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US Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Convicted Of George Floyd's Murder
A jury deliberated less than 11 hours before finding the 45-year-old Chauvin guilty of all three charges against him -- second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Joe Biden's made-for-TV inauguration celebration was bankrolled by dozens of corporations who do business with government
President Joe Biden's inaugural committee collectively raised eight-figures from dozens of corporations, many of which do business with government.
George Floyd death: Ex-police officer Chauvin found guilty of murder
Chauvin was convicted all of three charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The world is 'on the verge of the abyss’, says UN
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres gives a stark warning as the climate crisis looks set to worsen.
Xi Jinping Hits Out, Asks US Not To "Meddle" In Others' "Internal Affairs"
"What we need in today's world is justice, not hegemony," he said addressing the annual Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), a China promoted influential think tank based in Hainan via video link.
Vladimir Putin To Speak At Biden's Online Climate Summit On April 22
"Vladimir Putin will outline Russia's approaches within the context of establishing broad-ranging international cooperation aimed at overcoming the negative consequences of global climate change," the Kremlin said in a statement.
European Union Sets Out Indo-Pacific Plan, Says It's Not "Anti-China"
Led by France, Germany and the Netherlands, which first set out ways to deepen ties with countries such as India, Japan and Australia, the 27-member bloc wants to use the nascent plan to show Beijing that it is against the spread of auth...
US Warns Of "Consequences" If Kremlin Critic Dies
"We are looking at a variety of different costs that we would impose, and I'm not going to telegraph that publicly at this point, but we have communicated that there will be consequences if Mr. Navalny dies," US National Security Advisor...
Facebook Bans Users From Sharing New York Post Article About Black Lives Matter Co-Founder
The co-founder of Black Lives Matter (BLM), Patrisse Cullors, recently came under fire for her real estate purchases in Los Angeles that amounted to over $3 million. A Saturday article posted by the New York Post (NYP) detailed her recen...
US imposes sanctions on Russia over cyber-attacks
The US has announced sanctions against Russia in response to what it says are cyber-attacks and other hostile acts.
Parties, ideology & Virgin Islands politics
Having an ideology- social, economic, and political- is imperative for effective politics and government. On a specific Facebook thread in April 2021, there were very interesting assertions on Virgin Islands politics.
George Bush, In Op-Ed And Book, Steps Into US Immigration Debate
Bush made his points in an op-ed article in the Washington Post previewing his new book "Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants."
COVID-19 Deaths Cross A Staggering 3 Million Globally
While some countries like Israel have benefited from mass inoculation efforts, others such as India are battling meteoric rises in infections.
8 dead in Indianapolis mass shooting
Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis, police say.
Russia Bans Top Biden Officials As Tensions Soar
Attorney General Merrick Garland, Biden's chief domestic policy advisor Susan Rice and FBI chief Christopher Wray would be barred, the foreign ministry said.
Japan Prime Minister Biden's First Guest With Push On 5G, Climate, China
Opening his visit by meeting Vice President Kamala Harris, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga echoed Biden's language in saying the nations' relationship is "connected by universal values such as freedom, democracy and the rule of law."
US Announces $1.7 Billion To Fight Covid Variants
The funding comes from a $1.9 trillion Covid relief package passed last month and will help the United States come up to speed on genomic surveillance, an area in which it has lagged behind badly relative to other advanced countries.
Finland Offers To Host Putin-Biden Summit: President's Office
"When it comes to this possible meeting, the readiness of Finland to organise it has been presented to both Washington and Moscow," a spokesman for the president's office told AFP by email.
"Terrorism Far From Over": China's Concern Over US' Afghan Pull-Out Plan
Beijing also slammed Washington for linking the withdrawal of the US troops from Afghanistan to focus more on the threats posed by China, saying the fight against terrorism is in the common interest of all parties, including the two coun...
USA: House panel votes to advance bill on slavery reparations
House Committee votes to further consider paying trillions of dollars in reparations for 40M descendants of black slaves . Measure is "intended to begin a national conversation about how to confront the brutal mistreatment of African Ame...
CIA Chief Flags 'Significant Risk' After US Troops Exit From Afghanistan
Burns' testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee underscored a key risk inherent in Biden's decision to pull remaining US forces out, given the enduring presence of al Qaeda and Islamic State militants in the country.
S.Korean battery makers agree $1.8 billion settlement, aiding Biden's EV push
South Korean battery makers LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation Co agreed on Sunday to settle disputes over electric-vehicle (EV) battery technology, avoiding a potential setback for U.S. EV ambitions.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson mocks himself as he responds to poll about presidency
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has responded to a poll that said 46% of Americans want him to be president – and he’s not ruling it out.
Joe Biden And Other World Leaders Are Paying Tribute To Prince Phillip Following His Death
“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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