The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all smiles despite the rainy weather as they joined the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princess Beatrice at a Buckingham Palace garden party today. Kate stood under an umbrella and wore a mint green dress as she chatted with guests in the palace grounds.
A fire resulted in gas explosions at the Prairies de la Mer campsite in Grimaud, France, on Tuesday, May 24, with over 2,500 campers moved to safety, according to local news reports.One person and two children were “slightly” poisoned, officials said, with the fire destroying 18 mobile homes and damaging four.According to France Bleu Grimaud, the fire spread quickly because cylinders of gas stored in the dwellings exploded, causing the fire to jump from one mobile home to the next.According to a machine translation, local media said about 2,500 campers at the site were brought to safety, first evacuated to the beach before being directed to other bungalows in a secure area of the campsite. Fourteen people were evacuated from the campsite, and 30 will have to be relocated. Five cars were also destroyed by the flames.This video taken by Aure Ly shows smoke billowing from the area. Credit: Auré Ly via Storyful
Ukraine will continue fighting until it has recovered all of its territory, its president Volodymyr Zelensky has vowed. Mr Zelensky said he would only be willing to speak directly to Vladimir Putin about a diplomatic end to the conflict and not through intermediaries. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr Zelensky said if the Russian leader “understands reality" there was the possibility of finding a diplomatic solution, but Moscow should withdraw its troops out of Ukraine’s pre February 24 territory.
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