Psaki: ‘More effective ways’ to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for Khashoggi’s murder than sanctioning crown prince

[ad_1] “We believe there is more effective ways to make sure this doesn’t happen again and to also be able to leave room to work with the Saudis on areas where there is mutual agreement — where there is national interests for the United States. That is what diplomacy looks like,” Psaki told CNN’s Dana […]

Characters from movie ‘Frozen’ could serve as hurricane names this season

[ad_1] And, yes, those famous Disney characters from “Frozen” could really serve as inspiration for hurricane names this year. Three of them — Ana, Elsa, Olaf — are on the list of official names in the Atlantic and east Pacific basins, in what could be another active hurricane season. Though it’s too early to know […]

Opinion: Potato Head is getting with the times. So should Congress

[ad_1] Hasbro has announced it is dropping the gendered honorific “Mr.” from the brand name of its popular Potato Head toy. The move, a seemingly innocuous one that follows in the inclusive footsteps of other brands like Mattel and Target, has sparked the fury of the internet mob once again exposing its ugly underbelly of […]

Ben Sasse blasts party for ‘weird worship of one dude’ after Nebraska GOP rebukes him for impeachment vote

[ad_1] The Nebraska GOP’s state central committee formally expressed its disappointment but stopped short of a formal censure, though the resolution said Sasse “stands rebuked” by the Nebraska GOP. The senator, who was reelected last fall with 63% of the vote, dismissed the decision in a statement on Saturday, saying, “Most Nebraskans don’t think politics […]

Satellite images reveal extent of damage caused by Biden administration’s first military action

[ad_1] What he likely heard was the sound of seven 500-pound bombs slamming into a compound near the border. The compound, according to the Pentagon, was used by two Iranian-affiliated Iraqi militias, Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata’ib Sayyid Al-Shuhada. Before-and-after satellite images released by Maxar Technologies, a space technology company, show vividly just how much destruction […]

Ron Klain emerges as a force behind the scenes — and on Twitter

[ad_1] A month into the job, he is facing the most significant blowback of his tenure after pushing for a controversial friend to lead Biden’s budget office without consulting first with key senators, leading to questions about overconfidence in dealing with an evenly divided Senate. Central figure Since the moment Klain was selected to serve […]

Fight for transgender right has key week on Capitol Hill

[ad_1] It’s unclear if the Equality Act has any path in the Senate. But that uncertainty doesn’t diminish the bill’s significance. The Equality Act would expand the 1964 Civil Rights Act and prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and other services as well as in access to public accommodations. […]

Nigeria: 42 people including students abducted last week released

[ad_1] The released group included 27 students, teachers and family members, the state government said in a statement at the time of the kidnapping. The gunmen, wearing military fatigues according to witnesses, stormed the Government Science Secondary School Kagara on February 17. A student who died during the attack was named as Benjamin Habila. The […]

Biden to laud House passing Covid relief bill as an important first step to defeating Covid-19

[ad_1] Slated to speak in the Roosevelt Room before he takes off to Delaware, the President will address the country for the first time after House Democrats approved his first legislative priority. The House approved the Covid relief package early Saturday morning along party lines by a vote of 219-212, sending the bill to the […]

Opinion: Keep your eye on Kentucky’s voting plans

[ad_1] It began with a successfully executed 2020 election, in which Kentucky, which has some of the most restrictive voting rules in the nation, eased voter access in light of the pandemic. Normally, Kentucky has no early voting, no online ballot request tool for absentee voters and no “cure” process if the signature on the […]

Biden promises to help winter storm-battered Texas recover: ‘We’re in it for the long haul’

[ad_1] In his first official trip in the wake of a disaster, the President visited the Harris County Emergency Operations Center and later toured and met with volunteers at the Houston Food Bank, where first lady Jill Biden packaged food and water for the community earlier in the day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, […]

Biden doesn’t penalize crown prince despite promise to punish senior Saudi leaders

[ad_1] The choice not to punish Prince Mohammed directly puts into sharp relief the type of decision-making that becomes more complicated for a president versus a candidate, and demonstrates the difficulty in breaking with a troublesome ally in a volatile region. On Friday, Biden’s administration released an unclassified intelligence report on Khashoggi’s death, an action […]

Despite promise to punish senior Saudi leaders, Biden doesn’t penalize crown prince

