EU leaders gather with Ukraine ammunition production and Gaza aid at the top of their agenda

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders gathered Thursday to consider new ways to help boost arms and ammunition production for Ukraine and to discuss the war in Gaza amid deep concern about Israeli plans to launch a ground offensive in the city of Rafah. Ukraine’s munition stocks are desperately low, and Russia has more and better-armed … Read more

Reddit prices IPO at $34 per share, the top of the range

Reddit priced its stock on Wednesday at $34 a share, the top of the anticipated range, a signal that investors are excited about the company’s IPO on Thursday. The social media giant raised nearly $500 million in the offering.  Excluding employee stock options, the 19-year old company’s valuation will start at $5.4 billion, a far … Read more

My top 5 user-friendly GUI backup tools for the Linux desktop (and why you need one)

David Merron Photography/Getty Images I have particular folders on my desktop that contain very important folders (such as my book manuscripts). Those folders must be backed up at all times, otherwise, I run into the possibility of losing hundreds or thousands of hours of work. Ergo, I depend on a backup tool. Also: The first … Read more

Top former US generals say failures of Biden administration in planning drove chaotic fall of Kabul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top two U.S. generals who oversaw the evacuation of Afghanistan as it fell to the Taliban in August 2021 blamed the Biden administration for the chaotic departure, telling lawmakers Tuesday that it inadequately planned for the evacuation and did not order it in time. The rare testimony by the two retired … Read more

Croatia’s top court rules that the president can’t run in the parliamentary election unless he quits

ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatian’s president can’t run for prime minister, take part in the upcoming parliamentary election or campaign in favor of an opposition party unless he resigns immediately from his current post, according to a ruling on Monday from the country’s top court. President Zoran Milanović on Friday called a parliamentary election for April … Read more

Denmark leads, with top four from Europe

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Four of investors’ top five favorite destinations are in Europe, according to the Milken Institute’s Global Opportunity Index (GOI) report. Denmark topped this year’s rankings, scoring first on business perception, a measure of the … Read more

Top Wall Street analysts prefer these three stocks for the long haul

In this photo illustration, the CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. logo is displayed on a smartphone screen.  Rafael Henrique | SOPA Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Investors’ worries about the prospect of higher-for-longer interest rates have made a comeback, pulling the major averages lower this past week. Even as markets seem turbulent for now, it’s key … Read more

2024 high school esports rankings: Top ‘Hearthstone’ teams

The 2024 high school esports season logs on across North America, with competitive gaming teams going head-to-head on the PlayVS platform, which the NFHS Network and state associations officially recognize. And with that comes the latest round of USA TODAY High School Sports and PlayVS rankings.   After three weeks of regular-season competition, here are the top “Hearthstone” … Read more