Politics

Johnson in crisis after Tories crushed in UK parliamentary votes

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Friday refused to bow to renewed demands to quit, after his Conservatives suffered two crushing defeats in Westminster elections and a staunch ally resigned. In a pointed letter to Johnson, party chairman and cabinet member Oliver…
Society

World's largest bacteria discovered in swamp

The thin white filament, about the size of a human eyelash, is “by far the largest bacterium known to date,” said Jean-Marie Volland, a marine biologist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and co-author of a paper in which the discovery was made. Olivier…
Society

Earthquake kills more than 1,000 people in Afghanistan

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale killed more than 1,000 people and injured more than 1,500 in southeastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border. The earthquake occurred last Tuesday night (21), and the balance of victims tends to worsen in the coming…
Lifestyle

Hong Kong floating restaurant sinks in South China Sea

Jumbo floating restaurant, a once famed but financially struggling Hong Kong tourist attraction, sank in the South China Sea after being towed away from the city, its parent company said Monday. It capsized on Sunday near the Paracel Islands after it “encountered…
World

Facebook will change and become more like TikTok

Meta will change Facebook’s algorithm to prioritize content of interest based on popularity and topic, thus replacing content posted by other users’ “friends” list, according to online portal The Verge. But the news doesn’t stop there: part of…
ChinaEconomy

China's oil imports from Russia jump 55% year on year

China’s imports of oil from Russia in May rose 55 percent year on year, customs data showed on Monday, with the West sanctioning fuel imports from Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. The world’s second-biggest economy imported around 8.42 million tonnes of…
PoliticsWorld

Ukrainians contain Russian attacks in the east

The Ukrainian army announced on Sunday (19) that it had managed to stop Russian attacks near the eastern city of Severodonetsk, the scene of intense fighting for weeks in this war that, according to NATO, could last “years.” ” “Our army is holding on,” Ukrainian…