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    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Washington is taking aim at another Chinese tech firm. SMIC (SMICY), China's biggest chipmaker, has warned investors that new US restrictions could cut it off from key technology and have "material adverse effects" on its business.Taiwan could become the next flashpoint in the global tech war Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation said in a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Sunday that its American suppliers have been issued letters from the US Commerce Department about rules for working with the chipmaker. Under US export regulations, "accessories and raw materials to SMIC will be subject to further restrictions," and prior application for an export license is required before selling to SMIC, the Chinese company said. SMIC did not go into further detail. The company was already dealing with other US restrictions, having been barred from supplying Huawei, the Chinese smartphone maker and 5G network supplier that is...
    By Angela Charlton | Associated Press PARIS — Leaders of countries once subjugated to Western powers sent a pointed message at this year’s U.N. General Assembly: For those who think the word “colonialism” evokes a long-ago, no-longer-relevant era, think again. Several leaders raised this year’s global protests inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and renewed demands for reparations for the slave trade, calling them just one step in a still-unfinished reckoning with crimes of former empires. The onetime French colony of New Caledonia — still run by Paris, more than 10,000 miles and 10 time zones away – is voting Sunday on whether to break free. A Congolese activist is going on trial Wednesday in France after recently trying to “take back” African art plundered from colonies and now showcased in European museums. “The global movement for racial justice and equality is not a...
    Coronavirus has claimed the lives of one million people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China late last year. The virus has been recorded in 210 countries and infected at least 32 million people across the globe, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP.   Europe is now battling a second surge of the virus as the continent enters its winter months.   The United States, India and Brazil have recorded the most cases, with more than 15 million between them. Above, people wear protective masks in Mumbai Coronavirus has claimed the lives of one million people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China late last year The figure comes a day after the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that then global coronavirus death toll could hit two million before an effective vaccine is widely used.  Six months after coronavirus was first detected at a Wuhan wet market...
    By PETER PRENGAMAN, Associated Press At the United Nations this week, Kenya's president lamented the loss of animal species and called for measures to combat climate change. Slovenia's president spoke of eliminating land mines, legacies of bygone wars that still maim and kill. And leaders of Iran, Cuba and Libya asked for a lifting of sanctions, hoping to eliminate measures they say hinder development and undermine international cooperation. Was anyone listening, though? None of these issues — nor numerous others — is getting lavish attention during this year's virtual General Assembly leaders meeting, which goes through Sept. 29. Just as the coronavirus pandemic has taken center stage in daily life worldwide, it has hogged the conversation at the biggest of annual international meetings. That has generated concerns that ground will be lost in tackling other major problems that will be around long after a COVID-19 vaccine is developed and deployed....
    At the United Nations this week, Kenya’s president lamented the loss of animal species and called for measures to combat climate change. Slovenia’s president spoke of eliminating land mines, legacies of bygone wars that still maim and kill. And leaders of Iran, Cuba and Libya asked for a lifting of sanctions, hoping to eliminate measures they say hinder development and undermine international cooperation. Was anyone listening, though? None of these issues — nor numerous others — is getting lavish attention during this year’s virtual General Assembly leaders meeting, which goes through Sept. 29. Just as the coronavirus pandemic has taken center stage in daily life worldwide, it has hogged the conversation at the biggest of annual international meetings. That has generated concerns that ground will be lost in tackling other major problems that will be around long after a COVID-19 vaccine is developed and deployed. Some of the...
    King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain celebrated the normalization of diplomatic relations between his kingdom and Israel — as well as applauding the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for making a similar move shortly before Bahrain did — during remarks Thursday to the U.N. General Assembly. Bahrain and the UAE joined Jordan and Egypt as the world’s only Arab states to recognize Israel as a sovereign state. President Donald Trump, whose administration helped broker the deals, has promised similar agreements to come in the near future between Israel and others in its geographical neighborhood. King Hamad used the opportunity of his virtual address to the United Nations to call Abu Dhabi “courageous” for taking the first step in decades of any Arab state in establishing diplomatic ties with Israel, but also insisted that Bahrain had moved similarly while “preserving its firm position on the Palestinian issue.” The king urged...
    US justice chief blasts militant secularists National Motorsports Appeals Panel upholds penalty to Mike Wallace Watch BTS 2020 speech at the United Nations General Assembly © Provided by INSIDER BTS attends the 2020 Grammys. Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images BTS delivered remarks on Wednesday at the 75th United Nations General Assembly. The group spoke to future generations, contextualized within the current moment of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the speech, BTS delivered a message of persistence and hope, speaking about their own struggles with loneliness and creativity during the pandemic. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Wednesday, BTS spoke at the 75th United Nations General Assembly, delivering a message of hope and reassurance to encourage people to continue living on despite current hardships.  The group was invited to speak by the Group of Friends of Solidarity for Global Health Security, which was founded by South Korea in 2020 to...
