British police said Tuesday they are charging a third Russian suspect in the 2018 nerve agent attack on a former Russian agent in England. Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed the suspects were civilians, and the two suspects appeared on Russian television claiming they had visited Salisbury as tourists. Police said Tuesday they have evidence that the third suspect, Sergey Fedotov is really Denis Sergeev, a member of the Russian military intelligence service known as the GRU. Skripal, a Russian military intelligence officer turned double agent for Britain, and his daughter Yulia, who was visiting him, spent weeks in critical condition after the attack. Three months later, two local residents who apparently came across a discarded vial that contained the nerve agent fell ill. One recovered, but the other died.
September 21, 2021 09:56 UTC
South Korean boyband BTS have performed around the world, from Las Vegas to Brazil, and now they’ve taken the stage at the United Nations in New York City. Pool via Getty Images Members of BTS arrive at United Nations headquarters during the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City. The seven, fully-vaccinated members of BTS were accompanying the South Korean president Moon Jae-in to the UN conference happening this week in New York. BTS members actually hold important roles at the UN, they are the UN’s Special Presidential Envoys for Future Generations and Culture. The video was filmed at the UN over the weekend and shows them dancing in the General Assembly hall and the gardens.
September 21, 2021 09:21 UTC
Several small earthquakes shook the island of La Palma in the Atlantic Ocean off northwest Africa on Tuesday, keeping nerves on edge after a volcanic eruption on Sunday. The island, with a population of 85,000, is part of the Canary Islands archipelago, a key tourist destination for Europeans. The lava’s advance has slowed to about 120 meters (400 feet) an hour, according to the head of the Canary Island Volcanic Emergency Plan, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, and wasn't expected to reach the Atlantic Ocean before Wednesday. Torres asked locals to remember the island's last eruption in 1971, when one person died after inhaling the gas emitted as lava met the water. The new fissure opened after what the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute said was a 3.8-magnitude quake.
September 21, 2021 08:24 UTC
Paris will keep “Europeanizing” this conflict as it takes up the EU rotating presidency, to varying degrees of success. Trade talks with Australia will likely hit a brick wall, a new U.S.-EU partnership on trade and technology will likely suffer, and simmering Brexit tensions with the U.K. will probably keep flaring up. Nothing on its own to make the White House lose sleep, given its focus on a foreign policy that can be sold to the American middle-class. But hardly conducive to progress on global issues like climate change, nuclear proliferation, and the rise of China, not least because Australia will now have to wait even longer to renew its submarine fleet. There’s now a “big rift” in the heart of NATO, the U.K.’s former ambassador to France, Peter Ricketts, points out.
September 21, 2021 06:22 UTC
For most of the year, any time the border issue was raised, these people would punt the question," she said. "Of course the regime media, which had been dutifully downplaying the border crisis for months, is now stepping up to help burnish Biden’s reputation as tough on immigration." "After they get a few headlines about deportations and stanch the political bleeding, Mayorkas will return to business as usual. His scrapping the most effective aspects of Trump’s immigration policies led directly to this current crisis – with severe economic, national security, political and health-related consequences for American citizens. "Every crime they commit, every tax dollar they consume, every disease that is spread, every cartel member that’s enriched, all of it is on Biden."
September 21, 2021 05:15 UTC
Take hoovering for instance, which among both the UK’s most loved and hated chores in a survey of 2000 Brits carried out by Hammonds Furniture. AdvertisementThe survey also split the results by gender – and surprise, surprise, they suggest that women do more housework than men. That gender split was pretty large, too, with more than half of women (54%) suggesting they do all the tasks in their household. AdvertisementAnd of those surveyed, 22% said they argue with partners about chores, making it the most argued about topic in relationships. But when we do get down to our chores which ones do we really loathe and which do we secretly enjoy?
September 21, 2021 03:56 UTC
That’s something that’s not normal. The team’s first season at Barclays Center held promise mostly because of the return of Ionescu, the 2020 No. game and missed the rest of her rookie season. “It’s like Sabs played two games and she’s never played in New York to be the queen of New York,” Hopkins said. “She’s just done a truly magnificent job of balancing expectations that may have been unrealistic for a rookie.”
