- Baltics expel Russian diplomats in solidarity with Pragueon April 23, 2021 at 7:37 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - The three Baltic countries on Friday ordered the expulsion of a total of four Russian diplomats as an act of solidarity with the Czech Republic, where scores of diplomats have been expelled since Saturday over the alleged involvement of Russian spies in a massive […]
- Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, to end prison hunger strike on 24th dayby Daria Litvinova on April 23, 2021 at 7:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is ending his hunger strike after getting medical attention and being warned by his doctors that continuing it would put his life at risk. In an Instagram post on Friday afternoon, the 24th day of his hunger strike, Navalny said ...
- Russian troops start pulling back from Ukrainian borderby Vladimir Isachenkov on April 23, 2021 at 5:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian troops began pulling back to their permanent bases Friday after a massive buildup that has caused Ukrainian and Western concerns. On Thursday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu declared the sweeping maneuvers in Crimea and wide swaths of western Russia over, and ordered […]
- The Pandemic Playbookby Dylan Scott on April 23, 2021 at 7:56 am
Senegal, Germany, South Korea, Vietnam (clockwise from top left). | Ricci Shryock, Jacobia Dahm, Jun Michael Park, Linh Pham for Vox Vox explores the successes — and setbacks — in six nations as they fought Covid-19. Before last March, the United States was considered better prepared […]
- Vietnam defied the experts and sealed its border to keep Covid-19 out. It worked.by Julia Belluz on April 23, 2021 at 3:00 am
People commuting and shopping on the last day before the Lunar New Year holiday in Hanoi’s Old Quarter on February 10, 2021. | Linh Pham for Vox How the country has kept coronavirus deaths to just 35, and grew its economy in 2020. Every January or February, Le The Linh and his wife pack […]
- 5 things to know about the brand new US climate commitmentby Umair Irfan on April 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm
President Joe Biden on Thursday presented the United States’ new commitment to curb greenhouse gases. | White House It’s the most ambitious target to date, but it still may not be big enough to atone for our outsize emissions. The United States has an aggressive new commitment for […]
- Putin Announces May 4-7 Non-Working Days to Curb COVID-19 Surgeon April 23, 2021 at 7:12 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would sign a decree to make May 4-7 non-working days this year and extend a public holiday period at the beginning of the month due to the coronavirus outbreak.The Russian leader was asked to consider the move at a...
- Russia Orders Troop Pullback From Ukraine Borderon April 23, 2021 at 6:01 am
Russian troops began pulling back to their permanent bases Friday after a massive buildup that caused Ukrainian and Western concerns.
- Russia Orders Troops Back to Base After Buildup Near Ukraineon April 22, 2021 at 4:35 pm
Russia announced on Thursday it was ordering troops back to base from the area near the border with Ukraine, apparently calling an end to a buildup of tens of thousands of soldiers that had alarmed the West. The currencies of both Russia and Ukraine rose sharply after the...
- What's behind Armenians' long battle to secure a U.S. designation of genocide?by Laura King on April 23, 2021 at 6:28 am
A prospective U.S. designation of Armenian genocide is bitterly opposed by Turkey but supported by many members of Congress.
- Hundreds mourn Daunte Wright, fatally shot by officer in Minneapolis areaby Molly Hennessy-Fiske on April 22, 2021 at 6:21 pm
Days after Chauvin verdict, relatives of George Floyd attend Daunte Wright funeral in Minneapolis.
- Jordan releases 16 allegedly involved in foreign-backed sedition plotby Nabih Bulos on April 22, 2021 at 12:54 pm
The royal intrigue between the tiny kingdom's two half-brothers has enthralled the nation for weeks.
- Can the United States halve emissions by 2030? Biden says yes.by Ellen Knickmeyer and Aamer Madhani on April 22, 2021 at 10:57 am
Today is Earth Day, and 40 world leaders are participating in a virtual climate summit. President Joe Biden opened the event by pledging to cut fossil fuel emissions by more than half by 2030 – the most ambitious U.S. climate effort yet.
- Wary tourist hot spots hit back at Instagram influencersby Rina Chandran on April 22, 2021 at 10:24 am
From Byron Bay to Bali, idyllic locations that depend on tourism for their livelihood often turn to social media influencers to drive visits. But a growing awareness of the negative impact on local communities and the environment is resulting in backlash.