    BTS attends the 2020 Grammys. Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images BTS delivered remarks on Wednesday at the 75th United Nations General Assembly. The group spoke to future generations, contextualized within the current moment of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the speech, BTS delivered a message of persistence and hope, speaking about their own struggles with loneliness and creativity during the pandemic. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Wednesday, BTS spoke at the 75th United Nations General Assembly, delivering a message of hope and reassurance to encourage people to continue living on despite current hardships.  The group was invited to speak by the Group of Friends of Solidarity for Global Health Security, which was founded by South Korea in 2020 to discuss health issues like the coronavirus pandemic, Soompi reported. Due to present circumstances, the 75th general assembly is being held primarily through virtual meetings and pre-recorded speeches.   During...
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered a bizarre address to the 2020 U.N. General Assembly in which he claimed Iran single-handedly defeated the Islamic State, portrayed his brutal regime as a paragon of tolerance and human rights, and compared the Iranian people suffering under U.S. sanctions to George Floyd suffering beneath the knee of a policeman. Rouhani spoke of the coronavirus as a “common pain for humanity, thanks to the rapid growth of science, technology, and the media,” demonstrating that “despite all progress, our ignorance as humans far outweighs our knowledge.” “COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] is calling us to more humility, and more humbleness before the Almighty and the truth of creation,” he said. “It is guiding human societies towards civil piety in promoting social and individual ethics, as well as preventing environmental degradation, and manipulation of nature, and unhindered interference in creation.” Rouhani said “the resilient people of Iran” have suffered...
    Hong Kong (CNN)In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the world to "join hands to uphold the values of peace, development, equity, justice, democracy and freedom shared by all of us." After hailing China's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Xi said Beijing wants to "continue to work as a builder of global peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of international order."It was a continuation of a role Xi has played at previous high-profile international meetings, as a defender of free trade and multilateralism, in contrast to an increasingly isolationist United States under President Donald Trump.The difference between the two leaders was made neatly by Trump himself, who spent much of his UNGA speech attacking China, which he blamed for having "unleashed this plague onto the world." This is a dichotomy that has long existed, particularly as Xi has...
    BORING, boring, Man United. Amid the doom and gloom surrounding the country this evening, you would have thought a starting XI costing £328million could put on a bit of a show. 4Even Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was close to falling asleep watching his side struggle against LutonCredit: AFP Some light relief and actual entertainment on the night Boris Johnson confirmed we're in lockdown for the long haul. But no. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men did their best to help their supporters fall into hibernation for the winter with a drab performance at Luton. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news Yes it was their second competitive game of the new season after a reduced summer break - with only Harry Maguire retaining his place from the weekend defeat to Crystal Palace. But this is Manchester United, the so-called biggest club in the world. Yet here they were,...
    President Trump speaks during the 75th annual U.N. General Assembly, which is being held mostly virtual amid the coronavirus pandemic, as seen on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. United Nations / Handout via Reuters United Nations — Laying down the diplomatic gauntlet, President Trump referred to the "fierce battle against the invisible enemy — the China virus" in a full throttle attack on China, as he spoke by video to the U.N. General Assembly's general debate that began Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic. "We must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world: China," Mr. Trump said. China's President Xi Jinping's video message was part conciliation, part push-back. China has "no intention to fight either a Cold War or a hot one with any country," Xi said, but added, "Burying one's head in the sand like an ostrich in the face of economic globalization or trying to...
    Medical personnel move a deceased patient to a refrigerated truck serving as make shift morgues at Brooklyn Hospital Center on April 09, 2020 in New York City. - ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images At least 200,000 Americans have been killed by the coronavirus, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The latest figures come amid intensifying pressure for the United States to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The number of Americans killed by the coronavirus has surpassed 200,000, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The figure marks yet another grim milestone in the months-long pandemic. The coronavirus continues to spread nationwide, with more than 6.8 million infections in the United States over the course of the pandemic, according to JHU data. The latest figures come amid intensifying pressure for the United States to develop a...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the UN General Assembly (all times EST): 10 a.m. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the United Nations must hold China “accountable” for failing to contain the coronavirus, which has killed about 200,000 Americans and nearly 1 million around the world. Trump is accusing China of not sharing timely information with the world on the new disease in a taped address to the virtually gathered United Nations General Assembly. Trump says: “The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions.” Trump is also using his address to tout a pair of recent international accords he helped to broker— one between Kosovo and Serbia and the other between the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel — as the United States “fulfilling our destiny as peacemaker.” Trump has repeatedly used his appearances at the international gathering to oppose “globalization” and promote his “America First”...