[ad_1] Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images/FILE Despite promising to punish senior Saudi leaders while on the campaign trail, President Biden declined to punish the one the US intelligence community determined is responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.  The choice not to punish Prince Mohammed […]

Senate Democrats look for alternative ways to boost minimum wage after suffering setback

[ad_1] As an alternative, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is now eying imposing penalties for corporations offering less than a $15 minimum wage as part of the relief package, which stands as the new administration’s first big legislative priority and the first chance Democrats have to show they can deliver on their promises now that […]

Birkenstock sold to group backed by Bernard Arnault’s LVMH

[ad_1] The company said in a statement on Friday that L Catterton affiliates including Arnault’s family investment company, Financière Agache, will also invest in the maker of the iconic flat sandals. Arnault is Europe’s richest person, with an estimated net worth of $117 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. “In L Catterton and Financière […]

Fully vaccinated people can gather individually with minimal risk, Fauci says

[ad_1] A medical worker inoculates a municipal worker with a Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in New Delhi, India, on February 22. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images India has supplied more than 36 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to various countries, of which 6.75 million doses have been provided as grant assistance, a spokesperson for the […]

“We still have too much vaccine in the fridge,” says German health minister

[ad_1] A medical worker inoculates a municipal worker with a Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in New Delhi, India, on February 22. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images India has supplied more than 36 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to various countries, of which 6.75 million doses have been provided as grant assistance, a spokesperson for the […]

Mexico border: Increasing number of unaccompanied children arriving at southern border setting off alarm bells for feds

[ad_1] On Thursday, a senior Health and Human Services Department official briefed Capitol Hill staff about the capacity challenges facing the department, which is charged with the care of migrant children, according to a congressional aide. Jallyn Sualog, acting director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, shared concern over the uptick in children and limited […]

Senate parliamentarian rules against including minimum wage in Covid relief bill

[ad_1] While Democrats had pushed for the increase to be included, its removal may actually make it easier to pass the bill, senior Democratic sources believe, because it’ll avoid a messy fight over whether to strip it out of the bill and whether to compromise. The increase is still likely to be included in the […]

Syria air strikes: US carries out strikes in targeting Iranian backed militia structures

[ad_1] The strikes mark the military’s first known action under President Joe Biden. The site was not specifically tied to the rocket attacks, but were believed to be used by Iranian-backed Shia militias operating in the region. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that the strikes took place “at President Biden’s direction” and were authorized not […]

Republicans react to 2020 defeats by trying to make it harder to vote (Opinion)

[ad_1] According to the federal government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and election officials of both parties, the 2020 election was the most secure and well-run election ever. There was record turnout and zero evidence of massive voter fraud. States made it easier to vote while also ensuring that valuable integrity measures were in place. […]

Khashoggi report: Biden calls Saudi King before expected release of intelligence report

[ad_1] The congressionally mandated release of the report, which is expected to further implicate Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Washington Post columnist’s death, is expected to take place imminently now that Biden and the King have spoken. The call “went well,” according to a source close to the Saudi government. […]

Senate confirms Jennifer Granholm as energy secretary

[ad_1] Granholm has long taken a deep interest in energy issues and was considered to be a top candidate for Energy secretary if Hillary Clinton had won in 2016. Granholm served two terms as governor of Michigan and was first elected in 2002. She was the first woman to be elected governor of the state, […]

Top New York state health official grilled on the handling of Covid-19 nursing home deaths

[ad_1] The administration’s decision to delay the release of data on Covid-19 deaths in long-term care facilities — the subject of a federal investigation — has become a political crisis for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. State lawmakers accuse Cuomo of a cover-up and said they are considering repealing the governor’s emergency powers. Zucker, appearing virtually before […]

Acting Capitol Police chief will tell lawmakers intelligence failed to predict scope of Jan. 6 attack

[ad_1] Acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said Wednesday that the agency had taken action ahead of the Jan. 6 riot based on intelligence that extremists planned to participate in the preceding rally and planned to be armed, but that the intelligence failed to predict the scope of the attack, which would ultimately overwhelm officers when […]

Trump plots future — and revenge — from sunny Florida links

[ad_1] He typically spends mornings on his nearby golf course, making and taking calls from a golf cart that doubles as his mobile, and self-driven, office. The multiple trips to the links in the last few weeks have served to accomplish a long-promised goal, says someone who spent time with him recently: Donald Trump claims […]

Why have India’s Covid-19 cases plummeted?

