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Arts & CultureDispatches
Michael O’Brien
Major League Baseball is finally incorporating stats recorded by Negro League players as part of M.L.B.’s official record books.  
The first provisional results for the European Parliament elections are announced at the European Parliament building in Brussels June 9, 2024. (OSV News photo/Piroschka van de Wouw, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Hargaden
The elections results suggest that European states will set stricter policies on immigration, raising levels of despair among asylum seekers and hundreds of thousands of people living without official status across Europe.
Arts & CultureDispatches
Michael O’Brien
Have you heard the one where Stephen Colbert, Whoopi Goldberg and Conan O’Brien walked into the Vatican?
A view of migrants behind the metal barrier border that Poland has erected along the border with Belarus, in Bialowieza Forest, on May 29. Poland says neighboring Belarus and its main supporter Russia are behind a surging push by migrants in Belarus toward the European Union. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Bridget Ryder
Voting in the E.U. parliamentary elections, which begins on June 6, is expected to result in a strong swing to the political right, as parties running on anti-immigration platforms have surged across Europe in recent years.
The first 100 percent Brazilian oil platform, the P-51 produces about 180 thousand barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meters of gas per day when operating at full load. Photo courtesy of Divulgação Petrobras / ABr (Wikicommons)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Filipe Domingues
The most controversial blocks for exploration are located offshore at the mouth of the Amazon River basin. Petrobras, a government-controlled oil company, is pushing to begin preliminary drilling in search of new oil reserves.
The three Irish Government leaders from left, Minister Eamon Ryan, Taoiseach Simon Harris and Tanaiste Micheal Martin speak to the media during a press conference outside the Government Buildings, in Dublin, Ireland, on May 22, 2024. European Union countries Spain and Ireland as well as Norway on Wednesday announced dates for recognizing Palestine as a state. (Damien Storan/PA via AP)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Hargaden
Palestinians face a much stronger neighbor who apparently can occupy territory with impunity. Irish people, with a strong cultural memory of British rule, have a visceral reaction to such a situation, he suggests.