among some of the thousands of foreign fighters who traveled from abroad to battle the Russian invaders. The war has long moved past the … Read more

Russia claims it liberated Ukraine’s south, but hundreds flee each day

After four months living under Russian rule, farmer Andrei Halilyuk traveled on foot, by bus, car and a rubber dinghy across a river to get to the Ukrainian-held city of Kryvyi Rih. It took the grandfather 12 hours on roads sometimes littered with landmines. He calls the invaders “barbarians.” “There is no other word for … Read more

Foreign soldiers flocked to Ukraine after Russia invaded. Five months on, the fighting is taking a heavy toll.

After a thrilling first few months of unexpected success that boosted morale among the Ukrainian ranks, the reality of the bloodiest European conflict since World War II has taken its toll among some of the thousands of foreign fighters who traveled from abroad to battle the Russian invaders. The war has long moved past the … Read more