81.1 F
Wilmington
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Home World World

World

‘About time’: Gay athletes unleash rainbow wave on Olympics

The Tokyo Games are shaping up as a watershed for LGBTQ Olympians. A wave of rainbow-colored pride, openness and acceptance is sweeping through Olympic pools, skateparks, halls and fields.

Russian team topples American powerhouse with Biles out

Though the history books may mark Tuesday’s victory with an asterisk due to American star Simone Biles’ early withdrawal, the Russian women's gymnastics team's dazzling performance is the result of a concerted transformation since they finished a distant second to the American team at the 2019 World Championship.

1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion

An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany has killed at least one person, with 16 injured and four still missing.

China calls US policy ‘misguided’ in high-level talks

China has blamed the U.S. for what it called a “stalemate” in bilateral relations as high-level face-to-face talks begin in the Chinese city of Tianjin.

Brazil reopens amid looming threat from delta variant

State governors are rolling back restrictions, soccer fans are starting to return to stadiums, and even the mayor of Rio de Janeiro has said the city’s famous New Year’s party is back on.

Opening ceremony of virus-delayed Tokyo Olympics begins

The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics were greeted by a few familiar notes at the opening ceremony.

Haitian president’s hometown holds funeral amid violence

The hometown of slain President Jovenel Moïse has received his body for a private funeral amid heavy security following violent demonstrations in the area.

Violence, protests overshadow Mass for slain Haitian leader

A heavily armed police convoy carrying unknown officials rushed through a barricade of flaming tires set up at the end of a bridge, with one vehicle nearly flipping over as it passed through.

Spanish judge questions Twitter hacking suspect wanted by US

A Spanish judge is expected to questions 22 year old Joseph O'Connor, a British citizen wanted in connection with hacking of more than 100 social media accounts of prominent celebrities, politicians and technology moguls.

Most Read

Jan. 6 hearing opens as police detail violence, injuries

The new House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has opened its first hearing. Democrats are starting with a focus on the law enforcement officers who were attacked and beaten as the rioters broke into the building.

‘About time’: Gay athletes unleash rainbow wave on Olympics

The Tokyo Games are shaping up as a watershed for LGBTQ Olympians. A wave of rainbow-colored pride, openness and acceptance is sweeping through Olympic pools, skateparks, halls and fields.

Dolphins’ Howard reports despite unhappiness with contract

All-Pro cornerback Xavien Howard has joined the rest of the Miami Dolphins reporting for training camp after he sat out mandatory minicamp because he’s unhappy about his contract.

Russian team topples American powerhouse with Biles out

Though the history books may mark Tuesday’s victory with an asterisk due to American star Simone Biles’ early withdrawal, the Russian women's gymnastics team's dazzling performance is the result of a concerted transformation since they finished a distant second to the American team at the 2019 World Championship.