[ad_1] This has all happened without drastic measures such as circuit-breaker lockdowns, which have been used in places like New Zealand and Australia to get outbreaks under control. The Indian government is still implementing certain social distancing restrictions and has scrambled to assist overstretched hospitals — but the economy has reopened, domestic travel has resumed, […]

Ron Johnson: Why the senator’s fringe conspiracy theories are so alarming (opinion)

[ad_1] It would be OK, for example, to guffaw at Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, after he sat in the Senate on Tuesday, during the first hearing investigating the January coup attempt by followers of then-President Donald Trump, and offered an alternative reality about what occurred. The notion was so far from the plain truth that […]

Pentagon report reveals details about White supremacists in the ranks

[ad_1] It details an instance of a former National Guardsman who is a member of a dangerous neo-Nazi group bragging about openly discussing extremist views while serving and separately describes service members describing how they recognize fellow White supremacists by their fascist tattoos and T-shirt logos. While the report, commissioned by Congress and dated October […]

Miscalculating Sinema and Manchin could end up costing Biden

[ad_1] “DANGEROUS CREATURE,” the Arizona Democrat’s sweater blared in all-capital letters. Tanden’s nomination was already on life support after Manchin said he would not support her, citing old tweets she wrote that disparaged members of both parties. And like Sinema, the West Virginia Democrat also says he opposes the increase in the minimum wage. The […]

Lawyers make progress in reunifying children split from families at the border, latest court filing says

[ad_1] Wednesday’s filing is the first under the Biden administration, which is now responsible for the reunification of families separated at the US-Mexico border as a result of former President Donald Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The new administration has taken a markedly different tone in talking about the Trump-era policy, which called for […]

Democrats’ struggles to stay united on Covid relief package are just beginning

[ad_1] In a normal Senate where there were a few votes to spare, one member wouldn’t have so much power. But, if you have watched closely, you’ve seen the wave that a single senator’s comments can bring when they talk about what they can support in a bill or in a nominee. Democratic Sen. Kyrsten […]

Neera Tanden: Key committee votes postponed in troubling sign for Tanden nomination

[ad_1] Senators want more time to consider the nomination, an official on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee who is familiar with the matter tells CNN. A senior aide on the other panel, the Senate Budget Committee, told CNN its hearing also was postponed and that Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who […]

Questions remain on J&J Covid-19 vaccine rollout as authorization decision approaches

[ad_1] On Monday, the White House did not disclose its plans for the J&J vaccine, although an administration official said they have worked closely with the company to formulate a distribution outline in recent weeks. Federal officials have expressed disappointment that fewer doses than initially expected will be ready if the vaccine is authorized soon. […]

How the sports world is reacting to Tiger Woods’ crash 

[ad_1] Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images Tiger Woods’ vehicle crossed the center of the roadway before crashing Tuesday morning, an official with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told Fox News Tuesday afternoon. “It’s kind of a downhill grade, and there are some winding turns, as well,” Capt. James Powers said. “It crossed the center […]

Senate confirms Tom Vilsack to serve again as agriculture secretary

[ad_1] The vote was 92-7. Vilsack, 70, will now be tasked with helping farmers hard hit by former President Donald Trump’s trade wars and the coronavirus pandemic, which has sickened thousands of workers at meatpacking plants. During his confirmation hearing earlier this month, Vilsack made clear the challenges facing the Department of Agriculture are different […]

Biden administration prepares to impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny poisoning and SolarWinds hack

[ad_1] Discussions about the response to the devastating security breach of at least nine federal agencies and dozens of private businesses are still ongoing but could come within a matter of weeks, the US official said, noting that the package will likely include sanctions and a cyber component, as well as other options that make […]

Inside a ‘Patriot Party’ rally where Trump loyalists search for a path forward

[ad_1] The idea and, perhaps just as important, the logo, have been circulating on social media since last summer. But after the Capitol riot and swearing-in of President Joe Biden, Patriot Party groups have formed and multiplied, mostly on Telegram, where they share memes, disinformation and commentary in chaotic channels in all 50 states. On […]

Haaland expected to face contentious confirmation hearing over Interior nomination

[ad_1] The Democratic congresswoman from New Mexico is a historic pick and would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary if confirmed by the Senate. But Democrats and White House officials told CNN that they anticipate the hearing could get tense, and some Republicans have already spoken out against what they call her “extreme” and […]

