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10 hCIA Chief: Erosion of democracy is a very real problem in many parts of the worldsubmitted by /u/16431879196842 [link] [comments]
7 hChina Backs Away as Philippines and U.S. Send Impressive Fleet to West Philippine Seasubmitted by /u/Grpc96 [link] [comments]
14 h3 resign from Auschwitz museum board over appointment of right-wing politiciansubmitted by /u/calbert1735 [link] [comments]
17 hNew Zealand wants to ban cigarette sales to anyone born after 2004 as part of plan to make nation ‘smoke free’ by 2025submitted by /u/Sulforaphane_ [link] [comments]
18 hGynecologist exiled from China says 80 sterilizations per day forced on Uyghurssubmitted by /u/Tolgium23 [link] [comments]
20 hHuman Rights Lawyer Steve Donziger faces a court case for criminal contempt after decades fighting to prove Chevron’s responsibility polluting the Amazon rainforestsubmitted by /u/grassrootbeer [link] [comments]
5 hRussia and Ukraine 'on doorstep of war with half a million troops on move'submitted by /u/Thyriel81 [link] [comments]
17 hAlberta, Canada, unanimously passes law recognizing the Armenian Genocide and other genocidessubmitted by /u/Dull_Tonight [link] [comments]
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Biden backtracks on keeping Trump cap on refugeesA refugee organisation says the White House's explanation of the order is "completely false".
7 hCovid: Canada sounds the alarm as cases overtake USInfections in the largest province could increase sixfold without tougher measures, experts warn.
8 hNasa chooses SpaceX to build Moon landerSpaceX will build a lander that the US space agency will use to return humans to the Moon this decade.
7 hOn the front line in eastern UkraineThe BBC's Jonah Fisher reports from the front line between soldiers and separatists.
6 hRussia retaliates for US diplomatic expulsionsMoscow expels 10 diplomats and blacklists eight US officials after the US imposed sanctions.
8 hRaúl Castro steps down as Cuban Communist Party leaderHis resignation ends his family's six-decade hold on power in Cuba.
7 hFacebook board delays decision about Trump's possible returnFacebook's Oversight Board announced it will instead announce its decision "in the coming weeks".
6 hIndianapolis FedEx gunman was former employeeThe gunman began firing as soon as he drove up to FedEx site before killing himself, police say.
4 hBrazil 'needs $10bn to reach zero emissions' says ministerBrazil is also seeking aid from the US in return for protecting the Amazon rainforest.
2 hHong Kong: Jimmy Lai sentenced to 14 months for pro-democracy protestsJimmy Lai, the owner of Hong Kong’s last opposition newspaper, is a fierce critic of Beijing.
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Pregnant British Women to Get Covid VaccinesEarly in the pandemic, Britain had recommended against vaccines for pregnant women, citing a lack of research on side effects.
7 h‘We Were Flying Blind’: A Dr.’s Account of a Woman’s J.&J. Vaccine-Related Blood Clot CaseThe disorder is rare, but so severe that the vaccine is on hold while experts weigh the risks and alert doctors and patients about symptoms and treatment.
3 hA Week of Discouraging Coronavirus Pandemic Developments in CanadaCanada inched ahead of the United States on new daily coronavirus cases per capita and officials warned that worse is to come.
7 hCovid-19 Global Death Toll Nears 3 MillionThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to nearly 140 million as dangerous virus variants spread and countries race to provide enough vaccines.
7 hRaúl Castro to Step Down as Head of Cuba’s Communist PartyMr. Castro said he will step down and pass on control of the party to Cuba’s younger generation. His departure will leave Cuba without a Castro at its helm for the first time in over 60 years.
1 hC.D.C. Panel to Meet Next Friday on J.&J. Vaccine PauseThe advisory panel will discuss safety data related to a small number of blood-clotting cases in Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients. It is unclear whether the vaccine was responsible for the clots.
5 hVaccine Hesitancy Leaves Doses to Expire in Some African CountriesThousands of doses have gone to waste in Malawi and South Sudan.
11 hYoung Italians Are Accused of Jumping the Line for Vaccines“How can people in all conscience jump the line?” Prime Minister Mario Draghi said. “Knowing that they leave exposed a person who is over 75 to a risk, a concrete risk of dying, or a fragile person?”
11 hShirley Williams, Breakaway Political Force in Britain, Dies at 90She was one of the “Gang of Four” who left Labour to start the more centrist Social Democratic Party in 1981, altering the country’s political landscape.
13 hWhite House Details Almost $2B Plan to Track VariantsPublic health experts have said the move is desperately needed to help forestall another devastating surge of coronavirus cases.
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This Lawmaker Wants To Label Foreign White Supremacist Groups As "Terrorists," But Some Of Them No Longer ExistOf the 13 violent far-right extremist groups Rep. Elissa Slotkin wants the US to designate "foreign terrorist organizations," four are defunct, one is American, and another is a part of an allied nation’s national guard.
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1 jPolice Killed 20-Year-Old Daunte Wright On Sunday, Sparking ProtestsPolice did not release the victim’s name, but Katie Wright identified him as her son, Daunte Wright. The shooting led hundreds of people to protest — and police to fire tear gas.
