Biden delivers hard talk on Iran, commits to Israel’s security as he opens visit to Middle East

US President Joe Biden opened his first visit to the Middle East since taking office by reassuring Israeli leaders that he would be willing to use force as a “last resort” to halt Iran’s growing nuclear program. Most important points: The US and Israel are expected to unveil a joint statement confirming their close military … Read more

Turkey announces deal with Ukraine, Russia and UN aimed at resuming grain exports | Ukraine

Turkey has announced a deal with Ukraine, Russia and the UN aimed at resuming Ukrainian grain exports blocked by Russia. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday that the deal will be signed when the parties meet again next week and that the agreement will include joint controls to control grains in ports and … Read more

I will use force to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon

The White House had previously said Biden would not shake hands with foreign leaders during his trip as a means of protecting the 79-year-old amid mounting Covid-19 cases. Wearing his signature aviator sunglasses, Mr. Biden initially threw punches as he descended from Air Force One. But he soon threw caution to the wind, put an … Read more

Alesha Wright, 18, dies after falling from cliff at Victoria Walk, Scotland

Family and friends have paid a heartbreaking tribute to a “beautiful” teenager who died after falling more than 15 meters from a cliff. A heartbreaking tribute has been paid to a “beautiful” teenager who died after falling more than 15 meters from a cliff. Alesha Wright, 18, died Monday night after the horror incident, The … Read more

Bodies of missing man, 3 children found in Indianapolis pond

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The bodies of a man and his three young children who disappeared last week after leaving for a fishing trip were found along with a sunken car in the pond they were headed to, authorities said on Wednesday. The bodies discovered Tuesday night are those of Kyle Moorman, 27, of Indianapolis, and … Read more

Italian government on the brink as 5-Star threatens to boycott confidence vote | Italy

Italy’s government is on the brink of collapse after the Five Star Movement said it would boycott a crucial vote of confidence in parliament, sparking calls for snap elections. Giuseppe Conte, the former prime minister who leads the populist party, said funds earmarked for a cost-of-living support package were insufficient and his senators were unable … Read more

Doctors urge people with COVID symptoms to seek PCR testing as reports of false negatives of RATs rise

Allie and her family have passed many boxes of rapid antigen tests. When the Parramatta mother of three tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this year, it sparked a flurry of testing in her home. Two of her children also became infected, but her husband and youngest son continued to test negative. Even after her husband … Read more

Lindsey Graham moves to quash Georgia grand jury subpoena investigating Trump

“I just filed a motion to quash the subpoena. We’ll see what the court says,” the Republican senator told CNN on Wednesday, after his attorneys filed with federal court in South Carolina to block the subpoena. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is leading the investigation into Trump and his allies, said in court … Read more

LA County coronavirus deaths are rising rapidly as ultra-contagious BA.5 fuels the wave of infection

The number of weekly COVID-19 deaths reported in Los Angeles County has doubled in the past month — the first significant increase in fatalities since the winter wave. In the past week, the country’s most populous county recorded about 100 COVID-19 deaths, the highest total in three months. A month ago, the province reported about … Read more