German Navy chief resigns after controversial remarks on Ukraine

The German navy chief had to resign on Saturday after he supported Russia in its confrontation with the West over Ukraine and after Kiev criticized Berlin for refusing to supply him with weapons. Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach will step down “with immediate effect,” a Defense Ministry spokesman told AFP on Saturday. The official unleashed a […]

The body of a 75-year-old Frenchman who rowed across the Atlantic remains missing

The body of a French septuagenarian trying to row across the Atlantic has not been recovered, the Portuguese Navy reported on Sunday, a day after the adventurer’s support team announced he had been found dead in his boat. “The search ended at the end of the day yesterday (Saturday) without it being possible to find […]

The tiny fly that threatens 21 species of birds in Galapagos

Tiny and black, the parasitic invasive fly Philornis downsi is a threat to 21 species of endemic and native Galapagos birds, including 12 of the 17 finches of the Ecuadorian archipelago, where it arrived by accident in the 1960s. The small insect saves the finches from islands as far away as Darwin, Wolf, Española and […]

Pork price triggers demand for crocodile meat in Thailand

The sharp rise in pork prices in recent months in Thailand has triggered the demand for crocodile meat, the price of which has been contained due to the reduction in exports during the covid-19 pandemic. “Since pork has become more expensive, crocodile meat has become fashionable, more people come to buy it at our farm. […]

Hunger, another pandemic in Haiti

The modest soup kitchen run by Winchel Calvaire in Port-au-Prince used to serve 500 hot meals a day, but now it has run out of food, amid growing food insecurity in Haiti, affecting more than 4 million people. The image in this dining room, located in Delmas, in the capital, and until a few months […]

The used oil plant in Mexico City that moves public buses

, Jan 22 (EFE).- Inside the Central de Abasto of Mexico City, the largest market in Latin America, an innovative plant transforms used edible oil into biodiesel for public transport in the capital and thus prevents this product continues to contaminate the waters. A few meters after the entrance to the Power Plant, a path […]

Berlusconi renounces his aspiration to achieve the head of the Italian State

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced today to his partners his resignation to aspire to the head of state two days before the start of this parliamentary process, they reported in his conservative coalition. The tycoon, in his mansion in Arcore (north), met this afternoon by videoconference with his ministers and collaborators to study […]

A 19-year-old woman breaks a solo flight record

British-Belgian pilot Zara Rutherford broke the world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world on Thursday, landing her plane in western Belgium 155 days after taking off. Rutherford will go on to appear in the Guinness Book of World Records after beating the mark set by aviator Shaesta Waiz in 2017 […]

Drinking straws dating back more than 5,000 years

Archaeologists have identified the oldest drinking straws: long silver and gold tubes that are more than 5,000 years old and were probably used to drink beer from a communal container. The objects were initially found in 1897 at Maikop Kurgan in the Caucasus. This large burial mound is one of the most famous Bronze Age […]