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3 jPrince Philip's Children Paid Tribute To The Duke Following His Death"You know it’s going to happen but you are never really ready," said Princess Anne in an emotional statement about the death of her father.
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4 jI Thought My Job Was To Report On Technology In India. Instead, I Got A Front-Row Seat To The Decline Of My Democracy.I love writing about tech. But covering how a Hindu nationalist government is using it to destroy a secular democracy isn’t what I signed up for.
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3 jPrince Harry Will Attend His Grandfather Prince Philip's Funeral Without Meghan MarkleThe Duchess of Sussex, who is pregnant, did not receive clearance from her physician to travel, a spokesperson said.
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4 jHere’s How World Leaders Are Reacting To The Death Of Prince Philip“At the Queen’s side or trailing the customary two steps behind,” wrote former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, “Prince Philip showed the world what it meant to be a supportive husband to a powerful woman.”
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3 jTwo Dead In Florida. An American On The Run In UkraineUkraine is attracting Americans who want to fight alongside far-right extremists. What happens when radicalized soldiers like Craig Lang return home?
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3 jGlamorous Photos Capture The Early Romance Of Prince Philip And The QueenPrince Philip, who was married to the Queen for more than 70 years, was the longest-serving royal consort in British history. He died on Friday at age 99.
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2 jPrince Philip, The Husband Of Queen Elizabeth II, Has Died At 99The prince was a central figure in British public life for almost three-quarters of a century.
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3 jWhy Do A Bunch Of Nigerian Twitter Influencers Want This Alleged Money Launderer To Go Free? They’re Being Paid.Alex Saab may be extradited to the United States — but he has some unlikely allies.
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WHO ‘very concerned’ as virus numbers climb in Papua New GuineaPandemic has pushed the nation's health system to the limit, with hospitals turning away patients due to staff shortage.
1 h‘Frightening’: Weekend shutdown in Delhi as COVID grips IndiaIndia faces a ferocious new coronavirus wave with another record high of 234,692 new cases on Saturday.
1 hPeru’s Vizcarra banned from public office over vaccine scandalCongress approved former president's temporary ban from public office by 86 votes in favour and zero against.
3 hFrom pet care to salon bookings: Pompeo ethics abuses reportedNo action was recommended against former secretary of state who is widely seen as seeking to run for president in 2024.
4 hUS mass shootings ‘a national embarrassment’: BidenAfter another mass shooting in the US, the president calls on Congress to ban military-style 'assault' weapons.
6 hUS removes Vietnam, Switzerland from currency manipulator listThe US Treasury Department said Friday that no country currently meets the US criteria as a manipulator.
7 hDogecoin rally sends alt coin to $48bn market valueDogecoin is now up 18,000 percent from a year ago, when it traded for $0.002 and was worth about $250 million.
8 hOath Keeper pleads guilty, working with feds in Capitol riot caseJon Schaffer, a musician and Oath Keeper, pleads guilty to charges and will assist investigators.
9 hUN Security Council approves ceasefire monitors for LibyaUN resolution also called on Libya's new unity government to prepare for free and fair elections on December 24.
9 hRussia: Prosecutors seek to outlaw Navalny’s activist networkKremlin critic's anti-corruption foundation, network of regional offices are 'extremist', state prosecutors tell court.
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Kazakhstan’s Su-30 fighter crashes over Balkhash
The Kazakhstan Air Defense Forces (KADF) Sukhoi Su-30 Flanker multi-role combat aircraft has crashed in Balkhash, in southeastern Kazakhstan. “During routine training mission at the landing approach at the training aviation center of the city of Balkhash, the Su-30SM multi-role fighter jet crashed,” the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan reported. A […]The post Kazakhstan’s Su-30 fighter crashes over Balkhash first appeared on Defence Blog.
11 hU.S. Army tests counter-drone interceptors at Yuma Proving Ground
The U.S. Army hosted week-long counter-sUnmanned Aircraft Systems (C-sUAS) demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) focused on the most cutting edge drone-busting technology in a low collateral effects interceptor assessment. This demonstration’s primary objective was on systems able to defeat small Class 1 and 2 drones, or lightweight models that are easily and cheaply acquired […]The post U.S. Army tests counter-drone interceptors at Yuma Proving Ground first appeared on Defence Blog.
1 jU.S. Marine’s MQ-9A completed 10,000 flight hours in support of Central Command operations
U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command reported that its first MQ-9A Unmanned Aerial System achieved 10,000 total flight hours in the Central Command area of responsibility, a major milestone for the modernization of the force. The MQ-9A “Reaper” is a Remote Split Operations (RSO) product from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated. The RSO capability revolutionizes […]The post U.S. Marine’s MQ-9A completed 10,000 flight hours in support of Central Command operations first appeared on Defence Blog.
1 jPoland inks deal with U.S. for 5 C-130H Hercules aircraft
Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Wednesday that Poland has signed a contract for five ex-US Air Force C-130H Hercules airlifters. “We have signed a contract to acquire 5 C-130H aircraft under the Excess Defense Articles program,” said Mariusz Blaszczak. As part of the Excess Defence Articles program, excess defense articles and military equipment […]The post Poland inks deal with U.S. for 5 C-130H Hercules aircraft first appeared on Defence Blog.