    By The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the UN General Assembly (all times EST): 10 a.m. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the United Nations must hold China “accountable” for failing to contain the coronavirus, which has killed about 200,000 Americans and nearly 1 million around the world. Trump is accusing China of not sharing timely information with the world on the new disease in a taped address to the virtually gathered United Nations General Assembly. Trump says: “The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions.” Trump is also using his address to tout a pair of recent international accords he helped to broker— one between Kosovo and Serbia and the other between the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel — as the United States “fulfilling our destiny as peacemaker.” Trump has repeatedly used his appearances at the international gathering to oppose “globalization” and...
    (CNN)This year's gathering of the global elite at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has been cramped by Covid-19: World leaders won't flock to New York, opting instead for a virtual speech fest. Gone will be the diplomatic pull asides, the lobbying, the power lunches and cocktail parties. But that also means Donald Trump will miss the last turn of his first term as US President at the hallowed green granite UN podium, from which generations of world leaders have lectured the world.Just two years ago Trump stood at that lectern and stunned world leaders telling them what a great job he was doing. "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," he said.A ripple of amusement cascaded around the cavernous chamber. Other world leaders laughing, in part perhaps at what he said, part perhaps that he would say...
    United Nations (CNN)What if the world's most powerful people threw a gigantic international party and no one showed up? This week is the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) -- normally the Super Bowl of international diplomacy. But thanks to a global pandemic, make that "digital diplomacy" without star players in the corridors at UN headquarters in New York. It's also the historic 75th anniversary of the United Nations, but the massive crowds, handshakes, and kisses on the cheek will be gone during the annual frenetic diplomatic bash. "The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis unlike any in our lifetimes, and so this year's General Assembly session will be unlike any other, too," said host UN Secretary-General Antomio Guterres at a press conference.Read More As incoming UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir of Turkey put it, "We were supposed to celebrate the 75th anniversary. Things developed differently." "A distinct lack of drama"...
    Savannah Rychcik September 20, 2020 0 Comments According to Dr. Scott Gottlieb — former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner for President Donald Trump — the United States will be facing a strenuous fall and winter with COVID-19. President Donald Trump said during his rally on Saturday, the nation is “rounding the turn” on the coronavirus even without a vaccine. “I think we have at least one more cycle with this virus heading into the fall and winter,” Gottlieb said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” He added, “If you look what’s happening around the country right now, there’s an unmistakable spike in new infections, and you’re also seeing declines in hospitalizations that we were achieving starting to level off. I would expect them to start going up again as well.” Check out his remarks below: #COVID LOOKAHEAD: “I think we have at least one more cycle with this virus, heading...
    The Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg, icon of the defense of women’s rights, died this Friday of pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg, 87, died at her Washington home surrounded by her family, according to the Supreme Court. “Our nation loses a jurist of historic stature,” Chief High Court Judge John Roberts said in a statement. we are in mourning but with the certainty that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a determined advocate for justice“.” data-reactid = “19”> “We have lost a dear colleague at the Supreme Court. Today we are in mourning but with the certainty that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a determined advocate for justice“. Conservative control in the Supreme Court His passing may bolster the conservative majority on the Supreme Court, where progressives were so far...
    Twelve US states now have obesity rates of at least 35 percent - more than ever before, a new map reveals. More than one-third of adults in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia were dangerously overweight in 2019, according to the data released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   This marks 33 percent increase from 2018, which showed obesity prevalence at 35 percent or higher in nine states. Colorado fared relatively the best with an obesity rate of just 23.8 percent, while Mississippi had the worst rate at 40.8 percent. Racial and ethnic disparities still persist with twice as many states having at least 35 percent of overweight Hispanic residents compared to overweight whites - and five times as many states with at least 35 percent of overweight black residents. In the annual report, the researchers...
    President Trump presides as the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain sign an agreement to normalize relations with Israel at the White House on Tuesday. The event is scheduled to begin at noon. News White House Donald Trump Israel Middle East United Arab Emirates Bahrain Foreign Policy
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump paid tribute to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks at a ceremony at the site of the United Flight 93 plane crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In a solemn speech on the 19th anniversary of 9/11, Trump paid tribute to the 40 passengers and crew who died on Flight 93 as well as the rest of the nearly 3,000 people who died during the attacks. "To every 9/11 member all across this nation, the first lady and I come to this hallowed ground, deeply aware that we cannot fill the void in your heart, or erase the terrible sorrow of this day, the agony renewed, the nightmare relived, the wounds reopened, the last treasured words played over and over again in your minds," Trump told the audience. "But while we cannot erase your pain, we can help to shoulder your burden."The President's remarks were delivered...
