Police officers brave freezing water to rescue stranded dog

Two Spanish police officers waded into a frozen reservoir Wednesday morning to rescue a stranded dog, police said.  Guardia Civil, a national police force in Spain, tweeted video footage of the rescue.  The officers can be seen stripped to the waist as

Japanese tourists visit International Space Station

A Japanese billionaire and his producer rocketed to space on Wednesday and reached the International Space Station several hours later, the first visit by self-paying space tourists to the orbiting outpost in more than a decade.  Fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa and producer

Scholz succeeds Merkel as German chancellor, opening new era

BERLIN — Olaf Scholz became Germany’s ninth post-World War II chancellor Wednesday, opening a new era for the European Union’s most populous nation and largest economy after Angela Merkel’s 16-year tenure. Scholz’s government takes office with high hopes of modernizing Germany and

Gilgamesh tablet stolen 30 years ago returns to Iraq

A small clay tablet dating back 3,500 years and bearing a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh that was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago and recently recovered from the United States formally returned to Iraq on Tuesday.  The $1.7 million cuneiform

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