2 jSecretary of Russian Security Council fears Ukrainian invasion
Kremlin has sharply changed its rhetoric and is already talking about the probable invasion of Ukraine in occupied Crimea. Ukraine’s special services are plotting to carry out acts of sabotage and terror attacks in Crimea, including at vital infrastructure facilities, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said on Wednesday. “Ukraine’s special services and extremist groups […]The post Secretary of Russian Security Council fears Ukrainian invasion first appeared on Defence Blog.
2 jBell UH-1D has been retired from Bundeswehr after 53 years of service
The German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) has officially retired the Bell UH-1D helicopter from its fleet, after more than 53 years of service. The UH-1D helicopter of Bundeswehr search and rescue service soared above Holzdorf for the last time at a retirement ceremony for the aircraft in the presence of Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, April 12, […]The post Bell UH-1D has been retired from Bundeswehr after 53 years of service first appeared on Defence Blog.
2 jIveco opens new factory in Romania for high mobility trucks
Italian industrial and military vehicle manufacturer Iveco announced that it has launched a new final assembly plant in Petresti (Dambovita), Romania. “After the groundbreaking ceremony held in August 2020 in Petresti (DB), Romania, the new production plant has rapidly been built and the production ramp-up has already started in February thanks to a solid industrial […]The post Iveco opens new factory in Romania for high mobility trucks first appeared on Defence Blog.
2 jLockheed Martin’s new tactical satellites provide global, persistent support for warfighters
U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp. is addressing the accelerating demand for space-enabled warfighting capabilities with a new line of rapid, integrated and affordable tactical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) satellites. These satellites, based on Lockheed Martin’s LM 400 mid-size bus, enable tactical warfighters to track moving targets at long ranges and operate in contested […]The post Lockheed Martin’s new tactical satellites provide global, persistent support for warfighters first appeared on Defence Blog.
3 jRussia concerned over emergence of Turkish combat drones in Ukraine
The Kremlin said on Tuesday that it dismayed over Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone systems in the Donbass region of Ukraine. “Obviously, there can hardly be anything to rejoice about given that Turkish drones, as the story goes, are surfacing somewhere in Donbass,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday. Turkish exports to various […]The post Russia concerned over emergence of Turkish combat drones in Ukraine first appeared on Defence Blog.
3 jRussian newest radar system spotted in downtown Orenburg
A 1L125E radar system, one of the most advanced Russian radar systems capable of identifying low-flying and stealth targets, was spotted in downtown Orenburg, western Russia. A video of this modern Russian radar system in downtown Orenburg, that was posted on TikTok yesterday, has reached nearly 150 thousand views. It’s also important to note that, […]The post Russian newest radar system spotted in downtown Orenburg first appeared on Defence Blog.
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A History of Anarchy, a Critique, and Apposite AlternativesAnarchy has no implications and is not a suitable core concept on which to build theories on International Relations.
13 hTeaching International Relations as a Liberal ArtTeaching International Relations as a liberal art is about nurturing your students’ love of learning and coaching them to become better critical thinkers and communicators.
15 hBeyond Methodological Eurocentrism? Knowledge Making and the Universality ProblemRevitalizing area studies provides a path away from methodological Eurocentrism, where Western social sciences generate theories purportedly applicable everywhere.
1 jDecolonising Development: Putting Life at the CentreWithout being able to think about fragility, we cannot think about revolution, and by thinking about revolution, we are already dismantling the resistance to fragility precisely to resist.
2 jThe Importance of Western and Soviet Espionage in the Cold WarOn the basis of three case studies of Western and Soviet espionage, this essay will argue that espionage did affect the policies of the Cold War.
2 jRethinking Chinese School of IR from the Perspective of Strategic EssentialismThe Chinese School has stimulated discussions, ignited debates, and sparked inspiration by challenging Western hegemony within international relations.
4 jThe Impact of the UNSC on the EU’s Combatting Terrorist Financing Sanctions RegimeIn the case of CTF sanctions, UN influence over EU sanctions occurs through path dependency and the EU’s commitment to multilateralism and international law.
5 jThe EU-Turkey Refugee Deal: Protection For Whom?The Refugee Deal translates through a Western-dominate racialized and gendered logic of protection that does not effectively protect the refugees it targets and impacts.
5 j‘Keeping it Real’ or Keeping it Realist? Hip Hop in International RelationsHip Hop and the role of music emerge as a source of innovation and individual meaning-making in the face of dominant global power relations.
5 jInterview – Ava Patricia AvilaAva Patricia Avila sets out the reasons for the steady military buildup by several Southeast Asian states, the impact on ASEAN, as well as the ways a gender perspective can enrich research on civil-military relations.
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Colombia Gives Nearly 1 Million Venezuelan Migrants Legal Status and Right to Work
Apr 16 (IPS) - Colombia will grant legal status to all Venezuelan migrants who fled there since 2016 to escape their country’s economic collapse and political crisis.
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51 mSoaring food prices, conflicts driving hunger, rise across West and Central Africa: WFP
More than 31 million people across West and Central Africa may not have enough to eat in the coming months as hunger rises due to an “explosive mix” of skyrocketing food prices, conflict and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.
