US President Joe Biden today formally acknowledged that the 1915 massacre of Armenians was a genocide in the Ottoman Empire, according to world agencies. He used an expression that his predecessors in the White House avoided for decades in order not to worsen relations with Turkey, reports AP.“The American people pay tribute to all these Armenians who went missing in the genocide that began today, … Continue reading Biden acknowledged that the massacre of Armenians was genocide, and Turkey responded immediately!!
Bitcoin traded at $ 50,042 today at around 10 a.m., according to CoinDesk, up about 3 percent from yesterday’s price of $ 47,875. It is very close to the growth rates of the most popular cryptocurrency a month ago, when the value of bitcoin reached a historical record of $ 62,830. In the last two days, almost all popular cryptocurrencies have seen a sharp drop … Continue reading After the sharp decline, the cryptocurrency market is recovering: How much is bitcoin worth today?
Each day millions of people are getting their COVID-19 vaccines. More than 40 percent of Americans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 25 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. Despite this progress, public officials are concerned that the country is on the precipice of a new challenge — one in which supply of the vaccine will outweigh … Continue reading Vaccine-hesitant, vaccine refusers and anti-vaxxers: There’s a spectrum, and the differences matter
MINNEAPOLIS — “His name,” the prosecutor said, “was George Perry Floyd Jr.” These seven words were the first the jury heard from Steve Schleicher, a prosecutor, in his closing argument in the trial of Derek Chauvin. With them Mr. Schleicher, standing in a bland Minneapolis courtroom, answered a call from the spirited streets 18 floors below, where protesters, for nearly a year, had been shouting … Continue reading How the Trial Over Floyd’s Death Flipped the Script for Black Victims
An unarmed man was shot by a Virginia sheriff’s deputy while on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, according to authorities and 911 audio released Friday. Isaiah Brown, 32, was taken to a local hospital after the shooting early Wednesday with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to statements from the Virginia State Police, which said its Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office Police Shooting … Continue reading An unarmed man was shot by a Virginia deputy while on the phone with 911
A railroad conductor working at the Long Island Rail Road, a commuter train system in New York, found a bag containing two jewelry portfolios storing a total of 36 diamond ring settings worth about $100,000. Jonathan Yellowday made the discovery on Thursday after a jeweler riding the train left the valuable bag behind. “It almost didn’t seem real. I thought, this can’t be what it … Continue reading Bag full of diamond rings worth $100,000 found on New York train
President Joe Biden became the first US president to formally refer to atrocities committed against Armenians as a “genocide” on Saturday, 106 years after the 1915 start of an eight-year-long campaign of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Ottoman Empire that left between 1 and 1.5 million Armenians dead. Previous presidents have refrained from using the word “genocide” in connection with the mass atrocities committed … Continue reading Why Biden’s statement recognizing the Armenian genocide is a big deal
The philanthropist and entrepreneur also criticises the UK government for cutting the foreign aid budget from 0.7% to 0.5%. Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has told Sky News he remains hopeful the world will be “completely back to normal” by the end of 2022, as excess COVID-19 vaccines become available. Speaking to the Sophy Ridge On Sunday programme, the Microsoft founder pointed to the high rollout … Continue reading COVID-19: Bill Gates hopeful world ‘completely back to normal’ by end of 2022 – and vaccine sharing to ramp up
The U.S. military is boosting its presence in Afghanistan and the Middle East region for security purposes ahead of beginning a full withdrawal, the Pentagon announced Friday. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has approved the addition of a number of long-range B-52 bombers to Afghanistan, two of which have already arrived in the region, and will keep the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower in the Gulf, Pentagon … Continue reading U.S. military sends reinforcements ahead of Afghanistan drawdown
The US Department of Energy announced today that it will try to create a Forum of producers of “zero” emissions. The Forum aims to achieve net-zero emissions on a global scale through the “development of long-term strategies”. Canada, Norway, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia will join the United States in these efforts. It should be noted that these five countries account for 40% of the world’s … Continue reading The United States will establish a Forum of “zero” emissions producers