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Hungary Investigates Netflix over LGBT Kiss Scene in Children's Cartoon

Hungary's national media regulator has launched an investigation into streaming giant Netlfix over a children's cartoon that features a lesbian kiss between two teenage girls – a possible violation of its 2021 law prohibiting LGBT-themed material targeted at children.

Disney+ Banishes Episode of Aussie Children's Cartoon 'Bluey' for Dog Fart

A full episode of the popular Australian children's cartoon show 'Bluey' was banned in the U.S. by Disney+ after it was deemed "inappropriate" and outside the streaming service's strict guidelines.

Media Rush to Blame Climate Change for 'Frightening' New Zealand Floods

The New Zealand Herald, the former British colony's newspaper of record and most-circulated daily, appeared keen to blame the disaster on climate change -- despite explicitly stating that "this specific weather event had not been analysed regarding the influence of climate change".

W.H.O. Urges Caution: Confirms First Case of Human-to-Dog Monkeypox Transmission

The World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) confirmed Wednesday a dog has been infected with monkeypox through contact with its owner.

Australian Women's Rugby Champion Now Identifies as a Trans Man

Former Australian women's rugby player Ellia Green has come out as a trans man and asked rugby fans as well as the wider community to respect the "liberating" decision.
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Satellites Find Ukrainian Grain Ship Meant for Lebanon Docked in Syria

Satellite photos analyzed by the Associated Press on Tuesday revealed the much-celebrated first shipment of grain to leave Ukraine under a deal with its Russian invaders, officially bound for starving Lebanon, wound up in Syria instead.

Pope Francis: The Elderly ‘Possess the Wisdom of Dying’

Pope Francis reiterated his appeal for an intergenerational alliance between young and old Wednesday, insisting the elderly “possess the wisdom of dying.”

Russia Signals Jihadis, Not Ukraine, Behind Crimea Ammo Dump Explosion

Sergei Aksyonov, Russia’s top official in the illegally-annexed Crimean peninsula, claimed on Wednesday that Russian FSB security forces have “neutralized” an Islamist terrorist cell.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Deal with Netflix Rumored on the Rocks with Little to Show So Far

They were the toast of Hollywood when they arrived in California, but now Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are rumored to be wearing out their welcome, especially at Netflix, which has yet to see a finished product from its multi-million-dollar production deal with the ex-royal couple.

Beijing Praises Viktor Orban's Hungary for Embracing Chinese Green Energy Investment

China's state-run Global Times propaganda newspaper praised the government of Hungary under self-proclaimed conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday for greenlighting the construction of a Chinese electric vehicle battery factory and being "rational and pragmatic" in maintaining friendly relations with the Chinese Communist Party.

Estonia to Remove Soviet-Era Communist Monuments

Estonia's government said Tuesday it has decided to remove a Soviet-era monument from public space in an eastern border town.

One Dead, Nine Injured After Self-Driving Car Veers Into Traffic

Police in Germany said one person has died and nine were seriously injured after a self-driving test car veered into oncoming traffic.

Vatican Questionnaire Offers Non-Binary Gender Option

A new Vatican questionnaire offers respondents a third option when declaring their sex, namely: male, female, and other.

Brittney Griner's Russian Legal Team Appeals 9-Year Drug Conviction Sentence

On Monday, Russian attorneys for WNBA star Brittney Griner filed an appeal of her nine-year sentence for possession of illegal drugs.

Russia Claims to Have Killed and Wounded Dozens of Western 'Mercenaries' in Kharkiv Strike

Lt. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Russian warplanes have struck Ukrainian army positions in the southern Kherson region and in the Donetsk region. He added that the Russian air force also hit a facility in the Kharkiv region, killing at least 100 and wounding 50 "mercenaries" from the West.

Luftwaffe Bound for Australia as Part of Wider German Indo-Pacific Engagement

The German Air Force, known as the Luftwaffe, is heading Down Under for the first time and will join Exercise Pitch Black 2022 across the skies of northern Australia in coming days.

50,000 March in Protest Against Pride Parade in Belgrade, Serbia

Some fifty thousand protesters took to the streets of the Serbian capital of Belgrade on Sunday, calling for the cancellation of an upcoming EuroPride event scheduled for September 12-18.

