Disposable vapes to be banned in UK after warnings of risks to youth

Vape flavours for sale on display in shop window, Essex, England.  Ucg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images The U.K. government on Monday announced it will ban disposable vapes, citing an “alarming rise” in the number of young people using them. There will also be new restrictions on how vapes can be packaged and … Read more

Alaska Airlines jet had three pressurization warnings before emergency landing

By David Shepardson, Valerie Insinna and Tim Hepher WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alaska Airlines pilots reported pressurization warning lights on three earlier flights of a two-month-old Boeing 737 MAX 9 jet that made an emergency landing on Friday after a door plug tore off. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Jennifer Homendy said late on Sunday … Read more

Japan issues tsunami warnings after powerful earthquake

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave Japan issued tsunami warnings for several regions after an earthquake with an estimated 7.6 magnitude erupted off the country’s western coast at about 4:10 p.m. local time Monday, prompting authorities to urge those in these vulnerable areas to evacuate or run to higher ground. Authorities issued tsunami … Read more

Japan issues tsunami warnings after a series of very strong earthquakes in the Sea of Japan

TOKYO — Japan issued tsunami alerts Monday after a series of strong quakes in the Sea of Japan. The Japan Meterological Agency reported quakes off the coast of Ishikawa and nearby prefectures shortly after 4 p.m., one of them with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6. It issued a major tsunami warning for Ishikawa and lower-level … Read more

Separatist Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik vows to tear his country apart despite US warnings

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — The Bosnian Serbs’ separatist leader vowed to carry on weakening his war-scarred country to the point where it will tear apart, despite a pledge by the United States to prevent such an outcome. “I am not irrational, I know that America’s response will be to use force … but I have … Read more

Apple warnings of possible government hacking drew ire of Indian officials

December 27, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. EST (Illustration by Shubhadeep Mukherjee for The Washington Post; Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images; Mensent Photography/Getty Images; Anna Lefkowitz/The Washington Post)Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave NEW DELHI — A day after Apple warned independent Indian journalists and opposition party politicians in October that government hackers may have … Read more

India pressed Apple on state-sponsored warnings, report says

Apple’s warnings in late October that Indian journalists and opposition figures may have been targeted by state-sponsored attacks prompted a forceful counterattack from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Officials publicly doubted Apple’s findings and announced a probe into device security. Behind closed doors, senior officials from Modi’s administration went further, demanding Apple soften the political … Read more

In Quito and Harare, advice and warnings about dollarization for Argentina

By Tito Correa, Nyasha Chingono and Miguel Lo Bianco QUITO/HARARE/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – From Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to Quito in Ecuador, green bills circulating on the streets and in shops with images of U.S. presidents reflect a big choice that has been made: picking the dollar over the local currency to bring economic stability. The … Read more

How to Help Sudan People Amid Warnings of ‘Another Genocide’

While the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza has been at the center of the world’s focus, international organizations have been sounding the alarm about the ongoing conflict in Sudan, where mass killings and rapes have been reported and millions of people displaced. War broke out in Sudan in April between forces loyal to the country’s military … Read more

Hezbollah and Israel exchange fire and warnings of a widened war

BEIRUT — Hezbollah announced the deaths of five more militants as clashes along the Lebanon-Israel border intensified and the Israeli prime minister warned Lebanon on Sunday not to let itself get dragged into a new war. The tiny Mediterranean country is home to Hezbollah, a Shiite Muslim political party with an armed wing of the … Read more