Politics

Putin’s Silence: Inaction of the Russian leader regarding “mercenaries” in Belarus plays against him.

The scandal about Russian mercenaries in Belarus continues to flare up, bringing more and more political dividends to the President of this East European country, Alexander Lukashenka. July 6, Lukashenka instructed the Prosecutor Generals of Russia and Ukraine to Belarus to be invited to discuss the future of the detained militants. Not a day goes …

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Attorney General William Barr Testifies at House Hearing

U.S. Attorney General William Barr is testifying on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee at a hearing that is being billed as oversight of the Department of Justice. Fox News obtained Barr’s prepared remarks and reported: When U.S. Attorney General William Barr appears before the House Judiciary Committee for the first time Tuesday, he plans …

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Leaders in states seeing ‘out of control’ coronavirus surges debate mask mandates, reopenings

As coronavirus cases continue to surge across a wide swath of the United States, the public debate over face mask requirements and reopenings is pitting several state and federal leaders against the White House, with Americans frequently receiving mixed messages. On ABC’s “This Week,” leaders from three affected states, Arkansas, Colorado and Florida, discussed the …

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Lianne La Havas on performing to an empty London venue – Channel 4 News

Live gigs are the bread and butter of most musicians but with empty stages and festivals cancelled, the music industry is in trouble. Despite the Government’s one and a half billion pound arts support package, thousands of jobs are likely to be lost. Venues and artists are trying to innovate. Singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas should …

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The legacy of Nursultan Nazarbayev – #Kazakhstan

Nursultan Nazarbayev is widely credited with building Kazakhstan into the regional power it is today. Thanks to its “spiritual leader” country is now well on track to achieve its aim to join the exclusive group of the 30 most developed countries in the world by 2050.It is quite an achievement for a landlocked country of …

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Vice President Mike Pence’s Arizona trip was delayed due to Secret Service agents testing positive for COVID-19

The vice president ended up taking the trip the following day. July 3, 2020, 3:41 AM 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Secret Service agents in Arizona on Monday tested positive for COVID-19 or showed signs of illness while preparing for a trip involving Vice President Mike Pence, leading to the …

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Colorado Governor Reopens Inquiry into 2019 Death of Elijah McClain

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) made the decision Thursday to reopen an inquiry into the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old who got into a confrontation with police officers and was placed in a chokehold. The decision, which was made official by an executive order from Polis, was sent to Colorado’s Attorney General Phil Weiser …

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Trump to roll out national plan to address veteran suicides: Officials

It is part of a three-year effort to address veteran suicides. June 17, 2020, 6:04 PM 5 min read 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article President Donald Trump and his administration were expected to on Wednesday roll out the general contours of a plan to prevent military veterans and other Americans …

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Government U-turn on school meal vouchers in England over summer – Channel 4 News

Free school meal vouchers will now be made available to England’s poorest families through the summer holidays, after a U-turn by the government. Scotland and Wales will also continue with their voucher schemes. The government had come under mounting pressure to change tack after a campaign led by the footballer Marcus Rashford. He said he’d …

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UK coronavirus live: government under pressure to scrap 2m distancing rule in England – news updates | Politics

Patients are missing out on vital treatments, diagnostic tests and outpatient appointments due to the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows, as waiting times soar across NHS England. The full extent of the monumental pressure the NHS came under at the height of the Covid-19 crisis and the effect the crisis has had on patients is …

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