- Keeping the lid on: Biden seeks to control three foreign crisesby Ned Temko on April 22, 2021 at 9:53 am
The Biden administration is seeking to avert threats to Ukraine and Taiwan with calibrated clarity, to deter aggression but not raise the temperature.
- Alexei Navalny says he will end hunger strike in Instagram poston April 23, 2021 at 7:01 am
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has said he is ending his hunger strike after being seen by medics and warned he was putting his life at risk if he continued.
- Tokyo declares third COVID state of emergency - just three months ahead of Olympicson April 23, 2021 at 5:34 am
Tokyo has declared a third coronavirus state of emergency - just three months ahead of the already-postponed Olympic Games.
- Airline industry chief lashes out at EU and UK over travel restarton April 23, 2021 at 4:48 am
The head of a global aviation body has criticised the UK and EU's handling of the restart of international travel amid continuing coronavirus restrictions.
- Capitalism is ruining the world, and can save it, says economiston April 22, 2021 at 4:15 pm
Social and environmental concerns are now being embraced by corporate America. Here’s why.
- Despite Chauvin verdict, ACLU says the US still needs international accountabilityon April 22, 2021 at 1:15 pm
Law enforcement agencies across the US and in Minneapolis ramped up their forces in anticipation of the Derek Chauvin verdict. Advocates say that decision, in and of itself, shows that the US can’t solve its police brutality problems on its own, and needs international oversight.
- Reunion Island artist Dilo uses the sounds of nature to celebrate it on April 22, 2021 at 11:45 am
“What will our future sound like?” That's the question hundreds of artists like Dilo have answered in a new musical project that celebrates nature.
- Lethal force? Tasers are meant to save lives, yet hundreds die after their use by policeby USA TODAY NETWORK on April 23, 2021 at 7:29 am
The April 11 shooting death of Daunte Wright highlights problems with police use of Tasers that have contributed to at least 500 deaths since 2010.
- The show must go on: 50,000 fans prepare for NZ concertby AP Domestic on April 23, 2021 at 7:28 am
In New Zealand, where social distancing isn't needed, local band Six60 are preparing to perform the first ever show at All Blacks' stadium, Eden Park in front of over 50,000 people. (April 23)
- Experts expect J&J vaccine pause to be lifted; Michigan cases fall 12.5% in the past week: Live COVID-19 updatesby USA TODAY on April 23, 2021 at 7:27 am
Officials in Oregon and Texas are investigating developments of rare blood clots in two patients who received the J&J vaccine. Latest COVID news.
- Putin critic Navalny ending hunger strikeby email@example.com (Geoffrey Rowland) on April 23, 2021 at 7:51 am
Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Friday announced on Instagram that he would end his hunger strike, following advice from his doctors.“Thanks to the tremendous support of good people all over the country and all over the world...
- Trudeau, wife to receive first dose of AstraZenca vaccine Fridayby firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Williams) on April 23, 2021 at 6:59 am
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregorie Trudeau are expected to receive their first doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, the Prime Minister announced on Twitter.“I’ve said before that the best vaccine for...
- Harris moves forward with new Central America strategyby email@example.com (Rafael Bernal ) on April 23, 2021 at 5:01 am
The Biden administration’s policy toward Central America is starting to take shape, as Vice President Harris takes the lead on a potentially treacherous portfolio that straddles diplomacy and migration.Harris and other administration officials on...
- Russia Raises Rates Amid Standoff With West, Signs of Economic Recoveryon April 23, 2021 at 8:01 am
The Bank of Russia increased its key interest rate, a move that may help support the ruble amid tensions with the West, but also reflects a recovery that it expects will lift the economy to its pre-pandemic level by the middle of 2021.
- Climate Summit's Final Day Focuses on Technology, Innovationon April 23, 2021 at 7:50 am
Officials are focusing on innovation, as they debate how to deploy technology and economic incentives to achieve the emission-reduction goals laid out by world leaders.
- Jailed Russian Dissident Alexei Navalny Ends Hunger Strikeon April 23, 2021 at 7:25 am
The jailed Kremlin critic said he would end a weekslong hunger strike after he received medical treatment and his doctors warned that continuing to refuse food could kill him.
