Grain ship departs key Ukrainian port for first time since early days of war

The M/V Razoni became the first commercial ship to leave a key Black Sea port on February 26, two days after Russia attacked Ukraine. It is bound for the port of Tripoli, Lebanon, and is carrying about 26,500 metric tons (more than 29,000 US tons) of corn, the United Nations said. The trip follows a … Read more

Nigerian street vendor killed in broad daylight in Italy, sparking national outrage

Alika Ogorchukwu, 39, was chased and beaten Maserata police said the attacker used his own crutches while he was on the ground and then “hit them with his bare hands”. Video footage of the attack, which took place in the eastern coastal town of Civitanova Marche, was captured by a bystander, but no one was … Read more

Europe’s last panda discovered in a museum collection

The upper molar and canine fossils were originally discovered in a coal deposit in the late 1970s and kept in the collection of the Bulgarian National Museum of Natural History for more than four decades. “They only had a label vaguely written by hand,” said Nikolai Spasov, a professor at the museum. Authors of a … Read more

What’s behind Iraq’s explosive political crisis? | CNN

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Middle East newsletter, a three-week look at the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN – Iraq is in the midst of its worst and longest political crisis in years. At the center of this bitter conflict is Iraqi political kingmaker Moqtada al-Sadr and … Read more

Airline passenger fined nearly $2000 after dog finds undeclared McMuffins in luggage – USA TODAY

An airline passenger has been fined nearly $2,000 after airport security found two undeclared egg and beef sausage McMuffins and a ham croissant in his luggage upon arrival in Australia. An unidentified man traveling from Indonesia to Australia was fined A$2,664 ($1,874) after a trio of McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches were found in his luggage upon … Read more

UN chief warns world is one step from `nuclear annihilation’

United Nations — The head of the United Nations warned the world on Monday that “humanity is just an illusion, a miscalculation from nuclear disarmament,” citing war as an example. Ukrainenuclear threats in Asia and the Middle East and many other factors. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the dire warning at the start of a long-delayed … Read more

US unveils new sanctions targeting ‘illicit’ support for Iranian oil industry

In a statement, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States “is committed to pursuing a meaningful diplomatic path to achieve mutual return to full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” which is the formal name for the 2015 Iran deal. nuclear agreement. “Until Iran is ready to return to full implementation … Read more