Vikings brought their animals with them to Britain over 1,000 years ago

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN – When the Vikings crossed the North Sea to reach Britain in the ninth century AD, they brought their dogs and horses with them, according to new research. Archaeologists uncovered what they believe to … Read more

Britain hit by the biggest day of strikes in a decade as pay disputes escalate

London CNN – As many as half a million workers are striking across Britain on Wednesday, closing schools, canceling university lectures and bringing most of the rail network to a standstill in what unions say will be the biggest single day of walkouts in more than a decade. Teachers, university staff, train drivers and civil … Read more

‘Surprisingly resilient’: IMF lifts global growth forecasts International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its 2023 global growth outlook slightly due to “surprisingly resilient” demand in the United States and Europe and the reopening of China’s economy after Beijing abandoned its strict zero-COVID strategy. The IMF said global growth would still fall to 2.9 percent in 2023 from 3.4 percent in 2022, … Read more

London, Scotland head for showdown as gender debate rages Gender Equity News

London, United Kingdom – What is a Woman? Wasn’t this question already settled? Didn’t the fight for women’s equality end with protections being enshrined in law, in the case of the UK, in the 2010 Equality Act that covers women’s sex-based protections? Apparently not. This week, the UK has witnessed an explosion of the issue, … Read more

US designates Russian Wagner mercenary force a criminal organization Conflict News

The United States has designated Russia’s Wagner mercenary group as a “transnational criminal organization”, piling pressure on the private army that has recruited tens of thousands of Russian prisoners to fight in Ukraine. White House national security spokesperson John Kirby said on Friday that Wagner, controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a businessman close to Russian President … Read more

US, European allies pledge more military firepower for Ukraine Russia-Ukraine war News

The United States and some of its European allies have announced significant new arms donations to Ukraine, including armored vehicles and heavy weaponry, ahead of a crucial meeting on bolstering the country’s defenses nearly a year after Russia invaded. The US said its package of military support – which includes armored personnel carriers, air defense … Read more

Inside the US and German standoff over sending tanks to Ukraine

Washington CNN – The Biden administration is stuck in a standoff with Germany over whether to send tanks to Ukraine ahead of a key meeting of Western defense leaders in Germany on Friday. In recent days, German officials have indicated that they won’t send their Leopard tanks to Ukraine, or allow any other country with … Read more

Scholz holds the key to Leopards for Ukraine, but waits for Biden – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BERLIN/DAVOS — International efforts to ship Ukraine modern tanks may hinge on Germany — but it’s waiting for the US to move first, which isn’t happening. Ahead of a meeting of Western defense ministers this Friday at the US Ramstein air base in Germany, … Read more

Why Ukraine believes tanks can turn the tide of war – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. LONDON — In the early years of the 21st century, military planners were pondering the unthinkable — were tanks becoming obsolete? Unmanned drones, cyber warfare and other emerging technologies were seen as the weapons of the future. As recently as 2020, some defense chiefs … Read more

David Carrick: London Metropolitan Police officer admits to dozens of offenses against women, including 24 cases of rape

London CNN – A serving officer in London’s Metropolitan Police has admitted to 49 offenses, including 24 counts of rape over an 18-year period, reigniting calls for urgent reform in the United Kingdom’s largest police force. David Carrick appeared at Southwark Crown Court in the British capital Monday to plead guilty to four counts of … Read more