This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 11 BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Israel on Monday held high-level talks for the first time in a decade, with the Europeans pressing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid about how to put a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians into place. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell welcomed the recent support from Lapid — who took part in Monday’s talks by videoconference — for an end to the conflict based on an Israeli and Palestinian state living peacefully side by side. “This is also what we want to push for. We want the resumption of a political process that can lead to a two-state solution and a comprehensive regional peace,” Borrell said. “We have to explore how we can put this into practice.” “It’s better to sit and discuss frankly, than to avoid any contact. Certainly we disagree. Certainly we express … [Read more...] about EU, Israel hold high-level talks for first time in a decade
Carlos Sainz Jnr admitted he lacked confidence during the Singapore Grand Prix and was unhappy with his pace. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free The Ferrari driver finished third in yesterday’s race but fell behind leaders Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc after the start. Before the second Safety Car period, Sainz was over 25 seconds behind Perez at the front of the field. The race was held on a wet but drying track and Sainz admitted he didn’t have the pace to keep his rivals in sight. “It was unfortunately quite lonely for me because I just didn’t have the pace,” he said. “Today on the intermediate tyre I lost a lot on the road to Charles and Checo. I couldn’t keep up with them. “I was struggling quite a lot on these tyres. I think I lost quite a bit the front and I was having a lot of moments, a lot of front locks, and every moment here costs you confidence and costs you the ability to recover that pace.” Sainz’s pace improved towards the end of … [Read more...] about F1: Sainz “not happy at all” with his Singapore GP pace · RaceFans
Max Verstappen has another chance to clinch the 2022 world championship in this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free The Red Bull driver’s winning streak ended in Singapore where he finished seventh. His closest championship rivals Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez filled the top two positions, trimming Verstappen’s points lead. But with 104 points in hand over Leclerc and another two over Perez, Verstappen’s chances of taking the title in Japan are much stronger. If he leaves Suzuka with a 112-point lead he’ll get the job done. Here’s how he can do it. Full points race The simple situation for Verstappen this weekend is that if the race goes the distance and he wins and sets the fastest lap, he will be the champion regardless of where anyone else finishes. But if he doesn’t do both those things, the title fight could remain open. For example if Verstappen wins but doesn’t take the fastest lap, Leclerc can keep the … [Read more...] about How Verstappen can win the F1 title in the Japanese GP · RaceFans
McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl praised the team’s strategy after they took their biggest points haul from a grand prix this year. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo took fourth and fifth in the Singapore Grand Prix, moving the team past Alpine in the fight for fourth place in the championship. Seidl said he was “mega happy” with their result after Norris and Ricciardo started sixth and 16th respectively. “The team did an excellent job together with both drivers in very tricky conditions in order to maximise the result,” he said. “The team on the pit wall together with good communication with the drivers found the right balance between trying to achieve a great result, but at the same time being patient and not take any unnecessary risks.” McLaren avoided the temptation to switch from intermediate tyres to slicks before the track had dried sufficiently, said Seidl. George Russell spent many laps struggling on … [Read more...] about Seidl praises team’s “patient” strategy after McLaren’s biggest points haul this year · RaceFans
Link to this image full-size: https://www.racefans.net/2022/10/03/how-verstappen-can-win-the-championship-in-the-japanese-grand-prix/f1-grand-prix-of-singapore-69/ SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 02: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing prepares to drive on the grid during the F1 Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit on October 02, 2022 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images,) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202210020555 // Usage for editorial use only // Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free Previous Image Next Image … [Read more...] about F1 Grand Prix of Singapore · RaceFans
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 In comic books, Galactus is known as the devourer of worlds. When it comes to action figures, Galactus is now the destroyer of wallets. Hasbro decided that its newest figure depicting the giant planet eater from Marvel's Fantastic Four wouldn't be the typical six-inch toy that retails in the $20 to $30 range and decorates work desks and bookshelves. This Galactus, with a design based on the art of famed Marvel writer-artist John Byrne, would be a towering 32-inch-tall monstrosity of plastic articulation. The figure, scheduled for release some time this fall, is the biggest toy Hasbro has ever built for its Marvel line, which is fitting, given Galactus's gigantic stature. The price for such oversize ambition? $399.99. How do you know whether a fan base will step up to luxury-level action-figure pricing? Hasbro's answer is to crowdfund in advance to gauge interest, as part of the … [Read more...] about Would you buy a $400 Marvel action figure? Thousands of people can’t wait.
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 11 OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s new junta leader Capt. Ibrahim Traore said the West African nation would still aim to hold elections by 2024 or even earlier, as regional mediators headed to the country after its second coup this year. The power grab is the latest setback for the regional bloc known as ECOWAS, which has tried to steer three of its 15 countries back toward democracy after a spate of coups in West Africa over the last two years. Burkina Faso's coup, announced Friday on state television, has raised fears that the country's political chaos could deepen the region's Islamic extremist violence, diverting the military's attention from the crisis. ECOWAS had reached an agreement with ousted leader Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba to hold a new vote by July 2024. Damiba, who himself had seized power in a … [Read more...] about Burkina Faso coup leader says vote still expected by 2024
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, has advocated in Washington for privacy protection for 25 years, warning about threats to online privacy. The Associated Press spoke recently with Chester about growing public concern and official action. Q: The Federal Trade Commission is considering crafting rules to police what it sees as harmful commercial surveillance. In Congress, privacy legislation has moved closer to passage. Do these developments reflect evolving public sentiment? A: There’s a growing public backlash over the use of our personal information by companies such as Google, Amazon, Meta and TikTok. People are aware that nearly every company they deal with collects data from and about them. That lucrative information provides the companies’ immense revenues. Q: What's behind the greater awareness and concern? A: … [Read more...] about Insider Q&A: Privacy advocate sees growing public alarm
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 'Tis the season to be jolly, and I'm not talking about Christmas. It's Fat Bear Week, a pure and wonderful treat for people who need a break from the harsh realities of life. The competition champions the brown bears of Katmai National Park and Preserve as they complete their transformations from scrawny to elephantine for hibernation. With the internet watching via live Bear Cams, the contestants go beast mode on the millions of sockeye salmon that run from Bristol Bay down the Brooks River. Then it's up to voters to interpret the "fattest." "There's no real set criteria that you're supposed to vote on," said Mike Fitz, a resident naturalist with Explore.org who started the competition in 2014. "You could vote on just simply the largest bear, or look at relative fatness or consider the extenuating circumstances of each bear's life like the challenges of raising offspring." For … [Read more...] about What is Fat Bear Week? Everything to know about the big, beefy event.