The F.B.I. raided former US President Donald Trump's Florida Mar-a-Lago residence, searching for secret documents. They confiscated 20 boxes of highly confidential material that Trump had been negotiating in June to return to the Presidential Archives. According to Trump, all the documents seized by the F.B.I. had already been “declassified.” A massive F.B.I. raid on a former president has never before happened in American history.
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the European Commission adopted the REPowerEU Plan to end the EU's dependence on Russian fossil fuels asap. REPowerEU sets out measures on diversification of energy suppliers, energy savings and energy efficiency, and an accelerated roll-out of renewable energy. And the EU is succeeding in the attempt, too, after the Nord Stream II debacle which has sent German fuel supply, and by extension the EU's as well, into a tailspin.
"The European Union faces the risk of further gas supply cuts from Russia, due to the Kremlin's weaponisation of gas exports, with almost half of our Member States already affected by reduced deliveries. Taking action now can reduce both the risk and the costs for Europe in case of further or full disruption, strengthening European energy resilience." Accordingly, the European Commission has proposed a gas-demand reduction plan to prepare EU for supply cuts.
Seville´s interpretation of food as an essentially social phenomenon is what makes it one of the supreme exponents of the tapa. Tapas recipes are redolent of the several cultures that have left their gastronomic mark on Seville down the centuries, from the Roman taste for sausages to the Arabic Moors´refined use of spices.
75% of Spaniards stay connected with their work outside working hours. Moreover, while one would presume that inherent to the right to a vacation is the tuning out of one’s daily cares, especially work-related ones, this is not the whole truth. In summer, when vacation fun is the top priority, there are that 25% of the Spanish workforce who simply can't and won’t ignore intrusive emails and corporate calls.
Christopher Wray, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation: "China is engaged in a whole-of-state effort to become the world’s only superpower by any means necessary.” Nancy Pelosi: "Our delegation’s visit to Taiwan honors America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant democracy.”
"Across the US there have been many more than 100,000 confirmed cases of the disease in the month of July. My neighbors both had it and have recovered. My niece in Spain had it too. It seems to pick its victims at random."
“'The Madrid of the Future'” is a subject which I prefer not to contemplate until I have lowered several stiff slugs of coñac. As the oldest surviving foreign resident in the Spanish capital, I´ve seen some horrific changes here, man, boy and fossil. When I first arrived, the wheel hasn't been invented yet but come 2001 and the whole peninsula will be undermined by 100 layers of underground car parks. The Moorish tourists demanded hot and cold running fountains, and the good old Las Ventas Plaza de Toros is slated to become the Monumental Platillo Volante de Toros. . . "