World News

‘I miss her every day’: Olivia Podmore’s mother reveals void left by daughter’s death and issues with Cycling NZ

There are too many things missing for Nienke Podmore when she thinks about the timeline of her daughter Olivia’s life. Warning signs, support, accountability. “It’s just awful, I miss her every day and everything about her,” Podmore says, sitting in her Christchurch home with partner Chris Middleton. The pair are still waiting for a phone […]

World News

Lapland records hottest day for more than a century as heatwave grips Nordic countries

Lapland has recorded its hottest temperature for more than a century after hitting 33.6C (92.5F) during a heatwave which has been gripping Finland. The figure at the Nordic country’s Utsjoki-Kevo weather station near the border with Norway was recorded by the Finnish Meteorological Institute on Monday. It marks the warmest day in Lapland since 34.7C […]

World News

Denver weather: Memorial Day weekend is looking wet and cool

What is arguably one of the busiest weekends for outdoor activities of the year, Memorial Day weekend is approaching and the weather — well some of that is also approaching and the timing may not be what you’re hoping for. A slow-moving trough that is forecast to move near our area by Friday and Saturday […]

Politics

Vote 2021: Polling day for biggest set of elections outside a general election in nearly 50 years

The polls open at 7am today for the biggest set of elections outside a general election in almost 50 years. Voters will cast their ballots despite the many COVID-19 restrictions still in place, with 48 million people given the chance to have their say. In Scotland and Wales, the electorate will decide on their national […]

Business

Singles’ Day sales surge but new rules threaten to overshadow Alibaba event

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has notched up sales of more than £42bn for its annual Singles’ Day sales event – but the extravaganza threatened to be overshadowed by plans for new regulation. The running total announced by the company shortly after midnight showed the event was already 16 times bigger than US online retailer Amazon’s […]

Politics

Facing Election Day anxiety? Consider deleting some apps and going for a walk.

Owen Keehnen, a writer and historian in Chicago, is losing sleep over the election. About five times a week over the past few months, he wakes up around 3 a.m. in a panic, he said. “As the election approaches, I feel an overwhelming amount of anxiety,” Mr. Keehnen, 60, said. “So much seems to hinge […]

World News

VE Day: Woman, 101, recalls life on the French Resistance – ‘We sang, we hoped and we believed’

In Paris, VE Day was supposed to be a huge event. A military parade, a flypast, massive crowds. All of it cancelled. Instead, VE Day focused on a single person – the president, Emmanuel Macron. He visited the statue of General Charles de Gaulle, to pay his respects to the man who led France after […]