British Govt Becomes First in World to Authorise New Omicron Moderna Booster

LONDON (AP) - British drug regulators have become the first in the world to authorize an updated version of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine that aims to protect against the original virus and the omicron variant.

Norwegian Bridge Collapses, Drivers Plunged Into River, Stranded on Wreckage

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A wooden bridge over a river in southern Norway collapsed early Monday, with a car plunging into the water and a truck getting stuck on a raised section. The drivers of both vehicles were rescued and doing well, police said.

John McEnroe: CDC Barring Tennis Star Novak Djokovic from Playing in U.S. Is 'B.S.'

"I think it's BS," said tennis great John McEnroe of the CDC vaccine mandate that continues keep Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic from playing in the United States, potentially including the upcoming U.S. Open. McEnroe also insisted that Djokovic "is perfectly entitled to make the decision" for himself whether to vaccinate or not, according to a video from Outkick.

Ukrainian Archbishop: ‘We Know That the Lord God Is on Our Side’

Ukrainian Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk declared Saturday that God is on the side of the Ukrainians since he always supports the “unjustly aggrieved.”

Russia Asks Ukraine to 'Stop Shelling' Nuclear Plant, Let International Inspectors In

(AP) - Russia's envoy to international organizations based in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, called on Ukraine to stop attacking the plant in order to allow an inspection mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency.

'Gun-Free' Oz: Shooter Opens Fire in Australian Capital's Airport

(AFP) – A gunman fired around five shots inside Canberra's main airport Sunday, sending passengers fleeing but injuring no one before he was detained by Australian police.

W.H.O. Seeks Public Help in Quest to Rename 'Discriminatory and Stigmatising' Monkeypox Virus

What's in a name? William Shakespeare posed the question in Romeo and Juliet. Now the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) seeks help in its quest to rename the monkeypox virus and spare victims from "discriminatory and stigmatising" impacts associated with the nomenclature.

Ukrainian Archbishop: Russia Brings ‘Death, Destruction, Tears, and Grief’

Ukrainian Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk continued his protest of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Friday, condemning Russia’s thinly veiled threat to bomb a nuclear power plant.

Rome Bank Heist Thwarted by Tunnel Collapse

Plans for an alleged bank heist in Rome were thwarted this week when the tunnel being dug to the bank vault collapsed, leaving one of the would-be thieves buried for hours, Italian media report.

Moscow Claims Territorial Gains in East, Kyiv Claims to Have Cut Russians Off in South

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia's military pounded residential areas across Ukraine overnight, claiming gains, as Ukrainian forces pressed a counteroffensive to try to take back an occupied southern region, striking the last working bridge over a river in the Russian-occupied Kherson region, Ukrainian authorities said Saturday.

UK Rail Workers Strike for Better Pay as Runaway Inflation Erodes Incomes

LONDON (AP) - Thousands of UK train drivers walked off the job Saturday in a strike over jobs, pay and conditions, scuppering services across much of the country. The action was the latest in a spreading series of strikes by British workers seeking substantial raises to offset soaring prices for food and fuel.

Djokovic Forced Out of Tennis Tournament by Biden Ban on Unvaxed Travellers

CINCINNATI (AP) - Novak Djokovic pulled out of next week's hard-court tournament in Cincinnati on Friday because he has not gotten any COVID-19 vaccine shots and so is not allowed to travel to the United States.

Good Guy with a Gun: Montenegro Mass Shooter Stopped by Armed Passerby

CETINJE, Montenegro (AP) - A man went on a shooting rampage in the streets of this western Montenegro city Friday, killing 10 people, including two children, before being shot dead by a passerby, officials said.

EU Sends More Arms to Ukraine, Bans Russian Coal Despite Energy Crisis

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - On a day of give and take, Western nations made more pledges to send arms to Ukraine while the European Union's full ban on Russian coal imports kicked in Thursday, adding to the sanctions against Moscow that intelligence claims are hurting its defence exports.

European Gun Control: Montenegro Man Kills 11 in Shooting Rampage

CETINJE, Montenegro (AP) — A man in Montenegro went on a shooting rampage after a family dispute, killing 11 people on the streets of a city before being shot dead in a gun battle with police, Montenegro state TV reported Friday, quoting police sources.

