Erik Prince, Trump Ally, Denies Role in Libya Mercenary Operation

NAIROBI, Kenya — Responding to accusations by United Nations investigators that he violated an international arms embargo, Erik Prince, the Blackwater Worldwide founder and prominent supporter of Donald J. Trump, denied playing any role in an $80 million mercenary operation in Libya in 2019. And he insisted that key findings of the U.N. investigation were […]

US Treasury sanctions 10 Myanmar military leaders for coup role

Sanctions will affect more than $1bn of Myanmar government funds housed in the United States as protests continue. The US Treasury announced on Thursday that new sanctions against Myanmar will target the country’s top military officials who ordered this month’s coup in the Southeast Asian country after President Joe Biden signed an executive order that […]

Biden Wants Harris to Have a Major Role. What It Is Hasn’t Been Defined.

WASHINGTON — President Biden was rattling off a list of his priorities for a coronavirus relief bill in one of his first meetings with reporters as commander in chief when he stopped midsentence to correct himself. Those items, Mr. Biden said, are what “we think the priorities are,” putting the emphasis on the pronoun. Then, […]

Biden Won’t Restore Bar Association’s Role in Vetting Judges

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has told the American Bar Association that it will not restore the group’s quasi-official gatekeeper role in vetting potential judges before the president decides whether to nominate them, according to the legal group’s president, Patricia Lee Refo. The policy, a first for a Democratic president, echoes that of the last […]

McKinsey Settles for $573 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis

McKinsey & Company, the consultant to blue-chip corporations and governments around the world, has agreed to pay $573 million to settle investigations into its role in helping “turbocharge” opioid sales, a rare instance of it being held publicly accountable for its work with clients. The firm has reached the agreement with attorneys general in 47 […]

Two Virginia police officers suspended over role in Capitol riot

Accused officers claim they have been terminated as dozens of police across the US are investigated for role in riot. Two United States police officers from the state of Virginia charged in the Capitol riot have been suspended without pay after federal authorities alleged they violently entered the Capitol during the insurrection. Sergeant Thomas Robertson […]

Biden mulls forming US role to fix anti-competitive firms: Report

The rise of Big Tech firms that allegedly suppress competition has become a policy issue for governments in Europe and China. The incoming administration of US President-elect Joe Biden is considering creating a White House position focused on competition policy and issues relating to antitrust, two sources familiar with internal deliberations told the Reuters news […]

US Republicans condemn Trump’s role in Capitol insurrection

Former Attorney General William Barr and a growing number of Republicans, former supporters of President Donald Trump, are condemning the president’s incitement of the violent mob that stormed the US Capitol on January 7. Trump’s conduct was a “betrayal of his office” Barr said in a statement to The Associated Press news agency on Thursday. […]

UN chief hails migrants’ role in responding to COVID crisis, boosting economies

NEW YORK: This year, International Migrants Day has a special poignancy to it. The millions who were forced by conflict and economic hardship to abandon their homes, family and friends in 2020 have done so amid a pandemic that has made visible the world’s deep-seated inequalities. From braving harsh winters in makeshift camps to venturing […]

McKinsey Issues a Rare Apology for Its Role in OxyContin Sales

Facing mounting pressure about its role in the opioid crisis, McKinsey has taken the unusual step of acknowledging that its work with Purdue Pharma fell short of its standards and vowed a full internal review of its actions, including the possible destruction of documents. Criticism of the world’s most prestigious consulting firm has intensified since […]

Azeris call for France to lose Nagorno-Karabakh mediation role

The move comes as an attempt to punish the French Senate for adopting a resolution backing the region’s independence. Azerbaijan’s parliament called on Thursday for France to be stripped of its mediation role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to punish the French Senate for adopting a resolution backing the region’s independence. The French resolution adopted on […]

What’s Turkey’s role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict? #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Istanbul, Turkey – NATO, the United States, Russia, and Iran have repeatedly called for an halt to the intense fighting that broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in late September. Turkey has also called for a truce, but it has struck a different tone. In early October, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised Azerbaijan’s […]