Why Republicans are elated by ‘triumph’ of Italy’s Giorgia Meloni | Politics News

Washington, DC – The election victory of Italy’s Giorgia Meloni this week has been met with cheers from US Republicans, who are heaping praise on the right-wing European leader despite concerns that she heads a political party with neo-fascist roots. The affinity for Meloni in the United States, experts say, is part of a deepening […]

Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating | News

The accusation comes after five-time world champion Carlsen abruptly withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in the US after losing to Niemann. Chess superstar Magnus Carlsen has for the first time openly accused American player Hans Niemann of cheating, saying the rising star had done so more recently and more often than he previously admitted. The […]

China’s Pursuit of Digital Sovereignty – The Diplomat

Advertisement The Diplomat author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy. This conversation with Dr. Aynne Kokas – associate professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia; C.K. Yen Chair at the Miller Center for Public Affairs, and author […]

US warns of consequences if Russia uses nuclear weapons | Russia-Ukraine war News

The United States has warned of “catastrophic consequences” if Moscow were to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, after Russia’s foreign minister said regions holding widely-criticised referendums would get full protection if annexed by Moscow. Votes in four eastern Ukrainian regions, aimed at annexing territory Russia has taken by force mostly since its invasion in February, […]

Russia’s Lavrov vows ‘full protection’ for any annexed territory | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says regions of Ukraine where widely-criticised referendums are being held will be under Moscow’s “full protection” if they are annexed, raising the prospect of the use of nuclear weapons if Kyiv tries to retake those territories. Lavrov’s comments at a news conference in New York City on Saturday came as […]

Elijah McClain died due to sedative, police restraint: Autopsy | Black Lives Matter News

A Black man died after a police encounter in the US state of Colorado in 2019 because he was injected with a powerful sedative after being forcibly restrained, according to an amended autopsy report publicly released on Friday. Despite the finding, the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old massage therapist, was still listed as undetermined, […]

US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan arrives for South Korea drills | News

Arrival marks most significant deployment yet amid push for more US nuclear-capable ‘assets’ to deter North Korea. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan has arrived in South Korea ahead of joint military exercises that are seen as a show of strength amid growing North Korean threats. The Ronald Reagan and ships from its accompanying […]

N Korea denies sending weapons to Russia, tells US to ‘shut up’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

Pyongyang denies US claims of weapons sales to Russia amid war in Ukraine, condemns Washington’s ‘reckless remarks’. North Korea says it has never supplied weapons to Russia and has no plans to do so, condemning US claims of arms transfers for the Ukraine war as an attempt at “tarnishing” the country’s image. In a statement […]

Semiconductor alliances between U.S. and Asia could hold back China

Leading chipmaking nations including the U.S. are forming alliances, in part to secure their semiconductor supply chain and to stop China from reaching the cutting-edge of the industry, analysts told CNBC. Places including the United States, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, which have strong semiconductor industries, have looked to forge partnerships around the critical technology. “The immediate reason […]

Former US police officer gets 3 years in George Floyd killing | Black Lives Matter News

A former police officer in the United States who pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd has been sentenced to three years in prison. Judge Peter Cahill accepted a plea agreement for Thomas Lane on Wednesday, saying he would sentence Lane below the guidelines […]

US lays charges in ‘egregious plot’ to steal child meal funding | Coronavirus pandemic News

Justice Department accuses defendants in Minnesota of stealing $250m meant to feed low-income children during COVID-19 pandemic. The US Justice Department has charged 47 people in the state of Minnesota for allegedly participating in an “egregious scheme” to steal $250m from a federal programme that provides food to low-income children during the COVID-19 pandemic. In […]

Democrats focus on abortion ahead of US midterms, spending shows | Women’s Rights News

Democrats in the United States are making abortion rights a central plank of their campaigns ahead of critical midterm elections, pumping an unprecedented amount of money into advertising on the issue. As the most intense period of campaigning begins, Democrats have already invested more than an estimated $124m this year in television advertising referencing abortion, […]

Inflation Reduction Act Roils South Korea-US Relations – The Diplomat

Advertisement Despite being one of U.S. President Joe Biden’s biggest domestic wins, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is causing unexpected discord in South Korea-U.S. relations. Designed to salvage some of the Biden administration’s “Build Back Better” initiative, the IRA was the result of Senator Joe Manchin’s insistence that any new legislation be crafted to reduce […]

