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Russian Criminal Group Finds New Target: Americans Working at Home

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 05: U.S. and U.K. Law enforcement officials announced warrants for the arrests of Maksim Viktorovich Yakubets and Igor Olegovich Turashev, two Russian hackers associated with a group called Evil Corp., at the U.S. Department of Justice on December 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. Today the U.S. ... Read More »

US police registry would fail without changes in states

FILE – In this June 23, 2020 file photo, A woman holds up a sign saying “police the police” as she confronts a police line while demonstrators protest in Washington, over the death of George Floyd. Without major changes in almost every state, a national police misconduct database like what ... Read More »

Malawi presidential election: State broadcaster says opposition win

Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera heads the opposition coalition More Malawi’s opposition is claiming victory in the re-run of last year’s presidential election – which was held again after allegations of widespread rigging. Official results for Tuesday’s poll have not yet been declared by Malawi’s electoral commission. But state ... Read More »

DeVos issues rule steering more virus aid to private schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos participates in a roundtable event at Waukesha STEM Academy Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) More The Trump administration on Thursday moved forward with a policy ordering public schools across the U.S. to share coronavirus relief funding with private schools at a ... Read More »

Law enforcement struggles with policing in reckoning moment

FILE – In this June 4, 2020, file photo Austin police keep watch as demonstrators gather in downtown Austin, Texas, to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP ... Read More »

Virus testing, tracking still plagued by reporting delays

FILE – In this March 26, 2020 file photo a member of the Brooklyn Hospital Center COVID-19 testing team calls in the next patient in line in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Having access to quick coronavirus test results will play an important role in resuming sporting events, keeping ... Read More »

US health officials believe 20M Americans have had virus

Cars are lined up at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space ... Read More »

Belarus president accuses Russia, Poland of election interference

Lukashenko is seeking his sixth term as president (AFP Photo/Sergey Guneev) More Minsk (AFP) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday accused Russia and Poland of interfering in an upcoming presidential election, claims that were quickly denied by the Kremlin. The strongman leader of authoritarian ex-Soviet state is seeking his ... Read More »

Countries agree regulations for automated driving

More than 50 countries, including Japan, South Korea and the EU member states, have agreed common regulations for vehicles that can take over some driving functions. More More than 50 countries, including Japan, South Korea and the EU member states, have agreed common regulations for vehicles that can take over ... Read More »

Ex-UN human rights chief calls for Hong Kong special envoy

LONDON (AP) — The United Nations’ former human rights chief and eight former U.N. special envoys have urged the body’s secretary-general to appoint a special envoy on Hong Kong, saying they are deeply concerned about a potential “humanitarian tragedy” as Beijing prepares to impose draconian national security laws on the ... Read More »

When a House chairman is on the brink of defeat

TEARS OF AN ENGEL — The race hasn’t been called yet, but it looks like veteran Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) is on the verge of being wiped out. His progressive primary challenger, Jamaal Bowman, has already declared victory, though Engel’s team warned that “any declarative statement on the outcome of ... Read More »

Pelosi Says She Will ‘Absolutely, Positively Not’ Apologize For Claiming GOP Senators Are “Trying To Get Away With Murder, Actually, The Murder Of George Floyd”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), on Tuesday, accused Republican senators, during a CBS News interview, of “trying to get away with murder, actually, the murder of George Floyd”, pertaining to police reform. On Wednesday, Pelosi doubled down and told NBC News’ Peter Alexander that she “absolutely, positively” will not apologize for ... Read More »

Iraq passes bill to unlock funds for cash-strapped state

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers Wednesday passed a crucial bill allowing the country to finance a widening fiscal deficit amid an unprecedented economic crisis spurred by falling oil prices and the pandemic. Of 329 members of parliament, 168 voted in favor of a law enabling domestic and foreign borrowing by ... Read More »

Tanzanite: Tanzanian miner becomes overnight millionaire

A small-scale miner in Tanzania has become an overnight millionaire after selling two rough Tanzanite stones – the biggest ever find in the country. Saniniu Laizer earned £2.4m ($3.4m) from the country’s mining ministry for the gemstones, which had a combined weight of 15kg (2.3 lb). “There will be a ... Read More »

