Strong winds sink burning snowman in Zurich, disappointing Swiss | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Imagine if Punxsutawney Phil just didn’t show up one year. How would people know how long winter would last? Zurich residents found themselves in a similar state of limbo this week. On Monday, strong winds disrupted the city’s annual spring festival, a Swiss version of Groundhog Day that includes a parade and the ceremonial … Read more

Strong earthquake in Taiwan kills nine people and leaves hundreds injured | ET REALITY

[ad_1] April 3, 2024, 2:58 am ET April 3, 2024, 2:58 am ET Emergency workers help a survivor in New Taipei City on Wednesday.Credit…Taiwan Central News Agency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Taiwan’s earthquake preparedness has evolved in recent decades in response to some of the island’s problems. The largest and most destructive earthquakes.. … Read more

What crisis? Cryptocurrencies are making a strong comeback in the Philippines. | ET REALITY

[ad_1] On a recent Tuesday night, around 20 people crowded onto the second floor of Joniel Bon’s newly opened Internet cafe in Quezon City, 16 kilometers from Manila. Sitting in front of computers with 34-inch curved monitors, they began playing video games like Heroes of Mavia and Nifty Island, while music from Taylor Swift and … Read more

Storm Isha brings strong winds and gusts across Britain | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Britain was under high wind warnings, including a tornado watch, when a winter storm swept across the country on Sunday, threatening life in some areas, officials said. The Met Office, Britain’s national weather service, issued a rarely used warning about Storm Isha. Wind gusts of between 59 and 79 miles per hour and possibly … Read more

DeSantis advisor continues strong campaign attack on Haley | ET REALITY

[ad_1] A top aide to Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida on Friday accused Nikki Haley of “greed” as a candidate, saying she is trying to harm him to help former President Donald J. Trump in the Iowa caucuses. The comments from David Polyansky, DeSantis’ deputy campaign manager, came at an event hosted by Bloomberg News … Read more

Pope’s change on gay couples followed quiet talks and strong resistance | ET REALITY

[ad_1] In March 2021, as stunned LGBTQ Catholics grappled with a Vatican document approved by Pope Francis that ruled against blessing same-sex unions, one of their confidants, who is gay, says they spoke on the phone. Juan Carlos Cruz, a sexual abuse survivor who had become friends with the pope over years of conversations, says … Read more

Harris Takes Strong Tone on Israel in Foray into Middle East Diplomacy | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to the Middle East over the weekend was both a major foray into wartime diplomacy and an effort to demonstrate that the administration is taking a harder line with Israel over the civilian cost of his war against Hamas. The message was aimed at leaders in the region as … Read more

Some Republicans have a strong message for Chris Christie: abandon | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, has traveled the world in his attempt to stop Donald J. Trump’s advance toward the Republican nomination. In the living rooms of New Hampshire, as well as in the charred homes of Israeli families murdered by Hamas, he has attacked the former president as unfit to … Read more