Politics

Germany’s 9 euro ticket has created ‘momentum’ for cheap public transport

(CNN) — Walking from Brühl’s town center to the train station, I passed a UNESCO World Heritage site. The 18th-century Augustusburg Palace — one of Germany’s earliest examples of Rococo architecture — attracts visitors from all over the world. Brühl itself, 11 miles south of Cologne, has a beautifully pedestrianized main street, acres of parkland …

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Wimbledon Qualifiers: A short distance from Center Court, players dream of reaching the main draw

It’s Wimbledon — the third grand slam tournament of the calendar year — but the venue and the competitors are not well known to most. At this tennis club, the crowds are smaller, the cheers quieter, and the courts closer together than at the All England Club three miles away. While the Wimbledon main draw …

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The Ukrainian Premier League match was stopped four times by air raid sirens and took more than four hours to complete

CNN — A Ukrainian Premier League (UPL) football match in Lviv was stopped four times on Wednesday as a result of multiple air raid sirens at the Skif Stadium in Lviv, according to the UPL. The air raid sirens are one of many safety measures the league has implemented in an effort to keep players …

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‘Welcome to Wrexham’ review: Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney buy soccer team in FX’s ‘Ted Lasso’ wannabe

The main problem is that everything about the exercise feels conspicuously contrived — less the product of inspiration than something agents cooked up over drinks — starting with the decision to film every part of the process to with the goal of making it into a TV show. Reynolds and the “It’s Always Sunny in …

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Al Qaeda needs a new leader after the assassination of Zawahiri. Its bank is thinner than before.

Although the terrorist group does not lack opponents, its ranks are fewer and more geographically dispersed than 10 or 20 years ago. Here’s what we know about who could be the next leader of Al Qaeda. The man many analysts see as Zawahiri’s successor is Saif al-Adel, a former Egyptian commando who is one of …

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Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant: Russian vehicles spotted inside turbine hall

CNN — New video has emerged online showing Russian military vehicles inside a turbine hall connected to a nuclear reactor at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, where the meltdown has heightened fears of a nuclear disaster. CNN has geolocated and confirmed the authenticity of the video, which began circulating on social media on Thursday. It …

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