Prominent Reporters Falsely Accuse Trump of Suggesting George Floyd Would Be Happy about Jobs Numbers
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The United States called on Russia and China on Thursday to provide more humanitarian aid to their ally Venezuela in its fight against the growing COVID-19 epidemic. Venezuela, which has so far reported 4,048 cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths to the World Health Organization (WHO), has jailed doctors
This Day in History: Battle of Little Bighorn June 25, 1876 The battle was between the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes of the Great Plains, and the U.S. Army. It is also known as Custer's Last Stand, after Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. Led by Chief Crazy Horse, the Native American forces defeated Custer's 7th Cavalry near the Little Bighorn River in southern Montana. The members of the Great Plains tribes had gathered near the river in defiance of a U.S. War Department order. Sent in to scout for enemy troops, Custer fatefully decided not to wait for reinforcements. Custer and 200 of his men were killed in the attack. The Great Plains tribes would be confined to...
The dust plume appears to be one of the most extreme in recent memory, and it's heading for the southeastern U.S.
A major turning point in the Korean War.
In recent weeks, Pyongyang has issued a series of vitriolic condemnations of Seoul over anti-North leaflets, which defectors based in the South send across the border -- usually attached to balloons or floated in bottles. Last week it blew up a liaison office on its side of the border that symbolised inter-Korean rapprochement, while its military said it would take multiple measures against the South. The moves included re-entering areas of the North that it had withdrawn from as part of inter-Korean projects, restoring guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone that forms the border, and stepping up exercises.
A former High Court of Australia judge was found to have sexually harassed six female staff, the court said on Monday, one of the country's most powerful figures to face such recriminations amid a global reset in workplace gender relations. Dyson Heydon, who served on the country's most powerful
A 73-year-old woman is recovering after police say she was attacked at a subway station in the Bronx. The NYPD is asking for help identifying the man they're looking for.
Attorney General Bill Barr says he is 'worried' about censorship and mail-in ballots ahead of the 2020 presidential election; Former Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker weighs in.
Lore Elisabeth Blumenthal is charged with arson.
This month soldiers from the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division became the first combat soldiers to receive the new M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR). The semi-automatic 7.62x51mm weapon was fielded to soldiers in the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
The United States on Thursday blacklisted Mexico's Libre Abordo and a related company, accusing them of helping Caracas evade U.S. sanctions in the first formal action by the U.S. Treasury Department against Mexican firms involved in trading Venezuelan oil. The Treasury said in a statement it imposed sanctions on three individuals, eight entities and two vessels for activities related to a network attempting to skirt U.S. sanctions on Venezuela aimed at ousting President Nicolas Maduro.
NATO said Thursday it has launched an official investigation into a naval incident in the Mediterranean between alliance members France and Turkey that has infuriated Paris. France has complained vehemently about the incident in which it says one of its ships was subjected to radar targeting by Turkish frigates as it sought to inspect a cargo vessel suspected of carrying arms to Libya. The incident is the latest flare-up in tensions between France and Turkey, which have clashed over Ankara's military operation in Syria and more recently over their roles in Libya's civil war.
The former head of the Royal Navy called the situation dangerous and warned that the drills could become something far deadlier.
The owner of a children's clothes shop in Hong Kong has refused a request from his landlord to remove a statue celebrating anti-government protests saying he wanted to teach children about democracy and he was not violating his lease agreement. The life-sized, white statue is of a silhouetted protester with a helmet, gas mask and goggles, holding an umbrella in one hand and a black flag reading "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times!" in the other. Herbert Chow, the 56-year-old owner of Chickeeduck, which has 13 shops across the former British colony, said he will meet the landlord on Friday to discuss the statue in one of his shops, and hoped to renew his lease, which expires...
Biden will just be a figurehead president with the radical left pulling the strings.
A populist Taiwanese mayor was recalled by voters on Saturday, abruptly ending the rise of a politician whose failed presidential bid had favoured closer ties with China. The historic recall by citizens in the democratic island that Beijing regards as part of its own territory -- vowing to one day seize it, by force if necessary -- comes as tensions with China surge. Han Kuo-yu was ousted by more than 40 percent of eligible voters in the southern city of Kaohsiung, with 97 percent of the ballots cast calling for the recall, according to the city's elections commission.
Justin Trudeau kneeled in Ottawa as protests sparked by George Floyd's death continue, but he's being scrutinised over racism in Canada.
A number of prominent political reporters misrepresented comments President Trump made about George Floyd during his Friday press statement, falsely claiming that the president suggested Floyd would be happy with the May job numbers that had been released hours earlier.Trump spoke at length about the release of May's unexpectedly positive job numbers, which showed 2.5 million jobs added and a dip in the unemployment rate, calling it "probably . . . the greatest comeback in American history." He then pivoted to a discussion of the importance of equality in policing, and it was in this context that he mentioned Floyd, an African American man whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police...
* Poorest will suffer most, says famed oncologist Drauzio Varella * 'The situation couldn't be worse. It just couldn't' * Coronavirus - latest global updatesThe politicization of the coronavirus crisis and the Brazilian government's deliberate "torpedoing" of social distancing efforts has condemned South America's largest country to a historic tragedy that will most punish the poor, Brazil's most respected medical voice has said.As Brazil's death toll surpassed that of Italy, Drauzio Varella told the Guardian that historians would be unkind to President Jair Bolsonaro, who is facing international condemnation for his handling of the pandemic."I think history will ascribe to him a level...
Panama has stepped up border controls in the vast and wild Darien Province that neighbors Colombia, authorities said on Thursday, after some members of a group of 1,900 migrants from as far afield as Africa tried to break out of a detention center to trek north. Panama's national border agency said