'Who Is Domino?' – U.S. Pizza Chain Files for Bankruptcy in Italy, Closes All Stores

EPizza SpA, the franchise operator for Domino's Pizza in Italy, filed for bankruptcy in April and closed all of its stores after just seven years in the country, according to a report by Milano Today.

Pope Francis Meets with Group of Transsexuals at the Vatican

Pope Francis met a group of transsexuals in the Vatican this week, the fourth such encounter just in 2022, the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reports.

W.H.O. Calls for an End to Persecution of Monkeys amid Monkeypox Outbreak

Step away from the monkeys and leave the embattled creatures alone. That is the strict order from the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) in the wake of the global monkeypox outbreak.

Sanctions War: Estonia Bans Russian Tourists

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Estonia decided Thursday to bar people from neighbouring Russia with tourist visas from entering the northernmost Baltic country as a consequence of the war in Ukraine.

Socialist Spain Imports Hundreds More Afghans from Pakistan

MADRID (AP) - A plane provided by the Spanish government has brought 294 more Afghan refugees via Pakistan to Spain, authorities said Thursday, bringing to 3,900 the number evacuated by Madrid since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan last year.

Send Money: Ukraine Calls Again for More Funds, Arms, Munitions, Fighter Jets, to 'Stop Russia'

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday renewed his almost weekly call for Western nations to do more to help his besieged nation in its fight against invading Russian forces.

English Rugby Club Dropping 'Tomahawk Chop' Chant

By: AP · AP
LONDON (AP) — English rugby club Exeter will stop playing its “Tomahawk Chop” chant during games as part of a rebrand to move away from a Native American theme that had come under increasing criticism.

Irish Rugby Bans Trans Players from Female Contact Games

Trans rugby players in Ireland and Northern Ireland will no longer be able to compete in the female division of Irish Rugby, according to the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU).

Dutch Farmer Protest: Man Convicted for Roadblocks

A man was convicted of dumping straw on a Dutch road in one of the first cases stemming from widespread protests by farmers.

Salvini Clears The Way For Firebrand Meloni as Italian PM

Populist leader Matteo Salvini opened the way for firebrand Giorgia Meloni to become Italy's next Prime Minister if the vote goes her way.

Energy Emergency: Britain Planning for Days of Winter Blackouts

Households in the UK are reportedly facing the prospect of days of blackouts in the winter under an emergency energy rationing scheme.

U.N. Convenes Anti-Israel Hate Fest to Slam Israel over Gaza

Israel came under fire once again at the United Nations, this time for defending itself against Iran-backed terrorists in Gaza who fired 1100 rockets into the country over the weekend.

Jessica Chastain Cozies Up to Ukraine's Zelensky in Latest Hollywood Propaganda

As average Americans worry about record inflation, the price of gas, and soaring crime at home, Hollywood wants to remind you yet again that what you should really care about is Ukraine.

England's Woke Police Fail to Solve a Single Theft in 84 Per Cent of Neighbourhoods

Britain's woke police forces have suffered a fresh blow to their credibility as statistics show close to nine in ten neighbourhoods where thefts have been reported have seen precisely zero solved. 

Amnesty International Apologizes for Report on Ukraine Harming Civilians

Amnesty International (AI) said on Sunday that it “deeply regrets the distress and anger” caused by a press release last Thursday in which the group accused Ukrainian forces of deliberately endangering civilians by exposing them to Russian attacks.

Olivia Newton-John, Singer and ‘Grease’ Star, Dies at 73

Olivia Newton-John, the Australian pop singer who had five number 1 hits including “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want,” and saw silver screen stardom starring opposite John Travolta in Grease, has died. She was 73.

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Brands Joe Biden a War Criminal: 'He's Fueling the Fire in the Ukraine'

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has labeled President Joe Biden a war criminal by including him in a montage of "war criminals" that the rock legend is showing on his current tour.

Vatican Taps Ex-Greenpeace Leader to Oversee Move to Zero Emissions

The Vatican has named the former president of Greenpeace Italy to oversee the transition of Saint Peter’s Basilica to zero carbon emissions, Italian media reported Monday.

Theft of 2,000 Feet of Signalling Cable Halts Spanish Bullet Train Services

Hundreds of rail passengers using the line between Madrid and Barcelona were left stranded after signaling cables were stolen.

