Seashore in Finland covered in rare ‘ice eggs’

Seashore in Finland covered in rare ‘ice eggs’

Image copyright Risto Mattila Image caption Risto Mattila photographed the “ice eggs” on Hailuoto Island on Sunday Thousands of egg-shaped balls of ice have covered a beach in Finland, the result of a rare weather phenomenon.Amateur photographer Risto Mattila was among those who came across the “ice eggs” on Hailuoto Island in the Gulf of…

Internal Block Six

Internal Block Six

The prison wing that holds 2,000 Taliban By Auliya Atrafi and Claire Press Pul-e-charkhi Prison Kabul Warning: This article contains descriptions some readers may find upsetting. Pul-e-Charkhi prison, on the outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, is surrounded by colossal grey stone walls topped with barbed wire, and guarded by numerous watch towers and huge steel…

Nato alliance is brain ineffective, says Macron

Nato alliance is brain ineffective, says Macron

Image copyright Reuters President Emmanuel Macron of France has described Nato as “brain dead”, stressing what he sees as waning commitment to the transatlantic alliance by its main guarantor, the US.Interviewed by the Economist, he cited the US failure to consult Nato before pulling forces out of northern Syria.He also questioned whether Nato was still…

Bill Gates criticises Warren’s wealth tax plans

Bill Gates criticises Warren’s wealth tax plans

Image copyright Getty Images Bill Gates has become the latest billionaire to express concern for presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren’s plan for a new tax on the super-rich.At a conference, the philanthropist and Microsoft founder said it would stifle business innovation in America.Ms Warren, a Democratic front-runner in the 2020 presidential race, has offered to meet…

Holocaust survivor under guard amid death threats

Holocaust survivor under guard amid death threats

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Liliana Segre has reported receiving about 200 hate messages a day An 89-year-old Holocaust survivor in Italy has been assigned police guards for protection after receiving hundreds of threats on social media.Liliana Segre, who was sent to the notorious Auschwitz death camp at 13, has been subjected to a…

Trump lambasts Democrats in defiant rally speech

Trump lambasts Democrats in defiant rally speech

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump made a characteristically fiery speech at the rallyUS President Donald Trump has lashed out at his Democrat opponents in a defiant speech at a rally in Louisiana.He was speaking after it was confirmed that public impeachment hearings will begin in Congress next Wednesday.He accused the…

Ex-Twitter workers accused of spying for Saudis

Ex-Twitter workers accused of spying for Saudis

Image copyright Getty Images Two former employees of Twitter have been charged in the US with spying for Saudi Arabia.The charges, unsealed on Wednesday in San Francisco, allege that Saudi agents sought personal information about Twitter users including known critics of the Saudi government.Court documents named the two as Ahmad Abouammo, a US citizen, and…