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France Discovers a New Word: Ungovernable
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France Discovers a New Word: Ungovernable

Instead of waking up on Monday in a country governed by the far right, France found itself in a situation similar to Italy’s, where only patient parliamentary negotiation could lead to the formation of a viable coalition government. France rejected Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration Rassemblement National in its legislative elections, once again demonstrating its deep-seated...

Middle East Crisis: Cigarette Smuggling in Gaza and Its Impact on Aid Convoys
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Middle East Crisis: Cigarette Smuggling in Gaza and Its Impact on Aid Convoys

A significant problem is now affecting humanitarian aid convoys trying to deliver essential goods to the starving population of Gaza: attacks by organized groups looking not for flour or medicine, but for cigarettes hidden in the cargo. In the tightly controlled Gaza Strip, where Israel meticulously inspects every incoming truck, cigarettes have become extremely rare,...

WHO data indicates rising number of deaths in Ukrainian medical facilities during ongoing conflict
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WHO data indicates rising number of deaths in Ukrainian medical facilities during ongoing conflict

A Russian missile attack on Ukraine’s largest children’s hospital on Monday underscored the escalation of attacks on medical facilities, vehicles and workers in the country. The incident is in line with World Health Organization (WHO) data indicating a potential increase in Ukrainian casualties from such attacks in 2024 compared to the previous year. Before the...

Viktor Orban visits Xi Jinping in China after meeting with Putin in Moscow
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Viktor Orban visits Xi Jinping in China after meeting with Putin in Moscow

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visited Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, following his recent talks with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow. China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua, announced Orban’s visit, saying Xi would engage in “in-depth discussions on issues of mutual concern” with him. The two leaders last met two months...

Live coverage: Labour poised for historic victory in UK election
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Live coverage: Labour poised for historic victory in UK election

Voters in Portsmouth, a city famous for its naval base on England’s south coast, streamed into a polling station on Thursday morning. Warmly greeted by poll workers, they arrived in a steady stream: elderly couples holding hands, parents with babies in strollers, and young professionals rushing to work. According to the latest polls, every vote...