Israel warned at UN against annexation but US gives green light

A picture taken from the Palestinian village of Qirah, south of Nablus, shows the Israeli settlement of Ariel as Israel debates annexation (AFP Photo/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH) United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The United Nations and European and Arab powers on Wednesday warned Israel that its plans to annex Palestinian land ... Read More »

Trump faces critical decision on Israel's bid for annexation

File – In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, a Palestinian demonstrator covers his face from tear gas fired by Israeli forces as he holds a poster of -U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against President Donald Trump’s Mideast initiative, in Jordan Valley in the West Bank. Israeli ... Read More »

Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Iron Castings market worldwide will grow by a projected 45.5 Thousand Metric Tons, during the analysis period

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="NEW YORK, June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Iron Castings market worldwide will grow by a projected 45.5 Thousand Metric Tons, during the analysis period, driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) ... Read More »

Georgia measure would stop officials mailing ballot requests

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a presser at Liberty Plaza, across the street from the Georgia State Capitol building, in downtown Atlanta, Monday, April 6, 2020. Raffensperger announced the creation of an “absentee ballot task force” that will investigate reports of fraud as Georgia expands mail-in voting ... Read More »

Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Food Grade Iron Powders market worldwide will grow by a projected US$1.7 Thousand, during the analysis period

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="NEW YORK, June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Food Grade Iron Powders market worldwide will grow by a projected US$1.7 Thousand, during the analysis period, driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) ... Read More »

Israeli police release video of alleged car-ramming attack

Israeli policemen stand around the body of a Palestinian at a checkpoint near Jerusalem, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. A Palestinian driver died Tuesday after he was shot by an Israeli policeman at a checkpoint in the West Bank in what police said was an attempted attack on Israeli military personnel. ... Read More »

US warns of new UN sanctions if Iran arms embargo ends

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells a news conference that he hopes for a resolution soon with Sudan (AFP Photo/MANDEL NGAN) More Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Wednesday of a return of UN sanctions on Iran if the Security Council fails to extend an ... Read More »

Police reform hits an impasse

CRISIS CHECK-IN — At the beginning of this month, your Huddle host noted that Congress was confronting a dual set of crises: the coronavirus and the civil unrest sparked by police brutality. So how are lawmakers tackling the two issues thus far? Predictably, they are struggling to make serious headway ... Read More »

Arab League urges Libya cease-fire amid fears of wider war

CAIRO (AP) — The Arab League on Tuesday pressed Libya’s warring parties and their foreign backers to halt fighting and restart peace talks, as regional tensions threaten a new escalation in the oil-rich country’s years-long conflict. Following an emergency meeting requested by Egypt, Arab League foreign ministers warned against a ... Read More »

Cyprus probes alleged groping of girls at migrant center

Migrants wait for food inside a refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia outside of Nicosia, Cyprus, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Cyprus’ interior minister says he has asked police to launch a criminal probe into allegations that underage girls staying at a migrants’ reception center were sexually harassed by other adults staying ... Read More »

More than half of war crimes court's members back tribunal

FILE- In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, the International Criminal Court, or ICC, is seen in The Hague, Netherlands. President Donald Trump has lobbed a broadside attack against the International Criminal Court. He’s authorizing economic sanctions and travel restrictions against court workers directly involved in investigating American troops and ... Read More »

Donors pledge $130 million for UN Palestinian refugee agency

JERUSALEM (AP) — International donors pledged over $130 million Tuesday to the United Nations agency helping Palestinian refugees, an amount the organization’s head says is encouraging but not enough to keep operations running through the end of the year. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency has faced a financial crisis ... Read More »

Malawi presidential election: Polls close in historic re-run

Voters are choosing between President Peter Mutharika and Lazarus Chakwera More Voting was peaceful in Malawi as people took part in a re-run poll five months after President Peter Mutharika’s disputed 2019 victory was annulled. There were long queues in some places indicating a high level of enthusiasm, reports journalist ... Read More »

ANNOUNCING: "Voice Our Future" – a partnership between United Nations Foundation and ARTECHOUSE

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="An immersive and interactive extended reality campaign spanning Then, Now, and Next as part of an on-going global conversation around shaping the future during the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.” data-reactid=”12″>An immersive and interactive extended reality campaign spanning Then, Now, and Next ... Read More »