    SITTING IN the stands watching fans rise and cheer as their team emerges from the tunnel, Cambridge United director Godric Smith cannot help but put his feelings into words. "God that’s fantastic isn’t it," he blurts – the emotions of a man given the unenviable task by the EFL to help get English fans back into stadiums. 7 Fans were back as Cambridge United took on Fulham's kidsCredit: Getty Images - Getty 7 Measures were taken to ensure that fans were safeCredit: Getty Images - Getty The U's are part of a project with the EFL and Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) that looked at ways of keeping fans safe from the virus. And on Wednesday night, Cambridge United staged the country’s first competitive fixture with fans since lockdown stopped football in its tracks in March. It is one of two test runs planned for Abbey Stadium this week –...
    (CNN)Jose Mourinho peers disapprovingly over the top of his glasses, glaring at the television in his swanky new office."But I'm more surprised by Jose coming in," says one of the TV presenters. "Is that really the football that Tottenham want to play? I'm telling you, Mourinho is past his best."The new Tottenham manager has heard enough and stands up to turn off the television. "F*** off," he mutters under his breath.It's one of several scenes from Amazon Prime's glitzy new behind the scenes sports documentary, 'All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur,' that has gone viral on social media since the show was launched on Monday.The nine-part series follows the club through the most recent Premier League season -- arguably the most turbulent in history -- and starts with the shock appointment of Mourinho following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, who was much beloved by Spurs fans.Read MoreWith the dulcet tones of...
    (CNN)A conservative student organization at Arizona State University announced it will be donating half of all funds collected this semester to the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse.Police have named the 17-year-old Rittenhouse as a suspect in a shooting during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last week that left two people dead and a third person seriously wounded.Rittenhouse now faces homicide charges as well as a felony charge for attempted homicide, court records show.Republicans United, which split from the ASU College Republicans chapter in 2018, said it will donate the money to efforts to help defend Rittenhouse who the group says was "protecting his life and (shot) three attackers.""Kenosha has devolved into anarchy because the authorities in charge of the city abandoned it," the group says on its website. "They stood back and watched Kenosha burn. Kyle Rittenhouse is not a vigilante but a citizen who attempted to help in a city...
    Donald Trump has said that the ten most dangerous cities in the United States are all run by Democrats, in a tweet sent shortly before his vital closing speech to the Republican National Convention. 'The Ten Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. are ALL run by Democrats, and this has gone on for DECADES!' he tweeted on Thursday night. 'Democrats and Biden didn't even mention the Anarchists, Agitators, Looters and so called 'Peaceful Protesters' at their Convention.  'They will allow rampant crime, just as they do in Portland. If they ask us, as they must do, we will end crime in their Democrat run cities, FAST!' Trump, pictured on Thursday, tweeted that the most dangerous cities are run by Democrats The president tweeted shortly before his speech to the RNC, on the closing night of the event Trump did not provide any data to indicate how he...
    SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced new measures at the border with Mexico to discourage non-essential crossings during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to CBP, a recent survey of 100,000 travelers found that more than 60% of border trips by US citizens and permanent residents were for reasons considered nonessential. “In response to the health crisis and to protect border communities, CBP is taking steps to discourage unnecessary crossings of travelers to and from Mexico,” CBP said in a statement. Although the crossings are already restricted to essential travel, if implemented the new measure would affect thousands of Americans and residents who cross the border daily. To reduce the advancement and spread of COVID-19 in the United States, CBP said it is adjusting its operations at select ports of entry along the border with Mexico to reduce unnecessary travel. In the Baja California border...
    SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced new measures at the border with Mexico to discourage non-essential crossings during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to CBP, a recent survey of 100,000 travelers found that more than 60% of border trips by US citizens and permanent residents were for reasons considered nonessential. “In response to the health crisis and to protect border communities, CBP is taking steps to discourage unnecessary crossings of travelers to and from Mexico,” CBP said in a statement. Although the crossings are already restricted to essential travel, if implemented the new measure would affect thousands of Americans and residents who cross the border daily. To reduce the advancement and spread of COVID-19 in the United States, CBP said it is adjusting its operations at select ports of entry along the border with Mexico to reduce unnecessary travel. In the Baja California border...
    SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced new measures at the border with Mexico to discourage non-essential crossings during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to CBP, a recent survey of 100,000 travelers found that more than 60% of border trips by US citizens and permanent residents were for reasons considered nonessential. “In response to the health crisis and to protect border communities, CBP is taking steps to discourage unnecessary crossings of travelers to and from Mexico,” CBP said in a statement. Although the crossings are already restricted to essential travel, if implemented the new measure would affect thousands of Americans and residents who cross the border daily. To reduce the advancement and spread of COVID-19 in the United States, CBP said it is adjusting its operations at select ports of entry along the border with Mexico to reduce unnecessary travel. In the Baja California border...
