Swiss museum pulls down works by artists like Monet, van Gogh as origin of Nazi-looted art examined

A Swiss museum yesterday pulled down five paintings, including a van Gogh and a Monet, after the foundation that owns them called for a deeper look at their origins following new

Singer Justin Timberlake charged with driving while intoxicated in the Hamptons

Pop star Justin Timberlake was charged yesterday with drunken driving in a village in New York’s Hamptons, after police said he ran a stop sign and veered

Half a million immigrants could eventually get US citizenship under a new plan from Biden

President Joe Biden is taking an expansive election year step to offer relief to potentially hundreds of thousands of immigrants without legal status in the U.S., aiming to balance

US surgeon general calls for warning labels for social media, like those on cigarettes

The U.S. surgeon general has called on Congress to require warning labels on social media platforms similar to those now mandatory on cigarette boxes. In a Monday opinion

Unusually heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan will affect 200,000 people: UN

An estimated 200,000 people in Pakistan could be affected by the upcoming monsoon season, which is expected to bring heavier rains than usual, a top U.N. official warned

UN says violence against children in conflict reached extreme levels in 2023, including in Gaza

Violence against children caught in multiplying and escalating conflicts reached “extreme levels” in 2023, with an unprecedented number of killings and injuries in crises, from Israel and the Palestinian

Germany’s 2006 WC patriotic fervor unlikely to repeat at Euro 2024

When Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup, it unleashed an unexpected burst of national pride across the country. For many Germans, it was the first time they felt

Robinhood buying crytocurrency exchange Bitstamp for about $200 million

Robinhood Markets Inc. is buying crytocurrency exchange Bitstamp for about $200 million in cash as the company looks to speed up its cryptocurrency expansion globally. Bitstamp, founded

A year of elections in democracies around the world is revealing deep dissatisfaction among voters

As half the world’s population votes in elections this year, voters are in a foul mood. From South Korea to Argentina, incumbents have been ousted in election after election.

With time short, veterans seize the chance to keep their D-Day memories alive for others

Ken Hay’s part in the invasion of Normandy lasted just a few weeks, but he wants to make sure the experiences of those who fought and died to

With time short, veterans seize the chance to keep their D-Day memories alive for others

Ken Hay’s part in the invasion of Normandy lasted just a few weeks, but he wants to make sure the experiences of those who fought and died to end the Nazi grip on Europe live forever. The British Army veteran was captured a few weeks after the D-Day landings in northern France when his patrol was surrounded by German troops during the two-month battle for strategic high ground outside the city of Caen known simply as Hill 112. Nine members of his platoon were killed that night. Hay spent the next 10 months as a prisoner of war.

Expect the cost of your airfare to continue to rise, an aviation trade group head warn

The cost of your next flight is likely to go up. That’s the word from the International Air Transport Association, which held its annual meeting yesterday in

Modern Times

Macau Daily Times, the newspaper, turned 17 years old on June 1st, with a new vigor, a firm stance, and the same goal as on day one: to

Stuck at sea for years, a sailor’s plight highlights a surge in shipowner abandonment

Abdul Nasser Saleh says he rarely got a good night’s sleep during the near-decade he spent working without pay on a cargo ship abandoned by its owner at ports along the Red Sea. By night, he tossed and turned in his bunk on the aging Al-Maha, he said, thinking of the unpaid wages he feared he’d never get if he left the ship. By day he paced the deck, stuck for the last two years in the seaport of Jeddah, unable to set foot on land because of Saudi Arabia’s strict immigration laws.

China and Egypt deepen cooperation during el-Sissi’s visit to Beijing

Egypt and China yesterday signed agreements deepening their cooperation during President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s visit to Beijing. El-Sissi, accompanied by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, witnessed the signing

Pope apologizes after being quoted using vulgar term about gay men in talk about ban on gay priests

Pope Francis apologized yesterday after he was quoted using a vulgar and derogatory term about gay men to reaffirm the Catholic Church’s ban on gay priests. Vatican

12 people injured after Qatar Airways plane hits turbulence on flight to Dublin

Twelve people were injured when a Qatar Airways plane flying from Doha to Dublin yesterday hit  Dublin Airport said in a statement that flight QR017, a

Ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China pleads guilty in a Honolulu courtroom

A former CIA officer and contract linguist for the FBI accused of spying for China for at least a decade pleaded guilty Friday in a federal courtroom in Honolulu.

Thousands of journalists fled homelands due to repression, threats and conflict: UN expert

Thousands of journalists have fled their home countries in recent years to escape political repression, save their lives and escape conflict – but in exile they are often

Spain, Ireland and Norway make a joint move to recognize a Palestinian state

Norway, Ireland and Spain recognized a Palestinian state in a historic move yesterday. Several European Union countries indicated in recent weeks that they plan to make the

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