Antonio Guterres elected second time as the UN Secretary-General

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously elected Antonio Guterres to a second term as secretary-general on Friday, giving him another five years at the helm of the 193-member organization at a time a deeply divided world faces numerous conflicts, the growing impact of climate change, and a pandemic still circling the globe. Antonio Guterres Ambassadors in … Continue reading Antonio Guterres elected second time as the UN Secretary-General

US Supreme Court squashes efforts to overturn Obamacare

The US Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a bid by Republican-led states to overturn Obamacare, safeguarding the health insurance of millions with the coronavirus pandemic still a threat in much of America. In a 7-2 decision, the nation's highest court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), former president Barack Obama's signature health care program, ruling that Texas and … Continue reading US Supreme Court squashes efforts to overturn Obamacare

Ex-French president Sarkozy facing trial for corruption

Prosecutors in the trial of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday called for a six-month jail term over campaign finance violations for his 2012 reelection bid. At the end of proceedings in Paris, they issued withering criticism of the former head of state and demanded a one-year jail term, with six months of it suspended, and a … Continue reading Ex-French president Sarkozy facing trial for corruption

Ex-president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, returns after 10 years of arrest

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo returned home to Abidjan on Thursday, nearly a decade after he was ousted from power and sent to The Hague to face war crimes charges of which he was later acquitted.  Laurent Gbagbo Laurent Gbagbo’s homecoming is viewed as a key test of stability in Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer … Continue reading Ex-president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, returns after 10 years of arrest

Biden gains NATO support in confrontation with China and Russia

President Joe Biden used his first appearance at a NATO summit since taking office to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from provocative actions targeting the U.S. and its allies on Monday. NATO leaders joined the United States in formally accusing Moscow and Beijing of malign actions. Joe Biden, President of the … Continue reading Biden gains NATO support in confrontation with China and Russia

Is the US media overprotecting Biden?

More than 60 percent of American voters believe the mainstream media protects President Joe Biden by not asking tough questions, according to a new survey. The Zogby Poll also found that nearly half of U.S. voters feel the president is taking credit for actions made by former President Donald Trump. Asked if the country was headed in … Continue reading Is the US media overprotecting Biden?

Microsoft to end support for Windows 10

With a new version of Windows, potentially called Windows 11, scheduled to launch by the end of this month, Microsoft has announced that support for Windows 10 will end on 14 October 2025. Photo by Stefan Coders on Pexels.com This includes the Windows 10 Home Pro and the Pro versions for Education and Workstations. The … Continue reading Microsoft to end support for Windows 10

China to probe COVID-19 outbreak in Guangzhou

Chinese investigators have set up a task force to investigate possible dereliction of duty among Guangzhou officials over the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus. People wearing face masks in China A task force of municipal and provincial Communist Party disciplinary officials have been set up, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported, citing a report in … Continue reading China to probe COVID-19 outbreak in Guangzhou

Russia fines Facebook and Telegram for breaching the law

For the second time a Russian court has fined Facebook and Telegram for not taking down content banned by Russia. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Facebook will be forced to pay $235,000 while Telegram must pay $138,000, the Moscow court ruled. At the sentencing, it was not revealed what type of content had remained posted. … Continue reading Russia fines Facebook and Telegram for breaching the law

You can travel to space with Jeff Bezos for only $28m

A mystery bidder paid $28 million at auction Saturday for a seat alongside Jeff Bezos on board the first crewed spaceflight of the billionaire's company Blue Origin next month. Jeff Bezos The Amazon founder revealed this week that both he and his brother Mark would take seats on board the company's New Shepard launch vehicle … Continue reading You can travel to space with Jeff Bezos for only $28m