Europe

New Pompeii finds highlight middle-class life in doomed city

ROME — A trunk with its lid left open. A wooden dishware closet, its shelves caved in. Three-legged accent tables topped by decorative bowls. These latest discoveries by archaeologists are enriching knowledge about middle-class lives in Pompeii before Mount Vesuvius’ furious eruption buried the ancient Roman city in volcanic debris. Pompeii’s archaeological park, one of …

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Man survives 16 hours trapped in capsized sailboat in Atlantic Ocean off Spain

The 40-foot (12 metre) Jeanne SOLO Sailor sent out a distress signal at 8:23 pm local time on Monday from 14 miles from the Sisargas Islands off Spain’s northwestern Galicia region, the coast guard said. Tracking data show it had set sail from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, on the morning of the previous day. As …

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England and France have had their driest July in decades

CNN — England has recorded its driest July since 1935, and France its driest since 1959, as a record-breaking heatwave swept through both countries. “England had just 35% (23.1mm) of its average rainfall for the month,” the UK’s national weather service, the Met Office, said in a statement on Monday. The south and east of …

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Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten wins 2022 Tour de France Women

CNN — Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten won the rebirth edition of the Tour de France Women Sunday, earning the prized yellow jersey. The 39-year-old Movistar Team rider and Tour favorite bested compatriot Demi Vollering by 3 minutes and 48 seconds in the eight-stage bike race. Katarzyna “Kasia” Niewiadoma of Poland finished third. Van Vleuten, …

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Viktor Orban condemned for ‘mixed race’ speech by ex-aide and Holocaust victims’ group

CNN — Hungary’s hardline nationalist leader Viktor Orban is facing international condemnation after making remarks on race and multiculturalism that were slammed as a “pure Nazi text” by his longtime aide. Zsuzsa Hegedus, who served as an adviser to Orban for two decades, quit Tuesday over what she called Orban’s “illiberal turn,” describing his comments …

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David Trimble, architect of Good Friday Agreement and Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies

Trimble had been leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, which issued a short statement Monday: “It is with great sadness that the family of Lord Trimble announces that he passed away peacefully earlier today following a short illness.” Trimble, a former law lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, made history as one of the key players …

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Italy: Prime Minister Mario Draghi survives confidence vote

Despite his calls for unity, lawmakers from three parties boycotted the vote: the powerful 5-Star movement, which is the largest party in the country’s coalition government; center-right Forza Italia and the far-right League. Draghi now leads a fractured government teetering on the brink of collapse, and is widely expected to step down. Foreign Minister Luigi …

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Europe battles wildfires in intense heat

Reuters — Authorities across southern Europe battled on Sunday to control huge wildfires in countries including Spain, Greece and France, with hundreds of deaths blamed on soaring temperatures that scientists say are consistent with climate change. In Spain, helicopters dropped water on the flames as heat above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) and often …

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