Read the full story, “Soaring food prices, conflicts driving hunger, rise across West and Central Africa: WFP”, on globalissues.org →
9 hLibya: Security Council backs ceasefire mechanism, calls for withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries
The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution which calls for all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya and gives the green light for a UN team to monitor last October’s historic ceasefire agreement.
Read the full story, “Libya: Security Council backs ceasefire mechanism, calls for withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries”, on globalissues.org →
9 hVaccine equity the ‘challenge of our time’, WHO chief declares, as governments call for solidarity, sharing
With the number of new COVID-19 cases nearly doubling over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate the world has seen during the pandemic, the unequal distribution of vaccines is not only a moral outrage, but economically and epidemiologically self-defeating, the head of the UN health agency told a special ministerial meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Friday.
Read the full story, “Vaccine equity the ‘challenge of our time’, WHO chief declares, as governments call for solidarity, sharing”, on globalissues.org →
11 hGuterres urges cities to embrace ‘generational opportunity’ for climate action, sustainable development
The United Nations Secretary-General, on Friday, called for a “revolution” in urban planning and urban transport to beat back impacts of climate change and build a green and sustainable future for all.
Read the full story, “Guterres urges cities to embrace ‘generational opportunity’ for climate action, sustainable development”, on globalissues.org →
12 hCOVID-19 infections approaching highest rates ever, WHO warns
COVID-19 infections are approaching their highest rates since the pandemic began just over a year ago, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday.
Read the full story, “COVID-19 infections approaching highest rates ever, WHO warns”, on globalissues.org →
13 hINTERVIEW: Myanmar military increasing efforts to keep truth from getting out, UN expert says
The crackdown on journalists, cutting off the Internet and disrupting the flow of information across Myanmar, is “not working”, and the world is not buying the military leadership’s “propaganda” that it is exercising restraint against protesters, the UN independent human rights expert on the country has said, in an in-depth interview with UN News.
Read the full story, “INTERVIEW: Myanmar military increasing efforts to keep truth from getting out, UN expert says”, on globalissues.org →
14 hNortheast Nigeria violence forces 65,000 to flee, humanitarians targeted by armed groups
A spate of clashes involving Government security forces and insurgent groups in northeast Nigeria has caused mass displacement and threatened humanitarian assistance, as armed groups go “house-to-house” hunting for aid workers, the UN said on Friday.
Read the full story, “Northeast Nigeria violence forces 65,000 to flee, humanitarians targeted by armed groups”, on globalissues.org →
15 hTrafficking Survivor & Son Born of Rape Face Daily Discrimination Upon Return to Nigeria
BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Apr 16 (IPS) - In this video Sam Olukoya interviews a young woman who was trafficked from her home in Nigeria after recruiters promised her a better life in Europe. Instead she was abandoned in Libya and sexually assaulted and abused.
Read the full story, “Trafficking Survivor & Son Born of Rape Face Daily Discrimination Upon Return to Nigeria”, on globalissues.org →
15 hWorld Moving Towards a Devastating Marriage of Artificial Intelligence & Weapons of War
STOCKHOLM, Apr 16 (IPS) - Landmines are among the most insidious and cruel weapons of all, because they do not distinguish between armed soldiers, civilians or even children.
Read the full story, “World Moving Towards a Devastating Marriage of Artificial Intelligence & Weapons of War”, on globalissues.org →
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Hong Kong court jails Jimmy Lai and other prominent activists for 8 to 18 months over 2019 protestA Hong Kong court has sentenced several of the city's leading pro-democracy campaigners to between 8 and 18 months in prison over their roles in unauthorized assemblies at the height of the 2019 protests.
20 hHow to watch Prince Philip's funeralMillions of people around the world are expected to tune into Prince Philip's funeral service on Saturday, which will be broadcast by major television networks and streamed online.
14 hRemembering the royal romance of Prince Philip and the QueenCNN's Max Foster looks at the life of the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip who gave up his military career to stand beside Queen Elizabeth II during her over 50 year reign on the British throne.
20 hFrance outlaws sex with children aged under 15The French parliament on Thursday adopted legislation that characterizes sex with a child under the age of 15 as rape and punishable by up to 20 years in jail, bringing its penal code closer in line with many other Western nations.
14 hFrench winemakers face devastation after worst weather in 30 yearsOne of France's biggest export industries is facing a devastating blow after an unusually severe frost earlier this month damaged vineyards across the country, heaping pain on winemakers already reeling from the pandemic and US tariffs.
2 jBBC received more than 100,000 complaints over coverage of Prince Philip's deathThe UK's public broadcaster, the BBC, received over 100,000 complaints over the level of coverage of Prince Philip's death, the network said Thursday.
1 jThe greatest stunt yet from the 'Fast & Furious': Saving movie theatersThe Fast & Furious series has pulled off a lot of stunts during its 20 year run. But "F9" — the latest installment in Universal's high-octane blockbuster franchise — may have to pull off the brand's boldest stunt yet: saving the entire movie theater industry.
