A commercial flight from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land over Belarus by President Alexander Lukashenko to target a journalist on board. Secretary of State Blinken is calling for an investigation while many countries have halted flights over Belarus.
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Fox NewsRepublican officials and right-wing media stars have lobbed withering and unrelenting criticism at Vice President Kamala Harris for not visiting the southern U.S. border after President Joe Biden tapped her to lead up the administration’s response to the migrant crisis.However, now that she announced that she plans to go to the border on Friday, many of those same conservatives are angry over her visit, calling it a “complete mistake” and complaining that she is not going to where they b
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ReutersBy Matthew Brazil and Jeff SteinWhere is Dong Jingwei?Rumors that China’s top counterintelligence official had defected to the United States last February reached fever pitch over the weekend, propelled largely by unfounded reports in anticommunist and pro-Trump circles that Dong had brought with him evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic had originated in a leak from a virology lab in Wuhan, not from an animal source.The Wuhan lab leak theory has not been proven. The vast majority of resear
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Trump's obsessive rants about the 2020 election have driven away his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, report says
Ivanka and Kushner have conspicuously stepped back from Trump's inner circle partly over Trump's obsession on the past, CNN reports.
Russia's defense ministry claimed Wednesday that a Russian warship and fighter jet fired "warning" shots at the British Royal Navy’s HMS Defender destroyer for encroaching on waters near Crimea in the Black Sea.The latest: The U.K.'s ministry of defense disputed that any warning shots were fired, saying in a statement, "We believe the Russians were undertaking a gunnery exercise in the Black Sea and provided the maritime community with prior-warning of their activity."Stay on top of the latest m
The takedowns come as world powers scramble to resurrect Tehran’s tattered 2015 nuclear deal.
Taiwan pulled its trade officials from Hong Kong after the city demanded they sign a document professing their commitment to the 'One China' principle
Hong Kong made signing the document a prerequisite for visa renewal, requiring all eight Taiwanese officials stationed in the city to sign it.
A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a judge's ruling that overturned California's 30-year assault weapons ban.Driving the news: U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez ruled earlier this month that the ban was unconstitutional and likened the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife, but the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has now granted a stay, pending appeal.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThis stay issued by the three-judge panel is "p
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'Abundantly clear' Democrats never had a plan to pass election reform bill, former Obama aide says
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Canada leads more than 40 countries in voicing concern over Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet, sparking clash at UN A perimeter fence is constructed around what is officially known as a vocational skills education centre in Dabancheng in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters Canada has led more than 40 countries in expressing serious concerns over Beijing’s repressive actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet, prompting a furious response from Beijing over Canada’
Citizen Donald Trump’s money man Allen Weisselberg continues to resist cooperating with prosecutors as the DA presses for "evidence implicating Trump," according to the Washington Post. The Post also reports that prosecutors are now closing in on Trump’s former bodyguard turned Trump Organization executive as the investigation heats up. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent breaks down the latest updates in the case with NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray, former RNC Chair Michael Steele, and Tristan Snell, a p
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The Ever Given's owners have struck a deal with Egypt to free the ship months after it was seized, insurers say
The Ever Given is on the brink of being released, according to its insurers, who say its owners have made an agreement in principle with Egypt.
So far, the Biden administration hasn’t given into pleas to negotiate a new deal.
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President Joe Biden has fired the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency after the Supreme Court handed him the power to do so on Wednesday.
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A strong Black woman challenging him, Marco Rubio claims that identity politics are Marxism | Opinion
Florida Senator Marco Rubio is terribly predictable.
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The idea that, absent a critical-race-theory lens, most students would be taught American history through the prism of "Gone With the Wind" is preposterous.
An investigation by Michigan's Republican-led Senate Oversight Committee found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in 2020, and recommended that Michigan's attorney general investigate individuals who made false claims "for their own ends."Why it matters: A 35-page report released by the committee debunks election falsehoods and conspiracy theories spread by former President Trump and his supporters in the aftermath of November's election.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic in
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Supporters see him a returning liberation hero, who revived a long-lost dream of African nationhood from his flat in faraway south London. Critics see him as a dangerous insurgent who belongs behind bars. Like him or loathe him, though few would disagree that Nnamdi Kanu has come a long way since his days running Radio Free Biafra from a council flat in Peckham. The 52-year-old, who leads the campaign to revive the former breakaway state of Biafra, was the catalyst for President Muhammadu Buhari
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One wonders sometimes if the Democrats really get it.
But the final outcome of the mayoral election could take weeks to resolve thanks to the city’s new ranked-choice voting system.
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Why be concerned, asks Ken Ratley of Bedford? Gun safety training is available.