Play Nice: U.N. Chief Guterres Begs Nuclear Powers to Uphold No-First-Use Pledge

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Monday asked nuclear armed countries to stick to their no-first-use pledge and never use atomic weapons, believing solemn promises made to the globalist organization will avert the prospect of a global nuclear war.

Enes Kanter Freedom: White House Cannot Exchange 'Merchant of Death' for Brittney Griner

"I want [Brittney Griner] to return back home. ... [but] we cannot trade that horrible human being for her. It’s just not a fair trade," professional basketball player Enes Kanter Freedom said during a Friday appearance on Fox News' The Story with Martha MacCallum.

Doctors Press Government to 'Vaccinate Faster' as Monkeypox Spreads Across UK

Doctors are pressing the British government, still led by Boris Johnson until September, to "vaccinate faster" against monkeypox, as cases are recorded in every region of the United Kingdom.

Crushing Loss for Ukrainian Who Challenged Russian for Presidency of International Chess Body

(AFP) – A Russian former deputy premier was re-elected as head of international chess body FIDE by a landslide Sunday, seeing off a Ukrainian challenger who said the incumbent was part of Moscow's "war machine".

Pope Francis Welcomes Ukraine Grain Shipping as ‘Sign of Hope’

Pope Francis pointed to the departure of ships filled with grain from Ukrainian ports as fruit of dialogue and a sign of hope Sunday.

Russians Commence Assault on Two Eastern Ukrainian Cities

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket and shelling attacks on other Ukrainian cities, including one close to Europe's largest nuclear power plant, Ukraine's military and local officials said.

Billionaires, Hollywood Celebrities Join Call to End Public Plane Tracking After ‘Climate Criminal’ Backlash

Billionaires, Hollywood celebrities, and climate activists share fame, fortune, and a profile they work hard to control. All of which is why so many are calling on a public company not to track their flights and expose their carbon footprints.

What Food Crisis? Blundering EU Leaves Millions of South African Oranges Rotting in Port

(AFP) – Millions of boxes of oranges are spoiling in containers stranded at European ports as South Africa and the European Union lock horns in a dispute over import rules, citrus growers have said.

France to Create 'LGBT+ Ambassador' to Win 'Battle of Mentalities' Abroad

France will be creating an "Ambassador for LGBT+ rights" by the end of the year, as well as funding for ten new "LGBT+ centres", French prime minister Elisabeth Borne announced on Thursday.

Ukrainian Archbishop Decries Russia’s ‘Sacrilegious War’ on Ukraine

Ukraine is weeping and bleeding due to its “unequal battle with the Russian occupier,” declared Ukrainian Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk in a video message Friday.

UK Looks to End Traditional Ship Navigation Despite Russian GPS Jamming Threat

Even as the British government considers alternatives to the fragile GPS systems that power everything from smartphones to warships, the British authority which is responsible for mapping the oceans is set to dispense with traditional paper charts, pushing ship's navigators worldwide to digital instead – a move a leading naval expert has called shortsighted.

Actor Idris Elba Sees Hollywood as a Leader in Diversity for Motorsport to Follow

British actor, director and executive producer Idris Elba said Friday motorsport should look to the film world as a moral exemplar if it wishes to “secure its future in an ever-changing world.”

Ukrainians Dig In as Russians Prepare to Assault Key Eastern City

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian military personnel are fortifying their positions around the eastern city of Sloviansk in expectation of a fresh Russian attempt to seize the strategic point in the fiercely fought-over Donetsk region.

WATCH: Italian Decathlete Finishes Last After Penis Keeps Falling Out of Shorts

Italian decathlete Alberto Nonino experienced a doubly embarrassing race at the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships on Thursday.

Volodymyr Zelensky Asks Xi Jinping for Talks, Invites China to Rebuild Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the South China Morning Post on Thursday that he would like to discuss his country's war against Russia with the leader of Russia's closest ally, Xi Jinping, "directly," and invited China to help rebuild Ukraine once the war is over.

Alarmists: ‘Climate Change Is Literally Making the Earth Spin Faster’

Climate change alarmists are now blaming global warming for making the earth “spin faster” in their latest effort to convince people to lessen their output of carbon dioxide.

UK Court Blocks Parents From Moving Comatose Son to Hospice

A court rejected a request to allow Archie's parents to move their son to a hospice when doctors withdraw his life-support treatment.

