Links , NEWS , Politics

Today’s Headlines

Click Here to buy High Quality CBD Hemp Oil from the most Trusted CBD Source

 

 

 

                             News and Politics

 

 

  • Honoring veterans amid the COVID-19 pandemic
    How do the families of veterans honor their lives in a socially distant world? Associated Press photographer David Goldman found a meaningful way to reflect on the lives of veterans who died of COVID-19.Read more ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Verification purge? Multiple accounts lose blue checks after interviewing ‘wrongthinkers’
    Twitter has purged the blue “verification” checks from the accounts of journalists and podcasters who posted interviews with subjects considered controversial in the ever-narrowing centrist-liberal mainstream. Mediaite journalist August Takala was stripped of his coveted blue check just an hour after tweeting an interview with former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • The Blue State Lockdown Blues
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Mink pass coronavirus to humans in the Netherlands
    At least two people have caught the coronavirus from mink in the Netherlands, in probably the first mink-to-human transmission cases. The risk of infection outside mink farms is "negligible," Dutch officials said. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Virgin Orbit’s rocket TERMINATED moments after release from carrier aircraft on maiden test mission
    Virgin Orbit has attempted the first test flight of its orbital payload launch system, consisting of a modified Boeing 747 and an air-launched rocket. The mission, however, failed moments after the rocket was released. The carrier aircraft and its rocket – dubbed ‘Cosmic Girl’ and ‘Launcher One’, respectively – took ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Global carbon emissions drop by 17% amid COVID-19 pandemic
    Rob Jackson, Chair of the Global Carbon Project and Professor of Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, on the significant drop in carbon emissions around the world due to coronavirus lockdowns.Read more ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Trump issues travel ban for Brazil as virus cases spike
    NBC's Bill Neely discusses the surge in coronavirus cases in Brazil.Read more ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Coronavirus: Joe Biden emerges from quarantine on Memorial Day
    The US Democratic presidential candidate makes his first public appearance in more than two months. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Coronavirus: Lufthansa agrees €9bn rescue deal with Germany
    European markets rose on the bailout deal news, which sees Germany take a 20% stake in the firm. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Is Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad turning on his cronies?
    President has been confiscating the assets of billionaire Rami Makhlouf - who is also his cousin. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • UN: Libyan coastguard detains hundreds of migrants
    About 1,000 migrants have attempted the Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya this month, United Nations says. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Man Utd let keeper stay; Everton chase Napoli star – Tuesday’s gossip
    Everton keen on Napoli and Barca players, Manchester United to allow Henderson to stay at Sheffield United, plus more. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Flying roofs & torn-off balconies: At least 3 dead as MASSIVE hurricane rips through capital city of Russia’s Urals (VIDEOS)
    Powerful winds and heavy rain have hit Ekaterinburg in Russia’s Urals, on Monday afternoon, felling numerous trees, damaging cars and obliterating weak structures. At least three people have been killed by the hurricane. The hurricane brought down numerous trees across the city, Russia’s fourth-largest, multiple videos show, blocking some roads ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • ‘Something like 10 principles’: After ‘solving’ Israel/Palestine conflict & coronavirus, Kushner ‘turned loose’ on GOP platform
    White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly wants to shrink the 56-page Republican Party platform to a one-page “mission statement.” After Middle East peace and Covid-19, this should be a cinch. Kushner has been leading the charge to downsize the sprawling document over the past six months, Axios ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Make it PERMANENT! UK mosques broadcast Ramadan calls to prayer through LOUDSPEAKERS during Covid-19 and want to keep it that way
    Dozens of mosques across the UK were permitted to call worshipers to prayer through loudspeakers during Ramadan to encourage Muslims to stay at home amid the coronavirus quarantine. Now they want the practice to become routine. “We want this practice to continue in the future,” Allama Sadiq Qureshi, an imam ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Coronavirus crisis a ‘new chance’ for Europe, says Poland’s deputy PM
    Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz says her country is well-positioned to weather the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. She spoke to DW about the pandemic, and what it means for the European Union. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Coronavirus: WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety fears
    Testing of hydroxychloroquine as a possible coronavirus treatment is suspended by the health agency. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Reopened shops in Europe eagerly await the return of tourism
    While business owners welcomed back local customers, many of them say their shops depend on the tourism industry to survive. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Is that you, Joe? Biden’s mask-sunglasses combo covers entire face at first public appearance in over 2 months
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sported a face-obscuring combination of black mask and black sunglasses during a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony, triggering an avalanche of memes and derision from the Trump camp. The former vice president ventured outside his home for the first time in more than two months to ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight
    A California company owned by UK businessman Sir Richard Branson tries unsuccessfully to launch a rocket to orbit. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • WHO stops clinical test for malaria drug hydroxychloroquine
    A peer-reviewed paper warning of the effects of hydroxychloroquine prompted the WHO to stop a clinical trial for the malaria drug. US President Donald Trump said he had taken the drug every day for two weeks. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Non-essential UK shops to reopen from 15 June
    Boris Johnson says all shops can reopen in England next month if they meet certain Covid-19 guidelines. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Are millennials embracing robot bankers because they love robots… or because they hate bankers?
