In distancing itself from Prince Andrew, Royal Family sets sights on the future
News/World: Buckingham Palace's 42-word announcement that Prince Andrew had lost his military affiliations and royal patronages was remarkably terse, but it was also remarkably symbolic, representing how far his reputation has fallen in recent years, along with how focused the institution of the monarchy can be as it looks toward its future.
Ireland's data centers are an economic lifeline. Environmentalists say they're wrecking the planet
In the west of Ireland lies a medieval market town, its roots steeped in legend. Beyond the labyrinth of narrow streets of the center are the chimney stacks of housing developments that still puff coal and peat. Past those homes, on the outskirts of Ennis, is an unremarkable but huge plot of land, nestled between a power station and farmland where cattle and sheep graze. This is where a mysterious company has applied to develop a new data center the size of 22 American football fields.
New Zealand prime minister postpones wedding after announcing new COVID-19 restrictions
News/World: New Zealanders are set to face new COVID-19 restrictions after nine cases of the omicron variant were detected in a single family that flew to Auckland for a wedding earlier this month, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Sunday.
US ‘lethal’ aid starts arriving in Ukraine
US military aid to help Ukraine defend against a possible invasion by Russia has began arriving on Friday night, as per American Embassy in Kyiv. The embassy, in a Twitter post, said the material “includes close to 200,000 pounds of lethal aid, including ammunition for the frontline defenders of Ukraine.” “The shipment — and $2.7 billion since 2014 — demonstrates U.S. commitment to helping Ukraine bolster its defenses in the face of growing Russian aggression,” the embassy said in another tweet.