The world in brief – Wednesday, September 28, 2022

In the USA, Hurricane Ian nears Florida coast: Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Damaging winds and rain lashed the state, and forecasters said the heavily populated Fort Myers area couldContinue reading “The world in brief – Wednesday, September 28, 2022”

The world in brief – Tuesday, September 27, 2022

In Cuba, Hurricane Ian strikes western coast: Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday. Ian made landfall at 4:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province, where officials set upContinue reading “The world in brief – Tuesday, September 27, 2022”

The world in brief – Monday, September 26, 2022

In Russia, enlistment officer shot in protest of mobilization: A young man shot a Russian military officer at close range at an enlistment office Monday, in an unusually bold attack reflecting resistance to the Russian leadership’s efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of men to wage war on Ukraine. The shooting comes after scattered arsonContinue reading “The world in brief – Monday, September 26, 2022”

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Dems threaten subpoenas as DeJoy pushes back against attacks Democrats accused Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Monday of downplaying disruptions to mail delivery that began when he assumed his position in June, threatening to subpoena him for what they say is deliberate withholding of internal decision-making documents. “How can one person screw this up inContinue reading “Daily News”

News, July 29th

Australia wildfires ‘killed or displaced’ nearly 3 billion animals, declared among ‘worst wildlife disasters’ in history – The devastating wildfire season in Australia that stretched from last July through March impacted far more animals than previously estimated, scientists said Tuesday in a new report. The fires caused widespread destruction and mass evacuations in the easternContinue reading “News, July 29th”

News, July 27th

Arrests and clashes follow anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel – Police said Sunday they arrested more than a dozen Israelis in country-wide protests the previous night that drew thousands of people in a growing and persistent show of force against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his handling of the coronavirus crisis. Thousands of people demonstrated outsideContinue reading “News, July 27th”