    Scandinavian millennials have embraced robot bankers over their human peers amid the Covid-19 crisis, according to regional banks Nordea and Danske. But is this a sign of robotic success or human failure? Nordea's robotic banker named Nora brought in an impressive 40 percent more business in the last quarter than ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Are millennials embracing robot bankers because they love robots… or because they hate bankers?
    Scandinavian millennials have embraced robot bankers over their human peers amid the Covid-19 crisis, according to regional banks Nordea and Danske. But is this a sign of robotic success or human failure? Nordea's robotic banker named Nora brought in an impressive 40 percent more business in the last quarter than ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Your Tuesday Briefing
    Japan, Sydney’s schools, New Zealand quake: Here’s what you need to know. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • UFC Las Vegas: UFC to introduce stricter COVID-19 testing ahead of Nevada return on May 30
    The UFC will introduce a more stringent series of coronavirus tests for fighters and their coaches ahead of upcoming fight cards in their multi-million-dollar UFC Apex facility at the organization's Las Vegas HQ. The UFC has held three events since emerging from the coronavirus lockdown, all of which occurred in ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Egypt under fire over coronavirus deaths among healthcare workers
    Citing lack of testing kits, protective gear and beds, medical union warns of health system's 'complete collapse'. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Spain’s coronavirus death toll DROPS by 2,000… after new counting system introduced
    Spanish authorities have revised the coronavirus statistics, weeding out duplicate cases and deaths not linked to the dreaded disease. As a result, the country’s death toll sharply dropped by nearly 2,000. The Covid-19 figures were revised downward on Monday, after health authorities rolled out a new counting system. The current ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Spain’s coronavirus death toll DROPS by 2,000… after new counting system introduced
    Spanish authorities have revised the coronavirus statistics, weeding out duplicate cases and deaths not linked to the dreaded disease. As a result, the country’s death toll sharply dropped by nearly 2,000. The Covid-19 figures were revised downward on Monday, after health authorities rolled out a new counting system. The current ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Chinese media TROLLS Pompeo, depicting him using dollars to lure Hong Kong protesters to hell
    A Chinese state media outlet has mocked Mike Pompeo, who is tasked with ‘certifying’ Hong Kong’s autonomy, depicting him dressed as a sheep, seducing protesters with cash into falling off a cliff into the fires of hell. The unflattering portrayal of the US Secretary of State comes from the CGTN, ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Chinese media TROLLS Pompeo, depicting him using dollars to lure Hong Kong protesters to hell
    A Chinese state media outlet has mocked Mike Pompeo, who is tasked with ‘certifying’ Hong Kong’s autonomy, depicting him dressed as a sheep, seducing protesters with cash into falling off a cliff into the fires of hell. The unflattering portrayal of the US Secretary of State comes from the CGTN, ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • WHO suspends coronavirus hydroxychloroquine trial
    The WHO also warned that the world is still in the middle of the pandemic's first wave, and a second peak is possible. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown
    The government's support for the prime minister's top aide is undermining public health advice, say experts. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • The ‘Liberal Leaning’ Media Has Passed Its Tipping Point
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Imported Chips Make America’s Security Vulnerable
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Spain urges foreign holidaymakers to return in July
    The world's second-most visited nation closed its doors and beaches in March to contain the coronavirus outbreak. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Cattle Ranchers Are Essential, Too
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • A Disruptive President in a Storm of Crisis
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Notable & Quotable: Black Voters and Biden
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Second man with COVID-19 dies in US immigration custody: Report
    Santiago Baten-Oxlag, 34, reportedly died from COVID-19 complications at a hospital in the US state of Georgia. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Greece, Turkey in border dispute after alleged island occupation
    Turkish military forces have reportedly occupied an island in Evros River, the natural border between Turkey and Greece. Greece has denied the reports, yet relations between the Mediterranean neighbors remain tense. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Suriname: Desi Bouterse, a convicted murderer, seeks another term
    The charismatic president stands a fair chance of holding onto power as the country elects a new National Assembly. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • ISIS Prisoners Threaten U.S. Mission in Northeastern Syria