White House works to inject stateliness into a virtual visit from Justin Trudeau

[ad_1] In-person visits from foreign leaders are still off-limits as the novel coronavirus continues to rage. So Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will beam into the West Wing from Ottawa, his bearded visage positioned next to Biden on a large screen as each man does his best to replicate the traditional choreography of a White […]

Shalanda Young emerging as a top contender to lead OMB with Neera Tanden’s nomination on the rocks

[ad_1] Young, who was the first Black woman to serve as the staff director of the House Appropriations Committee, has strong relationships on Capitol Hill — “with Republicans and Democrats alike,” the official said. She played a key role in recent budget negotiations, working with GOP Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama and other Republicans. Young […]

Opinion: How Biden can strike a blow against Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations

[ad_1] Nineteen members of the family of Saudi Muslim scholar and political prisoner Salman Al-Awda have been banned from travel outside Saudi Arabia, including six great-grandchildren, the youngest just a 1-year-old. MBS has also targeted royals, the rich and the powerful in an effort to intimidate, shake down and thwart any challenge to his power. […]

On Trump’s taxes, here’s where it gets interesting (opinion)

[ad_1] On Monday, the Supreme Court finally ended the long legal saga over them with a one-sentence order that will allow Manhattan prosecutors to obtain Trump’s returns and related documents from the Trump Organization. These had been subpoenaed back in 2019; Trump’s lawsuit to conceal them always seemed more about delay than meritorious legal issues. […]

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton traveled to Utah during devastating winter storms

[ad_1] Paxton’s campaign spokesperson, Ian Prior, would not tell CNN when the couple had departed or returned but said the attorney general “did not leave Texas until after power had returned to most of the state, including his own home.” “Attorney General Paxton attended a previously planned meeting with the attorney general of Utah to […]

Donald Trump offered Kim Jong Un a ride home on Air Force One following Vietnam summit

[ad_1] The former official said Trump did not ask any of his aides whether there would be any problems in making such an offer. “Just did it for his friend,” the former official said, referring to Trump’s warm relationship with Kim. The BBC was the first to report the story. Matthew Pottinger, the top Asia […]

GameStop fiasco helps build momentum for a stock-trading tax — and Wall Street is furious

[ad_1] But there is a deep divide over the wisdom of a financial transaction tax. Progressives see it as a smart way to simultaneously curb predatory trading while funding ambitious programs aimed at easing America’s inequality problem. Opponents, on the other hand, paint a financial transaction tax (FTT) as a nightmare. Wall Street, which would […]

GOP irked after last-ditch attempt fails to deter Biden push for quick passage of Covid relief plan

[ad_1] The Maine Republican had tried to make an urgent plea to the new president: Abandon the idea of going it alone with just Democrats on the $1.9 trillion relief bill and instead continue working on a bipartisan deal. Biden, two sources familiar with the call said, was sounding out Collins, speaking freely to her […]

Biden administration changes PPP rules to help reach the smallest businesses

[ad_1] Starting Wednesday, small businesses with fewer than 20 employees will have a two-week exclusive window to apply for the funding. Bigger businesses will be blocked during that time period. The administration will also change some eligibility rules, effective the first week in March. The self-employed, sole proprietors and independent contractors can now qualify for […]

Oil spill leads Israel to close beaches as it faces one of its ‘most severe ecological disasters’

[ad_1] Blobs of sticky tar started washing up on the country’s Mediterranean shores last week. Images posted on official government accounts showed sea birds and turtles covered in tar and sticky oil. “The enormous amounts of tar emitted in recent days to the shores of Israel from south to north caused one of the most […]

Biden to mark upcoming 500,000 Covid deaths with candle lighting ceremony

[ad_1] With the United States approaching half a million Covid-19 deaths, plans are underway for President Joe Biden to mark the moment this week. The President is planning to deliver remarks and hold a candle-lighting ceremony at the White House around sundown as soon as Monday if the threshold is crossed, a White House official said. […]

Iran nuclear deal: IAEA inspections to go ahead over next 3 months

[ad_1] IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi said Sunday that the two sides had reached the temporary “technical understanding” following his trip to Iran, which had recently signaled plans to scale back cooperation with the global nuclear watchdog. Iran announced last week it would stop implementing the IAEA’s additional protocol, effectively limiting which facilities nuclear inspectors could […]

