A long-simmering dispute over fishing rights escalated in the English Channel as France deployed two patrol boats off the island of Jersey after the British dispatched two vessels.Paris said it will 'not be intimidated' »
The FBI has arrested more than 440 people on a range of charges stemming from the Jan. 6 riot staged by supporters of then-President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol. In the four months since Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to prevent Congress from certifying President Biden's November election victory, the FBI has fanned out across the country, arresting individuals in all but six U.S. states, NBC News reported. "We're not done rounding up the worst of the worst," one law enforcement official told NBC News.
Australia will resume repatriation flights for some citizens in India after a controversial ban on arrivals from the country ends on 15 May. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has faced criticism for failing to help citizens trapped in the Covid-ravaged nation. The ban sparked further anger after the government said Australians seeking to fly home could face jail or fines.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Lobbying by Poland and Hungary has led to the removal of the phrase "gender equality" from a draft declaration on advancing social cohesion that the EU is due to publish on Friday, according to diplomats and documents seen by Reuters. Poland's nationalist ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) and its eurosceptic ally, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, promote what they call traditional social values at home and have repeatedly clashed with their more liberal Western peers over the rights of women, gays and migrants.
The first bottles of an "artisanal spirit" made using apples grown near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant have been seized by Ukrainian authorities. The Chernobyl Spirit Company said 1,500 bottles of Atomik alcoholic drink were confiscated on 19 March and taken to the Kyiv Prosecutor's office. The spirit, its producers say, is Chernobyl's first consumer product since the 1986 nuclear disaster.
Police in Thailand said Friday they have charged a U.S. citizen from the state of Colorado with murdering his pregnant Thai wife. Jason Matthew Balzer, 32, was interrogated Friday in the northern city of Nan where he had lived with Pitchaporn Kidchob, said police Lt. Col. Somkiat Ruam-ngern. Balzer was arrested Thursday in the northern city of Chiang Mai and confessed to killing his 32-year-old wife, said Maj. Gen. Weerachon Boontawee, chief of Provincial Police Region 5′s Detective Department.
Ministers faced a backlash over the proposal to ban Troubles-era prosecutions on Thursday from Northern Irish parties, victims' groups and the Irish government. The plan to block trials of British veterans or IRA terrorists and move instead to a "truth and reconciliation" model was revealed by The Telegraph this week. The DUP and Sinn Fein, the two main parties in Northern Ireland, hit out at the prospect of a statute of limitations on prosecuting offences committed prior to the signing of the 1998 Good Friday agreement.
Dozens of people gathered at a major mall in Belgrade on Thursday hoping to be among the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine and with it a shopping voucher, in the latest initiative by authorities to encourage more Serbians to get inoculated. Since last December, Serbia has vaccinated 29.81% of its population of around 7 million with at least one dose. The government now wants to accelerate the programme, including drop-in vaccination centres and facilities in shopping malls.
But giddy, greedy DeSantis is using this bill, now law, for two purposes: To set up roadblocks for Democratic voters, who sent in a record number of votes by mail, to do so again in 2022 — and to keep peddling the big lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump. Under a cloud The voting bill is awash in irony and chicanery. Republicans were the big cheaters in the 2020 election in Florida.
Across the border from a devastating surge in India, doctors in Nepal warned Friday of a major crisis as daily coronavirus cases hit a record and hospitals were running out of beds and oxygen. Nepal reported 9,070 new confirmed cases on Thursday, compared to 298 a month ago. “Right now there are no beds available today in any hospital that is treating COVID patients," said Dr. Jyotindra Sharma, chief of Hospital for Advanced Medicine & Surgery in Kathmandu.
Dr. Rajendra Kapila, an infectious disease expert and professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, died of COVID-19 last month while in India. Kapila, 81, died on April 28, three weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, ABC News reports. India is the world's biggest COVID-19 hotspot, and Kapila went to the country to help care for relatives, his ex-wife, Dr. Bina Kapila, told WABC.
The deputy marshal in the small Idaho town of Bellevue whose TikTok videos done in uniform have been seen by millions has signed a book deal and is returning to work, according to a new video. Nate Silvester posted a TikTok video on Wednesday saying he had been suspended “for a week” and was under contract to write a book about police officers that is set to be released in September. “I signed a book deal yesterday, the working title of which is 'Never Off Duty,'” Silvester said in the video.
The Federal Election Commission announced Thursday that it will not investigate possible campaign finance violations by former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, tied to a $130,000 hush payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen had paid Daniels right before the election to keep her from disclosing an extramarital affair she says she had with Trump. The payment was not reported on Trump's campaign filings.
