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 »
Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's president-elect, said on Monday it is "central to our foreign policy" that the United States lift its sanctions on the country. Raisi, 60, is currently Iran's ultraconservative judiciary chief. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, is one of his mentors, and a panel led by Khamenei disqualified several reformist presidential candidates and those aligned with President Hassan Rouhani, who is considered to be more moderate.
Nothing excites primetime cable news producers and on-air talent like the story of a Courageous Dissident Republican. For the past two months, this slot has been filled by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. A Hollywood scriptwriter couldn't have devised a more dramatic plot: Right-wing daughter of arch-Republican former vice president turns against the head of her own party and its unified leadership, facing certain defenestration as a result, and all in the name of simple American patriotism and devotion to the Rule of Law.
A man was killed Tuesday morning in Kansas City after someone shot into a home, according to police, who are investigating the homicide. Officers were called at about 4 a.m. to the 1900 block of East 24th Terrace, near Michigan Avenue, on a “nature unknown call,” Sgt. Jake Becchina, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department, said in an email. Officers were told that someone outside a home fired multiple shots into a home on the corner, Becchina said.
In an interview with a local reporter from GoLocalProv, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. defended his family's membership in the Bailey's Beach Club in Newport, which has been described as being “all white,” saying, “It's a long tradition in Rhode Island.
Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has used the anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union to lash out at Nato's expansion in Europe in a clear hint at Ukraine's ambitions. The Russian leader in an opinion piece published by Germany's Die Zeit newspaper on the day when Nazi troops invaded the Soviet Union 80 years ago criticised the expansion of Nato as threatening Russia's security and fostering “Cold War-era dividing lines” in Europe. President Putin has faced overwhelming criticism for using the memory of the war to promote his own political agenda and portray Russia as a besieged fortress.
New York prosecutors investigating former President Donald Trump's business have advised Trump's former bodyguard and current chief operating officer, Matthew Calamari, and his son that they should get their own lawyers, not use the Trump Organization's attorneys, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Prosecutors are reportedly looking into whether the Calamaris have illegally avoided paying taxes on benefits provided by the Trump Organization, including housing and cars. New York City District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has been investigating the Trump Organization for a few years, focused most recently on whether the company manipulates the value of its properties to get loans and lower its taxes.
The recent spike in maritime migration from Cuba to South Florida shows no sign of slowing. The six men and two women arrived around 6:30 a.m. on a small fishing vessel in Duck Key, an island just north of the Middle Keys city of Marathon, the U.S. Border Patrol said. Border Patrol spokesman Adam Hoffner said none in the group required serious medical attention.
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson is set to become the DUP's next leader, as he warned Boris Johnson on Monday that the "failure" to fix the Northern Ireland Protocol could throw the future of power-sharing into doubt. In what is expected to be an effective "coronation", Sir Jeffrey, the party's Westminster leader, has confirmed his second leadership bid and is now poised to replace Edwin Poots, who was forced out last week. Urging the DUP to set aside weeks of fierce infighting, Sir Jeffrey said the party needed to "unite in the face of the threats posed to Northern Ireland by the protocol".
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has denied that there is hunger in the country's war-torn Tigray region. Speaking at a polling station on the day of the country's general election, Mr Abiy admitted there was a problem but said the government could fix it. More than 350,000 of them are living in famine conditions in Tigray, according to a recent UN-backed estimate.
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.
A man and woman were discovered fatally shot inside their Detroit home Monday, while their baby was unharmed, police say. Officers found the couple shot to death Monday around 4:15 p.m. at the home in Detroit's north side, the police department said. “Some family members came to check, they hadn't heard anything from anybody in a minute,” neighbor Irene Walker told WJBK.
Manhattan prosecutors are getting frustrated with Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg and his lack of cooperation with their investigation into the company, a person familiar with the matter told The Washington Post on Monday. Weisselberg, 73, is the most senior executive at the Trump Organization who isn't a member of the Trump family. Prosecutors are looking into whether he paid taxes on benefits he received from former President Donald Trump, including leased cars and apartments, the Post reports.
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The US military has said it could slow down its withdrawal from Afghanistan in light of recent battlefield victories by the Taliban. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the deadline for a full withdrawal by 11 September was still in place, but the pace may change. Officials said last week that the withdrawal is about half-way done.
Some social media users are now using a manipulated photo of Biden resting his head on a desk with his eyes closed to claim he was asleep while meeting with world leaders. "Summary of G7 and the Biden/Putin Summit," reads the caption of a June 16 Facebook image with more than 1,000 reactions. While the image appears to have been satirically altered, the comments indicate some users took the post seriously.
In a highly-publicized case, Kylr Yust was found guilty in April 2021 of killing two of his former girlfriends who went missing roughly 10 years apart in Cass County, Missouri. The case began when 17-year-old Kara Kopetsky was reported missing in May 2007. Another one of Yust's former girlfriends, 21-year-old Jessica Runions, then was last seen alive in September 2016.
Former President Donald Trump reportedly predicted he'd lose the 2020 election at one point in March of that year, as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the United States. Trump reportedly then wondered "what idiot had the federal government" take charge of coronavirus testing in the U.S. "Uh, do you mean Jared?," Azar responded, referring to Kushner, who just a few days before the call "had vowed to take charge of a national testing strategy with the help of the private sector," Abutaleb and Paletta write.
Australian doctors have reported a surge in the number of people cancelling their vaccine appointments, amid a new wave of caution over the AstraZeneca jab. It comes after the government updated guidance last week to recommend only those aged over 60 get the shot, due to the risk of a rare blood-clotting syndrome. Under-60s have been advised to get the alternative Pfizer shot, of which there are limited supplies.
John Demers, the top national security official at the Department of Justice, says he was unaware federal prosecutors had secretly obtained records concerning Democratic lawmakers, a move that generated intense controversy when it became public this month. Demers, the highest-ranking Senate-confirmed Trump appointee still at the Justice Department, is stepping down later this week. He spoke Monday to the Los Angeles Times in a wide-ranging interview about his three-year tenure, including his division's efforts to crack down on China's intelligence-gathering, stymie foreign influence in elections and U.S. politics and improve oversight of how the U.S. government obtains warrants from an intel...
A mouse plague in New South Wales, Australia, has forced a jail to relocate thousands of inmates while it carries out cleaning and renovations. More than 400 prisoners and 200 staff at the Wellington Correctional Centre will be moved to other facilities over the next two weeks. The mice have caused extensive damage to prison infrastructure, including internal wiring and ceiling panels.
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)
Gov. Mike Parson on Monday promised deep and painful budget cuts to colleges, schools and social services if the General Assembly doesn't renew a tax critical to funding Medicaid, while warning that lawmakers standing in the way would “own” the destruction. Missouri faces a budget shortfall of $1.4 billion over the next two years without the tax, the Republican governor said in an afternoon news conference, where he outlined a raft of draconian reductions he said would begin July 1 unless lawmakers act quickly. Parson's ultimatum came as Republicans remain divided over renewing a tax on hospitals that provides billions each year for Medicaid, health coverage program for low-income and disabled Missourians.
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.
Mr Modi's government has also created far short of the 20 million jobs the economy needs every year, Mr Ranade said. India has been adding only around 4.3 million jobs a year for the last decade. India is not making or exporting enough 'Make in India' - Mr Modi's high-octane flagship initiative - was supposed to turn India into a global manufacturing powerhouse by cutting red tape and drawing investment for export hubs.
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“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.”