Ted Cruz: Senator’s Cancun trip criticized by Texas GOP congressman: ‘When a crisis hits my state…I’m not going to go on some vacation’

[ad_1] “Look, when a crisis hits my state, I’m there. I’m not going to go on some vacation,” McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs committee, told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” Sunday. “I know Mr. Cruz called it a mistake and he’s owned up to that, but I think […]

Fox News blamed windmills as Texas power failed

[ad_1] “This week showed that the problem of parallel news universes — the problem of alternative realities of information — does not just apply to politics,” CNN’s Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter said on “Reliable Sources” Sunday. “It even applies to the weather.” Some on Fox News blamed frozen wind turbines — which make up […]

Claudette Colvin: How Black women and girls have been excluded from civil rights history

[ad_1] In March 1955, the 15-year-old was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a White person on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. The teenager and others challenged the law in court. But civil rights leaders, pointing to circumstances in Colvin’s personal life, thought that Parks would be the better representative of the […]

McDonald’s hoodies and Dunkin’ robes: Why fast food chains want to sell you clothing

[ad_1] McDonald’s (MCD) latest non-edible creation is a hoodie, timed to coincide with the launch of its new crispy chicken sandwiches. Dunkin’ (DNKN) launched a wedding “kit” of matrimonial products, and Chipotle (CMG) has tapped the universe of TikTok stars for its newest T-shirt launch. While fast food chains regularly sell clothing and experiences to […]

Texas weather: Here’s how a week of frigid weather and catastrophe unfolded in Texas

[ad_1] But many Texans have only just begun recovering from the unprecedented devastation that the brutal winter storms unleashed over the past seven days. At least 26 people died across the state since February 11. Millions lost their power, forcing families to huddle over a fireplace, scavenge for firewood or spend nights in their car […]

Ron DeSantis on Rush Limbaugh: Governor will order flags flown at half-staff to honor controversial radio host

[ad_1] “Once the date of interment for Rush is announced, we’re going to be lowering the flags to half-staff,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday at a news conference in West Palm Beach. The governor said the honor is “what we do when there’s things of this magnitude.” The move doesn’t seem to fit the state’s […]

Opinion: Biden is racing a ticking clock to fulfill this campaign promise

[ad_1] The appeal didn’t work. More voters were drawn to Vice President Bush, whose campaign manager Lee Atwater, along with consultant Roger Ailes, put together a blistering strategy that smeared Dukakis and rallied Americans around an unabashed patriotism. While Dukakis promised competence, Bush painted him as a radical “card-carrying member of the ACLU” who would […]

Jill Biden is hitting the ground running — in all directions

[ad_1] There will be areas of focus for Biden, but a branded campaign, a la “Let’s Move!” or “Be Best,” isn’t on her radar for now, according to two White House officials. They said the first lady is not concerned about having a catchy handle, or, not having one. She has indicated military families, cancer […]

Inside the grounds of Europe’s biggest Hindu temple, volunteers debunk myths and administer coronavirus vaccines

[ad_1] This public vaccination clinic is Patel’s passion project, set up inside a school on the grounds of London’s Neasden Temple, the largest Hindu place of worship in Europe. “Because I go to the temple it has a special meaning for me,” Patel, a local healthcare manager, said. “It’s about bringing the clinic out to […]

New York nursing home Covid-19 deaths: Cuomo’s explanations don’t comfort families who lost loved ones

[ad_1] “Every day you think of her and you miss so much, it’s just terrible,” he told CNN at his home in Albany. Agnes Minissale died in April after contracting Covid-19 at her nursing home, Minissale said. She would have been 94 years old on Valentine’s Day. Minissale’s father-in-law, Edward Bridgeford, was in the same […]

A month into office, Biden seeks to reassure on the pandemic at home and abroad

[ad_1] Addressing back-to-back diplomatic meetings and making one of his first official trips outside of Washington as president on the same day, he communicated both the very real seriousness of the crisis and his willingness to fight it with investment in science and infrastructure both at home and abroad — a stark departure from his […]

How Biden’s massive Covid relief bill was put on a glide path to passage

[ad_1] While Biden’s hope for GOP support on Capitol Hill has all but disappeared in the last several weeks, his enthusiasm for the proposal — and his view that despite its high price tag it will only serve to bolster Democrats as they remain unified — has hardly waned. “I learned based on the polling […]