- Inside the fierce battle to retake northern Iraqi citieson April 23, 2021 at 8:04 am
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is meeting with his commanders in Baghdad Saturday to assess the U.S.-led coalition to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city and the ISIS's main stronghold in Northern Iraq. U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan of Anaheim, California was the first American to […]
- Pope Francis' summer residence opens to the public for the first timeon April 23, 2021 at 8:01 am
Pope Francis is trying to make the Roman Catholic Church more transparent and accessible to the people. It's part of the reason why Saturday is the first full day tourists are being allowed to visit the most private rooms of the pope's summer residence, just outside Rome. Seth Doane got an early […]
- ISIS fighters, suicide bombers infiltrate Kirkukon April 23, 2021 at 7:30 am
ISIS extremists infiltrated Kirkuk, Iraq, and laid siege to neighborhoods across the city. The attack comes as Iraqi and Kurdish forces continue their push to retake Mosul from the extremist group. Holly Williams reports.
- Aleksei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Ends Hunger Strikeby Andrew E. Kramer on April 23, 2021 at 8:04 am
The imprisoned opposition leader said he was responding to calls from his doctors and a belief that he had accomplished at least some of his goals.
- Israelis and Palestinians Clash Around Jerusalem’s Old Cityby Isabel Kershner on April 23, 2021 at 7:36 am
The violence broke out as an extremist Jewish supremacy group marched in the city, chanting “Death to Arabs.”
- Foreign Leaders Attend Funeral for President Idriss Déby of Chadby Elian Peltier on April 23, 2021 at 6:53 am
President Emmanuel Macron of France traveled to the ceremony, signaling the strategic importance that Paris has attached to the central African nation.
- Lockdown rules: What are the restrictions in your area?on April 23, 2021 at 8:13 am
Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.
- Jofra Archer to miss IPL after hand surgeryon April 23, 2021 at 8:12 am
England fast bowler Jofra Archer will miss the current Indian Premier League as he continues his recovery from hand surgery.
- 'Big six' took a slap over European Super League, says Newcastle boss Bruceon April 23, 2021 at 8:02 am
The 'big six' Premier League clubs have "taken a slap" over their involvement in the European Super League, says Newcastle manager Steve Bruce.
- COVID-19 forces another CFL schedule reworkby mayor on April 22, 2021 at 5:06 pm
April 22, 2021 (Reuters) – The start of the Canadian Football League’s 2021 season will be pushed back almost two months and the schedule trimmed...
- Twins put INF JT Riddle on COVID injured listby mayor on April 22, 2021 at 5:05 pm
April 22, 2021 Infielder JT Riddle became the latest member of the Minnesota Twins to be placed on the COVID-19 injured list on Wednesday. He...
- Antonio Brown settles lawsuit with ex-trainerby mayor on April 22, 2021 at 5:05 pm
April 22, 2021 Antonio Brown has settled the civil dispute with his former trainer who had accused the wide receiver of sexual assault, both sides...
- Overseas Chinese Eatery Surveilling Customersby Don Ma on April 22, 2021 at 10:46 pm
Communist China’s mass surveillance practices are popping up overseas. One widespread Chinese restaurant chain is using security cameras to record customers as they eat. Then, the footage is sent back to Chinese authorities—likely for facial analysis. The post Overseas Chinese Eatery […]
- UK Lawmakers Declare China Is Committing Genocide in Xinjiangby NTD Newsroom on April 22, 2021 at 10:03 pm
The UK Parliament unanimously declared that the Chinese regime is committing genocide against Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region. The UK joins the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands in this declaration. This is the first time a genocide declaration has passed the UK Parliament unopposed. The […]
- Apple and Google Grilled at Senate Hearing on App Store Competitionby NTD Newsroom on April 22, 2021 at 9:44 pm
A panel of senators grilled representatives from Apple and Google at an anti-trust hearing Wednesday, with the companies pushing back against accusations of abusing market power to squash competition and of charging unjustified developer fees in their app stores. The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee […]
- Stock futures point to a market rebound after concerns over capital gains tax hike prompted sell-offon April 23, 2021 at 8:10 am
Futures rose in early morning trade on Friday as investors prepared to end a down week for equities.
- 'Huge difference' to have the U.S. back around the table, EU's climate chief sayson April 23, 2021 at 7:56 am
A 'huge difference' to have the U.S. back in the fight for a more sustainable world, the EU's Frans Timmermans said.
- Over $200 billion wiped off cryptocurrency market in a day as bitcoin plunges below $50,000on April 23, 2021 at 7:52 am
Bitcoin and other digital currencies plunged on Friday as U.S. President Joe Biden's proposed capital gains tax hike led to a wave of selling.