When he asked Jennifer Foran — who appears to be his girlfriend — what happened, she refused to tell him, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. On Tuesday, the Broward Sheriff's Office received a report of possible child abuse in Pompano Beach. The boy ultimately told investigators Foran burned him.
There are only two ways that any of President Biden's big post-pandemic plans — modernize America's infrastructure, combat climate change, expand education and shore up the safety net for working families— are surviving a 50-50 Senate. Otherwise, much of Biden's legislative agenda is DOA. And Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona could be the one to kill it.
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CANBERRA (Reuters) -Australia will lift a ban on its citizens returning from COVID-ravaged India in a week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as state officials reported that an outbreak in Sydney appeared to be contained. Morrison stood by his decision to impose a biosecurity order last month barring all travel to and from India, a policy that drew heavy criticism from lawmakers, expatriates and the Indian diaspora. Morrison said the travel ban, which was controversially backed by jail terms and financial penalties for anybody who attempted to circumvent it by flying via a third country, had prevented Australia's hotel quarantine system from being overwhelmed.
Regulators on Thursday approved Canadian Pacific's plan for acquiring Kansas City Southern if that railroad picks CP's $25 billion bid over rival Canadian National's $33.7 billion offer. The federal Surface Transportation Board said it would accept Canadian Pacific's plan to set up a voting trust that would acquire Kansas City Southern and own the railroad while the board reviews the deal to determine whether to approve it. The board has said it will review any deal involving Kansas City Southern carefully to determine if it would enhance competition and serve the public interest.
McConnell said Wednesday "100% of our focus is on stopping this new administration." Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were among the lawmakers to renews calls for an end to the rule. After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said his entire focus is on stopping President Joe Biden's administration, Democratic lawmakers renewed calls to end the filibuster.
The women believed that they'd gotten a big break: an interview to possibly appear on “El Gordo y la Flaca,” a popular and long-running entertainment gossip show on Univisión. In each case, they said, Albis insisted they don a way-too-tight diving wet suit as part of an audition and then he began to repeatedly grope them in a dressing room. A fourth woman told police that she was watching a live taping of the show when Albis took her to a side room, where he fondled her and tried to kiss her.
Japan is set to expand and extend a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas through May 31 as the coronavirus continues spreading and uncertainty grows about safely holding the Olympics just 11 weeks away. The current emergency in Tokyo and Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures in the west is scheduled to end Tuesday. Instead, officials are seeking an extension in those areas and to expand the virus-control measure to Aichi in central Japan and Fukuoka in the south.
U.S. employers likely hired nearly a million workers in April as they rushed to meet a surge in demand, unleashed by the reopening of the economy amid rapidly improving public health and massive financial help from the government. The Labor Department's closely watched employment report on Friday will be the first to show the impact of the White House's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 pandemic rescue package, which was approved in March. It is likely to show the economy entered the second quarter with even greater momentum, firmly putting it on track this year for its best performance in almost four decades.
Google's chief executive has sent an email to employees encouraging them to return to work in the office for approximately three days a week as lockdowns ease. The firm began reopening offices in April, and has now laid out the details of how it envisages the new hybrid working week. In the email, Sundar Pichai extols the benefits of office working.
Debating in favor of Idaho's higher education budget, Rep. Chris Mathias, D-Boise, on Monday found himself in a position of defending against right-wing legislators' attacks on social justice programs, diversity and inclusion programs, and discussions of critical race theory. His impassioned and reasoned speech on the House floor demonstrated why representation is so important in the Idaho Legislature. And, in effect, Mathias — the only Black member of the Legislature — both talked about and demonstrated why it's so important that we have social justice programs, we talk about critical race theory, and we have diversity and inclusion programs.
THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — India cases hit new record as calls grow for strict lockdown — Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over virus steps — India's disaster hangs over countries facing COVID-19 surges — Several world leaders have praised the U.S. move to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines for poor nations by suspending patent protections on the shots. But it wasn't clear if that would actually lead to the measures being lifted. The coronavirus crisis in India has created diplomatic and humanitarian challenges for the Biden administration.
Debris from a Chinese rocket is expected to fall back to Earth in an uncontrolled re-entry this weekend. It is not clear where and when exactly the rocket parts will crash on the surface. The Long March 5B rocket was launched in late April to carry the first module of China's future space station into orbit.
“Every college has a public health responsibility to require its students to be vaccinated.”
“While the vast majority of students will likely get the vaccine, schools should honor the decisions of the few who object.”
“A vaccinated campus could be the step toward normality that college leaders are seeking.”
“College students are mobile and spread COVID-19 with them whenever they travel.”
“There almost certainly are going to be legal challenges because the anti-vaccine movement is already preparing for them.”