    Overcrowded, makeshift prisons and camps and fears of Covid-19 have led to two riots by hardened fighters. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • ‘A young talent gone too soon’: Tributes pour in as ex-Roma youngster Joseph Bouasse, 21, passes away from cardiac arrest
    Former Roma player Joseph Bouasse Perfection, who played with the Italian giants' academy side in 2016, has died from cardiac arrest at the age of just 21, reports from Italian media have confirmed. The Cameroonian player never represented Roma's first team, but trained with the likes of Francesco Totti and ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Denmarks asks lovelorn travelers asked to show love letters, photos
    If you have a partner in Denmark, you might be allowed to visit them — but only if you show evidence of your relationship to the Danish police. The rule applies to travelers from Germany and the Scandinavian countries. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Denmark asks lovestruck travelers to show proof of romance
    If you have a partner in Denmark, you might be allowed to visit them — but only if you show evidence of your relationship to the Danish police. The rule applies to travelers from Germany and the Scandinavian countries. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Denmark asks lovelorn travelers asked to show love letters, photos
    If you have a partner in Denmark, you might be allowed to visit them — but only if you show evidence of your relationship to the Danish police. The rule applies to travelers from Germany and the Scandinavian countries. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Denmark asks lovelorn travelers to show proof of romance
    If you have a partner in Denmark, you might be allowed to visit them — but only if you show evidence of your relationship to the Danish police. The rule applies to travelers from Germany and the Scandinavian countries. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Mediterranean tourist spots ease up on coronavirus restrictions
    With infection rates declining, some European countries are relaxing their coronavirus lockdown measures. Greek ferries have restarted, Italian gyms have reopened and Spanish restaurants can once again serve customers. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Burundi’s Ruling Party Candidate Wins Presidency
    The election was marred by accusations from the leading opposition challenger of vote rigging. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Ligue 1: Lyon president calls on French PM to reconsider termination of season
    Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas calls on French authorities to reconsider their decision to end the football season early. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • WHO SUSPENDS trials of Trump-chosen hydroxychloroquine drug over SAFETY RISKS for Covid-19 patients
    The World Health Organization has paused the clinical trials of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine in coronavirus patients. It says the drug, notably taken and endorsed by US President Donald Trump, has raised safety concerns. The drug’s safety data is being reviewed by a monitoring board, and the trials have been put ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • WHO SUSPENDS trials of Trump-chosen hydroxychloroquine drug over SAFETY RISKS for Covid-19 patients
    The World Health Organization has paused the clinical trials of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine in coronavirus patients. It says the drug, notably taken and endorsed by US President Donald Trump, has raised safety concerns. The drug’s safety data is being reviewed by a monitoring board, and the trials have been put ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Palestinians start ‘cautiously returning life to normal’ in West Bank
    Mosques, churches and businesses in the occupied West Bank will reopen on Tuesday in an easing of coronavirus restrictions, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has said. It is time to “cautiously return life to normal” now that infection rates had slowed, Shtayyeh said. The Palestinian Authority declared a health emergency ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • PM Markovic declares Montenegro first coronavirus-free state in Europe
    Prime Minister Dusko Markovic on Monday declared Montenegro a coronavirus-free country, 69 days after it reported its first case and after 20 without a new one. Montenegro has reported 324 confirmed cases of Covid-19 illness and nine deaths, Reuters said. “The battle with such a vicious virus has been won ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Iran reopens major Shia shrines after two-month closure
    State TV showed worshippers crying and running towards Imam Reza's shrine as they were guided by attendants. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Top 30 tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili faces three years in jail for allegedly assaulting ex-wife
    Georgian tennis star Nikoloz Basilashvili is embroiled in a scandal, having been charged with physically assaulting his ex-wife, Neka Dorokashvili. The player faces up to three years in jail, if found guilty. The world number 27 was accused of assaulting his former partner in the presence of their five-year-old son, ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • ‘The lads were buzzing to kick a ball about with their mates’ – Championship resumes training
    Captain Liam Cooper says Leeds' players were "buzzing" as Championship clubs were allowed to resume training on Monday. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Coronavirus pandemic: Which politicians and celebs are affected?