    Bradley Cortright August 20, 2020 0 Comments Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (D) is urging Americans to take a different route this election and vote for the Democratic ticket and defeat President Donald Trump in November.  In his acceptance speech on the last night of the Democratic National Convention, Biden laid out two choices for America: Continue on a path of “becoming angrier, less hopeful, more divided.” Or a new path “of hope and light.” “Here and now, I give you my word: If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst,” Biden said. “It’s time for us, for we the people, to come together. Make no mistake, united we can and will overcome this season of darkness in America. We’ll choose hope over fear, facts of fiction, fairness over privilege.” “While I’ll be a Democratic candidate, I’ll be an American president. I’ll work...
    With the Pac-12 fall football season canceled, Stanford defensive end Dylan Boles and fifth-year cornerback Treyjohn Butler don’t know when they’ll be able to suit up again. But the two Cardinal players have been preparing for more than just a football season — they’ve been helping shape how the sport will be played at the collegiate level, both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. They helped assemble the Pac-12 We Are United players’ movement in early August, and they’re emboldened after it culminated in a national collaboration of college football players and the issuing of a joint player’s statement representing all five Power 5 conferences over the weekend. As college football heads towards an uncertain spring, Boles says the We Are United movement isn’t going anywhere. He sees the events of the past month as a turning point for the sport — not from coronavirus, but because of the national...
    A United Airlines flight has been evacuated at Newark Airport after a passenger made a bomb threat on board, reports suggest. A Twitter user uploaded a picture showing a convoy of emergency vehicles at the New Jersey airport on Sunday evening.  A pilot's announcement on the plane indicated that a passenger had made a bomb threat aboard the United Airlines plane, according to the Lakewood Scoop.  The passengers were then bussed to an airport terminal.  A United Airlines flight (pictured) has been evacuated at Newark Airport after a passenger made a bomb threat on board, reports suggest  A Twitter user uploaded images (pictured) showing a convoy of emergency vehicles at the New Jersey airport on Sunday evening. DailyMail.com has contacted the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for comment.   RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Florida man, 40, douses 7-Eleven employee with...
    Attorney General William Barr said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday that left-wing groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter have “hijacked legitimate protests” over the death of a black man in police custody by rioting for two months in Portland, Oregon, attacking police and trying to destroy the federal courthouse and other federal property in the city.  “I want to address a different breakdown in the rule of law that we have witnessed over the past two months,” Barr said. “In the wake of George Floyd’s death, violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests to wreak senseless havoc and destruction on innocent victims.” “The current situation in Portland is a telling example,” Barr said. “Every night for the past two months, a mob of hundreds of rioters has laid siege to the federal courthouse and other nearby federal property.”  “The rioters have come equipped for a...
    JACK GREALISH should march up to Chief Executive Christian Purslow’s office today, hammer on his door and demand …. to STAY! The best move Aston Villa’s iconic captain could make right now is to tell Purslow, manager Dean Smith and his adoring fans he’s going nowhere. 3Jack Grealish is better off staying put at Aston Villa for another three years before making a big-money moveCredit: Rex Features Then thrash out a bumper pay rise, similar to his good buddy James Maddison’s six-figure new weekly deal at Leicester City, sign a lucrative new three-year-deal with the club he loves - and honour it! Free of distractions, Grealish should then spend the next three seasons working those tiny little rolled-down socks off to refine and improve his game. At that point, aged 27, he will be at the perfect age to pack his bags and make the career-defining move he craves at...
    A 35-year-old Arizona woman was arrested at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Wednesday after she allegedly tried to join al-Qaeda and send them money 'to purchase scopes for rifles' that would be used to 'kill American soldiers,' according to a criminal complaint. Jill Marie Jones, an American Citizen from Chandler, Arizona, was charged with attempting to provide material support to the designated foreign terrorist organization, according to a release from the Department of Justice.  The criminal complaint states that Jones was in talks with two undercover FBI agents, one who Marie believed to be a member of al-Qaeda.  While in communication with the two, Jones agreed to send the FBI employees money 'to purchase scopes for rifles that would be used by al-Qaeda to kill American soldiers.'  Jill Marie Jones, a 35-year-old from Chandler, Arizona, was charged with attempting to provide material support to al-Qaeda after she was...
