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

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HIMARS and howitzers: West helps Ukraine with key weaponry

The message to US lawmakers from Ukraine’s first lady, delivered amid stark and graphic images of civilian bloodshed, could not have been clearer: After nearly five full months since Russia launched its invasionOlena Zelenska said that her country needs more Western weapons. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sent her to Washington to appeal directly to the … Read more

UK weather turmoil spurs calls to adapt to climate change

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s record-breaking heatwave has spurred calls for the government to speed up efforts to adapt to a changing climate, especially after wildfires created the busiest day for London firefighters since bombs rained down on the city during World War II. The country got a break Wednesday from the dry, hot weather that … Read more

Most major nations lag in acting on climate-fighting goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — For most of the major carbon-polluting nations, promising to fight climate change is a lot easier than actually doing it. In the United States, President Joe Biden has learned that the hard way. Among the 10 biggest carbon emitters, only the European Union has enacted policies close to or consistent with international … Read more

Biden holds off — for now — on climate emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to Massachusetts on Wednesday to promote new efforts to combat climate change, although he will not declare an emergency that would unlock federal resources to deal with the issue despite increasing pressure from climate activists and Democratic lawmakers. The White House said Tuesday it has not ruled … Read more

Russia pounds Ukraine as Putin holds talks in Tehran

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian missiles struck cities and villages in eastern and southern Ukraine, hitting homes, a school and a community center on Tuesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Iran to discuss a UN-backed proposal to unblock exports of Ukrainian grain. In Kramatorsk, a city in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk province considered a likely … Read more

CDC panel recommends Novavax vaccine for adults

In this photo illustration a silhouette of a man holding a medical syringe and a vial seen displayed in front of the Novavax logo on a screen. Cezary Kowalski Lightrocket | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s independent advisors recommended Novavax’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine as a primary series for adults on Tuesday, … Read more

Vulnerable Democrats sound the alarm over inflation crisis

CNN — The cost of consumer goods has jumped to its highest point in four decades. But in some of the most important battleground races in the country, the situation is even more dire for Democrats, who saw their constituents hit with price increases that were higher than the national average. In Phoenix, Arizona – … Read more

Putin in Tehran for talks with leaders of Iran, Turkey

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Tuesday in Iran for a visit intended to deepen ties with regional heavyweights as part of Moscow’s challenge to the United States and Europe amid its grinding campaign in Ukraine. In only his second trip abroad since Russian tanks rolled into his neighbor in February, Putin … Read more

Australia’s environment is ‘poor and deteriorating’ says damning new report

Brisbane, Australia CNN — As Europe sweltered in the summer heat, Australians took stock of a new report that revealed just how much the country’s environment has deteriorated in the last five years. “Our waters are struggling and so is the land,” said Labor’s new Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek, as she released the long-awaited State … Read more