    Top politicians, celebrities and sportspeople have been infected as governments take strict measures to curb the virus. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Mike Tyson to receive improvement on $20 million offer for BARE KNUCKLE COMEBACK
    Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) will next week improve their previous bid of $20 million dollars to tempt former heavyweight boxing king Mike Tyson out of retirement and into the ungloved ring. READ MORE: 'Fighting with the spirit of Mao': Mike Tyson shows off amazing physique & terrifying speed in ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • India resumes domestic flights amid confusion, chaos at airports
    India's domestic flights take off again, but infections are still on the rise, with the biggest one-day increase yet. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Joe Biden emerges from coronavirus lockdown
    Presumptive Democratic nominee and his wife, Jill, appeared in public for the first time in two months. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • What happens if you catch the new coronavirus?
    What we know so far on what COVID-19 does to the human body in cases of infections and deaths. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • ‘Virus bomb’: French medical official hits out at unsanctioned football match as 400 fans STORM PITCH (VIDEO)
    A Sunday incident in which hundreds of French football fans stormed the pitch during an "illegal" match between two local teams has been slammed by medical professionals who say that the scenes will lead to further COVID-19 cases. With French fans starved of football since the suspension of Ligue 1 ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Amphan aftermath: Seawater destroys farmland in Sundarbans
    Cyclone Amphan destroyed homes, uprooted trees and flooded hundreds of villages in West Bengal and Odisha states. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • The Recovery Needs a Supply-Side Push
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Is the SAT Really the Problem?
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Coronavirus: ‘I don’t regret what I did,’ says Dominic Cummings
    Dominic Cummings, the UK PM’s aide, says he "behaved reasonably" as he explains his actions during lockdown. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Ighalo set for China return with Man Utd unable to agree loan extension
    Striker Odion Ighalo looks set to return to China when his loan deal expires on 31 May after Manchester United were unable to agree an extension with Shanghai Shenhua. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • New York’s patron saint of PPE
    Al Jazeera meets the woman who took it upon herself to fill the gap of much needed personal protective equipment in New York. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • ‘We’re not mugs’: Cummings’ defence of lockdown movements leaves public with more questions than answers
    After days of controversy Boris Johnson’s top adviser Dominic Cummings has offered a lengthy defense of his 260-mile lockdown journey across England. However, his explanation has left many with more questions than answers. Cummings held a press conference in the garden of 10 Downing Street on Monday amid mounting calls ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Cummings: ‘I tried to exercise my judgement’
    Dominic Cummings gives a statement to explain his actions during lockdown, including a trip to the North East. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Hong Kong security law ‘needed to tackle terrorism’
    Security chiefs in Hong Kong have given their backing to a bill that pro-democracy activists say will end the territory's "one county, two systems" model. Activists are planning more protests, despite coronavirus. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Coronavirus: Spain to stop quarantining arrivals from 1 July
    The country hopes to save the summer season but UK tourists face quarantine in their own country. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Trump’s Withdrawal Temptation
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Trump: We will move Republican convention unless crowds allowed
    Party officials are adamant that the convention will be held in-person despite the health risks from coronavirus. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Taking Care of Small Business
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Israel ‘won’t miss historic opportunity’ to annex parts of West Bank, Netanyahu says
    Israel will not miss a “historic opportunity” to extend its sovereignty over parts of the West Bank, PM Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday. At a meeting of legislators of his right-wing Likud party on Monday, Netanyahu set land moves in the West Bank as “perhaps the first in importance in ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Subdued Eid al-Fitr in India, Bangladesh amid coronavirus crisis
    Millions of Muslims in the two nations celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan under the shadow of the pandemic. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Questions remain after US cop kills Muslim man who ‘threw rocks’
