JK Rowling Fast Facts

Father: Peter Rowling, Aircraft Factory Manager Mother: Anne (Volante) Rowling, Lab Technician Weddings: Neil Murray (December…

Review: At the Wagner Festival, a ‘Dutchman’ Never Sail

With neither ship nor sea, Dmitry Tcherniakov’s staging of the new Bayreuth Festival presented the opera…

Floods, summers, then floods again: England battered by wild weather

LONDON – For the second time in a matter of two weeks, heavy rain has wreaked…

Europe tried to boost vaccine takeup with carrots. Now some leaders are breaking sticks

Now, as the delta version spreads across the continent, threatening to provoke another round of lockdowns…

Your Monday Briefing

Tension prevailing in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Thousands attend Pride event in Hungary as LGBTQ people face growing hostility

Andras Szolnoki, 55, an anthropologist in the eastern city of Debrecen, said he “joined the march…

Bosnia’s peace envoy sentenced to prison for denial of genocide

The decree by High Representative Valentin Inzaco gives a prison sentence of up to five years…

Cristiano Ronaldo Fast Facts

Father: Jose Dinis Aveiro, a gardener Mother: Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, cook children: With Georgina…

Lionel Messi Fast Facts

Father: George Messi, factory worker Mother: Messi by Celia Cuccitini marriage: Antonella Roccuzzo (June 30, 2017-present)…

Your Friday Briefing

A new vaccine is mandatory.