Biden administration admits first group of migrants forced to stay in Mexico under Trump-era policy

[ad_1] Under former President Donald Trump, the US forced migrants from Central America and other parts of the world who were seeking asylum at the southern border to stay in Mexico until their immigration court hearings in the US. More than 70,000 people were subject to the program. Many waited months, if not years, in […]

Prince Harry and Meghan will not return as working members of royal family

[ad_1] As a result, the honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be revoked and redistributed among working members of the royal family, the palace said in a statement. The Queen has “written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the Royal Family, it is […]

NFL: Kicked out of basketball, Sarah Thomasmade it to the Super Bowl

[ad_1] Sarah Thomas had deliberately loaded it onto her playlist and she became emotional. “You’re broken down and tired of living life on a merry-go-round,” Day sings, “But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet and move mountains.” And another glass ceiling had been shattered. ‘Go out for the boys team’ When she […]

A drop in Covid-19 cases can be deceptive, official warns. Here’s how the US can stay ahead of a variant-driven surge

[ad_1] “We are used to mutations with the flu. This is a much higher percentage of success than the flu,” Slavitt, who is responsible for the Covid response, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday. The US has witnessed a 26% decline in new cases from this time last week, continuing the trend of the steepest […]

4 Chinese soldiers died in bloody India border clash, China reveals

[ad_1] The two sides fought with fists, stones, and nailed-studded bamboo poles, in what was the deadliest border clash between the two nuclear-armed neighbors in more than 40 years. New Delhi previously said at least 20 Indian soldiers died during the brawl in the Galwan Valley area. On Friday, China’s official army newspaper, PLA Daily, […]

Opinion: Texas disaster casts harsh light on America’s future

[ad_1] Let’s be clear: the US is not a failed state. But we have seen too many catastrophic, avoidable failures to call them flukes. The current winter calamity in Texas and the grotesque mishandling of the pandemic, to name just the most recent partly-self-inflicted debacles, are filled with critical lessons. If the human suffering were […]

US signals it is open to sending more troops to support NATO’s mission in Iraq

[ad_1] “The US is participating in the force generation process for NATO Mission Iraq and will contribute its fair share to this important expanded mission,” Pentagon spokesperson Cmdr. Jessica L. McNulty told CNN. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke about the mission with his NATO counterparts during a meeting with defense ministers on Thursday. Late […]

Allegations of shackled students and gang rape inside China’s detention camps

[ad_1] “There was no spark of life in her face. Her cheeks were drained of color, she was not breathing,” said Sidik, a former elementary school teacher who says she was forced to spend several months teaching at two detention centers in Xinjiang in 2017. A policewoman who worked at the camp later told her […]

US says it is willing to sit down for talks with Iran and other nations on nuclear deal

[ad_1] “The United States would accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a meeting of the P5+1 and Iran to discuss a diplomatic way forward on Iran’s nuclear program,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement Thursday. The P5+1 refers to the permanent members of the UN Security Council […]

Cruz travels to Cancun, Mexico, as Texans remain without power amid historic winter storm

[ad_1] Cruz, a Texas Republican, said in the statement he flew down for a night because his daughters “asked to take a trip with friends.” “With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am […]

Vaccine makers looking into booster doses for better protection against variants, White House adviser says

[ad_1] Vaccine makers are looking into whether booster doses could provide better protection against coronavirus variants, Andy Slavitt, the White House’s senior adviser for Covid response, said during an interview with the Washington Post on Thursday. The White House official said Johnson & Johnson is already studying a second dose of its Covid-19 vaccine, and […]

Texas official on power outages and water problems: “It is a mess”

[ad_1] Hundreds of thousands remain without power for a fourth straight day in Texas and nearly 12 million people are facing water disruptions, with cities like Austin issuing boil water notices to residents.  Austin Mayor Steve Adler told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota the situation is “pretty dire” in his city right now.  “We need to make […]

As the WHO investigated coronavirus origins in China, Beijing pushed a conspiracy about the US

[ad_1] That Chinese officials should point to the US when discussing the origins of a virus first detected in central China may at first appear confusing to many. But for months now, China has been advancing alternative theories for how the coronavirus first emerged, ones that would obviate any blame officials in Wuhan may bear […]

White House announces sweeping immigration bill

[ad_1] The legislation faces an uphill climb in a narrowly divided Congress, where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has just a five-vote margin and Senate Democrats do not have the 60 Democratic votes needed to pass the measure with just their party’s support. Administration officials argued Wednesday evening that the legislation was an attempt by President […]

