Mikhail Gorbachev, who ended the Cold War, has died

Mikhail Gorbachev, whose quest to transform the Soviet Union ended the Cold War but inadvertently contributed to the collapse of his own country, has died, Russian news agencies say. He was 91 years old. “Tass”, “RIA Novosti” and “Interfax” agencies refer to the Central Clinical Hospital, the Associated Press reports. Gorbachev’s reign as the last … Read more

Ucrania es independiente nueva europa

Mientras Ucrania da la bienvenida a su trigésimo primer año de independencia, se encuentra en guerra por su propia existencia. No es el resultado de una guerra de su elección o de su propia preparación, y no de su belicosidad, sino de las ambiciones imperialistas de su vecino, que no pueden excluir una nueva realidad … Read more

Photos show just how miserable flight delays have become in the US

This summer’s flight headaches, many of them due to extreme weather, continue to wreak havoc at airports in the U.S. and abroad, with 11,337 delays and 2,077 cancellations so far. And it’s not likely to get much better anytime soon. The worst-hit airports that saw the most cancellations on Monday were Newark Liberty International, Dallas-Fort … Read more

Europe’s droughts reveal the stones of hunger. Photos:

As Europe bakes under record heatwaves this summer, the drought has also caused water levels in the continent’s rivers and lakes to drop. In the Netherlands, the Vaal River is so low that it has fallen below the bottom mark of the bridges. In Germany, the Rhine is so dry that it causes problems with … Read more

El suministro de minerales esenciales también debe ser sostenible para la transición energética limpia de la UE

La Unión Europea se ha convertido en un líder mundial en el movimiento de transición hacia la energía limpia. Un elemento central de este movimiento ha sido el alejamiento de los combustibles fósiles tradicionales, principalmente petróleo, gas y carbón, hacia más áreas que producen menos emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, como la energía eólica, … Read more

What could Biden and Blinken learn from Reagan and Shultz?

The top US and Russian diplomats, Antony Blinken and Sergey Lavrov, have spoken since Russia began its illegal invasion of Ukraine in February. In a July 29 phone call, the two diplomats discussed a possible prisoner swap involving two Americans in Russian custody, former US Marine Paul Whelan and WNBA star Brittney Griner. The call … Read more