The North Korean leader's sibling dismissed prospects for an early resumption of diplomacy, saying U.S. expectations of talks would "plunge them into a greater disappointment."Impasse over nuclear program »
Egyptian police on Tuesday arrested a Tiktok star who has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for her posts on social media. Haneen Hossam, a 20-year-old Cairo University student who became an influencer on video sharing app Tiktok, was sentenced in absentia on Sunday alongside four others. While all five were fined 2,000 Egyptian pounds (£9,160) for encouraging women to share videos in exchange for money, which Egyptian authorities equated to human trafficking, Ms Hossam received a harsher prison sentence, which her lawyer attributed to her not appearing in court.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) remarks on the chamber floor Tuesday morning all but officially signed the death certificate for Democrats' sweeping election reform bill, the For The People Act. The upper chamber, McConnell claims, is no obstacle to voting laws "done the right way." Only when the "policy is flawed and the process is rotten" might the Senate stand in a bill's path — which, he claims, is the job of the legislative body.
A man accused of kidnapping and raping a federal parole officer stole her gun and assaulted her at gunpoint, according to new details released by authorities in Tennessee. Antonio Taylor, 31, is accused of holding the parole officer against her will when she stopped by his Memphis apartment Thursday for a check-in visit, WHBQ reported, citing a police affidavit. After overpowering her and stealing her gun, Taylor pinned her down and beat and sexually assaulted her,according to the affidavit.
Do not pass go, do not collect $200 — if you're in the Philippines and refuse the COVID-19 vaccine, President Rodrigo Duterte wants you to go directly to jail. "You choose, vaccine or I will have you jailed," Duterte said on Monday during a televised address. The Philippines has reported more than 1.3 million COVID-19 cases and over 23,000 deaths.
The wave of detentions comes five months before elections in which President Daniel Ortega is expected to run for a fourth consecutive term. Why speaking out in Nicaragua is getting tough Nicaragua opposition figure put under house arrest Recent actions taken by Nicaragua's government "have put the integrity and freedom of various opposition figures (including presidential candidates), activists and Nicaraguan businessmen at risk," Argentina and Mexico's joint statement said. Both countries would continue to "promote the full respect" of human rights and civil and political freedoms, it added.
The region's chief prosecutor released a statement Monday evening defending his agency's role in the Murdaugh homicide investigation. The S.C. Law Enforcement Division released some reports shedding light on the early police response to the scene where two members of the prominent Murdaugh family were found dead on June 7 in Colleton County. Paul Murdaugh, 22, and his mother Maggie, 52, were shot to death on June 7 outside their Colleton County estate.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has no regrets about opposing former President Donald Trump and his lies about the 2020 election, even though it cost her her position in House Republican leadership and earned her death threats, she tells The New York Times. "We've got people we've entrusted with the perpetuation of the Republic who don't know what the rule of law is," Cheney said. There has been a cost to Cheney's crusade.
A father who took his 7-week-old daughter to a medical center with severe head injuries is now accused of killing the infant, Kentucky police say. Del'Shawn Banks, 23, took his baby to a Norton Children's pediatrician office, whose staff notified officials after seeing the child's injuries, Louisville police said. The girl was unresponsive and medical staff were attempting life-saving measures when police arrived, according to an arrest citation.
The Senate's work on an elections bill overhaul and changes being offered by Sen. Joe Manchin are a “step forward,” the White House said Monday.
Over the past two years, the Chinese authorities have repeatedly promised to help trace any children reported to be missing in Xinjiang, to prove that they haven't been forcibly separated from their parents. The first time China made a public promise to help find Kalbinur Tursan's children was in 2019. "If you have people who have lost their children, you give me the names," China's then-ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, told the BBC in a live television interview in July that year.
More than a year after he took a leave of absence from the Chicago Cubs to try to save his marriage, former Kansas City Royals star Ben Zobrist learned his wife, Julianna, was having an affair with the man acting as a pastoral counselor for the couple. It wasn't until June 3, 2020, that Zobrist learned of the affair “when his wife admitted for the first time in response to a set of written requests for admission in a divorce proceeding, that she and Byron Yawn had been engaged in a sexual relationship for several months and that she had lied about this to Mr. Zobrist,” the lawsuit states. Julianna Zobrist filed a counter-complaint in March 2020.
