Jailed Russian opposition figure Navalny announces he will go on hunger strike, demands medication & doctor of his own choosing

Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has announced that he will begin a hunger strike to protest his prison conditions. He claims his health is deteriorating due to the refusal of proper medical care and “sleep deprivation.” The activist is serving time in jail after being found guilty earlier this year of breaking the conditions of […]

Continue Reading

New York set to legalize recreational cannabis, after lawmakers pass & Cuomo vows to sign bill

New York’s state legislature has passed a bill legalizing the use of recreational cannabis for adults aged 21 and older, while ending most pot-related arrests in the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo has pledged to sign the measure. The legalization bill passed the state Senate 40-23 on Tuesday and was approved by the state assembly in […]

Continue Reading

Russian Envoy Planning U.S. Return After Biden ‘Killer’ Comment – The Moscow Times

Russia’s ambassador to the United States plans to return to Washington soon following talks in Moscow on the future of bilateral ties after U.S. President Joe Biden called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin a “killer.” Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, who was recalled for emergency consultations on March 21, told the state-run TASS news agency Monday that […]

Continue Reading

Covid-19 News: In-Person School Attendance Inches Up but Roadblocks Remain

Here’s what you need to know: Fourth graders at Alvarado Elementary, a school in Long Beach, Calif., were back in the classroom on Monday for their first day of in-person learning in more than a year.Credit…Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images Elementary students returned to classrooms in Long Beach, Calif., on Monday and […]

Continue Reading

Intellasia East Asia News – US Palau envoy’s trip to Taiwan prompts ‘red line’ warning from China

Beijing has warned Washington not to cross its “red line” on Taiwan after a US envoy arrived on the island as part of a delegation from Palau, one of Taipei’s 15 remaining allies. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Monday that “the Chinese side resolutely opposes any form of official contacts between US […]

Continue Reading

Biden Administration Announces a Major Offshore Wind Plan

Much of the Biden plan involves harnessing the federal government to help states meet existing targets like those of New York and New Jersey. The Transportation Department, for example, announced $230 million funding for port authorities for the construction of storage areas and other projects to support wind development. The biggest pot of money, $3 […]

Continue Reading

‘Asked CM to consider other options’: NCP’s Malik as Maha govt mulls lockdown | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A day after Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray asked officials to “prepare for a lockdown”, senior NCP leader Nawab Malik on Monday said that leaders in the MVA government have asked him to “consider other options”. “We cannot afford lockdown. We have asked the CM to consider other options. Due to rising cases, […]

Continue Reading

Guterres calls on US to lead global vaccination plan effort, climate action, welcoming Blinken to Headquarters

“I welcome the many initiatives the new United States administration has already taken to support multilateral responses to global challenges, and to strengthen cooperation between the US and the UN”, said António Guterres, sharing a screen with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and the host country’s new UN Ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Back in the multilateral fold […]

Continue Reading

Guterres says UN negotiating with China on unfettered access to Xinjiang – Times of India

The United Nations is holding “serious negotiations” with China on gaining unfettered access to the Xinjiang region to verify reports that Muslim Uighurs are being persecuted, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said. The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said last month that reports of arbitrary detention, ill-treatment, sexual violence and forced labor […]

Continue Reading

Virginia Beach officer who shot a man to death did not activate his bodycam, police said

“The officer was wearing a bodycam, but for unknown reasons at this point in time, it was not activated,” Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate said at a news conference Saturday night. Virginia State Police have not released the identity of the officer who fired the shot that killed Donovan Lynch, a 25-year-old Black man. […]

Continue Reading