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Surprise jailing in Vietnam tests U.S., EU climate strategy   50%

The sentencing of Ngụy Thị Khanh, her country's most high-profile environmental voice, raises questions about Vietnam’s commitment to ditching coal.

Tracking Bidens nominees to fill the top roles in his administration   5%

Follow the president's progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.

Modern day fullback: Ashley Lawrence's evolution key to Canada's World Cup journey   50%

The duties of a fullback have changed as soccer has evolved but there are few better examples of a "modern day fullback" in women's soccer than Canadian star Ashley Lawrence.

Dodgers vs. Reds: How to watch, streaming options, odds and start times   40%

Here's how to watch on TV and stream the three-game series between the Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park that starts Tuesday.

For Juneteenth, Rikk Wright reclaims freedom, and herself, on film  

For Image, the photographer and filmmaker created a three-minute dedication to herself and her ancestors which she calls 'a meditation on the reclamation of one's own freedom.'

Syrian Drug Smuggling: "The Assad Regime Would Not Survive Loss of Captagon Revenues"   1%

The regime of Bashar Assad is apparently deeply involved in the trade of synthetic drugs. German investigators have now found proof that Syria's dictator is apparently funding his rule with drug money.

A Google engineer says AI has become sentient. What does that actually mean?   26%

Scientists and philosophers say AI consciousness might be possible, but technology is so good at fooling humans into thinking it's alive that we will struggle to know if it's telling the truth.

Panthers hire ex-Jets head coach Paul Maurice, replacing Brunette   100%

Paul Maurice is the new coach of the Florida Panthers, agreeing on a deal Wednesday to take over a club coming off a season where it had the best record in the NHL and rewrote the franchise's record book.

Ranbir on working with Sanjay in Shamshera   3%

Apart from the good news of Alia Bhatt's pregnancy, Ranbir Kapoor is relishing the casting coup in his upcoming film 'Shamshera' that pits him against Sanjay Dutt. Sanjay, who has delivered some of the most epic villains on screen, is thrilled to give us a more evil, merciless, cold-hearted brute force of nature, Shuddh Singh in 'Shamshera'.

Iranian Steel Firm Halts Production After Cyberattack   -15%

One of Iran's biggest steel companies said on June 27 that it was forced to halt its operations until further notice after being targeted by a cyberattack.

Anthony Rendon injury could complicate Angels' chances of re-signing Shohei Ohtani   20%

It's clear the Angels haven't gotten their money's worth in oft-injured Anthony Rendon, and that could complicate their hopes of re-signing Shohei Ohtani.

Toxic gas leak in Jordan kills at least 12 people, injures hundreds   -25%

At least 12 people were killed and 260 people were injured after toxic gas leaked out of a container in Jordan's port of Aqaba, Jordan's government told CNN Arabic on Monday.

What next?: Legislative election upset complicates France's political timetable   9%

France is wading into uncharted waters after President Emmanuel Macron lost his absolute majority, with a large but shaky opposition bloc on the left and scores more far-right lawmakers surging into the National Assembly. Uncertainties abound, with each next step on the political agenda a potential flashpoint. FRANCE 24 takes a look at what's next.

Leroy San: What now for Bayern Munich and Germany star?   -6%

Germany and Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sané ended his season for both club and country still looking for a return to top form. After missing the cut for a major tournament before, he's in danger of doing so again.

Editorial: Give voters a chance to fix California's recall system   31%

Polls show that California voters want to make changes to the state's nutty recall rules, which allow someone with less than a majority to win.

Commonwealth countries could learn from Canada's reconciliation efforts, Prince Charles says   -18%

Prince Charles singled out Canada's efforts at reconciliation with the Indigenous community as an example for other Commonwealth nations that are also struggling to come to terms with their past.

A No-Bullshit Guide to Using Grindr for the First Time   60%

Just downloaded the app and have no idea how to use it? Here's our handy how-to guide.

Cape Town site earmarked for Amazon site causes community rifts   50%

South Africa's Khoi community is divided on how to best protect its heritage on a site in Cape Town earmarked to house Amazon's African headquarters. Judges ordered a halt to construction, but some indigenous locals are eager for the jobs that the site could bring. Also, we see how Libyan artisans are working painstakingly around the clock to restore old copies of the Koran.

