MOSCOW (Sputnik) – About 10 EU member states have voiced their opposition to the initiative of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron to hold a summit between EU leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Bloomberg news agency reported, citing its diplomatic sources.
Authorities in Spain revealed on Wednesday that antivirus software creator John McAfee died inside his jail cell after a judge overseeing his extradition case ruled in favor of relocating the mogul to the US. Preliminary findings suggested that McAfee died by suicide, a determination that has birthed conspiracies around his death.
Roughly 650 US troops will stay behind in Afghanistan to provide security for US diplomats in the country after the main force pulls out in July, according to US officials whole anonymously spoke with the Associated Press. The US was supposed to completely pull out by May 1, but later unilaterally extended the deadline to September 11.
Earlier, the US media had circulated information that some supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory are waiting for the summer with the hope of a "military coup", which, they believe, will return Trump to power to continue his fight against a pedophile sex trafficking ring within the US government, which proponents of QAnon allege exists.
PRAGUE (Sputnik) – The powerful tornado that hit the southeastern part of the Czech Republic on Thursday left at least one person dead and some 300 more injured, the Czech Television reported citing the Ministry of Health and the Interior Ministry.
Media reported earlier that France and Germany proposed a "structured discussion" between EU leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and are trying to persuade the opposing EU nations to present a united face in the talks. The reports were officially confirmed by EU foreign policy chief Borrell.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 3,898 million; over 179,9 million cases have been detected, according to Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
The painting was commissioned by the Kloveniers, a detachment of the civilian militia of the Netherlands, in 1642. In the 18th century, it was cropped on all sides so that it could fit inside Amsterdam's city hall at 363 cm × 437 cm (142.9 in × 172.0 in). The left side of the painting suffered the most, from which two militiamen were removed.