An Italian court released the former leader of Spain’s Catalonia region on Friday, a day after his arrest, but ordered him to remain in the country while authorities consider whether to send him back to Spain to face trial, his lawyer said. Italian police detained Carles Puigdemont on Thursday nightContinue Reading

Simulation RPG sequel west. Rune Factory 5 will launch on March 22, 2022 in North America and March 25 in Europe for Switch, XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe have announced. Rune Factory 5 first launched on May 20 in Japan for Switch. Here is an overview of the game usingContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s push to form an international buyer’s cartel to cap the price of Russian oil is facing resistance amid private sector concerns that it cannot be reliably enforced, posing a challenge for the U.S.-led effort to drain President Vladimir V. Putin’s war chest and stabilize globalContinue Reading

BRUSSELS — Europe is increasingly wary about China’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang, crackdown in Hong Kong, widespread censorship and pervasive social controls, let alone its technological advances, industrial espionage and aggressive rhetoric. Nor are Europeans very happy about the “no limits” partnership that China and Russia proclaimed shortly beforeContinue Reading

new video loaded: E.U. Plans to Make USB-C Ports Standard for All Mobile Devices transcript Back transcript E.U. Plans to Make USB-C Ports Standard for All Mobile Devices The European Union announced plans to make USB-C connectors standard for all smartphones to reduce environmental waste and make switching between devicesContinue Reading

Good morning. We’re covering a U.S. strike that killed Al Qaeda’s leader and the first Ukrainian grain shipments since the war began. U.S. strike kills Al Qaeda’s leader A U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan killed Ayman al-Zawahri, the top leader of Al Qaeda and a key plotter of the Sept.Continue Reading

Good morning. We’re covering a call to evacuate eastern Ukraine and speculation that Nancy Pelosi could visit Taiwan. Zelensky urges a mass evacuation Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, urged civilians in the eastern Donbas region to evacuate. The more people leave the Donetsk region now, he said, “the fewer peopleContinue Reading

On Monday, the White House announced that come November, it will lift the ban on most travelers from the European Union, China, Iran, South Africa, Brazil and India, as long as they can show proof of vaccination and a negative coronavirus test. The new rules were widely celebrated by manyContinue Reading

The statement referred vaguely to common European defense projects, but those did not appear to be new; the wording seemed to be drawn largely from previous NATO statements. However, it did say that a “more capable European defense” should be “complementary” to NATO, an interesting choice of words in thatContinue Reading

In eastern France, a dozen villages have been shutting off their streetlights at midnight. Barcelona is offering home efficiency assessments. Warsaw is subsidizing homes that replace fossil-burning stoves with heat pumps. With the war in Ukraine spurring soaring oil and gas prices and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia showingContinue Reading