Europe/Americas update: July 5 2018

Well, we’re back. As usual when I’ve been gone for a while this update will mostly stick to things that happened today with some pieces I flagged while I was gone in there for good measure. BANANAS If you like bananas, I’m afraid I have some bad news: A wild banana that may hold the… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: July 5 2018

Europe/Americas update: June 21 2017

EUROPE RUSSIA Say, things between Moscow and Washington seem like they’re going well: Russia has canceled a planned round of talks with the US in protest at new sanctions imposed this week over Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine. The deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, denounced the new sanctions, which expanded the list of individuals and… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: June 21 2017

Europe/Americas update: June 19-20 2017

BELGIUM This is still sort of breaking so it goes first: Belgian soldiers have shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station, officials say. He was shot after reportedly setting off a small explosion and no-one else is believed to have been injured. Prosecutors later said the man had… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: June 19-20 2017