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Steve December 2, 2021

On Tuesday, CNN finally did what it should have done many months ago: It took Chris Cuomo off the air. Since the spring, the cable news network had stood idly by, even after a series of reports revealed that Chris’s involvement in advising his brother—disgraced former New York governor Andrew Cuomo—amid his many sexual harassment […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Dismantling segregation in the United States has proven exceedingly difficult. In 1966, when Martin Luther King Jr. and fellow marchers were pelted with rocks and bottles in a fair housing demonstration in Chicago, King said he saw a level of hatred far greater than in campaigns for voting rights or nondiscrimination in employment. King persisted, […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Last month, Representative Peter Welch of Vermont announced that he would run to succeed Senator Patrick Leahy, after the longest-serving senator and famed Batman enthusiast announced his retirement. Welch, Vermont’s at-large representative, is considered a front-runner for the Democratic nomination in the still wide-open race and has already been endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders. Speaking […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Government forces have retaken the historic city famous for its iconic rock-cut churches from rival Tigrayan forces. The Ethiopian government says its forces and allies have retaken the town of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the embattled country’s Amhara region. Lalibela, home to 11 medieval rock-cut churches and a site of pilgrimage for […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Athens, Greece – Press freedom is increasingly under threat in Greece, according to journalists, NGOs and observers who are concerned by recent events including the alleged monitoring of reporters, what they call a vague law banning “fake news” and the bullying of a Dutch reporter who challenged the prime minister. Among those affected is Stavros […]

Steve December 2, 2021

A new report by Human Rights Watch alleges Myanmar security forces deliberately encircled and used lethal force on protesters in Yangon. The killing of at least 65 protesters on March 14 in Yangon, Myanmar, was planned and premeditated, a rights watchdog has found. Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday released a report accusing security forces […]

Steve December 2, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is expected to outline his plans Thursday to combat the coronavirus this winter with measures that would largely put the U.S. out of step with other countries that are clamping down on the new and worrying omicron variant. The administration’s strategy will focus mostly on ramping up existing Covid-19 procedures […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Macri is accused of overseeing an operation spying on the families of 44 sailors killed in a navy submarine sinking. Argentina’s former president Mauricio Macri has been charged with ordering the surveillance of family members of 44 sailors who died in a 2017 navy submarine sinking. The charge carries a sentence of three to 10 […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Cassie Lord, a freelance writer based in Tsukuba, Japan, planned to spend Christmas in her native UK. She has not been home for nearly three years and was hoping to spend time with a family member who recently had heart surgery. Now her plans are in disarray after Tokyo reinstated strict border controls in response […]

Steve December 2, 2021

The United Nations’ humanitarian agency OCHA appeals for a record $41bn to help 183 million people. The UN has warned that the need for humanitarian aid is skyrocketing worldwide and will reach an all-time high next year, as the pandemic, climate change and conflict push more people to the brink of famine. The United Nations’ […]

Steve December 1, 2021

Nureddin Nebati takes on the role of finance minister after Lutfi Elvan resigns. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has replaced the country’s finance minister after weeks of economic turmoil in which inflation soared as the lira plummeted to record lows. The currency has lost more than 40 percent of its value against the US dollar […]

Steve December 1, 2021

Asos Hassan is among thousands of people from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq who have risked their lives trying to reach Europe this year. Desperate to escape economic hardship and political repression, the 28-year-old university graduate from Koya, a town located east of the capital Erbil, has twice tried to cross the Aegean […]