AstraZeneca’s vaccine contract with the UK is based on ‘best efforts,’ just like its deal with a frustrated EU

[ad_1] British officials had earlier declined to provide the contract to CNN, making no mention of the redacted version, and have repeatedly refused to give details on the country’s vaccine supplies, citing “security reasons.” A junior UK government minister said in a recent interview that publishing the contract would risk national security. Yet in response […]

US Coronavirus: Lowering Covid-19 cases is the best thing US can do to improve chances that vaccines will continue working, expert says

[ad_1] “The best thing we could possibly do to improve the chances that the vaccine will continue working as we’re hoping it will, is to reduce cases as much as possible without having those reductions occur as a result of vaccine-derived immunity,” Dr. Michael Mina, an epidemiologist and immunologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School […]

South China Sea: US steps up challenges to Spratly Islands in freedom of navigation operation

[ad_1] In a so-called freedom of navigation operation, the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell steamed within 12 nautical miles of the Spratly Islands in the southern portion of the 1.3 million square mile waterway, almost all of which China claims as its sovereign territory. “This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld the rights, freedoms and lawful […]

Dr. Fauci shifts the timeline on when the general public will be able to get a coronavirus vaccine

[ad_1] “If you start talking about when the vaccine would be more widely available to the general population, I was hoping that that would be by the end of April, namely, have gone through all the priorities and now say, OK anyone can get it,” Fauci said. “That was predicated on J&J, the Johnson product, […]

Biden to press for Covid-19 relief package during CNN’s Wisconsin town hall

[ad_1] Biden’s first work trip outside Washington since taking office signals his intent on making a public sales pitch for his agenda after spending nearly a month in the shadow of the impeachment proceedings, which ended in acquittal on Saturday. Aides say the President, known for his outgoing style with voters, has been eager to […]

Best Hilton credit cards of 2021

[ad_1] (CNN) —   CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value, but does not review all financial companies or all available financial offers. We may receive compensation for sending traffic to partner sites, such as, and this compensation may impact how and where links […]

Energy-rich Texas suffers energy nightmare with ongoing power outages

[ad_1] A deep freeze this week in the Lone Star state, which relies on electricity to heat many homes, is causing power demand to skyrocket. At the same time, natural gas, coal, wind and nuclear facilities in Texas have been knocked offline by the unthinkably low temperatures. This situation could have wide-reaching implications as the […]

Texas official says conditions without power are dire

[ad_1] A snow plow clears a street on February 15 in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Charlie Riedel/AP As the nation continues to deal with extreme winter weather, many states across the country have been forced to delay Covid-19 vaccinations. Below is a quick look at how some states are responding to the weather. Texas On […]

Joe Biden confronts a leadership moment

[ad_1] There have been some signs in recent weeks that an injection of new White House urgency has improved the organization of the anti-Covid-19 effort and coordination with state governors who cried out for months for help. But on his first official trip outside Washington on Tuesday to Wisconsin, highlighted by a presidential appearance at […]

Australia parliament rape allegations: Scott Morrison apologizes, promises probe

[ad_1] Morrison promised an investigation in the alleged rape and the culture inside the country’s political capital, a day after the former staff went to the media with her story. Brittany Higgins alleges she was raped by a former colleague in the defense minister’s office after an evening work event in March 2019. In an […]

When the Dalai Lama dies, his reincarnation will be a religious crisis. Here’s how it will happen

[ad_1] The best-known living Buddhist figure in the world said that when he turned 90 years old, he would decide whether he should be reincarnated — potentially ending a role that has been key to Tibetan Buddhism for more than 600 years, but in recent decades has become a political lightning rod in China. While […]

Millions without power as winter weather blasts the US

[ad_1] Ice and snow in Salem, Oregon KATU A storm sweeping the Pacific Northwest produced heavy snow, ice accumulation and freezing rain over the weekend and left hundreds of thousands of people in Oregon and Washington without power as of Monday. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency Saturday in nine counties due to the […]

Tottenhami po e mposht Arsenalin me një supergol nga Son (VIDEO)

