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

Putin blasts ‘neo-Nazis’ in Ukraine on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Putin blasts ‘neo-Nazis’ in Ukraine on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday repeated a claim that neo-Nazis were committing crimes in Ukraine – an allegation that Moscow has used to justify its military intervention – as the world marks Holocaust Remembrance Day. “Forgetting the lessons of history leads to the repetition of terrible tragedies,” Putin said. “This is demonstrated by the … Read more

WHO updates list of essential medicines for radiological and nuclear emergencies

WHO updates list of essential medicines for radiological and nuclear emergencies

The World Health Organization (WHO) today updated its list of medicines that should be stockpiled for radiological and nuclear emergencies, along with policy advice for their appropriate management. These stocks include drugs that prevent or reduce radiation exposure, or treat injuries once exposure has occurred. “In the event of a radiological emergency, people can be … Read more

Doug Emhoff visits Europe to raise awareness of the Holocaust and fight anti-Semitism: NPR

Doug Emhoff visits Europe to raise awareness of the Holocaust and fight anti-Semitism: NPR

America’s second gentleman, Doug Emhoff, lays a wreath in honor of Holocaust victims at the former site of Auschwitz Friday in Oswiecim, Poland. Omar Marques/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Omar Marques/Getty Images America’s second gentleman, Doug Emhoff, lays a wreath in honor of Holocaust victims at the former site of Auschwitz Friday in Oswiecim, … Read more

Palestinians bury their dead as risk of outbreak with Israel diminishes

Palestinians bury their dead as risk of outbreak with Israel diminishes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians marched in anger on Friday as they buried the last of 10 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire the previous day.even as the likelihood of a major conflagration seemed to diminish after the deadliest Israeli raid in two decades. Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters broke out after the funeral of … Read more

Russia admits Putin pardoned convicts so they could join Wagner in Ukraine

Russia admits Putin pardoned convicts so they could join Wagner in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin is pardoning the convicts to allow them to fight in Ukraine as members of the paramilitary group Wagner, the Kremlin has admitted. Russia has also rejected the US Treasury’s decision to label Yevgeny Prigozhin’s group, which is playing an increasingly important role on the front lines as Putin’s full-scale invasion enters … Read more

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace shattered by war again

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace shattered by war again

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors and other mourners commemorated the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi death camp on Friday, with some expressing horror that war had once again shattered the peace in Europe and may the lesson of Never Again be forgotten. The former concentration and extermination camp is located … 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