British PM promises at least $2.63bn for Ukraine war in 2023: FT | Russia-Ukraine war News

Liz Truss arrives in the US with ‘hawkish’ message of continued military support for Kyiv, the Financial Times reports. British Prime Minister Liz Truss is expected to tell world leaders that the United Kingdom’s support for the Ukraine war effort in 2023 will match or exceed the 2.3 billion pounds ($2.63bn) that have been committed […]

Adnan Syed: Judge vacates conviction of ‘Serial’ podcast subject

Baltimore CNN  —  A judge on Monday approved a motion by prosecutors to vacate the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, the subject of the first season of the popular “Serial” podcast, who has maintained he is innocent in the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend. Baltimore prosecutors filed the motion last week asking for a new […]

Texas sheriff opens investigation into Martha’s Vineyard migrant trips

Groups of Venezuelan migrants wait outside the Migrant Resource Center to receive food from the San Antonio Catholic Charities on September 19, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. Jordan Vonderhaar | Getty Images News | Getty Images A Texas sheriff said Monday that his office has opened a criminal investigation into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ unprecedented move to […]

China faces pressure at United Nations after Xinjiang report | Uighur News

Diplomats and human rights advocates are stepping up pressure on the United Nations to act over China’s treatment of the Uighurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic groups, as Beijing tries to head off further scrutiny of what is happening in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. The call for action took place as world leaders arrived […]

Blinken urges diplomacy as Armenia, Azerbaijan FMs meet | Politics News

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosts foreign ministers for first meeting since deadly border clashes last week. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged “a durable peace” between Armenia and Azerbaijan, as the top United States diplomat brought the two nations’ foreign ministers together for their first in-person meeting since an outbreak of […]

Migrant children see hope in nation’s largest school system

CNN  —  After the hardship of their journey from South America to the United States, Marialena Coromoto and her 13-year-old daughter, Neimarys, see hope in the US school system. Days before her first day of class, Neimarys described finally feeling at peace following months of uncertainty. The young migrant from Venezuela, sitting on a park […]

World’s first public database on fossil fuels launched | Fossil Fuels News

Climate campaigners have launched the world’s first registry of fossil fuel reserves, production and emissions. In a statement on Monday, Carbon Tracker and the Global Energy Monitor said the registry was the “first-ever fully transparent” and “public database that tracks fossil fuel production worldwide”. Named the Global Registry of Fossils Fuels, the inventory includes data […]

Joe Biden arrives in London for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral | Politics News

US leader is expected to meet King Charles and pay tribute at Elizabeth’s coffin ahead of Monday’s state funeral. US President Joe Biden has arrived in London ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. He is expected to pay tribute at her coffin on Sunday and will later join King Charles and dozens of other world leaders […]

Biden meets Griner, Whelan families at White House | Politics News

Families are pushing US to secure release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and former US Marine Paul Whelan, held in Russia. US President Joe Biden has met with the families of basketball star Brittney Griner and former marine Paul Whelan, amid ongoing efforts in Washington to secure two American citizens’ release from detention in Russia. […]

Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard moving to US military base | Migration News

White House condemns transfer of 50 Venezuelan migrants to wealthy US island as ‘cruel stunt’ by Republicans. Migrants who were flown to the wealthy US island of Martha’s Vineyard this week in what critics have denounced as a “cruel political stunt” by Republican lawmakers are being moved to a military base, Massachusetts state officials announced. […]

Ukraine finds mass burial site in Izyum after Russians driven out | Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukrainian authorities have found a mass grave in woods near the northeastern city of Izyum, days after recapturing it from occupying Russian forces. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy revealed the discovery of the burial site — containing some 440 bodies — in his address to the country on Thursday night. A regional police official said earlier […]

Michael Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals jersey sells for record $10.1M | Basketball News

Famed US basketball player Michael Jordan’s Game 1 jersey from the 1998 NBA Finals has been sold at auction for $10.1m – a record for any game-worn sports memorabilia, auction house Sotheby’s has announced. The red, number-23 jersey from Jordan’s “Last Dance” season with the Chicago Bulls fetched 20 separate bids, Sotheby’s said in a […]

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