Germany deploys 250 soldiers for Libyan arms embargo mission

The Hamburg frigate departs from Germany’s Wilhelmshaven on a five-month mission to enforce a UN arms embargo. A German frigate carrying 250 soldiers has departed at the start of a five-month mission as part of the European Union efforts to

Fyre Festival merchandise up for auction

The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury weekend in the Bahamas, attended by celebrities and influencers alike. But the 2017 event became infamous after thousands of partygoers were left stranded without sufficient food, water or proper accommodation. With organiser

Dangerous heat wave forecast for south-west US

US weather forecasters have issued warnings of a potentially life-threatening heat wave over the weekend in south-western areas of the country. The National Weather Service (NWS) said temperatures could reach 50C (122F) in southern California on Saturday. Parts of Utah,

France to impose on-the-spot fines for drugs use

France will introduce on-the-spot fines nationwide for drug users, particularly targeting cannabis, from September. The move comes amid concerns about drug-related violence and was announced by PM Jean Castex on a trip to Nice, which has seen weeks of unrest.

India CO2 emissions fall for first time in decades

India’s CO2 emissions have fallen for the first time in four decades – and not just as a result of the country’s coronavirus lockdown. Falling electricity use and competition from renewables had weakened the demand for fossil fuels even before

Six die in clashes at Afghan food aid protest

At least six people were killed when protesters angry at the distribution of food aid clashed with security forces in western Afghanistan, officials say. The violence began after demonstrators gathered in Firozkoh, the capital of Ghor province, to complain about

Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

(Reuters) – Reported cases of the coronavirus have crossed 2.62 million globally and 183,761 people have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 0200 GMT on Thursday. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread,

Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

(Reuters) – Reported cases of the coronavirus have crossed 2.23 million globally and 151,657 people have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 0200 GMT on Saturday. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread,