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Steve April 16, 2021

Istanbul, Turkey – Some 500 years ago, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent pondered building a ship canal to bypass the Bosphorus. Now that dream is close to being realised with the latest and most ambitious of Turkey’s “megaprojects” launched under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The plan to construct a 25-mile (40-kilometre) waterway skirting the north of […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Ukraine and the EU condemn Russia’s decision to restrict the navigation of foreign military and official ships. Russia will restrict the navigation of foreign military and official ships in parts of the Black Sea until October, according to a Russian news agency, prompting swift condemnation by Ukraine and the European Union. The announcement on Friday […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Uganda’s election process was ‘neither free nor fair’. The United States has said it is imposing visa restrictions on “those believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic process in Uganda”, including during an election in January and the campaign period. President Yoweri Museveni, in power […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Few political leaders are as embattled as Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. Many in the South Caucasus nation blame him for the humiliating defeat in last year’s war with neighbouring Azerbaijan over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Thousands of protesters, top generals and political opponents urged him to resign, while thousands of grieving families of […]

Steve April 16, 2021

In life, Prince Philip relished getting behind the wheel of a Land Rover and taking the rugged British vehicles out for a drive. Now, he will be ferried to his funeral Saturday in a bespoke Land Rover hearse that he helped design. Instead of the traditional black, the Duke of Edinburgh’s casket will be transported […]

Steve April 16, 2021

One Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That’s how many of the fierce dinosaur king probably roamed Earth over the course of a couple million years, a new study finds. Using calculations based on body size, sexual maturity and the creatures’ energy needs, a team at the University of California, […]

Steve April 16, 2021

media caption“She’s the Queen, she will behave with the extraordinary dignity, extraordinary courage that she always does” The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will be a “profound” chance for the Queen to say farewell to her husband of 73 years, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. “She will behave with the extraordinary dignity, extraordinary courage that […]

Steve April 16, 2021

In Hutchinson, Minnesota, about 60 miles from where police killed George Floyd and Daunte Wright, a white driver assaulted and dragged a police officer with his car.  According to KARE 11, on Wednesday afternoon, Hutchinson Police attempted to pull over a 61-year-old man who reportedly assaulted an employee at a home improvement store with a piece […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Children as young as 2 years old have started to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday as part of a trial by Stanford medical researchers, according to CBS San Francisco.   “We need to make sure that children are protected,” Dr. Yvonne Maldonado told the San Francisco Chronicle. “There’s been over 3 million children infected, thousands hospitalized and almost 300 deaths. […]

Steve April 16, 2021

UN says tens of thousands have fled a series of attacks this week by armed groups on the town of Damasak, Borno state. As many as 65,000 people have fled the northeastern Nigeria town of Damasak following a series of attacks by an armed group, the United Nations refugee agency said. Fighters from the so-called […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Between 2013 and 2019, probe finds that thousands of passports issued to rich foreigners were handed out illegally. More than half the passports Cyprus issued to rich foreigners in an investment scheme were illegal, a government-appointed board of inquiry has found. More than 3,000 foreign investors who stumped up a minimum of two million euros […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Officials say search operation ongoing after boat, that left Tunisia on Thursday, sank on the way to Lampedusa. At least 21 people have died after their boat sank off Tunisia’s coast as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa. “The boat sank during a trip that started late on […]