Spain Reports First Deaths From Acute Hepatitis in Children

Spain has reported its first two deaths from acute hepatitis, or liver inflammation, among children - an illness whose causes are unknown.

Let's Make a Deal: Russia Offers Immediate Prisoner Swaps for Brittney Griner

The Kremlin on Friday jumped less than 24-hours after WNBA star Brittney Griner was hit with a nine-year prison sentence for drug possession to offer Washington immediate prisoner swaps.

Canada to Deploy 200 Troops to UK to Help Train Ukrainian Soldiers

Canada is sending military trainers to the United Kingdom to teach Ukrainians how to fight invading Russian forces.

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Guilty on Drug Charges, Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison

By: AP · AP
KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — A judge in Russia convicted American basketball star Brittney Griner of drug possession and smuggling Thursday and sentenced her to nine years in prison.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Defies Climate Doomsayers with Record Coral Comeback

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is doing just fine with vast sections defying every forecast of impending doom made by climate catastrophists over the past 30 years, a report Thursday outlines.

WATCH: Police Beat Down Dutch Farmer Protesters with Batons

Police were filmed forcefully cracking down on a protest from a Dutch farmer group over the removal of an anti-government mural.

Turkey Economy Inflation Approaches 80 Per Cent

Annual inflation in Turkey soared to nearly 80%, official data shows, with food, housing and energy prices hitting consumers hard.

Tim Hortons Offers Canadian Customers a Free Coffee and Pastry After Spying on Them Via App

The Canadian coffee, donut, and fast food chain Tim Hortons was recently accused of using its mobile app to collect “vast amounts of sensitive location data” in violation of Canadian privacy laws resulting in a class action lawsuit — which the company has offered to settle by giving those affected a free coffee and baked good worth less than $9.

Freedom for Now: France and Austria Lift Almost All Remaining Lockdown Rules

Authorities in both Austria and France have finally lifted almost all remaining COVID-19 lockdown rules in place in their countries. After having used a wide variety of coercive measures to try and force individuals to get vaccinated, both France and

Putin Declares America Is Russia’s Top Threat

Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Sunday signed a military document that declared the United States is the primary threat to Russian security.

Josh Hawley: Expanding Sweden, Finland into NATO Would Make 'America Less Safe'

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) wrote in an op-ed for the National Interest that admitting Sweden and Finland into NATO would make America less safe by increasing its military commitments when the nation needs to realign its strategic posture towards China.

With Over 1,000 Arriving in Britain Last Week, July Is Busiest Month for Illegal Boat Migrants

July was the busiest month for illegal migrants this year so far, with over 1,000 landing on Britain's southern shores just last week: just the latest arrivals in a years-long migrant crisis the government has so far proven wholly unequal to.

Race for UK PM: Tax-Hiking Sunak Pledges Lower Taxes, Pro-Borders Truss Pledges More Migrants

Tory leadership hopefuls Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have set out questionable visions of how they would govern Britain, with tax-hiking Sunak pledging seminal tax cuts – someday – and "right-wing" Truss vowing to import even more migrant workers. 

Rumour Russia Influenced Salvini to Collapse Italian Govt Shot Down by Official

A rumour that claimed Russia influenced populist Matteo Salvini to collapse Italy's technocratic "unity" government under Mario Draghi has been quashed by an official with links to Italian intelligence.

Russia and Ukraine Blame Each Other After Dozens of Azov POWs Killed in Prison Explosion

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other Friday of shelling a prison in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine, an attack that reportedly killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war captured after the fall of Mariupol, the

U.S. Envoy to UN: Russia Wants to 'Dissolve Ukraine from the World Map Entirely'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Friday there should no longer be any doubt that Russia intends to dismantle Ukraine "and dissolve it from the world map entirely."

EXCLUSIVE -- 'Despicable New Low:' Head of U.N. Probe Against Israel Under Fire

The head of a United Nations probe against Israel has come under fire after a member of the inquiry panel was quoted as saying social media was controlled by the “Jewish lobby” and Israel, which is in "systematic violation" of all human rights law, and should not even be included in the globalist body.

UK Govt Told to Pay Damages After National Health Service Killed Patients with Tainted Blood

LONDON (AP) - The head of an inquiry into a tainted-blood scandal that killed 2,400 people in Britain urged the government to pay survivors and bereaved partners at least 100,000 pounds ($120,000) each in compensation immediately.