2 jNetflix and Amazon gave Indian filmmakers hope. Now that's turning to fearScreenwriter and director Ruchi Narain struggled for decades to find steady work in the Indian film industry.
20 jUS cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it mattersIf you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
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17 Apr 2021 at 8:58amUS, Japan show united front on China in Biden's first summit"We're going to work together to prove that democracies can still compete and win in the 21st century," Biden, affectionately calling the Japanese leader "Yoshi," told a socially distanced news conference in the White House Rose Garden.
17 Apr 2021 at 8:49amAlaska to offer tourists Covid-19 vaccines starting June 1
17 Apr 2021 at 8:46amFB oversight board extends timeline to decide on Trump banFacebook Inc's independent oversight board said on Friday it had extended the timeline for deciding whether to uphold former US President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension from Facebook and Instagram.
10 hKremlin ponders next moves after being hit by US sanctionsHit by a barrage of new sanctions this week from the Biden administration, the Kremlin is carefully weighing its response in a tense showdown with the United States.
11 hFuneral workers protest as Rome red tape causes bodies to pile upFuneral home operators staged a protest in Rome on Friday over a desperate situation they say has left almost two thousand coffins in the Italian capital waiting weeks or even months to be cremated.
11 hLos Angeles Philharmonic's Dudamel to become music director of Paris OperaGustavo Dudamel will become music director of the Paris Opera while continuing his commitment to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Paris Opera and the Venezuelan director announced the appointment Friday.
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Swipes at China as Joe Biden and Japanese PM seek united front in Asia Pacific
In his first in-person summit since taking office, the US president hosts Yoshihide Suga as part of efforts to face down Beijing
Joe Biden has sought to present a united front with Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, to counter an increasingly assertive China as the US president held his first face-to-face White House summit since taking office.
Biden hosted Suga for talks on Friday that offered the Democratic president a chance to work further on his pledge to revitalise US alliances that frayed under his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump.Continue reading...
4 hIndianapolis shooting: authorities investigate motive after eight killed
- Suspect identified on Friday as 19-year-old Indiana man
- Victims include four members of city’s Sikh community
The FBI and local authorities are continuing to search for a motive after a gunman killed eight people and injured several at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis, in the latest of a string of mass shootings to rock the US.
Related: Indianapolis shooting: eight killed at FedEx facilityContinue reading...
4 h‘It’s a day off’: wiretaps show Mediterranean migrants were left to die
Exclusive: Transcripts of conversations between Italian officials and Libyan coastguard contained in leaked file
At 8.18am on Friday 16 June 2017, the Libyan coastguard Col Massoud Abdalsamad received a long-distance phone call from an Italian coastguard official who told him that 10 migrant dinghies were in distress, many in Libyan territorial waters.
“It’s a day off. It’s a holiday here. But I can try to help,” Abdalsamad told the official. “Perhaps we can be there tomorrow.”Continue reading...
10 hRaúl Castro confirms he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist party
His retirement means that Cubans will not have a Castro formally guiding their affairs for the first time in over six decades
Raúl Castro has confirmed that he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist party, ending an era of formal leadership by him and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution.
The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement on Friday in a speech at the opening of the eighth congress of the ruling party – the only one allowed on the island.Continue reading...
9 hRussian prosecutors move to liquidate Navalny’s ‘extremist’ movement
Seeking to designate organisation as extremist group is most sweeping assault on opposition supporters yet
The Moscow prosecutor’s office has announced that it will seek to designate Alexander Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation and his regional political headquarters as “extremist groups”, moving to in effect liquidate the jailed opposition leader’s political organisation in Russia.
It is the most sweeping assault yet on supporters of Navalny, and comes after his two-and-a-half-year sentence on embezzlement charges and the arrest of his top aides on various charges following large protests in January and February.Continue reading...
12 hRoger Stone ‘funded lavish lifestyle’ despite owing $2m in taxes, US lawsuit says
US justice department accuses Trump ally and Republican operative of using a commercial entity to hide income
The US Department of Justice has sued Roger Stone, saying the close ally of former president Donald Trump owes about $2m in unpaid federal income taxes, according to a court document.
The civil lawsuit, filed in federal court in Florida on Friday, alleged that Stone and his wife, Nydia, used a commercial entity to “shield their personal income from enforced collection and fund a lavish lifestyle despite owing nearly $2m in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties”.Continue reading...
4 hFar-right Oath Keepers member is first suspect to plead guilty in US Capitol riot
Jon Ryan Schaffer gave a guilty plea in hopes of getting a lighter sentence and will be considered for a witness security program
A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and heavy metal guitarist has become the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the US Capitol.
Jon Ryan Schaffer, the frontman of the band Iced Earth, has agreed on Friday to cooperate with investigators in hopes of getting a lighter sentence, and the Justice Department will consider putting Schaffer in the federal witness security program, a US district judge said.Continue reading...
6 hJudge rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid to dismiss charges that she recruited girls
- Epstein non-prosecution deal ruled not to protect Maxwell
- Judge agrees Maxwell can be prosecuted separately for perjury
A judge on Friday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s arguments to toss charges that she recruited three teenaged girls from 1994 to 1997 for her then boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein, to sexually abuse.
