England’s women reach the Euro 2022 final with a stunning win over Sweden

CNN — England’s women banished the heartbreak of their two recent major semifinal defeats by beating Sweden 4-0 to reach the final of Euro 2022. It didn’t all go host England’s way, however, as Sarina Wiegman’s side had to weather some serious first-half pressure from a world class Swedish side. But Beth Mead’s smart turn … Read more

Dangerous, extended heat wave threatens millions in Western Europe as highest level of heat alerts are issued

CNN — After the second-warmest June on record, western Europe is bracing for its second dangerous heat wave of the summer. The UK, Portugal, Spain and France are facing record-breaking temperatures this week, with little relief in sight. Hot conditions will continue to worsen ongoing wildfires in southwestern Europe. Level 3 heat alerts, the highest … Read more

Exclusive: Zelensky says Ukraine will not give up territory for peace with Russia

CNN — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday that Ukraine is unwilling to cede any of its land to Russia, standing firm that a concession of Ukrainian territory won’t be part of any diplomatic negotiations to end the war. “Ukrainians are not ready to give away their land, to accept that … Read more

‘How can you trust Russia?’ Nervous Lithuanians sign up for border militia

Kybartai, Lithuania CNN – Having a neighbor like Russia at the end of the street means 59-year-old Vytas Grudzinskas doesn’t get much rest. “I can see the soldiers best at night,” he says, pointing to a patch of green behind his neighbor’s garden. “They have a shooting range they use over there behind that field. … Read more

‘How can you trust Russia?’ Nervous Lithuanians sign up for border militia

Kybartai, Lithuania CNN – Having a neighbor like Russia at the end of the street means 59-year-old Vytas Grudzinskas doesn’t get much rest. “I can see the soldiers best at night,” he says, pointing to a patch of green behind his neighbor’s garden. “They have a shooting range they use over there behind that field. … Read more

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting the UK economy

London CNN Business – The United Kingdom has a jobs problem. There just aren’t enough workers to keep its economy moving forward, and many employees are growing angry about inflation taking a large bite out of their paychecks. The problem escalated Tuesday as thousands of rail workers went on strike over demands for better pay … Read more

Rwanda deportation: European Court of Human Rights stops first flight

London CNN – The inaugural flight of a controversial UK government scheme to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda was stopped on Tuesday at the eleventh hour, after an intervention by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). According to the UK’s PA Media news agency, “all migrants have been removed from the plane and the flight … Read more