Parents were shocked to hear from their pre-teens that they spent the event putting condoms on bananas with their mouths, moulding penises and vulvas out of play-doh, and imitating sexual positions from the Kama-sutra with kids of the opposite sex.
A report by Amnesty claims Ukrainian military tactics “endanger civilian lives” by using hospitals and schools to set up bases in populated areas. Ukrainian officials say Amnesty distorted the real picture and failed to understand the situation on the ground.
With the U.S.’ thumbs up, 22 NATO members have now given their approval. Should all 30 members ratify before the end of the year, the military alliance would have achieved one of its most significant—and quickly executed—expansions.
The former FPÖ chairman was acquitted of corruption charges against him as “the accusation of collusion was clearly refuted.” With seven down and five more cases to go, legal expenses have almost ruined Strache, despite several acquittals.
“The key to the Hungarian success: we tell the truth and represent the truth even if half the world attacks us for it. You cannot win halfheartedly. You either give everything you’ve got or play it safe and lose.” —Viktor Orbán
In Seville, one of the hottest and most touristic cities in the country, restaurant and shop owners have come out in full rebellion against the measure, calling it one more step in undermining small businesses.
With more than half of its nuclear power plants undergoing maintenance, France seems woefully underprepared to meet increased power demands in winter, which might make Paris the first major European capital this winter to experience blackouts.
Russia supports Serbian claims that the existence of an independent Kosovo would have no historical validity—a parallel being easily drawn with Russian claims over Crimea in 2014 and now over Ukraine as a whole.
The arrest follows the announcement that several spies affiliated with Mossad have also been arrested recently, as well as that of two French nationals last May on charges of organising protests in Iran.
Rinkēvičs told Politico that the European Union needed to intensify its efforts to isolate Russia. Russian “society needs to feel it,” he argued, since most Russians support Russia’s invasion of its neighbour.
While Sri Lankans had hoped that the removal of Rajapaksa from office would be a first step to turn around the collapsed economy, negotiations with the World Bank and IMF haven’t yet been successful. Instead, protesters are being persecuted.
With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine putting the security of gas supplies at risk, the situation has changed. Calls are now being made for the country’s three largest power stations, including the one in Bavaria, to remain open.
Mario Draghi’s ability to reform the Italian state was seen by Brussels as the fruit of a new European solidarity mechanism—a recovery plan financed by a common debt. These prospects have collapsed like a house of cards.
A new analysis by Italian scientists of the Shroud of Turin using X-ray technology proves that the famous cloth dates back 2,000 years, contrary to the medieval origin suggested by the disputed 1988 carbon-14 analysis.
An interim report published earlier this year found that many doctors have felt “nervous” about treating trans patients, “partly because of the lack of formal clinical guidance, and partly due to the broader societal context.”
At their July 26th meeting, energy ministers rejected the Commission’s initial plan for emergency powers but committed to reducing gas usage by 15% between 1 August 2022 and 31 March 2023—at least they did in theory.
Members of this ‘Synodal Path,’ a group made up of equal numbers of German bishops and lay Catholics, have called for allowing priests to be married, women to become deacons, and same-sex couples to receive the Church’s blessing.
Dubbed the “Black Sea Grain Initiative,” the agreements will provide safe ocean passage out of the three key Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea—Odessa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny—and on to the rest of the world.
The health ministry originally feared as many as 10 million doses would have to be thrown out, until it emerged that the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine can be stored for longer than initially thought, downgrading the estimated waste to 3 million doses.
The resignation of the managing director of documenta may be seen as a sacrifice to calm the waters, but this requires the media to ignore the countless other scandals taking place at the art exhibition.
The debt relief comes as Ukraine is facing $1.2 billion of debt payments due at the beginning of September, and a serious shortfall in cash flow—due to the Russian invasion that began at the end of February.
For the EU as a whole, total government debt declined from the fourth quarter of last year to the first quarter of 2022. Three countries with large deficits saw significant improvements, and twelve experienced a reduction in their deficits.
With the discovery of the second largest rare earth element reserve in the world, Turkey is hoping to boost its own ‘Turkish Economy Model’ and develop a high-end product industry to compete on the international stage.
A few days ago, France commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv round-up. Since the end of World War II, the subject has been very sensitive politically because it raises the question of France’s complicity in Hilter’s genocidal agenda.
The objective of their repatriation to France is twofold. First, to question them and assess their exact role within the Islamic State, and second, to bring them to justice. Such noble intentions have met with resistance.
Images of Sri Lankan protesters storming the presidential palace in Colombo have gone viral on the Internet, and President Rajapaksa has abdicated. But will his successor Ranil Wickremesinghe be able to bring back peace and stability to Sri Lanka?
After 10 days of being shut down due to scheduled maintenance, gas deliveries from Russia to Germany have resumed via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, albeit only at 30% capacity. While operators claim full capacity will be reached at some point, German politicians are far from relieved.
Poland’s importation of coal from overseas reserves is an economic and environmental debacle, one that only makes sense in light of the EU’s environmental policies, which smothered coal mining for ‘green’ reasons.
A vote of confidence is being held in both houses of parliament on Wednesday and Thursday. Draghi called on senators from his coalition to show responsibility in order to “rebuild” a “pact of confidence.”
A previous version of the draft legislation was condemned by the European Union and International Monetary Fund last year, but the Socialist-led government has continued to push the legislation forward.
With gas supplies far from secured, Germany is starting to prepare for the worst the coming winter: “We’re planning for things we hope won’t become a reality. For catastrophe, for death,” said a district fire chief in Ludwigsburg.
Following the annual summer party of the German SPD, at least nine women in attendance have reported symptoms commonly associated with the ingestion of rape drugs. While there are no reports of rape or theft yet, police investigation continues.
Germany’s largest gas importer, Uniper, has now asked for financial aid from the state, but a nationalization might bear political risks for the Greens due to ongoing lawsuits against the closure of coal plants.
Besides documenting the lewd lifestyle of Hunter Biden, the leak’s political component should set off alarms. Evidence taken from the iPhone reinforces rumours that Joe Biden knew about Hunter’s involvement in the Ukrainian energy company Burisma,
Following the sentencing of Ghislaine Maxwell to 20 years of prison, victims now demand the release of client lists. Only when those complicit in the sexual abuse of minors are prosecuted, might there be a chance of justice being served.
Ataman’s appointment has been sharply criticized not only by the centrist and rightist opposition but also by top members of the liberal, pro-business Frei Demokratische Party (FDP), which is one of the three governing coalition partners.