A US judge in Manhattan denied claims that a non-prosecution agreement Epstein reached with federal prosecutors over a dozen years ago protects Maxwell from prosecution.Continue reading...
6 hOntario gives police sweeping powers as Covid crisis spirals out of control
New measures to enforce stay-at-home order with hospitals ‘bursting at the seams’ but civil liberties campaigners cry foul
Ontario has announced sweeping new police powers to enforce an extended stay-at-home order, in the latest sign that officials in Canada’s most populous province have lost control of the rapidly spreading coronavirus.
With a record number of new cases, there is growing worry among experts that the already-strained healthcare system is being further pushed to the brink.Continue reading...
8 hHelen McCrory, star of Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter, dies aged 52
Actor was also known for her roles in the films The Queen and The Special Relationship
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The actor Helen McCrory has died at the age of 52. McCrory was best known for her roles in the films The Queen and The Special Relationship and the Harry Potter franchise, and TV series including Peaky Blinders.
Her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, announced her death on Twitter, saying that McCrory had died “peacefully at home”. Lewis said: “I’m heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died … surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.”Conti...
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Concerns over inflationary pressure on earnings will test stocks in the week aheadEarnings will be the major focus in the week ahead, as investors home in on whether rising costs are squeezing margins and signaling inflationary pressures.
6 h‘Roaring Kitty’ forgoes quick GameStop options payday in the millions, raises stakeKeith Gill exercised his 500 GameStop call options contracts as they expired on Friday, doubling down on his favorite bet.
7 hCovid infection rate is approaching highest level ever, WHO chief warnsThe number of new cases per week has nearly doubled over the past two months, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
12 hDow climbs 160 points to another record, posts 4th straight week of gainsWall Street wrapped up another winning week with the three major benchmarks all gaining more than 1%.
9 hMorgan Stanley had $911 million in first-quarter losses tied to Archegos fund meltdownThe impact on Wall Street of the epic meltdown of Archegos is coming into clearer view.
14 hThe most common spelling mistakes made on resumes — and how to avoid themSpelling mistakes are easy to make on a resume, but can ruin a first impression with a potential employer.
23 hHow Amazon fought the union drive in AlabamaBessemer workers and union reps described Amazon's anti-union tactics during the union drive in Alabama, which ended with workers soundly rejecting the union.
7 hU.S. sanctions on Russia ‘mostly symbolic’ and will not trouble Moscow, economists sayNew U.S. sanctions on Russia are "mostly symbolic" and will have minimal impact on markets and the macroeconomic outlook, economists have suggested.
16 hDogecoin spikes 400% in a week, stoking fears of a cryptocurrency bubbleDefying all odds, dogecoin is now worth $40 billion, and its price has risen by a whopping 300% in the last seven days.
9 hDaimler CEO expects 'intense competition' if Apple and Alibaba enter electric vehicle marketThe chief executive of Germany's Daimler believes the automaker will face stiff opposition from tech giants if they decide to launch their own cars.
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Touchdown! Expedition 64 back on Earth after 6 months on International Space Station (VIDEOS)The Soyuz MS-17 capsule carrying cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Roscosmos and astronaut Kate Rubins of NASA has touched down in Kazakhstan, bringing the trio home after a six-month tour in orbit. Read Full Article at RT.com
1 h‘Something went wrong’: Twitter suffers unexplained outageUsers trying to access the social media platform Twitter on Friday evening saw the ominous message “Something went wrong.” The company’s blog, where outage explanations are normally posted, was also offline. Read Full Article at RT.com
5 hCanada's Ontario to set up Covid-19 checkpoints at borders with Quebec & Manitoba provinces to turn away ‘non-essential travelers’Canada's Ontario province is setting up checkpoints at its borders with neighboring Manitoba and Quebec to turn away non-essential travelers, further curtailing personal freedoms in the name of fighting the spread of Covid-19. Read Full Article at RT.com
5 hWith coronavirus surging, Brazil tells women not to get pregnant until a ‘better moment’Brazil has asked women to “delay pregnancy” until the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, citing the threat of a coronavirus variant plaguing the country. Between new variants and vaccine risks, now is not a good time to be expecting. Read Full Article at RT.com
8 hBlood-clotting illness PVT 30x more prevalent in Moderna, Pfizer Covid-19 recipients than AstraZeneca – Oxford researchersA potentially fatal blood-clotting disease is 30 times more common among people who have received the Covid-19 vaccines produced by Moderna and Pfizer than those given the troubled AstraZeneca jab, researchers have found. Read Full Article at RT.com
9 hCuba’s Castro steps down, says he’s handing power to next generation of ‘anti-imperialist’ leadersCuban Communist Party leader Raul Castro has announced that he is stepping down and handing leadership to a younger generation "full of passion and anti-imperialist spirit." The Castro family has led the party since 1961. Read Full Article at RT.com
10 hScientists discover over 500 genes common to both anxiety disorders and depression in major breakthroughA new study by researchers in Australia has found hundreds of commonly shared genes in people living with both anxiety disorders and depression, in a significant step towards tackling two of humanity’s intractable mental enemies. Read Full Article at RT.com
12 hRome undertakers protest over coffin backlog as city battles to find enough burial plots for Covid deadItaly’s federation of funeral workers held a protest in Rome on Friday demonstrating against a major backlog of coffins caused by the lack of burial plots as the Covid death toll around the country continues to rise. Read Full Article at RT.com
13 hGermany facing ‘very serious’ third wave, Merkel warns in push for wider Covid powersChancellor Angela Merkel has called on MPs to pass legislation giving the federal government power to impose Covid restrictions on Germany’s states, after officials criticized the slow response of some regions to soaring cases. Read Full Article at RT.com
14 hMerkel says she’s ‘happy’ after receiving AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine as blood clot concerns persistGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has received her first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 just days after her government agreed a new age limit on the beleaguered jab over blood clot concerns. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Judge Denies Ghislaine Maxwell's Dismissal Motions - ReportThe judge's decision does not apply to the two new sex-trafficking charges that federal prosecutors have recently brought against Maxwell after she filed her motions. The latest charges bring the suspected plot up to 2004, and they include a "Minor Victim-4," who agreed to testify last summer.
