Three Picasso artworks discovered in three months

A sketch worth hundreds of thousands, a children’s book and a ‘missing’ masterpiece… In the past three months, three unique artworks by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso have been found, in strange and unexpected circumstances. Is this a coincidence or not? When the President of the Philippines, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, won a landslide victory in … Read more

London wakes up to the realities of heat wave hell as its European neighbors battle widespread wildfires

London – Some European nations were still battling their worst wildfires in decades Wednesday as the UK woke up to relief after its hottest day on record. As CBS News correspondent Ramy Inocencio reports, flames have torn through tinder dry brush in an area covering thousands of miles from Greece to Portugal. The widespread heat … Read more

Europe broils in heat wave that fuels fires in France, Spain

LA TESTE-DE-BUCH, France (AP) – A heat wave broiling Europe spilled northward Monday to Britain and fueled ferocious wildfires in Spain and France, which evacuated thousands of people and scrambled water-bombing planes and firefighters to battle flames spreading through tinder-dry forests. Two people were killed in the blazes in Spain that the country’s prime minister … Read more

Fires scorch France and Spain, as Europe wilts in heat wave

PARIS (AP) – Firefighters battled wildfires raging out of control in France and Spain on Sunday as Europe wilted under an unusually extreme heat wave that authorities in Madrid blamed for hundreds of deaths. Two huge blazes, which have consumed pine forests for six days in southwestern France, have forced the evacuation of some 14,000 … Read more

Londoners urged not to travel as heat wave engulfs Europe

London CNN – Commuters in London have been advised not to use the city’s transport network unless for “essential journeys,” amid a sweltering heat wave across western Europe. The UK Met Office issued an amber extreme heat warning from Sunday through Tuesday as temperatures will likely surpass the country’s 2019 record temperature of 38.7 Celsius … Read more

Wildfires scorch parts of Europe amid extreme heat wave

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – A spate of wildfires is scorching parts of Europe, with firefighters battling blazes in Portugal, Spain and southern France on Wednesday amid an unusual heat wave that authorities are linking to climate change. In Portugal, Civil Protection commander André Fernandes said that multiple fires have caused the evacuation of more than … Read more

José dos Santos, who led Marxist Angola to crony capitalism, dies | Obituaries News

Angola’s longest-serving leader, Jose Eduardo dos Santos has died at the age of 79 in a Barcelona clinic, according to a statement on Facebook by the country’s presidency. He died at 11:10 am Spanish time (10:10 GMT) on Friday at the Barcelona Teknon clinic after a prolonged illness, the post said. A dominant and influential … Read more

EU airlines face strikes, struggle to find workers post-covid summer travel

Some airlines and airports are struggling with the post-covid demand for travel. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images LONDON – Delays, cancellations and strikes. It’s been a messy time for many European tourist hotspots as airlines and airports struggle to cope with staffing problems and pent-up travel demand after Covid-19 lockdowns. Thousands of … Read more

Biden set to arrive at a NATO summit that could help determine the next phase of war in Ukraine

Madrid CNN – President Joe Biden arrives in Spain on Tuesday for a NATO summit expected to significantly bolster the alliance’s defense posture along its eastern edge, including ramping up troop levels and positioning heavy equipment, as Western leaders contemplate the next phase of the war in Ukraine. The announcements expected over the course of … Read more

As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain and other member nations are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading Moscow’s influence to Africa . As the host of the summit taking place … Read more