Berlin said Wednesday German maestro Christian Thielemann would succeed world-renowned conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim as general musical director of its State Opera following his resignation due to ill health.He previously served as general music director of Berlin's Deutsche Oper but resigned in 2004 over a funding dispute with the city.
Ukraine said the attack Friday killed or wounded more than 100 Russian military members and destroyed a navy headquarters building in Crimea. Updates.
Silvia Macías was celebrating her son's birthday in Monterrey, Mexico, when a bear jumped on their picnic table and devoured their food.
Armenia said Wednesday that nearly half of Nagorno-Karabakh's population has fled the enclave since Azerbaijan crushed the rebels' decades-long fight for an independent state last week. The fireball erupted as refugees from the rebel enclave of Azerbaijan were stocking up on fuel for the long drive along the lone mountain road leading to Armenia.
Stung by a Supreme Court rejection of their proposal to restrict recognition of Indigenous lands, Brazil's congressional farm lobby is seeking quick passage on Wednesday of a bill to counter the top court's decision. The caucus representing the country's powerful agribusiness is also backing bills to amend the Constitution that guarantees the right of Indigenous people to their ancestral lands, its president Pedro Lupion told Reuters. The offensive could deepen a divide between a conservative-led Congress and a Supreme Court that many lawmakers criticize for judicial over-reach.
Republican hopefuls will hold their second presidential debate Wednesday in California but the party's runaway frontrunner, scandal-plagued former president Donald Trump, will reduce them to a sideshow by snubbing the event.- Seven challengers - Seven candidates achieved the Republican National Committee's qualifying criteria to appear on stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute in Simi Valley, California, for the second debate.
Large groups of teenagers stormed into shops in the heart of downtown Philadelphia on Tuesday night and looted handfuls of merchandise before fleeing, police and witnesses said. The stores that were ransacked in Center City included Foot Locker, Lululemon and Apple, happening in "quick succession" at around 8 p.m. ET, according to a press release from the Philadelphia Police Department. A total of about 15 to 20 arrests were made and two firearms were recovered that night as officers responded to the reports of looting, police said.
The chances are growing for a government shutdown on Oct. 1, as the House and Senate have not agreed on a spending plan or continuing resolution.
Republican presidential debate is being held at the 40th president’s library, but some say the Gipper’s party is no longer recognizable
For some people, the scarier the better when it comes to Halloween decorations. “I want to preserve my little ones' innocence as long as possible, and the creepy, mischievous, evil side of Halloween brings up topics I don’t want my child to know about until they’re old enough to understand it’s fake," says Jamie Morrissey, who has three children under 3 in suburban New York. For those after a more dialed-down but still spooky and dramatic look, there are plenty of decorations and themes.
Sen. Bob Menendez, his wife and two business associates are due to appear Wednesday in Manhattan federal court to be arraigned on bribery and extortion charges. Menendez has already said he is innocent in fiery statements and in public remarks but this is when he will formally enter a not guilty plea and begin mounting a legal defense. Menendez said the wads of cashed found in his jacket, his closet and in other parts of his home were the results of legitimate withdrawals he makes from his savings account, what he likened to “old fashioned” paranoia of the son of a Cuban immigrant worried about confiscation.
Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez was indicted on bribery charges.
Celebrities from Ingmar Bergman to Scarlett Johansson have what’s known as ornithophobia. Where did it begin?
The New Jersey Democrat is set to appear before a federal judge in New York City on Wednesday morning alongside his wife Nadine, who was also charged in the indictment.
The UN called for rapid decarbonisation of the shipping industry on Wednesday, warning that the price tag could top $100 billion a year as the sector's emissions continue to swell.The agency is calling for a rapid shift towards cleaner fuels across a shipping industry, where nearly 99 percent of the global fleet remains reliant on conventional fuels.
Beatboxers from Britain and beyond have been showcasing their skills at a nightclub in Birmingham, central England, with an influx of newcomers meeting each other for the first time since the pandemic. "Singaporean beatboxers never really have the opportunity to really go overseas to visit other communities and other battles so, to me, this is an eye-opening experience," he told AFP. "I got to meet a lot of people, a lot of new faces, and I learnt a lot of techniques and skills," he said.
Tanzania has culled millions of quelea birds to prevent them from destroying rice fields, using drones and planes to monitor commercial farms, the country's plants and pesticides watchdog said Wednesday.The Tanzania Plant Health and Pesticides Authority (TPHPA) which is also responsible for controlling desert locusts, killed five million quelea birds in the northern region of Manyara last week where about 1,000 acres of commercial crops were under threat.
Chris Christie said that his first action as president will be to sign an executive order to send the National Guard to the border
The French government on Wednesday presented a budget plan based on a buoyant growth prediction that raised eyebrows at France's public finance watchdog.Pierre Moscovici, a former finance minister and now head of the independent HCFP watchdog that checks the realism of government predictions, called the forecast gap "big, very big" during a senate hearing.
Multiple groups of looters hit retail stores and at least one small business in different Philadelphia neighborhoods Tuesday night.