1 hEx-Peruvian President Vizcarra Deprived of Right to Hold Posts Over Illegal VaccinationMEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – The Peruvian Congress has deprived former President Martin Vizcarra and two ex-ministers of the right to hold public posts over illegal COVID-19 vaccinations with the drug Sinopharm.
2 hClashes Occur Between BLM Protesters and Police in Washington, DC - VideosThe death of Black man Daune Wright in Minnesota sparked another wave of protests against racism and police brutality in the United States. Similar protests swept through the country in summer following the death of Black man George Floyd in May last year.
2 hCuomo Proclaims Himself 'Inventor' of New York State Sanitizer Amid Whirling Scandals - ReportCuomo announced the development of the hand sanitizer last March, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which would be created by prison inmates in New York facilities and based on a 75% Isopropyl alcohol-based formula.
3 hVideos: Small Rally Against Police Violence Taking Place in NYC After Black Man's Death in MinnesotaNEW YORK (Sputnik) – A small rally against police violence is taking place in New York several days after a black man was killed by a police officer in Minnesota, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the site.
4 h'Over 100 Requests to Employees': State Dept. Watchdog Declares Pompeo, Wife Violated Ethics RulesFormer US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raised eyebrows last year after admitting that he requested then-President Donald Trump to remove State Department Inspector General Steve Linick from his post. At the time of his termination, Linick was conducting an investigation into personal errand requests from Pompeo and his wife, Susan Pompeo.
4 hNational Institutes of Health Lifts Trump-Era Restrictions on Use of Fetal Tissue in ResearchBack in 2019, the Trump administration placed federal funding restrictions on the use of human fetal tissue for medical research projects. The move resulted in the establishment of a Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, which subsequently reviewed and rejected 13 out of 14 grant proposals involving fetus tissue.
5 hLiberty University Files Lawsuit Against Jerry Falwell Jr., Seeks Millions in DamagesLast year, Jerry Falwell, Jr. abruptly resigned from Liberty University, one day after a pool attendant revealed to the public that he allegedly had a yearslong sexual relationship with Falwell’s wife, Becki, and that Falwell had taken on the role of a voyeur. Falwell has repeatedly rejected the allegations.
5 hWashington Sees Russian Response Measures as 'Escalatory,' Reserves Right to RetaliateMoscow took retaliatory measures in response to sanctions Washington slapped against it over accusations of alleged election meddling and Russia's purported part in the SolarWinds cyber hack. Moscow has repeatedly dismissed these allegations as lacking any proof and harmful for bilateral relations.
6 hJapan Prime Minister Suga Says Ready to Meet With North Korea's Leader 'Without Preconditions'WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that he is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without preconditions to establish a fruitful relationship between the two countries and seek a solution to the issue of abductees.
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Raul Castro confirms he's resigning, ending long era in CubaThe resignation marks the end of the Castro brothers' leadership that began with the 1959 revolution.
8 hNew audio app Clubhouse 'has significant problems with moderation'The audio-based social network solely relies on users reporting harmful content, rather than proactively moderating content.
10 hPakistan temporarily blocks social media access after anti-French protestsThe interior ministry said the measure was taken "in order to maintain public order and safety" after several days of heightened anti-French sentiments.
10 hFrom empty pubs to working hubs: Ireland encourages remote work to repopulate rural areasThe Irish government is hoping to bank on the rise of remote work to breathe new life into rural towns and villages.
11 hDo some COVID vaccines affect women differently?Questions have been raised around the different ways in which vaccines can impact women compared to men
14 hResidents of Bucharest’s crumbling buildings live in fear of earthquake threatBucharest is the EU capital that is most at risk from earthquakes, many seismologists believe. And with hundreds of vulnerable old buildings suffering from decades of neglect, many residents of the Romanian capital are living in fear for their lives.
14 hIbizagate: Former leader of far-right Austrian party arrested for corruptionThe former head of Austria's far-right party, Heinz-Christian Strache has been charged with corruption following the 2019 "Ibizagate" scandal.
