American tourist fined for driving rental car over medieval Italian bridge

American tourist fined for driving rental car over medieval Italian bridge

Editor’s note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about opening destinations, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. Rome CNN — The Ponte Vecchio, a magnificent centuries-old bridge spanning the Arno River in the Italian city of … Read more

Russians react with defiance, anger and concern as a new phase of war looms

Russians react with defiance, anger and concern as a new phase of war looms

Tightly controlled Russian state media reacted angrily to deliveries of Western tanks promised to Ukraine this week – and that anger is shared by some Moscow residents. Ukrainian tanks “will get in the way of our troops,” Sergei told CNN in the Russian capital. “But we will win regardless. It only escalates the conflict,” he … Read more

Japan tightens sanctions against Russia after deadly missile strikes in Ukraine

Japan tightens sanctions against Russia after deadly missile strikes in Ukraine

TOKYO, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Japan on Friday tightened sanctions against Russia following its latest wave of missile attacks in Ukraine, adding goods to an export ban list and freezing the assets of Russian officials and entities. The decision comes after Russia launched missile attacks in Ukraine, killing at least 11 people on Thursday, following … Read more

Vinícius Jr.: The effigy of a black football star hangs from a bridge in Madrid

Vinícius Jr.: The effigy of a black football star hangs from a bridge in Madrid

CNN — Vinícius Jr. scored against Atlético Madrid in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Copa del Rey quarter-final win on Thursday after an effigy of the star was hung from a bridge in Madrid ahead of the game. Alvaro Morato gave Atlético the lead but Rodrygo’s equalizer sent the quarter-final into extra time. Atlético were down to … Read more

Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza, escalating fears after Jenin raid | Israelo-Palestinian conflict

Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza, escalating fears after Jenin raid |  Israelo-Palestinian conflict

Israel launched several airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip a day after Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians – including an elderly woman – in the Jenin refugee camp, marking one of the deadliest raids in the occupied West Bank. the Israeli army for years. Local sources in Gaza told Al Jazeera that Israeli warplanes hit … Read more

Spain. Police raid home of suspect in church machete attacks

Spain.  Police raid home of suspect in church machete attacks

ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — Spanish police on Thursday raided the home of a young Moroccan detained for the machete attacks on two Catholic churches the night before that left one dead and a priest injured in the southern city of Algeciras. ‘Algeciras. A police investigation led by a National Court judge considers Wednesday’s violence a … Read more

Russia. NATO’s involvement in the war “grows” with weapons to Ukraine | Russo-Ukrainian War

Russia.  NATO’s involvement in the war “grows” with weapons to Ukraine |  Russo-Ukrainian War

Russia says delivery of NATO battle tanks to Ukraine is proof of ‘direct and growing’ US and European involvement in war, analyst suggests supplier nations could become potential targets. The comments come after the United States and Germany said on Wednesday they would arm Ukraine with dozens of heavy tanks in its fight against Russian … Read more

Turkey says Sweden complicit in Quran burning amid tension over NATO bid

Turkey says Sweden complicit in Quran burning amid tension over NATO bid

CNN — The Swedish government was complicit in burning the Koran during a protest in Stockholm last weekend, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reportedly said on Thursday. The increase in tensions between the two countries comes at a time when Sweden is relying on Turkey to back its bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty … Read more

Wagner Group: the United States introduces new sanctions against a group of Russian mercenaries

Wagner Group: the United States introduces new sanctions against a group of Russian mercenaries

CNN — The US Treasury Department on Thursday designated the Wagner Group, a private Russian mercenary organization heavily involved in the war in Ukraine, as a major transnational criminal organization, and imposed a series of sanctions on a transnational network that supports it. The US State Department simultaneously announced a number of sanctions intended to … Read more

Burkina Faso: France recalls its ambassador and will withdraw its military forces

Burkina Faso: France recalls its ambassador and will withdraw its military forces

CNN — France will withdraw its military forces from Burkina Faso within a month, the French foreign ministry told CNN on Wednesday. Following a formal request from the government of Burkina Faso to this effect, the French military mission will end one month after receipt of this written request, the ministry said. Since 2018, the … Read more