    FRANK LAMPARD'S Chelsea side were written off at the start of the season with pundits believing they wasn't good enough to finish in the top four. But they are on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League as they sit in fourth spot with just one game left to go in the top-flight. 3Here's how these pundits predicted who would finish in the top four this season A draw at home against Wolves on Sunday will secure them a spot in Europe's premier competition next year. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues news And they would also finish in the top four if they lose to Nuno Espirito Santo's side, and third-placed Manchester United beat Leicester who sit in fifth spot. All pundits were right in backing Liverpool and Manchester City to finish in the top two, and some even thought Arsenal could sneak into fourth. But...
    On the last day of the Premier League everything will be played for the last tickets to the Champions League Although Wolverhampton no longer has a chance to qualify for European competitions, Raúl Jiménez could have on his feet the fate of Manchester United, Leicester and Chelsea that on the last day of the Premier League everything will be played for the last tickets to the Champions League. The first four places in the table go straight to the Champions League, reason why Liverpool, recent champion, and Manchester City, second place, already have their place assured. The dispute will be between Manchester United, Chelsea and Leicester for the last two places in the Champions League and one more place to the Europa League. The last day in England will bring together these three mentioned clubs and Wolverhampton: in two tremendous games: Leicester vs. Manchester and Chelsea vs. Wolves This...
    THERE’S not much point trying to park the bus when you’ve got a goalkeeper who can’t catch. If this FA Cup semi-final was a disaster for David De Gea, it was also an absolute shocker for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 7Giroud gave Chelsea the lead well into first-half added timeCredit: AFP or licensors 7Giroud celebrated wildly after giving Chelsea a crucial leadCredit: Reuters Chelsea are heading back to Wembley to meet Arsenal on Saturday week - meaning those two London clubs will have won nine of the first 14 FA Cup finals to be held at this version of the national stadium. But this was a victory served up to them on a plate by Manchester United boss Solskjaer and keeper De Gea - not that you’d fancy the Spaniard to serve anything up on a plate without spilling it just now. De Gea made shocking errors to gift goals to...
    PLENTY of plaudits have been going Chris Wilder’s way again after his Sheffield United side humbled Chelsea. And for me, Wilder is the Premier League Manager of the Year. 2Chris Wilder has been superb at Sheffield United this seasonCredit: The Mega Agency Jurgen Klopp has had a sensational season and Liverpool have won the league at a canter. But you have to look at where the respective teams have come from. And let’s not forget Liverpool were second in the Premier League last season — only beaten to the title by a brilliant team in Manchester City — and won the Champions League. Whereas Sheffield United came up from  the  Championship and find themselves just five points off fourth place. At the end of last season, you would have said for sure that Liverpool would be going for the title. You wouldn’t have said that the Blades would be looking...
    MANCHESTER UNITED star Bruno Fernandes appeared in good spirits as he arrived at Carrington this morning. The Portuguese star offered a wave as he reported for training in his Mini. 3Fernandes appeared in good spirits as he arrived at Carrington this morningCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke 3The Portuguese creator and new buddy Pogba inspired United to yet another victoryCredit: Getty Images - Getty And he has plenty to be cheerful about, having helped inspire the Red Devils to yet another victory last night against Aston Villa. His first-half penalty got things rolling for United at Villa Park, and the 25-year-old also set up Paul Pogba for United's third with a smart corner. The 3-0 triumph over Dean Smith's strugglers came as no surprise - with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side now unbeaten in 17 matches since January. And Fernandes has been at the heart of it, pulling the strings in United's...
    PAUL POGBA promised to keep pushing Mason Greenwood to the very top in a hint he will stay at Manchester United. The 18-year-old sensation bagged his fourth goals in three games and 16th for the season in all competitions in the 3-0 win at Aston Villa. 3Mason Greenwood smashed in his ninth Premier League goal of the season to put United 2-0 up at Villa ParkCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd And World Cup winner Pogba vowed to do all he can to help the youngster fulfil his potential. Asked about what it is like to play alongside Greenwood at the moment, Pogba said: “I enjoy this kid in training and in the game. "I will keep pushing him to be at the top. He has so much to do and can do even more. "What he is doing right now, he is showing he can play in this team.” Greenwood...
    The World Trade Organization headquarters at sunrise.FABRICE COFFRINI Five candidates are in the running to take the helm of the World Trade Organization, at a time when the institution is going through a deep identity crisis. The current director general, Ricardo Azevedo from Brazil, said he will leave the WTO on August 31 — one year before his mandate was due to expire. Azevedo cited personal reasons for leaving, but also said it would be good for the organization to have a different leader to face "the new post-Covid realities." The change is also taking place at a time when many question the future of the WTO as an advocate for international trade.The candidatesJesus Seade Kuri, MexicoAn economist who has been working for the Mexican foreign affairs ministry since 2018, Kuri was the country's chief negotiator for the U.S., Mexico and Canada Trade Agreement, known as USMCA. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, NigeriaNigeria's...
