Research shows that nearly half of cancer deaths are linked to preventable risk factors

Research shows that nearly half of cancer deaths are linked to preventable risk factors

Nearly half of all cancers that lead to death can be attributed to risk factors that are avoidable, a new study finds, with researchers advising that governments invest in supportive environments that minimize exposure to certain cancer risk factors. The study, which looked at cancer cases from 2019 and was published in The Lancet, found … Read more

US announces new military aid, drones for Ukraine

US announces new military aid, drones for Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The US on Friday said for the first time that it will give Ukraine Scan Eagle surveillance drones, mine-resistant vehicles, anti-armor rounds and howitzer weapons to help Ukrainian forces reclaim territory and mount a counter-offensive against Russian invaders. A senior defense official told reporters that a new $775 million aid package will consist … Read more

Class-action lawsuit alleges sexual misconduct by prominent Quebec cardinal and priest

Class-action lawsuit alleges sexual misconduct by prominent Quebec cardinal and priest

CNN — A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of more than 100 victims of sexual assault dating back to the 1940s by members of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Quebec and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Quebec. In that lawsuit, a woman named “F” alleges that she was touched against her will … Read more

China issues first nationwide drought warning in 9 years

China issues first nationwide drought warning in 9 years

The “yellow” warning, issued Friday, is the third highest on China’s four-tier scale. It indicates that at least two provinces are experiencing drought-like conditions and more dry weather or droughts are expected. The Chinese meteorological agency said on Friday that at least 244 cities across the country could see temperatures rise above 40 degrees Celsius … Read more

Finnish prime minister conducts drug test after party video stirs up

Finnish prime minister conducts drug test after party video stirs up

HELSINKI, Aug. 19 (Reuters) – Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Friday she had taken a drug test after the release of video footage this week showing partying with friends, and swearing she had never used illegal drugs. Marin, 36, also said her ability to perform her official duties on the Saturday night in … Read more

Zaporizhzhya: Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant under threat. But experts say a Chernobyl-sized disaster is unlikely

Zaporizhzhya: Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant under threat.  But experts say a Chernobyl-sized disaster is unlikely

Nuclear experts are eager to defuse some of the more alarming warnings, explaining that the greatest threat is closest to the plant itself and does not warrant warnings for all of Europe. Experts are particularly wary of comparisons to the Chernobyl disaster, a repeat of which is incredibly unlikely, they said. “It is not very … Read more

US ready to announce new military aid, drones for Ukraine

US ready to announce new military aid, drones for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is about to announce it will provide Ukraine with nearly $800 million in new military aid on Friday, including at least a dozen Scan Eagle surveillance drones, according to several US officials. Officials said the bulk of the aid package will consist of additional howitzers and ammunition, including Javelin … Read more

US ready to announce new military aid, drones for Ukraine

US ready to announce new military aid, drones for Ukraine

Reply to this story Remark WASHINGTON — The United States is about to announce it will provide Ukraine with nearly $800 million in new military aid on Friday, including at least a dozen Scan Eagle surveillance drones, according to several US officials. Officials said the bulk of the aid package will consist of additional howitzers … Read more

More explosions in Russian-occupied areas far from Ukraine’s frontlines | War news between Russia and Ukraine

More explosions in Russian-occupied areas far from Ukraine’s frontlines |  War news between Russia and Ukraine

Explosions were reported overnight near military bases deep in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine and within the territory of Russia itself as Ukrainian forces appear to show their ability to handle Moscow’s logistics far from the front lines. destroy. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in televised comments on Friday that statements by Ukrainian officials … Read more

Putin and Xi to attend G20 summit, Indonesian president says, confrontation with Biden . engage

Putin and Xi to attend G20 summit, Indonesian president says, confrontation with Biden .  engage

CNN — The leaders of China and Russia both plan to attend November’s G20 summit, the host said on Thursday, setting up a high-profile showdown with US President Joe Biden. Indonesian President Joko Widodo told Bloomberg in an interview that he had received assurances from both Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin that they would … Read more