Category: Breaking New

U.S. Sanctions Cuba for Crackdowns on Protesters

Calling attention to police violence in the United States, the foreign minister added: “It should rather apply unto itself the Magnitsky Global Act for systematic repression & police brutality that took the lives of 1021 persons in 2020.”Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, described the sanctions as among a range of responses Mr. Biden would deploy to help Cubans grappling with government oppression and a growing humanitarian crisis. She said that “addressing this moment was a priority for the administration.”As vice president during the Obama administration, Mr. Biden oversaw a policy that restored...

How to watch the Olympics 2021 Opening Ceremony

The delayed 2020 Olympics are finally here. Being that Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of the East Coast of the U.S., many events and ceremonies will be rebroadcast on NBC at later times to accommodate for the time difference. Here’s everything you need to know about the Olympics 2021 Opening Ceremony and the beginning of the Tokyo Games: When do the 2021 Olympics start and end? Competition for soccer and softball began on July 21; the Closing Ceremony will take place on August 8. When does the Opening Ceremony start? This year’s Opening Ceremony...

US and Germany have Nord Stream 2 deal, but lack authority to implement it – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article A day after the U.S. and Germany announced a deal allowing the completion of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, top officials conceded that neither the White House nor the Chancellery have the authority to implement some of its most crucial components. As a huge outcry went up from opponents of the Russia-led pipeline project, Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged that her agreement with President Joe Biden hardly settled their political disagreements, and that much remained uncertain. “The agreement with the U.S. government does not cement the...

Snap (SNAP) earnings Q2 2021

Snap's stock rose more than 16% on Thursday after the company reported its second-quarter earnings, beating expectations across the board for earnings, revenue and user growth.Here's what Snap reported versus Wall Street's estimates:Adjusted earnings per share: 10 cents vs. 1 cent loss forecast by RefinitivRevenue: $982 million vs. $846 million forecast by RefinitivGlobal daily active users (DAUs): 293 million vs. 290.3 million per StreetAccountAverage revenue per user (ARPU): $3.35 vs. $2.92 per StreetAccounttSnap said the company was not impacted by Apple's iOS 14.5 privacy changes as it had anticipated that it would be. This was due to...

Latest Man Arrested In Capitol Riot Accused Of Attacking Police With Rod

A northern Mississippi man has been arrested after allegedly attacking police officers with a metal rod during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Michael Leon Brock, 54, of Walls, just south of Memphis, Tennessee, was arrested Tuesday after video appeared to capture him repeatedly pushing and striking officers with an estimated 4-foot rod as Trump supporters violently descended upon the Capitol during the certification of Electoral College votes. “Oh, my God, he got him good! He got the cop good,” a spectator is heard saying, pointing out the man in the olive...

More than 1.5 million children have lost a caregiver to the pandemic, a study says.

An estimated 1.5 million children worldwide lost a mother, father or other caregiving relative in the first 14 months of the pandemic, according to a new study. More than a million lost primary caregivers.“These unnamed children are the tragic overlooked consequence of the millions of pandemic dead,” the researchers wrote in the study, which was published in The Lancet medical journal on Tuesday.Many more children will experience such losses as the virus rages in many countries, the researchers predict, and the bereaved are likely to be at risk for an array of further traumas...

Scheana Shay wears massive ring, sparking engagement rumors

Raise your glasses high for Scheana Shay? The “Vanderpump Rules” star, 36, was photographed wearing a gigantic ring on her left ring finger on Tuesday night — sparking rumors that she and beau Brock Davies are engaged. Shay rocks her rock outside of celebrity hotspot Craig’s. RACHPOOT / BACKGRID Photographers captured the sparkling bauble as the new parents walked into Los Angeles hotspot Craig’s to meet some of their “Vanderpump Rules” pals. Once inside, the crew was celebrating something — though it’s unclear exactly what all the fuss was about. Shay posted a video...

A migrant hunger strike is shaking Belgium’s government – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article For hundreds of hunger-striking migrants in Brussels, the situation is growing dire. And it’s threatening to fracture Belgium’s government. Their protest — launched by migrants hoping to get formal residency after living in Belgium for years — is now nearing two months, straining their health. Six strikers have sewn their mouths shut. Five have tried to commit suicide. Some have stopped drinking water. Volunteers count a thousand hospitalizations.  Once a local issue, the strikers are gaining global attention. A U.N. human rights official came to visit them. Pink...

Foxconn says iPhone factory not impacted

Vehicles are stranded in floodwater near Zhengzhou Railway Station on July 20, 2021 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China.Zhu Zhe | Visual China Group | Getty ImagesGUANGZHOU, China — Taiwan electronics manufacturer Foxconn said Wednesday that its factory in Zhengzhou — known as the world's largest iPhone assembly plant — has not been impacted by major flooding in the city.Zhengzhou in China's central Henan province has been hit with torrential rain. Authorities said it rained more in an hour on Tuesday than it normally would in an average month.The result has been intense flooding in the...

Dolly Parton Recreates 1978 Playboy Cover For Her Husband’s Birthday

Dolly Parton has made good on her earlier vow to return to the cover of Playboy magazine ― well, sort of.  The country icon posted a short video to her social media pages on Tuesday to wish her husband, Carl Thomas Dean, a happy birthday. In it, she wore a black bustier, a bow tie and bunny ears in an homage to the look she sported in the October 1978 issue of Playboy.   “Remember, some time back, I said I was going to pose in Playboy magazine when I was 75? Well, I’m 75, and they...