Ronnie Oneal III, who went viral for his fiery opening statements in a Florida courtroom while acting as his own defense attorney, has been found guilty of the March 2018 murders of his disabled young daughter, Ron'Niveya Oneal, and her mother, Kenyatta Barron. Oneal, 32, was also found guilty of the attempted first-degree murder of his son, Ronnie, 11, who took the witness stand against his father, telling him, “You stabbed me,” in his testimony. You are ready to believe my son, whose statements are conflicting all of a sudden because he has been adopted by a detective who worked in this case,” Oneal said to the jury in his closing arguments.
The pro-choice movement began in the 1960s to oppose abortion restrictions and increase access to abortion. In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a historical decision to protect the choice to have an abortion. As more states pass arbitrary restrictions to limit access to abortion, choice has become complicated.
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The White House COVID-19 team announced Tuesday the nation is “close to achieving” but likely won't make President Joe Biden's goal set in early May for 70% of all adults to have at least one coronavirus shot, with 160 million fully vaccinated by July 4th. The U.S. has met Biden's goal of having 70% of adults get at least one shot before Independence Day only for those aged 30 and older, but it will take a “few extra weeks” beyond July 4 to get 18- to 26-year-olds to the 70% threshold, according to Jeffrey Zients, the head of the White House Covid-19 response team. This means Biden's vaccination goal will be pushed further into the year, given the original target involved all American adults.
This week, the Senate could vote on the For the People Act, a bill that would strengthen voting rights. There's one tiny problem: Democrats probably don't have enough votes to pass the legislation. Meanwhile, Joe Biden just may be the most LGBTQ-friendly president in U.S. history.
Two young men and a woman, suspected of an armed robbery outside a Hialeah hotel, led police officers on a dramatic car chase that wound up in Broward County. Their silver Mercedes-Benz was eventually stopped in Hollywood, the three were taken into custody and the case might have remained largely anonymous, except for one thing. The backseat passenger, an 18-year-old named Gabriel Rodriguez, was discovered with a gunshot wound to the neck — presumably from a police bullet.
Bill de Blasio blasted the field of NYC mayoral candidates in an interview with Politico magazine. The current mayor criticized the candidates as "petty" and "lacking in a compelling vision." De Blasio disputed that he was working behind the scenes in support of frontrunner Eric Adams.
A new system is planned this year to gather patient data held by GP surgeries in England, and feed it into a central NHS database. The scheme was due to start in July, but it was recently delayed until September, over concerns from doctors' organisations that it was being pushed through too quickly. What does the NHS want to do with GP patient data?
TOKYO (Reuters) -Olympic organisers plan to allow the sale of alcohol to Tokyo 2020 spectators, Kyodo News reported on Tuesday, drawing criticism from residents of the capital who face curbs on bars to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Alcohol will be served at Olympic venues at limited times, Kyodo reported, citing unidentified sources, a decision that follows the approval https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/organisers-set-decide-domestic-spectators-tokyo-2020-2021-06-21 on Monday of up to 10,000 domestic spectators at venues at next month's delayed Games. Organisers were still considering whether alcohol will be served in venues, Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto said late on Monday.
The self-titled leader of a “church” has claimed that Donald Trump took his bleach “miracle cure” before suggesting it as a treatment for Covid during a White House briefing. Mark Grenon, a Florida man accused of fraudulently selling a bleach “miracle cure” for Covid through his Genesis II “church”, made the claim in an interview from Colombia, where he is awaiting extradition to the US. As first reported by The Guardian, Mr Grenon told Zakariya Adeel, a London based astrologer and psychic, that his “church” was able to deliver the industrial strength bleach to Mr Trump in the days before an infamous briefing of the White House Covid task force.
China is fighting the theory that the coronavirus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The foreign ministry said last week that scientists there should be awarded the Nobel Prize. China is calling for the Wuhan Institute of Virology to win a Nobel Prize, while the US is investigating whether it leaked the novel coronavirus.
Taiwan's government has recalled all but one of its officials working in its Hong Kong trade office. Hong Kong mandated that the Taiwanese staff sign a document acknowledging the "One China" principle for their visas to be renewed. The Taiwanese refused to sign the document because it's at odds with their government's foreign policy.
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs last week urged the US Senate to pass the sweeping voting-rights legislation known at the For the People Act, arguing that "democracy is under siege" in her home state. In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, Hobbs deemed GOP efforts to undermine the confidence in the 2020 election as part of a strategy to "steal" the 2024 presidential election. "Republicans aren't just protesting the results of our most recent presidential election ...
Video taken on the scene of a crash that killed 10 in Alabama shows law enforcement and others, along with badly burned vehicles. (June 21)
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”