Scholz hints at Lufthansa-like bailout for gas giant Uniper

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Sunday hinted that a Lufthansa-like bailout was on the table to rescue gas giant Uniper. Referring to the €9 billion package to save the German airline, Scholz said that his government was looking into options to help Uniper, Germany’s largest gas importer. “During the last crisis, we developed very precise… Continue reading Scholz hints at Lufthansa-like bailout for gas giant Uniper

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Ukraine says Turkey has detained Russian grain ship: Report

Turkey has detained a Russian cargo ship carrying alleged Ukrainian grain, Kyiv’s ambassador to Turkey said on Sunday, according to Reuters. Ambassador Vasyl Bondar said in an interview with Ukrainian television that Turkish custom authorities had seized the Zhibek Zholy, a Russian-flagged vessel carrying 7,000 tons of grain from the Russian-occupied port of Berdyansk, Reuters reported.… Continue reading Ukraine says Turkey has detained Russian grain ship: Report

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US won’t push Ukraine to negotiate, White House official says

It’s not the United States’ role to push Ukraine to negotiate a settlement with Russia, even if the Biden administration thought that it was the right thing to do, John Kirby said Sunday. “It’s time for the United States to continue to support Ukraine, and that’s what we are doing,” the National Security Council coordinator… Continue reading US won’t push Ukraine to negotiate, White House official says

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Man charged with first-degree murder of 17-year-old girl in Little Village

CHICAGO — A 19-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of a 17-year-old girl on Friday. At around 3:05 p.m., police responded to the 2500 block of South Kolin on the report of a shooting. Police said a 17-year-old girl, later identified as Tierra Franklin, was near a parking lot of a… Continue reading Man charged with first-degree murder of 17-year-old girl in Little Village

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Ricky Martin faces restraining order in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge has issued a restraining order against Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin, police said Saturday. The order was signed Friday, and authorities visited an upscale neighborhood in the north coastal town of Dorado where the singer lives to try to serve the order, police spokesman Axel Valencia told… Continue reading Ricky Martin faces restraining order in Puerto Rico

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Czech Republic to protect Slovakia’s airspace from September

The Czech Republic will send fighter jets to protect Slovakia’s airspace starting in September, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Sunday. “We will help Slovakia until it has new planes at its disposal,” Fiala said during a Czech television debate with Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger. “The government will certainly approve it.” Slovakia previously… Continue reading Czech Republic to protect Slovakia’s airspace from September

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Customers pepper sprayed inside Loop restaurant; Person in custody

CHICAGO – A person is in custody following an incident at a restaurant in Chicago’s Loop in which several people were sprayed with pepper spray. Police said officers were patrolling in the 200 block of North Wabash around 1 a.m. Sunday when they saw people running out of the Emerald Loop. The group of people… Continue reading Customers pepper sprayed inside Loop restaurant; Person in custody

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