[ad_1] Platforma online është projekt i përbashkët i organizatave Internews Kosova, Rrjeti Ballkanik i Gazetarisë Hulumtuese dhe Agjensionit Kundër Korrupsion, i mbështetur financiarisht nga Programi i Kombeve të Bashkuarapër Zhvillim UNDP. Platforma ofron mundësinë përtë gjithë qytetarët e Kosovës që të raportojnë rastet e korrupsionit, krimit të organizuar, mashtrimit, konfliktit të interesit si […]

Miami Heat prezanton përforcimin e radhës

[ad_1] Miami Heat, që edicionin e kaluar të NBA, arriti deri në gjysmëfinale të Play-Offit, po vazhdon përforcimet para fillimi të sezonit 2020/2021. Së fundi, “Heat” ka nënshkruar me basketbollistin BJ Johnson, anëtarin e deritanishëm të Orlando Magic, përcjell GazetaBlic. 24 vjeçari ka luajtur për Orlandon dhe skuadrën tjetër të të njëjtit klub, Lakeland Magic, […]

Memory Slide puzzle

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Napoli po e mposht AZ Alkmaarin (VIDEO)

[ad_1] Platforma online është projekt i përbashkët i organizatave Internews Kosova, Rrjeti Ballkanik i Gazetarisë Hulumtuese dhe Agjensionit Kundër Korrupsion, i mbështetur financiarisht nga Programi i Kombeve të Bashkuarapër Zhvillim UNDP. Platforma ofron mundësinë përtë gjithë qytetarët e Kosovës që të raportojnë rastet e korrupsionit, krimit të organizuar, mashtrimit, konfliktit të interesit si […]

Dhunimi i burrave, plaga e heshtur e luftës

[ad_1] Platforma online është projekt i përbashkët i organizatave Internews Kosova, Rrjeti Ballkanik i Gazetarisë Hulumtuese dhe Agjensionit Kundër Korrupsion, i mbështetur financiarisht nga Programi i Kombeve të Bashkuarapër Zhvillim UNDP. Platforma ofron mundësinë përtë gjithë qytetarët e Kosovës që të raportojnë rastet e korrupsionit, krimit të organizuar, mashtrimit, konfliktit të interesit si […]

Manchester United – PSG, mbyllet pjesa e parë me dy gola të shënuar (VIDEO)

[ad_1] Platforma online është projekt i përbashkët i organizatave Internews Kosova, Rrjeti Ballkanik i Gazetarisë Hulumtuese dhe Agjensionit Kundër Korrupsion, i mbështetur financiarisht nga Programi i Kombeve të Bashkuarapër Zhvillim UNDP. Platforma ofron mundësinë përtë gjithë qytetarët e Kosovës që të raportojnë rastet e korrupsionit, krimit të organizuar, mashtrimit, konfliktit të interesit si […]

Dortmund – Lazio, formacionet zyrtare

[ad_1] Platforma online është projekt i përbashkët i organizatave Internews Kosova, Rrjeti Ballkanik i Gazetarisë Hulumtuese dhe Agjensionit Kundër Korrupsion, i mbështetur financiarisht nga Programi i Kombeve të Bashkuarapër Zhvillim UNDP. Platforma ofron mundësinë përtë gjithë qytetarët e Kosovës që të raportojnë rastet e korrupsionit, krimit të organizuar, mashtrimit, konfliktit të interesit si […]

Amir Rrahmani shërohet nga coronavirusi

[ad_1] Kapiteni i Kosovës, Amir Rrahmani, është shëruar nga coronavirusi. Skuadra e Napolit gjatë ditës së sotme ka njoftuar se të gjithë lojtarët kanë rezultuar negativ në testet për COVID-19. Rrahmani iu është rikthyer stërvitjeve me skuadrën italiane. 26 vjeçari s’ e ka nisur mirë sezonin pasi akoma s’ ka debutuar me Napolin për shkak […]

Tërmet në Shkup

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Salzburgu po mposht Lokomotivën e Moskës me golat e Mërgim Berishës (VIDEO)

[ad_1] Platforma online është projekt i përbashkët i organizatave Internews Kosova, Rrjeti Ballkanik i Gazetarisë Hulumtuese dhe Agjensionit Kundër Korrupsion, i mbështetur financiarisht nga Programi i Kombeve të Bashkuarapër Zhvillim UNDP. Platforma ofron mundësinë përtë gjithë qytetarët e Kosovës që të raportojnë rastet e korrupsionit, krimit të organizuar, mashtrimit, konfliktit të interesit si […]

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