    Community searches for answers after sheriff's deputy killed Yassin Mohamed in US state of Georgia earlier this month. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • ‘We’re doomed!’: Terrifying scenes as massive LOCUST swarm invades Indian city (VIDEO)
    Vast hordes of locusts have overrun at least five states in India, showing no signs of slowing down and adding insult to injury as the country grapples with the twin evils of a pandemic and the aftermath of a super-cyclone. As if pandemics, earthquakes, explosions, shoot-outs, a typhoon and a ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • ‘We’re doomed!’: Terrifying scenes as massive LOCUST swarm invades Indian city (VIDEO)
    Vast hordes of locusts have overrun at least five states in India, showing no signs of slowing down and adding insult to injury as the country grapples with the twin evils of a pandemic and the aftermath of a super-cyclone. As if pandemics, earthquakes, explosions, shoot-outs, a typhoon and a ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • A tale of two Trumps
    Why President Trump loves his role, hates his job, and what this means for the November elections. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • UFC champ Khabib REFUSED Covid-19 test after infection of father, who remains under 24hr surveillance with disease
    UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov refused a test for Covid-19 after the infection of his father Abdulmanap, insisting all efforts be focused on the 57-year-old, who his now in a coma and under round-the-clock observation. READ MORE: 'Abdulmanap remains in stable but serious condition': Russian MMA boss gives update on ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • ‘Better and safer’: As Russia prepares to open up, prime minister urges citizens to holiday at home
    Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has advised citizens not to rush abroad this summer, stressing that the risk of Covid-19 being imported into the country should be minimized. Yes, some progress has been made in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus infection, but we must remember ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • On a Scottish Isle, Nursing Home Deaths Expose a Covid-19 Scandal
    At the Home Farm nursing home on the Isle of Skye, a third of its residents died and nearly all were infected with coronavirus. Families are furious. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • The Sioux man ’empowering’ Standing Rock with solar power
    Cody Two Bears, who is behind North Dakota's first 300-kilowatt solar farm, is bringing power to Standing Rock. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Patriotic consumers in Poland were duped by store into buying Ukrainian cucumbers, Belgian carrots as home-grown, watchdog finds
    A Polish supermarket chain has been caught mislabeling imported produce as home-grown, that country’s consumer watchdog has revealed. The violation might result in a fine of up to 10 percent of the company’s annual turnover. Poland’s patriotic drive to support indigenous producers has been put in great jeopardy by the ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Patriotic consumers in Poland were duped by store into buying Ukrainian cucumbers, Belgian carrots as home-grown, watchdog finds
    A Polish supermarket chain has been caught mislabeling imported produce as home-grown, that country’s consumer watchdog has revealed. The violation might result in a fine of up to 10 percent of the company’s annual turnover. Poland’s patriotic drive to support indigenous producers has been put in great jeopardy by the ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic suffers calf problem
    AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered a problem with his calf in training on Monday, the club have said. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • ‘Orwellian dictatorship’: Italian government to recruit 60,000 ‘civic assistants’ to snitch on Covid-19 rule-breakers
    The Italian government is preparing to recruit unemployed citizens to act as volunteer social-distancing enforcers, who will operate amongst the masses as life returns to a semi-normal state after the Covid-19 lockdown. The government will publish a call this week for 60,000 so-called “civic assistants” to help perform control and ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Eid festivities raise coronavirus surge fears in South Asia
    In Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, people ignored physical distancing rules to celebrate Eid, the most important Muslim holiday. With COVID-19 infections on the rise in South Asia, this could lead to a catastrophe. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Dominic Cummings: Who is Boris Johnson’s senior adviser?
    The controversial former Vote Leave campaign director is the PM's most senior adviser. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • What do the new EU-visa rules mean for Africans?
