Wahlergebnis in Österreich: Eine bittere Pointe

Der Erfolg der FPÖ ist ein Rückschlag für die liberalen Kräfte in Europa – und eine Lektion im Umgang mit den Populisten. Zwei Lehren aus dem Wahlkampf in Österreich Vor zehn Monaten noch sah es so aus, als hätten die Österreicher Europa vor den Populisten gerettet. Die Wahl des Grünen Alexander van der Bellen zumRead More

Thousands lose power as storm hits Ireland

Winds of 109mph are recorded as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia reaches Ireland before the UK. Thousands are without power in southern Ireland as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia reach the British Isles. The Met Office has warned of “potential danger to life”, with winds off the south coast of Ireland reaching 109mph (176km/h) atRead More

As crews gain ground, California fire victims return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. While the danger from the deadliest, most destructive cluster ofRead More

Spanish deadline looms for Catalonia

The Catalan president attends a commemoration as Madrid awaits his final say on independence. The leader of Spain’s Catalonia region has attended a commemoration less than 24 hours before a Spanish deadline to give his final say on independence. Carles Puigdemont and other senior politicians paid tribute in Barcelona to a Catalan leader who wasRead More

AP analysis: FEMA rejects appeals worth $1.2B over a decade

As U.S. communities ravaged by this year’s series of intense hurricanes and wildfires clear debris and begin to rebuild, many are counting on the federal government to help cover their costs. They could be in for a frustrating surprise. If history is any guide, some local governments and nonprofit organizations could get less than theyRead More

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