Spanish islands ban pub crawls in crackdown on drunk tourists

Spain’s Balearic Islands have banned happy hours and offers of unlimited drinks at some of its most popular tourist resorts in an effort to put an end to what it calls “drunken tourism”. The government of the islands – which…

In rare address, Iran’s supreme leader praises strikes on U.S. bases

TEHRAN — The recent missile attack on U.S. troops in Iraq led to “American humiliation,” Iran’s supreme leader said on Friday as the government grappled with the fallout of the U.S.’s killing of a top general and scrambled to contain…

Watch: NATO is ‘united and adaptable’ says Jens Stoltenberg

The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Trade Organisation (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg told an audience in Italy that the organisation was “adaptable and united”. Stoltenberg was speaking at an event to launch a new ground surveillance aircraft. You can watch…

They’re voting Friday in the presidential contest. Here’s where.

Voters will head to the polls to cast the first in-person ballots in the Democratic presidential primary season on Friday — but not in Iowa’s famous first-in-the-nation caucuses. Thanks to generous early-voting laws, Iowa’s neighbor to the north, Minnesota, has…

Watch: Greta Thunberg attends rally in Switzerland ahead of Davos

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg is attending a climate strike rally in Lausanne, Switzerland. Hundreds have turned out to the protest, which is being held ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos next week. Thunberg, who shot to fame…

Flipping the Texas House: Inside Democrats’ effort to turn a red state blue

KATY, Texas — A little more than two months after he dropped out of the race for president, Beto O’Rourke drove 700 miles from his home in El Paso to this city in the vast suburbs west of Houston. He…

Libya’s Haftar holds talks in Athens ahead of Berlin summit

Libya’s General Khalifa Haftar has arrived in Greece for talks ahead of Sunday’s summit in Berlin. The summit will bring together world powers with interests in Libya, including Russia, Turkey, France and Italy. The country has major oil and natural…

Andrew Yang’s wife says doctor sexually assaulted her while pregnant

Evelyn Yang, wife of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, said that in 2012, she was sexually assaulted by a New York gynecologist accused of abusing more than two dozen other patients. Evelyn Yang.Yang2020 “I knew it was wrong,” she…

Macron will not release any more bears in the Pyrenees, herders say

French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to halt the release of bears into the mountains of the Pyrenees, say herders, who claim the animals have killed hundreds of their sheep. After a meeting with Macron on Tuesday, Pierre Pommies, a…

FBI will now notify state election officials when any part of their election systems is hacked

WASHINGTON — The FBI will now notify state election officials about cyber breaches to election systems in their jurisdictions, even those that only affect a single county, FBI and Justice Department officials said Thursday. The change stems from a belief…