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Basketball star Brittney Griner returns to Russian court to face drug charges | Russia

The jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner has returned to a Russian court to face her trial on drug charges after a senior Russian diplomat said US criticism of Russia's handling of the case would not help her release prospects.Griner's trial began last week amid a growing chorus of calls for Washington to do more to secure her freedom nearly five months after her arrest.The athlete was detained in February at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport after vape canisters with cannabis oil were allegedly found in her luggage. She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of large-scale transportation of drugs.The Russian deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, said on Thursday that “attempts by the American side to make noise in public … don't help the practical settlement of issues”....

Boris Johnson to resign as British prime minister as scandals roil UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Thursday that he would resign, ending an unprecedented political crisis over his future that has roiled the United Kingdom in recent weeks."It is clearly now the will of the parliamentary conservative party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore a new prime minister," Johnson said outside his office at 10 Downing St. in London.Johnson said the process to select his successor would begin immediately and a timetable for the change in leadership would be announced next week. He said it was "painful" for him to leave office but conceded he had failed to push back against an onslaught of opposition from his own party ministers urging him to resign."I am sad to be giving up the best job in the world, but they're the breaks," Jo...

The judge does not paralyze the euthanasia of the Tarragona gunman

Marin Eugen, the gunman from Tarragona. / CEThe victims demanded to stop the process so that he could be judgedA court in Tarragona has decided not to paralyze the euthanasia of the security guard who on December 14 broke into the company where he worked and later barricaded himself in a farmhouse and starred in a movie shooting with the Catalan Police. In the event, three employees of the security company and two Mossos agents were injured during their flight. In the shooting at the farmhouse, Marin Eugen was killed and taken in a critical condition by helicopter to the hospital. 46 years old, he suffers an irreversible spinal cord injury as a result of the impact of a bullet. He was initially admitted to the Hebron Valley in Barcelona and was later interned in preventive detentio...

Experts urge Americans to avoid these herbs

The changing landscape of abortion access across the country has prompted many Americans to turn to the internet for answers, including how to self-manage an unwanted pregnancy at home.Google searches for “DIY abortion” have skyrocketed since the Supreme Court's decision in June overturning Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.Searches for herbs like “pennyroyal” and “mugwort” among others also have spiked as viral TikTok videos and facebook posts claim they can cause miscarriages or abortions. One video showing how to muddle these herbs into a drinkable tea has reached more than 250,000 views. “Disinformation thrives when there is confusion,” said Rachael Piltch-Loeb, associate research scientist at New York University's School of Global P...

States spend billions on EVs to replace automotive capital Michigan

For as long as there has been an auto industry, Michigan has been its epicenter. But now, the industry is making clear that it is not bound by tradition.The move to electric vehicles—rapidly accelerating as the price of fossil fuels rises and battery technology improves—is easily the biggest shakeup in the industry since mass production began in Michigan at the start of the 20th century. And it has left Michigan's status as the nation's automotive capital deeply in jeopardy.Startups including Amazon-backed Rivian and VinFast from Vietnam are spending billions to build factories in the Southeast — Georgia and North Carolina, respectively. Korea's Hyundai has announced that it will set up shop in Georgia. Volkswagen has a massive facility in Tennessee, and is looking to expand there.B...

As Boris Johnson resigns, what happens next?

Johnson will visit Northern Ireland on Monday to hold emergency talks.Daniel Leal | Afp | Getty ImagesAfter an acute political meltdown in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned as leader of the Conservative Party, setting in motion a race for a new prime minister.Johnson stood at a lecture outside No. 10 Downing Street at lunchtime Thursday and announced his resignation, stating that "no one in politics is remotely indispensable" and that he was "sad to be giving up the best job in the world."Crucially, Johnson said he would continue to serve as prime minister until a successor is chosen in a leadership contest set to take place over the coming weeks.But given Johnson's extraordinary fall from political grace, there is disquiet among some—both within his ruling Conservativ...

Boris Johnson resigns, Brittney Griner’s trial continues: 5 Things podcast

On today's episode of the 5 Things podcast: Mass shooters are getting younger and deadlierDomestic security correspondent Josh Meyer reports. Plus, the last abortion clinic in Mississippi closes, patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub updates us on promising pancreatic cancer treatment, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns and the trial of basketball star Brittney Griner continues.Podcast:True crime, in-depth interviews and more USA TODAY podcasts right here.Hit play on the player above to hear the podcast and follow along with the transcript below. This transcript was automatically generated, and then edited for clarity in its current form. There may be some differences between the audio and the text.Taylor Wilson:Buenos dias. I'm Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things you need...
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Opel Astra Sports Tourer PHEV, un híbrido enchufable sobresaliente en conducción semiautónoma y de pantallas barrocas

El Opel Astra estrena una nueva generación (undécima si se cuentan los modelos Kaddet) de su versión familiar en pleno proceso de transición eléctrica. El nuevo Opel Astra Sports Torre PHEV es el primero que llega bajo el sello completo de Stellantis, lo que se nota, especialmente, en su interior. Esto es todo lo que ofrece la versión familiar del compacto. (more…)

‘God of War Ragnarok’ fans harass developers over release date reveal

Comment on this storyComment“God of War Ragnarok,” the mythological mega-sequel to 2018′s soft series reboot “God of War,” arrives Nov. 9, 2022, to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Sony announced in a blog published Wednesday. But the road to the long-awaited release date has been anything but straightforward. The month of June saw expectant fans rumormonger themselves into a frenzy, ultimately unleashing their pent-up fury on developers who have spent the past several years working tirelessly to create the game.As far as major 2022 video game releases go, “Ragnarok” from Sony’s Santa Monica Studio reigns as one of the biggest fish in a conspicuously empty pond. Delays born of covid-19 and the legacy of “Cyberpunk 2077′s” disastrous launch have pushed heavy hitters like Bethesda’s “Star...
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Sustainability as a priority for companies

Sustainability has become a growing management challenge for most business leaders around the world. This is highlighted in the "Fujitsu Future Insights Global Sustainability Transformation Report 2022" report published by Fujitsu. In this sixth survey, the current state of sustainability transformation and how digital transformation contributes to the changes needed to improve the sustainability of society were investigated. Sustainability Transformation Main results: Sustainability as a management priority. 41% of respondents rank sustainability among the top three management priorities, showing that the importance of sustainability has increased considerably in business strategy and decision-making in the last two years. The main reasons for this trend...