Versailles celebrates Molire with a month of dramatic delights   31%

In this edition we focus on France's foremost playwright. Molière's witticisms and deft handling of the French language still dazzle, four centuries after he was born. To celebrate the author's link to the court of Louis XIV, the town of Versailles has been hosting a month of special events and performances for 26 years. Olivia Salazar-Winspear, Gerôme Vassilacos and Loïc Chalavon head to Versailles to meet the young troupe breathing new life into Molière's plays.

Two killed as Nio electric car falls from third floor office in Shanghai  

Pictures show a gaping hole in the side of car maker Nio's Shanghai HQ, and a smashed vehicle below.

Expectations about prosecuting Trump may be shifting  

Voters are watching. They understand what's at stake.

Senior U.S. Diplomat on the War in Ukraine: Kyiv Is "Rightly Demanding More"   -3%

In an interview, American diplomat Karen Donfried expresses her concern about Russia's advances in the Donbas and her approval of German Chancellor Scholz's pledges to provide more military aid to Kyiv and increase Berlin's own defense spending. She says Washington also supports EU membership for Ukraine.

The Chicks postpone Pine Knob show amid 'strict doctor's orders for vocal rest'  

The group pulled the plug on two upcoming dates, including metro Detroit, after struggling through Sunday's concert in Indianapolis.


Heartbreak And Sorrow: Remote Tajik Region In Mourning After Bloody State Crackdown   -87%

People in Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan region are in shock after a series of brutal attacks on protesters by security forces.

Kohli has seen the worst, he will be back in form in England series: Kaif   10%

When will we see Virat Kohli, the prolific run machine again? He gave us all a glimpse of his old self in the warm-up match that the Indians played against Leicestershire, scoring 33 and 67 in the two innings. It's been a while since Virat the batsman really dominated an international series. But though a cliched line, the saying - form is temporary, class is permanent - always holds true.

The Week's Best: 10 Stories Or Videos You Shouldn't Miss   -12%

Here are some of the highlights produced by RFE/RL's team of correspondents, multimedia editors, and visual journalists over the past seven days.

Frozen sand dunes created by climate change   13%

In the deserts of Abu Dhabi, petrified "fossil dunes" create a beautiful tourist attraction that scientists say offers insight into historic climate change and, perhaps, the story behind Noah's flood.

South Africa: What's Happening In South African News - June 27, 2022  

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Western Cape Govt Proposes Changes to Nation's Driving Laws

UEFA rejects French claim that fake tickets led to Champions League chaos   -6%

A senior UEFA representative said on Tuesday he did not believe French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin's claims about the number of fake tickets in circulation during the chaotic scenes before last month's Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Photos: Funeral held for LAPD officer killed in training accident  

Colleagues and friends gathered at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Wednesday to bid farewell to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Houston Ryan Tipping, who died after suffering a spinal cord injury during a training accident at the agency's Elysian Park academy.

Dodgers vs. Braves: How to watch, streaming options and start times  

Here's how to watch on TV and stream the three-game series between the Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park, starting Friday.

Editorial: California gun laws under threat by right-wing Supreme Court   18%

The decision striking down a New York law that restricts who can carry a concealed handgun could doom some of California's smart gun safety laws.

New book offers a vivid insider account of how Cold War Soviet and American efforts to ditch their nukes played out   -15%

Scott Ritter's ‘Disarmament in the Time of Perestroika’ is a first-person account of an American weapons inspector in late Soviet Union
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Shanthnus stylish looks   50%

Here's a look at the stylish pics of Kollywood actor Shanthnu

Dodgers vs. Guardians: How to watch, streaming options and start times  

Here's how to watch on TV and stream the three-game series between the Dodgers and Cleveland Guardians at Dodger Stadium, starting Friday.

Commentary: Elon Musk is not the populist he pretends to be   25%

Billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk likes to portray himself as a populist to his 99 million Twitter followers. But his own record at Tesla and SpaceX shows that he's not interested in the needs of the people.

Taiwo Awoniyi: Union Berlin's 'unicorn' completes move to Nottingham Forest   24%

Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi has swapped Union Berlin's Old Forester's House in Köpenick for newly promoted Premier League side Nottingham Forest. The record deal represents a dream come true for the 24-year-old.

What pop group MUNA's music reveals about queer joy   -20%

A pop sensation not afraid to weigh in on big political issues, MUNA stand out in part because of the band's open embrace of something that's still a rarity in the music landscape: queer intimacy.