Thousands in Belarus form ‘lines of solidarity’ in protest

Thousands in Belarus form ‘lines of solidarity’ in protest

MINSK, Belarus — Thousands of people swarmed the streets of Belarus’ capital and other cities Thursday to keep up their protests of election results that extended the 26-year rule of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko and a subsequent police crackdown on peaceful demonstrations. In several areas of Minsk, hundreds of women formed long “lines of solidarity.” … Read more

Spanish region Galicia bans smoking over coronavirus risk

Spanish region Galicia bans smoking over coronavirus risk

The Spanish region of Galicia has banned smoking in public over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. The ban will prevent smoking in public places, such as restaurants and bars, and outside unless six feet can be maintained from other people in the northwest region, EuroNews reported. The move comes after the country’s health … Read more

New York’s economic outlook ranked worst in the nation

New York's economic outlook ranked worst in the nation

A conservative think tank ranked New York’s economic outlook the worst in the nation as the state tries to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The Empire State placed dead last on the American Legislative Exchange Conference’s annual ranking for the seventh straight year largely thanks to its high taxes and hefty debts. New York and … Read more

London Confidential: Mouni Roy, Purab Kohli Filming for Their Upcoming Spy-Thriller in the UK

London Confidential: Mouni Roy, Purab Kohli Filming for Their Upcoming Spy-Thriller in the UK

Actors Purab Kohli and Mouni Roy are excited about their upcoming film, London Confidential, a situational spy thriller currently being shot in London. “London Confidential” is set amid a series of brutal killings of Indian agents in London, and shows how Uma, a RAW officer, must expose a mole within the ranks. Kulraj Randhawa, Sagar … Read more

UNESCO warns historic Beirut buildings at risk of collapse

A woman takes pictures ofr a damaged church a day after an explosion hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of utter devastation on Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the port sent shock waves across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people and wounding thousands. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations’ cultural agency said Thursday it will lead the international campaign for the recovery and restoration of Beirut’s heritage, citing local officials who said that around 60 historic buildings in the Lebanese capital were at risk of collapse following last week’s devastating explosion at the Beirut port. On Aug. 4, … Read more