Who kidnapped the Americans in Mexico?
Bruce Willis’s wife begs the paparazzi not to yell at the actor on the street. King Charles invites Harry and Meghan to the coronation, but it is unclear if they will go. Why is Toblerone no longer a Swiss chocolate? This is what you should know to start the day. First the truth.
1. Four Americans are kidnapped in Mexico
Shortly after US citizens entered the border city of Matamoros, Mexico, on Friday, they were fired upon by unidentified gunmen, according to an FBI statement in San Antonio, Texas. The FBI is asking for the public’s help in locating the Americans and identifying those responsible for the kidnapping. This Tuesday, the four Americans were identified by relatives. The agency announced a reward of US$ 50,000 for information that leads to the location of the victims and the arrest of those involved.
2. Taiwan denounces that China could enter near its territory this year
Taiwan’s Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said Monday that China’s military may attempt to enter a contiguous area close to its territorial air and sea space this year as Taipei steps up its military cooperation with the United States and other countries.
3. Analysis: A victory in Bakhmut could cost Russia dearly
For the first time in eight months, the Russians are about to take a Ukrainian city, even if it is a small city already abandoned by more than 90% of its pre-war population. If and when Bakhmut falls, it can be tempting to wonder if the Russian forces are getting better, learning from the catalog of mistakes they have made so far in this conflict and finally exploiting their superior numbers and firepower. The answer: probably not.
4. Snowbound in California
After back-to-back winter storms overwhelmed many of California’s mountain communities with snow, another series of snowfalls is heading to the Sierra Nevada region, while hard-hit southern San Bernardino County is getting a breather. Some residents who remain trapped by walls of snow are concerned about their dwindling supplies.
5. Cuban dissidents confront ambassador in Tampa, Florida
A group of Cuban dissidents broke into a dinner of the Cuban ambassador to the United States, Lianys Torres Rivera, with local politicians and business leaders, at a luxury French restaurant in Tampa, Florida, last Friday night.
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Bruce Willis’s wife begs the paparazzi not to yell at the actor on the street
Heming Willis made an emotional plea in a video shared to his Instagram page over the weekend, stating that “there is still a lot of education to be done” about people living with dementia.
King Charles III invites Harry and Meghan to the coronation
King Charles and his wife, Queen Camilla, will be crowned on May 6 at Westminster Abbey. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not confirmed whether they will attend.
A French photographer offers an unexpected glimpse of America through its many strip clubs
Some people travel the world in search of adventure, while others seek natural wonders, cultural highlights, or culinary experiences. But French photographer François Prost was looking for something entirely different on his recent trip to the United States: strip clubs.
Older people with anxiety often don’t get help. here’s why
Questionnaires used to screen for anxiety may not be reliable for older adults. The analysis consists of evaluating people who do not have obvious symptoms of worrisome medical or psychological disorders.
Toblerone will have to change its iconic image of a mountain in Switzerland: why?
Toblerone bars, which are sold in more than 100 countries, can no longer be considered Swiss chocolate: the company that owns the brand will move part of the production out of Switzerland.
the figure of the day
They find 343 migrants abandoned in a cargo truck in Veracruz, Mexico, according to the National Institute of Migration. The agency indicated that 103 unaccompanied minors were traveling in the vehicle, mostly from Guatemala.
quote of the day
“This platform is very fragile”
Twitter suffers another crash and Elon Musk, its new owner, complains that the platform is “very fragile”.
And to finish…
Get to know this huge 227-meter race track for toy cars