    By Jill Disis and Jennifer Hansler | CNN Business The United States is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday. Pompeo suggested the possible move during an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, adding that “we’re taking this very seriously.” Pompeo was asked by Ingraham whether the United States should be considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, “especially TikTok.” “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too, Laura,” he said. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President [Donald Trump], but it’s something we’re looking at.” Washington’s top diplomat added that people should only download the app “if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.” “TikTok is led by an American CEO, with hundreds of employees...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)The United States is "looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday. Pompeo suggested the possible move during an interview with Fox News' Laura Ingraham, adding that "we're taking this very seriously."Pompeo was asked by Ingraham whether the United States should be considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, "especially TikTok.""With respect to Chinese apps on people's cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too, Laura," he said. "I don't want to get out in front of the President [Donald Trump], but it's something we're looking at."Washington's top diplomat added that people should only download the app "if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party."Read MoreTikTok did not immediately respond to a request from CNN Business for comment.Pompeo's remarks come during a time of heightened...
    Black Lives Matter protests that have erupted across the United States may be the largest demonstrations in the country's history, with upwards of 26million people participating.  The figures come from four recent polls - including one released by Civis Analytics - that found that 15 million people to 26 million people have been a part of demonstrations that spawned following the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.   'I've never seen self-reports of protest participation that high for a specific issue over such a short period,' Neal Caren, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explained to the New York Times. The figures come from four recent polls that found that 15 million people to 26 million people have been a part of demonstrations that spawned following the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd (protest in New York)  The surveys...
    Two California women are being investigated for alleged links to organized crime after they were arrested Saturday traveling south to Tijuana from San Ysidro with approximately $ 2.5 million in cash, Mexican federal authorities said Monday. The women attempted to smuggle the money across the border in a white 2019 Cherokee pickup truck with a California license plate around 10 p.m. Saturday night, authorities said. Authorities have yet to reveal their identities. Mexican border agents sent the couple for a secondary inspection after passing the lane of nothing to report. The money was discovered during a search of the vehicle, according to Isaías Bertín Sandoval, Baja California’s federal secretary of public safety. Under Mexican law, if a person brings more than $ 10,000 in cash to Mexico, they are required to stop first at the border to declare the amount at customs. Federal authorities said it was a “historical cash...
    Click here to read the full article. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been waiting for this moment for a long time. The top U.S. diplomat began his term in office in May 2018 by pulling out of the JCPOA, a 2015 deal between Iran and six world powers over the Iranian nuclear program. And he is heading into Election Day with a move that could kill the deal on a global scale. Pompeo has been hinting for months that the United States wants to restore United Nations sanctions on Iran. He formally set the process in motion last week, just in time for a biannual UN Security Council meeting on the JCPOA scheduled for June 30. The video meeting followed a familiar pattern. The United States claimed that the JCPOA has failed to clamp down on Iran’s rogue activities. Iran and its allies accused the United States itself of...
    You know that feeling when you trip on the street and instantly sense that you’re about to crash hard and there’s no way to prevent it? As gravity has its way with you, all you can do is watch yourself going down. Yeah, that feeling. I had it the other day on my way to a Black Lives Matter demonstration when I caught my toe on a curb and pitched forward. As time slowed down, I saw not my past, but my future, pass before my eyes — a future that would at worst include months of rehabbing a broken hip and at best a few weeks hobbling around on crutches. I was lucky. Nothing was broken and I’ll probably be off the crutches by the time you read this. But that feeling of falling and knowing it’s too late to stop it has stayed with me. I suspect it reflects a...
    Coronavirus — There is a hopeful fact and that is that the coronavirus does not advance as dramatically in the countries worst hit by the pandemic as last week, but they are still devastating figures. The United States has gone from more than 45,000 cases a day to 42,000 that have been recorded in the last 24 hours. But more and more states are deciding to stop the de-escalation phase. Nevada has been the last to order its reopening through its Governor, Steve Sisolak of activities in the territory. For his part, Arizona continues to pause de-escalation and it has also ordered the closure of bars, cinemas, water parks and gyms for the next 30 days due to the increase in cases of COVID-19. The restaurants will be able to open, but only those that can guarantee a minimum safety distance between customers will do so. The number of...
    Click here to read the full article. Iranian authorities asked INTERPOL to issue an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump, a few days after the Trump administration asked the United Nations Security Council to extend its sanctions on Iran. The diplomatic spat turns international institutions into a political battleground, pitting Russia and China as well as Iran against the United States. And it puts European nations in an awkward position as they try to preserve international agreements, including the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. “We foresee another failure for the U.S. in this arena,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi told reporters on Monday. “We advise them not to test what they have tested before and not to pave a way which leads to a deadend.” U.S. Amb. Kelly Craft and Special Representative Brian Hook had presented a resolution to the Security Council last Wednesday asking the body to...
