‘Accidents can happen at European nuclear plants too,’ Russian ex-president says –

'Accidents can happen at European nuclear plants too,' Russian ex-president says - Times of India

LONDON: Russian ex-president Dmitry Medvedev issued a veiled threat on Friday to Ukraine’s Western allies who have accused Russia of creating the risk of a nuclear catastrophe by stationing forces around the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia power station. Ukraine has accused Russia of firing at Ukrainian towns from the site in the knowledge that Ukrainian forces could … Read more

Drought officially declared in several parts of England –

Drought officially declared in several parts of England - Times of India

LONDON: The UK government on Friday officially declared a drought in several parts of England, following months of record low rainfall and unprecedented temperatures in recent weeks. At a meeting of the National Drought Group, the government’s Environment Agency said the “drought trigger threshold had been met” in parts of southwestern, southern, central and eastern … Read more

Germany: EU could OK combined Covid vaccines next month –

Germany: EU could OK combined Covid vaccines next month - Times of India

BERLIN: Germany’s health minister said Friday that European Union drug regulators may authorise the use of vaccines that are each effective against two variants of the coronavirus. German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said he expected the European Medicines Agency to meet Sept. 1 to consider a vaccine that would provide protection against the original virus … Read more

Gunman who tried to breach FBI Ohio office killed in standoff –

Gunman who tried to breach FBI Ohio office killed in standoff - Times of India

WASHINGTON: An armed man who fled after attempting to breach an FBI office in the US state of Ohio was killed in a standoff with police, authorities said Thursday. The incident drew nationwide attention as it occurred only a few days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched former president Donald Trump‘s Florida home, infuriating … Read more

‘Extreme vigilance’ at vast western France fire –

'Extreme vigilance' at vast western France fire - Times of India

HOSTENS, FRANCE: A huge fire that has devastated swathes of southwestern France was largely contained, but firefighters face another “complicated” day, local authorities said on Friday. The 40-kilometre (25-mile) active fire front in the Gironde and Landes departments around Bordeaux “has not developed, but the weather conditions are pushing us towards extreme vigilance,” deputy prefect … Read more

Is Elon Musk coming up with new social media site X.com amid Twitter legal feud? –

Is Elon Musk coming up with new social media site X.com amid Twitter legal feud? - Times of India

WASHINGTON: Amid his ongoing legal battle against Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a potential social media site of his own as a competitor for Twitter. While responding to a question from one of his followers, Musk dropped a cryptic tweet, hinting at a potential new social media platform ‘X.com’. On Tuesday, a social media … Read more

Donald Trump calls for ‘immediate’ release of Mar-a-Lago warrant –

Donald Trump calls for 'immediate' release of Mar-a-Lago warrant - Times of India

WASHINGTON: Former President Donald Trump called late Thursday for the “immediate” release of the federal warrant the FBI used to search his Florida estate, hours after the Justice Department had asked a court to unseal the warrant, with Attorney General Merrick Garland citing the “substantial public interest in this matter.” In messages posted on his … Read more