Millions of dead fish wash up during Australian heat wave

Millions of fish have washed up dead in southeastern Australia in a die-off that authorities and scientists say is caused by flooding and warm weather. The New South Wales State Department of Primary Industries said the fish kill coincided with a heat wave that was straining a system that has experienced extreme conditions from widespread … Read more

Violence erupts at French pension protests for 3rd night – DW – 18/03/2023

Violence broke out in central Paris for the third night on Saturday between protesters and security forces over the government’s decision to abandon a parliamentary vote on unpopular pension reforms. President Emmanuel Macron’s overhaul will raise the default retirement age by two years to 64, which he says is essential to ensure the system doesn’t … Read more

Vatican closes embassy in Nicaragua in quarrel with Ortega – DW – 18/03/2023

The Vatican has closed its diplomatic mission in Nicaragua, the Vatican News portal reported Saturday, amid a growing row between the Catholic Church and the Central American country. Bilateral relations had deteriorated further last week when Pope Francis called the government of Socialist President Daniel Ortega a dictatorship in an interview. According to the portal, … Read more

Putin visits Mariupol on the first trip to Fallen City

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Mariupol, state media reported on Sunday. The trip comes after an arrest warrant against Putin was issued by the International Criminal Court Russia’s alleged deportation of thousands of Ukrainian children during the conflict. Russia besieged Mariupol at the start of its offensive last year, which destroyed … Read more

7 myths standing in the way of Ukraine’s victory – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Gabrielius Landsbergis is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. Despite all the cruelty and hatred unleashed by the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukraine continues to resist its aggressor – and it is ready to fight to victory. A year ago, many … Read more

Protests, strikes in France out of anger over Macron’s pension reform | protest news

Protesters and police clash for a third night in Paris amid widespread anger over Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms. Protesters and police in the French capital Paris clashed for a third night as thousands across the country took to the streets and refinery workers went on strike to oppose the government’s decision to scrap state pensions. … Read more

Australia has not vowed to help the US defend Taiwan in the submarine deal

SYDNEY, March 19 (Reuters) – Australia has “absolutely” not pledged to support the US in a military conflict over Taiwan in exchange for a deal to acquire US nuclear-powered attack submarines, Australian Defense Secretary Richard Marles said on Sunday. Australia, the US and Britain unveiled the multi-year AUKUS project on Monday. Canberra is to buy … Read more