- Idriss Déby: Macron's tribute to Chad president killed by rebelson April 23, 2021 at 7:59 am
- UPDATE 3-Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny starts ending his hunger strikeon April 23, 2021 at 7:10 am
- A deadly fight 33 years ago shows just how destructive a war between the US and Iran could geton April 23, 2021 at 7:10 am
- The pandemic’s chilling effect on free speechby By Ishaan Tharoor on April 21, 2021 at 11:00 am
According to Pen America, a freedom of expression advocacy organization, in 2020, at least 273 writers, academics, and public intellectuals in 35 countries were in prison or unjustly held in detention in connection with their writing, their work, or related activism.
- Verdict heard around the world: Global reactions to the George Floyd caseby By Siobhán O'Grady, Rachel Pannett and Jennifer Hassan on April 21, 2021 at 9:23 am
Floyd's death sparked outrage in many countries, forcing governments globally to confront their own race issues.
- Biden’s climate summit offers rare ‘breathing space’ with Putin amid growing riftsby By Isabelle Khurshudyan on April 21, 2021 at 8:52 am
But world powers also are trying find strategic advantages from climate shifts.
- Russia announces withdrawal of its troops from border with Ukraineby Dylan Malyasov on April 22, 2021 at 7:41 am
Russian media on Tuesday reported that Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu instructed the commanders to begin withdrawing troops deployed on the border with Ukraine and in the occupied Crimean Peninsula on April 23. Speaking during snap readiness exercises in occupied Crimea, Shoigu ordered the general […]
- South Korea reports successful development of new unmanned surveillance ground vehicleby Min Cheol Gu on April 22, 2021 at 4:11 am
On Thursday, South Korea’s defense procurement agency announced that the exploratory development of an unmanned surveillance ground vehicle has been completed successfully. The development of the 6×6 Unmanned Surveillance Vehicle (USV) was led by the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) […]
- Russia tries to jam signals from U.S. Air Force RQ-4 surveillance droneby Dylan Malyasov on April 22, 2021 at 3:09 am
According to U.S. officials, Russia trying to find a way to jam and block signals from U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted and unarmed, aerial reconnaissance system. In the past few months, high-flying RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned spy planes have been highly active in the European […]
- South Korean Expat Dies After Receiving Chinese-Made COVID-19 Vaccines in Shanghaiby Alex Wu on April 23, 2021 at 7:50 am
A South Korean woman died 3 days after receiving a Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine; meanwhile, the Chinese communist regime is censoring messages about the side effects of Chinese vaccines on social media. On April 22, according to the foreign citizens’ community and the South Korean Consulate […]
- New Zealand’s Stance on China, Five Eyes an ‘Ethical Mess’: British Politicianby Daniel Y. Teng on April 23, 2021 at 5:42 am
UK politicians have responded with shock and sharp criticism for New Zealand’s (NZ) prime minister and foreign minister over remarks about the country’s stance on China and the Five Eyes alliance. During the debate in the UK House of Commons about whether to declare the Chinese Communist […]
- Australia Secures 1 Million AstraZeneca Doses for Papua New Guineaby Caden Pearson on April 23, 2021 at 3:30 am
Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan has secured one million COVID-19 vaccine doses for Papua New Guinea (PNG), which neighbours Australia to the north, and has been experiencing a severe outbreak. The arrangement was secured after Tehan approached AstraZeneca directly while visiting Europe and the […]
- Latin America’s lack of a united front on Covid has had disastrous consequences | Andre Pagliariniby Andre Pagliarini on April 23, 2021 at 8:00 am
The regional coordination of the pink tide era has given way to various governments, left and right, going it alone A terse report filed from São Paulo, Brazil, appeared in the 17 March 1919 edition of the New York Times. It read: “Influenza again has appeared here in epidemic form. The […]
- Coronavirus live news: world record India cases for second day; Germany braces for ‘emergency brake’by Yohannes Lowe (now), Rhi Storer and Helen Sullivan (earlier) on April 23, 2021 at 7:59 am
With 332,730 new cases, India’s total has now passed 16 million; new measures due in Germany from Saturday; Japan declares states of emergency Delhi hospitals run out of oxygen as India’s Covid crisis mountsUK’s south Asian diaspora despairs as India joins Covid red listEverest cases shine […]
- Biden pushes jobs as make-or-break argument in climate agendaby Associated Press on April 23, 2021 at 7:55 am
