Hong Kong emigrants crave milk tea from home – The Associated Press – en Español | Ad On Picture

HONG KONG (AP) – In London, Wong Wai-yi misses the taste of home. A year ago, the 31-year-old musician was in Hong Kong, making a living composing for television and film and teaching piano. Today she earns half as much as a waitress in London alongside her musical work. She chose the job in part … Read more

‘F**k you’: Photographer horror for newlyweds – news.com.au | Ad On Picture

What was to be the happiest day of their lives was permanently tarnished for Queensland newlyweds Natasha and Ryan, who may never see the only photos taken on their wedding day. They paid Flawless Photography, run by Rikky-Leigh Johnson, $500 to spend three hours capturing special moments from their big day on August 13, but … Read more

Russia launches new barrage on Ukraine as grain deal extended – The Associated Press | Ad On Picture

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) – Russian airstrikes inflicted more damage on Ukraine on Thursday, with the latest barrage hitting power infrastructure, homes and an industrial site. At least four people were killed and more than a dozen others injured in drone and missile attacks across the country, authorities said. Separately, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced just … Read more

Europe’s energy crisis drives up fuelwood prices and fears of theft – The Associated Press – en Español | Ad On Picture

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) – Tudor Popescu swings his ax on a log and then feeds the split wood into a stove that heats his home in the Moldovan capital. As the nights grow chilly, the pile of firewood grows taller around him—his supplies for the coming winter. Popescu used to warm himself with natural gas … Read more

A Ukrainian woman’s search after recovering the body of a prisoner of war – The Associated Press – en Español | Ad On Picture

CHUBINSKE, Ukraine (AP) – In the last brief talks, Viktoria Skliar was having her incarcerated boyfriend, the Ukrainian prisoner of war made preliminary plans for life after his release in an upcoming exchange with Russia. When Skliar next saw Oleksii Kisilishin, he was dead – one of several bodies in a photo of people local … Read more

Truss quits, but UK political and economic turmoil continues – The Associated Press | Ad On Picture

LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss ended Thursday after a tumultuous and historically short tenure marred by economic policies that roiled financial markets and a rebellion in her political party that wiped out her authority. After just 45 days in office, Truss became the third Conservative Prime Minister to be ousted in as … Read more

Truss quits, but UK political and economic turmoil persists – The Associated Press | Ad On Picture

LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss quit on Thursday after a turbulent and historically short tenure during which her economic policies roiled financial markets and a rebellion in her political party wiped out her authority. Truss became the third Conservative Prime Minister to be ousted in as many years, prolonging the instability that … Read more

Ukraine’s power and water supplies under Russian attack again – The Associated Press | Ad On Picture

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) – Airstrikes cut electricity and water supplies to hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians on Tuesday, part of what the country’s president called an expanding Russian campaign to leave the nation cold and dark and make peace talks impossible. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said nearly a third of Ukraine’s power plants were destroyed in … Read more

As Russia attacks power plants, Ukrainians prepare for winter – The Associated Press | Ad On Picture

KIVSHARIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Nine-year-old Artem Panchenko is helping his grandmother stoke a smoky fire in a makeshift outdoor kitchen next to their almost-abandoned block of flats. The light is falling fast and they need to eat something before the setting sun plunges their home into cold and darkness. The bite of winter is coming. … Read more

Asian stocks gain especially after Wall Street rally – The Associated Press | Ad On Picture

BANGKOK (AP) – Stocks were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street rallied in its latest reversal in recent upside-down trading. Oil prices and US futures rose and the dollar traded near 149 Japanese yen. A release of the latest figures on economic growth in China was postponed on Monday. A factor that … Read more