Russia Raises Heat on Twitter, Google and Facebook in Online Crackdown

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 14:12:23 +0000 - europe

Its campaign is part of a global wave of actions by governments that are testing how far they can go to control online speech.

Belarus Plane Crisis Tightens Lukashenko’s Awkward Embrace of Putin

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 13:14:14 +0000 - europe

For years, the leader of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has played the West against Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Now, weakened and isolated, he is losing leverage.

Italian Cable Car Tragedy Shakes a Town Already Wounded by the Pandemic

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 10:40:08 +0000 - europe

The disaster that killed 14 people in Italy on Sunday struck a small lakeside community just as its tourism-dependent economy was starting to revive. Three people have been arrested.

Louvre Gets Its First Female Leader in 228 Years

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 14:44:18 +0000 - europe

Laurence des Cars, the current head of the Musée d’Orsay, will become the president of the world’s most visited museum in September.

The First Man in Britain to Receive an Approved Covid-19 Vaccine, Dies at 81

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 12:28:49 +0000 - europe

Aided by his famous name, Mr. Shakespeare made headlines last year when he became one of the first in the country to be vaccinated.

The Dominic Cummings Chronicles: Boris Johnson's Ex-Adviser to Testify

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 19:45:17 +0000 - europe

Once Boris Johnson’s closest adviser, Dominic Cummings is expected to deliver scorching testimony in Parliament on Wednesday about the government’s handling of the pandemic.

Italy to Try Four Egyptian Agents in Killing of Italian Student

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 20:39:24 +0000 - europe

The agents will be tried in absentia in Rome in the death of Giulio Regeni, who had been doing research in Egypt and is now a symbol for human rights in Italy.

Roman Protasevich: A Belarus Activist Who ‘Refused to Live in Fear’

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 01:57:18 +0000 - europe

Disgusted by the brutality of President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, Mr. Protasevich bravely embarked at 16 on a life in opposition.

USWNT's Catarina Macario Is Just Getting Started

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 19:07:17 +0000 - europe

Born in Brazil, developed in the United States and now a pro in France, the 21-year-old forward is proving she belongs alongside the world’s best players.

Maneskin Did Not Use Drugs at Eurovision, Broadcaster Says

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 02:22:46 +0000 - europe

Damiano David of the Italian rock band Maneskin hunched over a table in a sniffing motion during the show’s finale, fueling speculation of drug use.

Belarus Is Isolated as Other Countries Move to Ban Flights

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 11:53:19 +0000 - europe

The extraordinary forced landing of a commercial flight with a Belarusian dissident aboard escalated into one of the biggest flare-ups in East-West tensions in recent years.

'Charlie Bit My Finger' to Leave YouTube After NFT Sale

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 11:34:31 +0000 - europe

The original video of a baby biting his brother’s finger has drawn nearly 900 million views on the platform since 2007. But now one bidder owns it as a nonfungible token.