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U.S. Says It Will Not Rejoin Open Skies Treaty With Russia

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has informed Russia that the United States will not rejoin a treaty that allowed the nations to conduct surveillance of each other, even though President Biden harshly criticized his predecessor during last year’s campaign for pulling out of the agreement, State Department officials said Thursday. The nearly 30-year-old accord, known […]

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu On UN Rights Council Probe Decision

This travesty makes a mockery of international law, Benjamin Netanyahu said. (File) Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday denounced as “shameful” a decision by the UN Human Rights Council to probe abuses in the Palestinian territories and inside Israel, while Palestinians welcomed the move. “Today’s shameful decision is yet another example of the UN […]


Javier Baez helped Chicago Cubs score on a play you’ve never seen before

His nickname is El Mago (The Magician) for a reason. Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez was at it again on Thursday, creating havoc on the basepaths that led to two runs for his team — the difference in a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. “It really is a magic act,” manager David Ross said […]

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Senate Poised to Pass $195 Billion Bill to Bolster Competitiveness With China

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday was on the brink of passing expansive legislation to ramp up research and development into scientific innovation, advancing what would be the government’s first significant foray into industrial policy in decades in a bid to bolster competitiveness against China. Powered by rising fears among members of both parties that […]

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WHO Excludes Myanmar from World Health Assembly, Cites Pending Guidance from UN

File photo of World Health Organization (WHO) office in Geneva (Reuters) The 74th World Health Assembly had received requests from both Myanmar’s ousted civilian authorities and the military junta that seized power nearly four months ago to represent the country. AFP Geneva Last Updated:May 26, 2021, 16:04 IST FOLLOW US ON: Faced with the dilemma […]


Activists Crashed Exxon’s Board, but Forcing Change Will Be Hard

“If you want to be a public company in a carbon-intensive industry you are going to have to convince investors that you still have a viable business in a low-carbon future,” said Mark Viviano, a managing partner at Kimmeridge, an energy-focused private equity firm. Exxon management says it realizes it must prepare for a lower-carbon […]


Packers’ Jordan Love shows signs of progress even without top receivers – Green Bay Packers Blog

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Running back Aaron Jones noticed the difference in the huddle. Anyone watching practice saw it when the ball left his hand. What they heard and what they saw was Jordan Love 2.0, and as QB1. Love might not be the Green Bay Packers‘ ideal choice to start when the regular season […]


Tesla top safety endorsements from Consumer Reports, IIHS suspended

Tesla Model 3 Source: Tesla When Tesla decided to exclude radar sensors from its newer Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in the U.S., it had to downgrade functionality in these cars at least temporarily. As a result, Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are suspending some key safety endorsements for those […]

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U.N. Rights Council Orders Inquiry Into Israel After Gaza Strife

GENEVA — Spurred by the latest fighting in Gaza, the United Nations’ top human rights body voted Thursday to appoint a commission of inquiry with unusually broad latitude to investigate possible war crimes and other abuses committed in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Israel denounced the decision as a one-sided sham. It was the […]

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Joe Biden sends greetings to Buddhists on Vesak

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden sent greetings on Wednesday to the Buddhist community on the occasion of Vesak, a day honouring the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha. “(First Lady) Jill (Biden) and I extend our warmest wishes to Buddhists in the United States and around the world as they celebrate Vesak, a day […]