Billionaires, CEOS and union executives to help sell president’s climate-friendly transformation of US economy at virtual summitThe White House is bringing out the billionaires, the CEOs and the union executives Friday to help sell Joe Biden’s climate-friendly transformation of the US economy […]
- One Year Later & No Justice for Victims of 2020 Mali Protests and Coupby Global Issues on April 23, 2021 at 8:27 am
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 23 (IPS) - It has been about a year since anti-government demonstrations and a coup in Mali, which saw 18 people, including a 12-year-old boy being killed. But there has been no justice for the families of those injured and killed by defence and security forces during last […]
- On World Malaria Day, We Must Step Up Efforts to Combat Malariaby Global Issues on April 23, 2021 at 8:04 am
GENEVA, Apr 23 (IPS) - Despite its 229 million cases and 409,000 deaths in 2019, malaria is an overlooked epidemic. The emergence of COVID-19 has thrown health systems into disarray and forced countries to shift their focus from malaria to the pandemic response, threatening to reverse 20 years of […]
- Towards a More Democratic & Inclusive UN this International Day of Multilateralismby Global Issues on April 22, 2021 at 7:02 pm
BERLIN/COLOGNE/NEW YORK, Apr 22 (IPS) - One of the most recently established international UN days is the day of multilateralism and diplomacy for peace. First observed on 24 April 2019 to promote UN values and to reaffirm the faith of people in the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, the […]
- Bosnia resettles migrant families found in ruined houseon April 23, 2021 at 8:09 am
Bosnian authorities say a group of 8 migrant families, including 15 children, found sheltering in a ruined house have been moved to an organized facility for asylum-seekers
- Putin foe Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th dayon April 23, 2021 at 8:00 am
Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is ending his hunger strike after getting medical attention and being warned by his doctors that continuing it would put his life at risk
- Spanish politics take nasty turn with mailed death threatson April 23, 2021 at 7:56 am
Most political parties in Spain have condemned a series of death threats mailed to the country’s interior minister, the director of the Civil Guard police force and the leader of a far-left political party
- Biden is only world leader to wear a mask at virtual climate summitby Gustaf Kilander on April 23, 2021 at 8:12 am
Leaders who could be seen without masks included Putin, Merkel, Erdogan, and EU bigwigs von der Leyen and Michel
- US scraps Trump-era proposal allowing homeless shelters to discriminate against transgender peopleby Zoe Tidman on April 23, 2021 at 8:02 am
Move will ‘literally save lives’, civil rights group director says
- Putin critic Alexei Navalny to end hunger strikeby Oliver Carroll on April 23, 2021 at 7:57 am
‘I’m exiting the hunger strike,’ Navalny said in an Instagram statement
- Kremlin Critic Navalny Says He Will End Prison Hunger Strikeby Scott Neuman on April 23, 2021 at 8:01 am
The fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin began refusing food on March 31 to demand medical care for leg and back pain.
- Biden Is Expected To Call Massacres Of Armenians 'Genocide.' Here's What That Meansby Peter Kenyon on April 23, 2021 at 7:11 am
President Biden's long push for U.S. recognition of the 1915 killings of Armenians as genocide is now expected to happen — even if it makes Turkey angry.
- Ex-Trump National Security Adviser Monitors Biden's Approach To Chinaon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 am
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to retired General H.R. McMaster, a former national security adviser to President Trump, about the relationship between the U.S. and China under President Biden.
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- Thousands mourn Chad's president, rebels say their command hit by airstrikeon April 23, 2021 at 7:22 am
Thousands of people gathered in Chad's capital N'Djamena on Friday for the state funeral of President Idriss Deby, whose death while leading his troops against a rebel offensive has thrown the country into crisis.
- This Company Monitors Prisoners In Xinjiang. It Won An “Innovation” Award At An Event Sponsored By Amazon.by Megha Rajagopalan on April 23, 2021 at 6:25 am
The Chinese government’s use of prisons and detention camps in Xinjiang is part of what the US and other countries have called a genocide.View Entire Post ›
- These Photos Show What Rising Sea Levels Actually Look Like Right Nowby Kate Bubacz on April 23, 2021 at 6:17 am
Kadir van Lohuizen’s photographs show how rising sea levels are threatening coastlines from Bangladesh to New York City.View Entire Post ›
- These Updating Charts Show How Many People Have Received A Coronavirus Vaccineby Peter Aldhous on April 21, 2021 at 11:46 pm
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