Katherine Ferrer takes us around Madrid, Spain
Ukraine faces the threat of Russia cutting off the country’s gas supply after the two nations failed again to come into terms regarding their gas-pricing dispute.
(Reuters) — At least six people were killed in storms that swept Germany’s most populous state late on Monday, forcing Duesseldorf airport to shut down, with falling trees leaving some roads impassable. After a scorching hot three-day holiday weekend, thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rain pounded the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, causing Germany’s third-largest airport in Duesseldorf to close for about an hour. Three people were reported to have died in the state capital […]
(Reuters) – Ukraine’s new president Petro Poroshenko said his country would never give up Crimea and would not compromise on its path towards closer ties with Europe, spelling out a defiant message to Russia in his inaugural speech on Saturday. The 48-year-old billionaire took the oath of office before parliament, buoyed by Western support but facing a crisis in relations with Russia as a separatist uprising seethes in the east of his country. Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in […]
The head of France’s main opposition UMP party to step down amid allegations of party funding fraud as UMP officials allegedly told company to produce fake invoices opening race on for UMP leadership and its 2017 presidential ticket. Francois Cope, head of France’s main opposition UMP party, agreed to step down amid allegations of party funding fraud, party officials said, triggering a race to secure the conservative party’s ticket for the 2017 presidential election. Ivy […]
Some light news that you don’t want to miss: An Australian street luge racer aims to get a new world record; ice cream vans proliferate across the United Kingdom as spring nears; and in Brazil, a team plane for the the national soccer team gets public attention for its unique design.
People in Madrid take their leisure time activities seriously. Katherine Ferrer tells us what they usually do on days off.
Real Madrid and Atletico fans in Madrid are excited as Portugal prepares to host its second Champions League final. Katherine Ferrer reports
European elections in the EU 28-member states are underway from May 22-25 The EU voters are to elect the 751 members of the new European Parliament who will be serving the next five years. They represent EU’s more than 500 million inhabitans. MALOU FRANCISCO REPORTS
Russian military units conducted drills on the ground and in the air near the Ukrainian border.
In an attack by Pro-Russian loyalists, 17 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 3 were injured as the Ukrainian prime minister accused Russia of making the crisis worse.
American actress Julianne Moore took over Cannes on the second night of the film festival when she attended not only the red carpet for ‘Mr. Turner’ but also the Calvin Klein sponsored ‘Women in Film’ event and L’Oreal’s celebration of the 65th anniversary of French distributor Unifrance. Angela Odulio reports