Source:New York Times
September 21, 2021 03:56 UTC
Justin Trudeau will remain Canada’s prime minister following the vote in an early election on Monday, Canadian broadcasters projected. The prime minister called the election last month, two years ahead of schedule, expecting that the boost in his popularity provided by his handling of the pandemic would give him the majority he was denied in 2019. Preliminary results suggest that the final numbers will largely mirror those of the 2019 election. While disgruntlement about the election call dominated the five-week campaign, the pandemic intensified as a campaign issue over the final days. Mr. Trudeau has proposed mandatory vaccination for some and championed vaccine passports.
Source:New York Times
September 21, 2021 03:03 UTC
A homeless man faces up to seven years in prison after failing to pay 43 cents for a bottle of Mountain Dew in Pennsylvania last month. PennLive reports Joseph Sobolewski, 38, went into a convenience store in Perry County in August to buy a bottle of soda. The price for a single bottle, however, was $2.29 plus tax, meaning he was 43 cents short. The publication added that the store called the police on Sobolewski, who was arrested and charged with a felony under the state’s “three strikes law” for retail theft. A first retail theft offense is a summary, akin to a speeding ticket, a second offense is a misdemeanor and subsequent offenses are classified as third-degree felonies.
September 21, 2021 03:00 UTC
(CNN) The Justice Department on Monday charged two prominent Republican operatives who allegedly helped a Russian citizen illegally donate $25,000 to the Trump campaign in 2016. Jesse Benton, 43, and Doug Wead, 75, were charged in a six-count indictment and made their first appearance in DC District Court. Prosecutors said Benton and Wead funneled $25,000 from the unnamed Russian donor to the Trump Victory Committee, a joint fundraising venture between then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee. The Russian then attended a September 2016 fundraiser in Philadelphia, where he met Trump and took photos with the future President. The indictment says Trump's campaign wasn't aware that the money came from a foreign national.
September 21, 2021 00:56 UTC
What is the debt limit? That’s what is commonly known as the debt limit or the debt ceiling. Lawmakers have raised the debt limit repeatedly over the last century, and in 2019 they suspended it entirely. Adding the proposal to suspend the debt limit, however, would force Senate Republicans to make a fateful choice. McConnell said Monday that he and his colleagues “will not support legislation that raises the debt limit,” which suggests a filibuster is coming.
September 21, 2021 00:00 UTC
No one needed to be reminded Saturday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion why the seasons didn’t turn, turn, turn last year for the arts. A toast, then to L.A. Opera. But what the pandemic has ultimately wrought for L.A. Opera is a harder question to answer. That Louis Désiré set so proudly built by L.A. Opera is a handsome, spare construction with moveable parts, including a tower that rises and lowers. In fact, five are needed, and L.A. Opera managed an impressive four.
September 20, 2021 23:48 UTC
Pfizer has to now submit their data to FDA for scrutiny to see that safety and efficacy is what they say. It’s one-third the dose of the vaccine [and] gives an antibody response that’s equivalent to what you see in 16-25-year-olds. These are kids so they want all the data out there for people to see." Host Sandra Smith later asked Collins whether kids should still have to wear masks after getting the vaccine if the Pfizer shot is approved for students of all ages. "It’s not just going to be enough to vaccinated the little kids.
September 20, 2021 22:41 UTC
A Texas doctor who publicly said he performed an abortion was sued Monday in state court by two different plaintiffs, handing Texas the first tests of its new abortion law. He said he decided to sue the doctor after he read about the case early Monday morning and wanted to test the Texas law. "The doctor is going to get sued," Mr. Stilley said. Mr. Stilley said he is neither antiabortion nor in favor of abortion rights, and not affiliated with any abortion-related political groups. While the complaint is against Dr. Braid, it says Mr. Gomez believes the Texas law to be illegal and asks a court to strike it down.
September 20, 2021 22:41 UTC
Salvador Perez hit his 46th home run, breaking Johnny Bench’s record for homers by a catcher in a season, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Monday in the first game of a doubleheader. Perez hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, topping Bench’s total from 1970 for the most by a player who played at least 75% of his team’s games at catcher. Perez pointed to the sky after crossing home plate and was hugged by several teammates as he entered the dugout. Perez also moved into a tie for the major league lead in homers with Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Perez leads the majors with 115 RBIs. Hunter Dozier and Andrew Benintendi also hit two-run homers for the Royals.
September 20, 2021 22:30 UTC