Navalny probably moved to prison camp, says lawyer

Lawyer says move would violate the law, adding that Navalny’s relatives have not been informed of his whereabouts. Jailed Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny has been moved to an undisclosed detention centre outside Moscow that may be a prison camp, according to his lawyer and a member of a rights organisation. Navalny, a prominent critic […]

Opinion | Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Get to Define ‘Bipartisan’

Mr. Biden indeed ran on a pledge to unify America — to start draining the partisan poison from the body politic. It was a winning vision for a weary public. Republicans are clearly aiming to exploit that vision in their quest to block Mr. Biden’s agenda. Because if Republican lawmakers don’t sign on to a […]

‘We want people to stay with us’: Costco raises minimum wage

The majority of Americans support the idea of more than doubling the minimum wage to $15 per hour, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Costco Wholesale Corp is raising the minimum wage for its hourly staff to $16 from next week, a dollar more than what its competitors Inc and Target Corp pay per hour […]

Palestinians slam Israel’s move to send vaccines overseas

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has condemned Israel’s promise to send coronavirus vaccines to far-away countries while ignoring the five-million-strong Palestinian population living kilometres away under its military occupation as an “immoral measure”. On Thursday, Honduras received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Israel, after Israeli media reported earlier this week the government’s intention to […]

UEFA launches probe into abuse aimed at Ibrahimovic

Swedish striker, who has Bosnian roots, was subjected to ethnic abuse by an individual seated in a VIP box in Serbia. UEFA has opened a disciplinary investigation after Italian club AC Milan’s striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was subjected to ethnic abuse in last week’s Europa League match against Red Star Belgrade in Serbia. Serbian media reported […]

Can justice be served 12 years after Sri Lanka’s civil war ended?

25:00 From: Inside Story UN’s human rights chief said Sri Lankan government is failing to pursue those responsible for war crimes. Read more 25 Feb 2021 facebooktwitterwhatsapp More episodes from Inside Story play 25:00 play 25:00 play 25:15 play 25:10 Show more . Source link

Prosecutors digging into Trump’s tax and financial records

A district attorney in New York state has obtained Donald Trump’s tax returns and other financial records. After a lengthy court battle, the Manhattan district attorney is in possession of Donald Trump’s tax returns and other financial records as part of a criminal investigation into the former president and his family-run Trump Organization, a spokesman […]

Thousands rally for Pashinyan as Armenia PM slams ‘coup attempt’

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has accused top military officers of attempting a coup after the army demanded his resignation, prompting a rally of thousands of supporters. The army’s demand, in a written statement on Thursday, came in response to his handling of the country’s conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, which ended in November last year […]

Costco to Raise Its Minimum Wage to $16 an Hour: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Senator Bernie Sanders said Walmart’s profits continued to be supported by taxpayers, who are paying for the health care and food expenses of the company’s lowest-paid workers.Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times The chief executive of Costco waded into the political debate over the federal minimum wage, testifying […]

‘Red hot to merely sizzling’: US mortgage rates hit 6-month high

Historically low mortgage rates in the United States spurred a coronavirus-pandemic housing boom, which the rising cost of borrowing could cool. Mortgage rates in the U.S. rose to the highest level in six months, with higher borrowing costs threatening to crimp the pandemic housing rally. The average for a 30-year, fixed loan was 2.97%, up […]

US House to pass Equality Act Republicans say threatens freedoms

LGBTQ protections will be enshrined in US law if bill survives a steep climb to 60 votes in the Senate. The US House of Representatives looks set to pass legislation enshrining LGBTQ protections in the nation’s labour and civil rights laws on Thursday as Republican and Democratic lawmakers feud over protections for transgender individuals. The […]

Honduran president says US drug probe threatens cooperation

US prosecutors say Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez accepted a bribe from Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez warned that allegations by United States prosecutors of his involvement with organised crime could affect cooperation with Washington in fighting drug trafficking. US prosecutors, in a federal court filing in New York on […]

Yellen backs new allocation of IMF’s currency to aid in recovery

The global economy is at risk of a ‘dangerous and permanent divergence’, the secretary of the US Treasury warned G20 officials. United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday threw her support behind a new allocation of the International Monetary Fund’s own currency, or Special Drawing Rights (SDR), but said broad parameters were needed to […]

UK Supreme Court’s Uber decision is a victory for all gig workers

For the past few years, the “gig economy” business model – in which workers are classified as independent contractors and therefore not given basic employment rights – has been on trial across the world. From Uruguay and the United States to Australia and France, couriers and drivers have been bringing legal challenges against food delivery […]

‘Bizarre’: Spin dominates as India thrash England in 4th Test

Spinners take 28 out of 30 wickets to fall as tourists handed two-day hammering at world’s biggest cricket stadium. India’s Axar Patel claimed an 11-wicket match haul as the hosts thrashed England by 10 wickets inside two days in the day-night third Test. On a viciously turning track, England were shot out for 81 in […]

Memestock frenzy: GameStop roars again with $5.9bn surge

AMC Entertainment, Koss Corp and Nokia Oyj also gained as retail traders revived the surge in Reddit-treasured stocks. GameStop Corp. soared Thursday as retail investors revived the surge in Reddit-favorite stocks, pushing it to reap $5.9 billion in market value over two days. The video-game retailer rose as much as 85% to $170.01 in New […]

Two dead, hundreds arrested in Niger’s post-election violence

Violence erupted after electoral commission declared former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum victor in Sunday’s runoff vote. At least two people have been killed and hundreds arrested in Niger’s post-election violence. Violence erupted on Tuesday after the electoral commission declared former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum victor in Sunday’s runoff vote with 55.75 percent, while opposition candidate […]

Georgia counties sue Trump over failed election challenges

Two counties in Georgia ask for over $15k in legal fees related to lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign. Two Georgia counties have filed lawsuits this week against former President Donald Trump in his capacity as a candidate, seeking legal fees over failed attempts to overturn the election through voter fraud allegations and vote recounts. […]

Can Clubhouse Move Fast Without Breaking Things?

From the start, there were signs that Clubhouse was speed-running the platform life cycle. Weeks after launching, it ran into claims that it was allowing harassment and hate speech to proliferate, including large rooms where speakers allegedly made anti-Semitic comments. The start-up scrambled to update its community guidelines and add basic blocking and reporting features, […]

China denies asking US diplomats to undergo COVID anal tests

Chinese foreign ministry denial follows reports from Washington that some of its personnel were being made to undergo the test. China has denied subjecting United States diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests following reports in US media that some US personnel reported being made to undergo the procedure. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters […]

Opinion | Sacha Baron Cohen Has a Message for Mark Zuckerberg

[MUSIC PLAYING] archived recording (SINGING) When you walk in the room, do you have sway? kara swisher I’m Kara Swisher, and you’re listening to “Sway“. My guest today is actor and comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen. This year, he’s been nominated for three Golden Globes, including for the Netflix film, “The Trial of the Chicago 7“. […]

‘Anarchist jurisdictions’ no more: Biden revokes Trump’s order

Biden reverses order that says cities like Portland and Seattle are ‘anarchist’ havens – an order that had blocked them from federal funds. President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally revoked a series of presidential orders by his predecessor, including one that sought to cut funding from several United States cities that former President Donald Trump […]