Biden urges war-crimes trial of Putin after mass graves found

LVIV, Ukraine — Russian leader Vladimir Putin faced mounting global condemnation Monday, with President Biden and a growing number of world leaders calling for a war-crimes trial, following the discovery in Ukraine of mass graves and streets littered with the bodies of civilians around the suburbs of Kyiv. “This guy is brutal, and what’s happening in […]

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Climate change made deadly African cyclones more severe

The deadly cyclones and tropical storms that battered southern Africa this year were made more severe by climate change, according to 22 scientists collaborating under the World Weather Attribution initiative. Rainfall data associated with two of the three tropical cyclones and two other tropical storms that tore across Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi over a period […]

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Field mice seek refuge in FDA’s Maryland headquarters

But the rodent problem worsened during the pandemic, forcing the agency to assign some employees returning to the campus after two years to temporary desks and ask others to continue to telework. “It is accurate that food products left behind in offices when maximum telework was implemented is a contributing factor to offices with pest […]

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Belarus accuses Poland of attacking border with slingshot and ‘metal balls’

Belarus’ border guard has accused Polish forces of attacking them using a slingshot and “metal balls”. Polish border authorities allegedly committed “illegal actions” at a checkpoint near the city of Brest, the authority said. “On the night of April 10-11, Polish soldiers fired on the Belarusian road checkpoint Peschatka,” a statement read. “The security also […]

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Canada and the U.S. Still Dominate Women’s Hockey

BEIJING — Andrea Braendli, a Swiss goaltender, had no delusions of an Olympic gold medal. “If we play for a gold medal,” she said ahead of the Beijing Games, “it’s going to be a miracle on ice.” Her assessment was as cleareyed as any about the women’s hockey tournament. For all of the talk about, […]

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