Zelenskiy labels Putin U-turn on Ukraine grain deal a ‘failure of Russian aggression’ | Ukraine

Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has hailed Russia’s turnaround in rejoining the UN-backed grain export deal, just days after the Kremlin threatened to pull out, as a “significant diplomatic outcome” for Ukraine and the “whole world”. “Implementation of the grain export initiative will continue,” Zelenskiy said in his Wednesday evening address. Russia initially said it would … Read more

As final votes tallied, Netanyahu reportedly looks to retake power by mid-November

As final votes were counted on Wednesday night, Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu was reportedly looking to put together a coalition quickly after his right-religious bloc appeared to have won a resounding victory in Tuesday’s election. His rival Prime Minister Yair Lapid meanwhile had reportedly yet to speak to his allies in the seemingly outgoing coalition, … Read more

Glaciers in Yosemite and Africa will disappear by 2050, U.N. warns

Comment on this story Comment PARIS — Glaciers in at least one-third of World Heritage sites possessing them, including Yosemite National Park, will disappear by mid-century even if emissions are curbed, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization warned in a new report Thursday. Even if global warming is limited to just 1.5 degrees Celsius … Read more

Magic mushrooms study finds ‘significant’ effect on depression

One dose of psilocybin, the active ingredient in the psychedelic class A drug “magic mushrooms”, has a sustained and significant effect in treating cases of depression that are unresponsive to other drugs, a study has found. A peer-reviewed, mid-stage trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday found one 25mg dose of … Read more

Worries over Germany’s China dependency overshadow Scholz trip

Scholz is first G7 leader to visit China since start of pandemic Germany is drafting new, tougher China strategy Hawks fear Scholz to keep prioritizing economic ties Business delegation to accompany chancellor to Beijing on Nov. 4 BERLIN, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Chancellor Olaf Scholz makes an inaugural visit to China on Friday that will … Read more

Stone Age child’s grave site in Finland reveals surprises

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  The burial site of a young child who lived 8,000 years ago has been discovered in Eastern Finland, providing a rare glimpse into how Stone Age humans treated their deceased. The Majoonsuo grave … Read more

L’Oréal suspends advertising spending on Twitter

L’Oréal is suspending advertising spending on Twitter, as leading brands and marketing groups grow nervous that inappropriate content will spread on the platform under Elon Musk’s ownership. The decision by the world’s biggest cosmetics maker comes just days after Musk completed his $44bn acquisition of the social media group, according to two people with knowledge … Read more

Netanyahu is the projected winner, but it was Ben Gvir crowned on election night

With revelers in the electrically excited crowd proclaiming him “king” and straining for a glimpse of Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben Gvir, an attendee at the party’s election night celebration might have been forgiven for thinking the far-right politician won Israel’s election Tuesday. And while Ben Gvir, who does not even lead his Religious Zionism-Otzma … Read more

Glaciers at Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park on track to disappear in the next 30 years, report says

CNN  —  The climate crisis is touching nearly every region of the world. But perhaps one of the most visible indicators of its impact is its effect on Earth’s iconic glaciers, a major source of freshwater supply. Glaciers have been melting at a breakneck pace in recent decades, leading to around 20% of global sea … Read more

Is it time to bring back COVID-19 mask rules? Provinces lag, but chances of infection ‘really high right now,’ experts say

In the wake of a new COVID-19 surge and a shocking flu season, many are wondering and debating whether it is time to bring back mask mandates. However, misinformation online and the lack of a coordinated public health response has left people confused about the right course of action. Alberta’s Premier Danielle Smith said last … Read more