    The EU has changed the rules for short-term visas. After a decade, the commission says a change was long overdue. However, many African would-be travelers may now find it even more difficult to visit Europe. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Virus Threatens Chinese Traditions of Chopsticks and Family-Style Meals
    Faced with the spread of disease, the government is promoting using serving utensils, but resistance is strong. Sharing food with personal chopsticks is one way Chinese people express intimacy. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Balbir Singh: India mourns loss of hockey legend and independence hero
    Balbir Singh, who has died aged 95, helped seal hockey gold for newly independent India in 1948. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Flying high: Alexandra Trusova enters the Guinness Book of World Records for incredible quad-jumping skills
    Russian figure skating trailblazer Alexandra Trusova has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first female skater to successfully land a quadruple flip jump at an international competition.The first quadruple flip jump in a figure skating competition by a female was achieved by Alexandra Trusova ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • ‘Bigger and badder’: Donald Cerrone upgrades ‘BMF Ranch’ to include brand new RACE TRACK (VIDEO)
    UFC star Donald Cerrone has always led something of a white-knuckle existence and the fighter nicknamed 'Cowboy' has very much kept up that theme by building a race-track on his New Mexico property dubbed the 'BMF Ranch'. Cerrone's famed 40-acre property is located deep within the New Mexico desert and ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • The storms they weathered: Memorial Day reflections on service and sacrifice
    For strangers and friends, weather or sports are often the first step in exchanging pleasantries. But weather and war — who talks about that? Combat meteorologists do. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Cheeky fan: ‘Miss BumBum’ model Suzy Cortez switches allegiance from Messi to Beckham with saucy Instagram snaps (PHOTOS)
    A woman with some of the most famous buttocks in the world has switched her allegiance after swapping her longtime hero Lionel Messi and pledging her support to David Beckham's new MLS club, Inter Miami. "Miss BumBum" winner Suzy Cortez has built a colossal online following with her racy snaps ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Biden set to make risky economic argument against Trump
    Joe Biden is taking on President Trump over the economy.The former vice president's campaign believes he has an opening with voters on an issue that has been a strength of Trump's given the economic harm caused by ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Honoring veterans amid the COVID-19 pandemic
    How do the families of veterans honor their lives in a socially distant world? Associated Press photographer David Goldman found a meaningful way to reflect on the lives of veterans who died of COVID-19.Read more ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina
    The president, who has pressured other Democratic governors to reopen their states, singled out Gov. Roy Cooper (D) for a guarantee of full attendance in Charlotte in August. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Biden leaves home to lay Memorial Day wreath
    Joe Biden left his home for the first time in months on Monday, sporting a face mask to lay a wreath at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veteran's Memorial Park. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Global carbon emissions drop by 17% amid COVID-19 pandemic
    Rob Jackson, Chair of the Global Carbon Project and Professor of Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, on the significant drop in carbon emissions around the world due to coronavirus lockdowns.Read more ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Trump issues travel ban for Brazil as virus cases spike
    NBC's Bill Neely discusses the surge in coronavirus cases in Brazil.Read more ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Hundreds participate in, watch South Carolina boat parade in support of Trump
    A boat parade held in support of President Trump in South Carolina over the Memorial Day weekend drew hundreds of boaters and viewers.According to local ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • California to allow places of worship to reopen, in-store retail shopping to resume
    California will allow houses of worship to open for in-person services at reduced capacity and let retailers open for in-store shopping, state officials announced Monday.Under guidelines ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • North Carolina’s Democratic governor is the target of Trump’s convention push
    President Donald Trump has found his convention scapegoat: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • In crucial Florida, some senior voters cast a skeptical eye toward Trump’s reelection
    Those 65 and older are moving toward Biden amid the chaos of the Trump presidency and the coronavirus pandemic that has savaged the economy. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • ‘They didn’t die a heroic death, but they lived heroic lives.’ Remembering the military heroes who died by suicide
    Marine Corps Lance Corporal Robby Mathews's family is cooking up his favorites today -- steak, veggies and red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting -- a joyful tribute on a somber day of remembrance. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Joe Biden places wreath at veterans memorial in Delaware
    The visit marked the first time the presumptive Democratic nominee has left his home and neighborhood in two months. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25