14 hCOVID-19: 'Highly probable' that the EU won't renew its AstraZeneca contract, says French ministerFrance's industry minister said on Friday that while a final decision was yet to be made, it was "highly probable" the EU wouldn't renew its contract for the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID vaccine.
15 hSweden to ease COVID-19 restrictions for those who've been vaccinatedSweden's Public Health Agency says they will ease restrictions for those citizens, mostly elderly, who have had at least one vaccination shot against COVID-19.
17 hCOVID vaccine rollout: Which country in Europe is leading the race?It's far more complex than the UK just leading the way.
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Uniform Coronavirus Rules: The Failure of Germany's Coronavirus StrategyChancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for legal changes that would give the federal government more powers to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But the states are pushing pack.
13 hInsensitive and Inefficient: The Illusion of Rapid Antigen TestsGermany is hoping that rapid antigen tests will help navigate the country out of the third coronavirus wave currently gripping the country. But they aren't up to the task. Other strategies could prove more effective.
13 hJoe Bidens Dream Start: U.S. President Chalks Up Impressive First 100 DaysIn his first 100 days in office, Joe Biden has achieved more than many of predecessors did during four years in office. The U.S. president is seeking to move away from neoliberalism to save democracy.
1 jThe Makhanda Miracle: A South African Partnership Across Racial LinesThere is hardly a country in the world that is as deeply divided as South Africa. But in the town of Makhanda, blacks and whites have joined forces in an effort to throw out the city's corrupt administration. They could change the country if they succeed.
1 jJoining the Wolves: Erdogan's Pact with the Ultra-NationalistsTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is doing what he can to hold on to power – and is following his right-wing extremist coalition partner back to the confrontational style of politics the country saw in the 1990s. Opposition activists are concerned for their safety.
4 jAstraZeneca Debacle Threatens Global Fight Against PandemicThe Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca was supposed to supply the world with an inexpensive vaccine against COVID-19. But after a series of mishaps at the company, trust in the substance that was supposed to help end the pandemic is eroding.
7 jInside COVAX’s Mission to Save the World: Two Billion Vaccine Doses for 190 CountriesThe World Health Organization has launched the biggest vaccination campaign in human history, with the aim of distributing doses to 190 countries and limiting the risk of dangerous mutations. But the project is a race against time.
7 jAstraZeneca: Getting Vaccinated Should Have Made Me Happy. Then Came the HeadlinesI’m 30 years old and I received my first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the beginning of March. Then the news broke about problems with thrombosis. This is a story about trust – and how quickly it can be lost.
8 jCampaign Kicks Into High Gear:Germany's vaccination campaign is running sluggishly, but that's about to change quickly. The situation could ease considerably -- and that well before the end of the summer, with vaccine deliveries set to increase dramatically in the coming weeks.
9 jA Third Wave Washes over Germany as Vaccination Campaign MountsMedical professionals and virologists in Germany have been clear in their message: The third wave of the coronavirus must be stemmed through tough measures, otherwise the consequences will be dramatic. So, why are Angela Merkel and her state governors stalling?
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Beekeeper turned spymaster searches for Iraq's missing Yazidis
Seven years after Yazidi women and children were kidnapped and enslaved by the Islamic State in Iraq, thousands are still missing. Abdullah Shrem has built a secret network of cigarette smugglers and willing helpers who are risking their lives to find and liberate them.
21 hWhat might be behind Putin's latest confrontation with Ukraine
Russia has reportedly sent thousands of troops to the border areas with Ukraine, worrying some that it may be poised for another invasion. The prospect of a summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin has cooled temperatures for now - but maybe not for long.
21 hBiden will lift refugee cap in May after criticism, White House says
Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House on Friday said U.S. President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor's historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements.
6 hCastro era ending in Cuba as Raúl announces resignation
Raúl Castro confirmed he was handing over the leadership of Cuba's all-powerful Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by him and his brother, Fidel Castro, that began with the 1959 revolution.
11 h8 killed in mass shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility identified
Coroners released the names of the eight victims killed by a gunman who opened fire at people in the parking lot of a FedEx facility.
21 hU.S. preparing for COVID-19 booster shots, as Pfizer chief says 3rd dose 'likely' needed
The United States is preparing for the possibility that a booster shot will be needed between nine to 12 months after people are initially vaccinated against COVID-19, a White House official said on Thursday.
15 hPeaky Blinders, Harry Potter actor Helen McCrory dead at 52
Britain's Helen McCrory, who starred in Harry Potter films and the TV series Peaky Blinders, has died after a battle with cancer, her husband, actor Damian Lewis, said on Twitter Friday. She was 52.
13 hMIT researchers turn spider webs into musical forms
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology put spider web formations through computer algorithms, creating melodic tones, chords and dissonant harmonies.
7 hRussia to expel 10 U.S. diplomats in response to sanctions
Russia said it would expel 10 U.S. diplomats and take other retaliatory moves in a tense showdown with Washington in response to a barrage of new U.S. sanctions.
9 hHong Kong democracy leaders sentenced to jail amid crackdown
A Hong Kong court on Friday sentenced five leading pro-democracy advocates, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, to 14 months in prison for organizing and participating in a massive march during 2019 anti-government protests that triggered an overwhelming crackdown from Beijing.