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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Details of the turmoil in Joe Biden's famously-insular family keep being made public by the president's own Justice Department.


The Colombian government has started exploring a sunk 18th Century Spanish galleon dubbed the "holy grail of shipwrecks". The South American nation has also declared a protected archaeological area around the San Jos galleon - which was sunk by the British Royal Navy in 1708 in the Caribbean Sea. The ship, whose ownership remains contested, was carrying one of the largest hauls of valuables ever lost at sea when it was attacked just outside of the Colombian city of Cartagena. It is estimated to be laden with as much as 16bn ($20bn) in treasure. Read more


Russia unveiled a bill on Tuesday that would redefine its maritime borders in the Baltic Sea, causing an outcry among Baltic and other northern European countries and fueling geopolitical tensions.


China flaunted a robot dog strapped with a gun during its largest-ever military exercise with Cambodia, producing images reminiscent of dystopian movies.


A light plane has made a dramatic emergency landing, appearing to bank low over houses outside the airport and at one point narrowly avoiding the tops of trees. Read more


A 57-year-old man died after hanging by the neck on fitness equipment. This method of exercise became popular in recent years through social media but experts have warned the public against attempting it, as the workout might lead to nerve and spinal cord damage or paralysis in the legs. Read more


Donald Trump appealed for support from the fringe Libertarian Party on Saturday, telling a rowdy crowd that if elected he would free from prison an American man who ran a website that sold millions of dollars in drugs.


Steve Jobs' former intern has some sage advice for college graduates: stop focusing on working for big companies and instead find the best people to work for.


Saturday, May 25, 2024

Several veterans and military families appear to have been kicked out of the North Carolina Republican Party convention in Greensboro after trying to get attendees to commit to a pledge that would condemn violence incited by former President Donald Trump and respect the peaceful transfer of power, according to footage released on social media. We went to the @NCGOP's convention with a demand that they pledge to honor the election and support a peaceful transfer of power," they wrote. "They didn't want to hear from us. They haven't signed that pledge. Until they do, their leadership and their nominees are unfit to lead." Read more


Friday, May 24, 2024

May 24, 2024

In this video I will take you to to the concert of Aigel, one of my favorite Russian bands. I discovered this electronic hip-hop duo a few years ago. I appreciate that besides Russian, their songs are also in Tatar, which is the language of an ethnic minority in Russia. Read more


NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump isn't known for letting slights pass. Yet for weeks, the famously combative presumptive Republican nominee has sat silently -- to the point of sometimes seeming asleep -- in a sterile Manhattan courtroom amid a barrage of accusations and insults. There were the times his former fixer-turned-chief prosecution witness was quoted calling him a "boorish cartoon misogynist" and a "Cheeto-dusted" villain who belonged in a "cage, like an animal." There were the graphic details relayed by a porn actor about the night she claims they had sex. And there were lengthy descriptions of what the prosecution argues was an illegal scheme to conceal hush money payments to salvage his then-flailing 2016 campaign. Read more


During a campaign rally in the Bronx, Donald Trump welcomed two gang members on stage with him to receive their endorsement. The two are under indictment for their alleged involvement with a vast murder conspiracy in Brooklyn. They are both currently free on bond and are facing multiple counts of murder, assault and weapons charges in a case involving 27 violent acts which include a dozen shootings.


The voices of some can be louder than one, which is why a California-based McDonald's franchise owner and his market coworkers are collaborating to sound off on the state's high expenses. " We require more responses in business neighborhood, especially the family-owned service neighborhood. Which's why a group of similar owners got together to introduce a company devoted to safeguarding the equity and the solvency of our business in California," Scott Rodrick stated on "Fox & & Pals" Friday. " Its main focus is to represent a unified voice to chosen authorities, to share our service goals and likewise our worry about chosen authorities," he continued, "so that we can require genuine responses to the concerns that challenge our service every day." Read more


The International Court of Justice on Friday ordered Israel to immediately halt its military assault on Rafah, the city in southern Gaza where more than 1 million people had sought refuge in dire conditions. The top United Nations court cited an "immediate risk" to Palestinians, noting that more than 800,000 people had been forced to flee Rafah since Israeli forces began ground operations in an area that had once been declared a safe zone. Judge Nawaf Salam, president of the ICJ, said Israel had failed to sufficiently address and dispel concerns raised by its offensive, all while the "catastrophic" living conditions of Palestinians in the strip had deteriorated further. Read more


The International Court of Justice on Friday ordered Israel to immediately halt its military assault on Rafah, the city in southern Gaza where more than 1 million people had sought refuge in dire conditions. The top United Nations court cited an "immediate risk" to Palestinians, noting that more than 800,000 people had been forced to flee Rafah since Israeli forces began ground operations in an area that had once been declared a safe zone. Judge Nawaf Salam, president of the ICJ, said Israel had failed to sufficiently address and dispel concerns raised by its offensive, all while the "catastrophic" living conditions of Palestinians in the strip had deteriorated further. Israel is unlikely to comply with the order, which the ICJ has no power to enforce, but the landmark ruling will pile pressure on the increasingly isolated U.S. ally. Read more


Humor requires emotional distance rather than emotional urgency, dispassionate observation rather than cheerleading and sermonizing, cool wit rather than scalding rage. Wit is almost always ultimately self- deprecating, but the modern political partisan cannot afford such self-deprecation, because he understands the entire political contest to be a matter of raising or lowering the relative status of one social group in competition with another.


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