Bikies Inc. — the podcast

Blood. Brotherhood. Betrayal. The Bikies Inc. podcast lifts the lid on Australia’s outlaw motorcycle gangs, who now control more than $3 billion worth of illegal drugs each year. Bikies have moved on from riding Harleys. Now they are multinational drug cartels. The Comanchero, the Hells Angels, the Bandidos, the Mongols, the Finks, and the Lone … Read more

Greek prime minister says he was unaware of phone tapping of one of the main opposition leaders

In an attempt to limit the political damage caused by the accusations, Mitsotakis said Monday in a televised address to the nation that although the surveillance operation was legal and “everything was done in accordance with the law, it was wrong. I didn’t know about it and I would never allow it.” “The Greek intelligence … Read more

Ukrainians claim to have repelled further Russian ground assaults in Donetsk

Ukraine accused Russian forces on Sunday of launching rockets at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, further ratcheting fears of an accident a day after the United Nations’ watchdog warned that fighting at the occupied complex risked a “nuclear disaster.” It was the second time in as many days that the plant, which is the largest of … Read more

UN chief condemns ‘suicidal’ shelling around Ukrainian nuclear plant

“Any attack on nuclear power plants is a suicidal thing,” Guterres told reporters Monday in Tokyo. “I hope that these attacks will end,” he said, and called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to be given access to the plant. The Zaporizhzhia plant occupies an extensive site on the river Dnipro. It has continued … Read more

Nuclear plant in Ukraine is shelled; Rising dangers feared

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia and Ukraine traded accusations Monday that each side is shelling Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine. Russia claimed that Ukrainian shelling caused a power surge and fire and forced staff to lower output from two reactors, while Ukraine has blamed Russian troops for storing weapons there. Nuclear experts have … Read more

Ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs goes on trial for assault

Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has gone on trial on charges of attacking and coercively controlling his ex-girlfriend, in a case that has upended his managerial career. The 48-year-old, who until recently served as coach of the Wales national team, has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which carry a maximum jail term of … Read more

Woman injured by polar bear on Norway’s Svalbard Islands

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A polar bear attacked a campsite Monday in Norway’s remote Arctic Svalbard Islands, injuring a French tourist, authorities said, adding that the wounds weren’t life-threatening. The woman, who was not identified, was part of a tour group of 25 people who were camping at Sveasletta, in the central part of the Svalbard … Read more

Amnesty regrets ‘distress’ caused by report on Ukrainian military, but stands by findings

The human rights watchdog published a press release last week accusing Ukrainian forces of putting civilians in harm’s way by setting up military bases in residential areas, including schools and hospitals and launching attacks from populated civilian areas. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky lashed out at the group’s report, arguing that it tried to “shift the … Read more

Tired of having so many chargers to power devices? Congress is too

WASHINGTON  — How many different cell phone charges does your family own? Between iPhones and androids, laptops and headphones the drawer can quickly fill up. All that mess and all that money being spent on chargers is attracting the attention of some lawmakers — who say it’s time to create some standards in the U.S. In … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 166

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 166th day, we take a look at the main developments. Here are the key events on Monday, August 8. Fighting Ukrainian forces again shelled the Antonivskyi bridge in the Russian-controlled city of Kherson, damaging construction equipment and delaying its reopening, the Interfax news agency reported. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy … Read more