Susan Rice makes claim Russians could be behind violent George Floyd demonstrations

Former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice bizarrely suggested in a televised interview Sunday that the Russians could be behind the violent nationwide demonstrations following the in-custody death of George Floyd, although she offered no evidence for the incendiary claim. Rice’s … Read More

Russia Coronavirus Cases Surge Past 400K as Infections Increase Again

Russia is now the third most-affected country in terms of infections.         Kirill Zykov / Moskva News Agency Russia confirmed 9,268 new coronavirus infections Sunday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 405,843. One hundred and thirty-eight people have … Read More

At Trump request, Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing … Read More

Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services; Roberts sides with liberals

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 29 May 2020

The Explanation for U. S. ANARCHY     You obviously don’t need to find out the details of rioting, looting, and arson, as it’s playing out LIVE wherever you look. But the truth behind this anarchy is another matter. There are powerful … Read More

Trump says terminating U.S. relationship with World Health Organization over virus

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China. Appearing … Read More

Concerns over social-distancing as floods affect 300,000 in Assam

Two dead so far, around 20,000 in relief camps. After approximately 300,000 were affected by pre-monsoon floods in 11 districts across Assam, concerns have emerged over the adherence to social-distancing norms to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease … Read More

Maas calls for ‘open dialogue’ with China

The German foreign minister’s comments come ahead of a meeting with EU counterparts on the bloc’s China strategy. Recent developments in Hong Kong present a “test of the EU’s political ambitions.” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has touted an open … Read More

Trump signs executive order threatening social-media companies after Twitter fact-checked his tweets

Trump’s executive order seeks to limit the power of social-media companies to moderate speech on their platforms. Associated Press President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday seeking to crack down on social-media companies over allegations of bias against conservatives. … Read More

An $826 Billion Battle is Brewing in Europe

(Bloomberg Opinion) — The European Union’s pandemic recovery plan has all the hallmarks of a historic leap in the dark for the 27-member bloc. It aims to unleash as much as 750 billion euros ($826 billion) of fiscal stimulus, fueled by joint borrowing on … Read More

As World Comes to Halt Amid Pandemic, So Do Migrants

Laborers have not just stopped traveling in search of work. Many have also headed back to their home countries. Migrants at a bridge on the Mexico-United States border wait to reschedule their immigration hearings.Credit…Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters MEXICO CITY — A … Read More

China approves Hong Kong security legislation, defying Trump

A screen shows the result of the vote on a proposal to draft a security law on Hong Kong during the closing session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. China’s … Read More

China refuses Security Council meeting on Hong Kong

The Chinese flag flutters at the office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing on May 25, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Washington on Wednesday (May 27) requested an emergency UN meeting over a controversial … Read More

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