Flying airplanes costs a lot of money. So you might expect airlines to make sure their flights are as full as possible. But airlines have been making tens of thousands of "ghost flights" in and out of European airports with few passengers, or none at all.
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Over the last two days, much of Spain has been coated with dust, and the skies have turned bright orange. A huge cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is causing the strange weather. The dust cloud is expected to spread to other parts of Europe.
In today's news roundup, failed peace talks between Russia and Ukraine may help protect civilians, Major League Baseball delays the start of the baseball season, and a huge piece of an old rocket slams into the far side of the moon.
As Russia continues its brutal attack on Ukraine, much of the rest of the world is doing what it can - without actually fighting - to condemn Russia and support Ukraine.
Six days after Russia invaded Ukraine, the war continues, despite peace talks. Russia has increased its attacks and seems to be using harsher methods. Western countries have greatly increased sanctions, which are having a strong effect inside Russia.
Russia has continued the attack on Ukraine that it began on Thursday. Russian forces are trying to take the capital, Kyiv, but Ukraine's soldiers are fighting hard. Western countries are increasing sanctions, but there's no sign that they're working.
Russia has launched a full invasion of Ukraine. The attack began early on Thursday as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "special military operation". The US and NATO countries have condemned the attack and promised to increase sanctions on Russia.
On Monday, Russia announced that it "recognized" two areas of Ukraine as independent countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent soldiers to these areas for "peace-keeping". The US and European countries have reacted with strong sanctions.
Tensions are still extremely high over the possibility that Russia might invade Ukraine. The US and NATO have warned of a possible invasion for months. Now, the US says an attack could come in days. But a last-minute effort by France could lead to more talks.
In 1992, five villages in Galicia, Spain were flooded on purpose when a river was dammed up to create a large reservoir. Now, because of a drought, low levels of water have revealed much of one of those villages, rising out of the water like a ghost village.
Tensions remain extremely high over concerns that Russia might attack Ukraine. Russia has brought more soldiers and military equipment to the border. The US and Europe say they'll react strongly to any attack, but still hope to solve the crisis through talks.