Why we need a Juneteenth holiday | Black Lives Matter

Last year, Juneteenth came to Berlin, Germany. On June 19, about 100 people gathered at the Bethanien – a former hospital in the Berlin district of Kreuzberg that has since the 1970s served as a hub for artists and a presentation platform for contemporary art – to commemorate the emancipation of African American slaves. Given … Read more

Where Things Stand to How Much It Could Cost – NBC New York

Juneteenth on Saturday — a newly minted federal holiday — commemorates the emancipation of African Americans from slavery in the U.S. 156 years ago.  But more than a century and a half after slavery was abolished, there still remains an intense debate over whether the federal government should compensate the descendants of former slaves to … Read more

Ultraconservative cleric Raisi wins Iran presidential vote

Raisi, who served as Iran’s top judge before running for president, holds deeply conservative views on many social issues including the role of women in public life Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was declared the winner Saturday of Iran’s presidential election, a widely anticipated result after many political heavyweights were barred from running. Populist former president … Read more

Iowa Supreme Court bars warrantless police searches of trash

A divided Iowa Supreme Court has banned police from searching people’s uncollected trash without a warrant By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press June 18, 2021, 6:25 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article IOWA CITY, Iowa — A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday banned police from searching people’s uncollected … Read more

Texas to empty prison to make room for detained migrants | Migration News

The move comes amid wider efforts by Governor Greg Abbott to stop migrants from coming through the US-Mexico border. The US state of Texas is transferring inmates from a state prison to make room for detained migrants, prison authorities said, amid sustained efforts by Governor Greg Abbott to rein in the number of Central American … Read more

St Louis couple who brandished guns at protesters plead guilty | Black Lives Matter News

A Missouri court fines Mark McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, for pointing an assault rifle and handgun at Black Lives Matter protesters last year. Two wealthy American lawyers who earned notoriety by pointing guns at Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists marching past their mansion have pleaded guilty to misdemeanour charges, a court official has said. … Read more

Hawaii soldier pleads not guilty to murder in wife’s death

A Hawaii-based soldier is pleading not guilty in military court to first-degree premeditated murder in the January beating and stabbing death of his wife ByThe Associated Press June 18, 2021, 3:54 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HONOLULU — A Hawaii-based soldier on Thursday pleaded not guilty in military … Read more

Chinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden order | Donald Trump News

WeChat, TikTok, other apps targeted by Trump are eligible for review by Biden’s team, sources say. US President Joe Biden’s executive order aimed at safeguarding Americans’ sensitive data would force some Chinese apps to take tougher measures to protect private information if they want to remain in the US market, people familiar with the matter … Read more

No resolution on S-400 dispute during Biden-Erdoğan meeting | Joe Biden News

Turkey will take lead in securing Kabul airport after US troops depart, Biden and Erdoğan agree. President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan agreed when they met in Brussels this week that Turkey would take a lead role in securing the Kabul airport as the United States withdraws troops from Afghanistan, a US … Read more

US Issues New Sanctions Guidance Related To COVID-19

The move further permits certain transactions that have until now been prohibited (File) Washington: The United States on Thursday issued guidance easing the way for delivery of products such as face masks, ventilators and vaccines to combat the coronavirus pandemic to heavily sanctioned countries like Iran, Venezuela and Syria. The U.S. Treasury Department issued general … Read more