    LINFO.RE – created on 30.06.2020 at 07h19 – updated on 30.06.2020 at 07h19-Writing According to the Johns Hopkins University count at 8:30 p.m. local time on Monday, June 29, the United States registered more than 42,000 new coronavirus infections in just 24 hours.
    Leading of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, speaks in the course of a press convention on June 28, in Melbourne, Australia. Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Visuals All all those returning to the Australian condition of Victoria will will need to test negative for coronavirus in advance of becoming produced from quarantine, claims Victoria leading Daniel Andrews. Victoria is the only point out in Australia that has been tests returned vacationers twice – on working day a few and day 11. Setting up Sunday, the day 11 take a look at will come to be obligatory and individuals who refuse to comply will be expected to stay in quarantine for another 10 days. Andrews also stated that some suburbs could be put under a remain-at-residence get or some type of lockdown, if wanted.“I’m not saying that right now, but there’s been some discuss in the media currently about those people kind of suburban lockdowns,” he...
    WHAT a bonus Odion Ighalo has turned out to be. Manchester United were widely mocked when they loaned the ex-Watford man on deadline day. 3 Odion Ighalo takes the plaudits after putting his side into a 1-0 leadCredit: AFP It was a move that smacked of desperation, after failed bids for equally uninspiring targets Josh King and Teemu Pukki. The striker had been playing in China for the last three years since leaving Watford, and at 30 - now 31 after celebrating his birthday earlier this month - his best years were surely behind him. But it has proved to be an inspired piece of business by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as has convincing Shanghai Shenhua to extend his loan until January next year. Ighalo continued his record of scoring in every game he has started for the Red Devils by dispatching the opener here with a clever, hooked volley. MAN...
    The UN is investigating a video circulating on the Internet in which it is seen how a man and a woman have sex inside an official vehicle of the organization, a spokesman said on Friday. “We are surprised and deeply concerned about what is seen on the video,” said spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, in response to questions from journalists. “The behavior you see is abhorrent and goes against everything we stand for and everything we have been working to achieve in terms of combating the misconduct of UN personnel,” he added. The recording shows a woman in a red dress who appears to be having sex with a man who is sitting in the back seat of a white SUV with the acronym United Nations. Another passenger is in the front seat, while the driver of the vehicle cannot be seen, which Dujarric confirmed belongs to the United Nations Truce Surveillance...
    MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN is poised to quit Everton after passing a medical at Ligue 1 side Nice with just one year left on his deal. The Frenchman, 30, has spent the weekend in the South of France to hash out a deal, according to reports. 2 Morgan Schneiderlin has passed a medical with French side NiceCredit: Getty Images - Getty Nice director of football Julien Fournier told French media: "He should sign on Monday. He has passed his medical. We are waiting for Everton's signature." LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man Utd, Chelsea and Man City scores this coming weekend and win £100 The Toffees midfielder battled through a tricky two-year stint at Manchester United before arriving at Goodison Park for £24m in 2017. But the French ace has failed to hit the ground running at Everton, clocking up just 18 outings this season before he was hit with a knee injury...
    Sophie Wessex has made an impassioned speech via video link at a United Nations (UN) event to highlight that sexual violence in the home or during conflicts is likely to have 'risen substantially' since lockdown began. Speaking in an address to a UN forum on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Sophie called on the world to listen to the needs of survivors. In her address, the 55-year-old royal said: 'Since the pandemic began, the number of cases of sexual violence across conflict settings and in domestic settings are very likely to have risen substantially. Addressing the UN via video link, the 55-year-old royal said sexual violence in domestic settings and conflict zones were likely to have 'risen substantially' since lockdown began The Countess, pictured at the Childline and NSPCC headquarters in London earlier this week, told the UN 'I hope I may...
    Reuters June 17, 2020 0 Comments  The Trump administration will push for a broad reset of “outdated tariff determinations” at the World Trade Organization to fix what it sees as years of unfair treatment of the United States, a top trade official told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the Geneva-based body was “a mess” and changes in the tariffs set by the Geneva-based WTO were urgently needed to better reflect current economic realities. “Many countries with large and developed economies maintain very high bound tariff rates, far above those levied by the United States,” he said in prepared testimony for a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. He said Washington would seek broader support for its proposals concerning notification enforcement and “special and differential treatment” for developing countries. Lighthizer said the search for a new WTO leader could...
    GENEVA (AP) — The brother of George Floyd made a heartfelt plea on Wednesday to the U.N.’s top human rights body, urging it to launch intense international scrutiny of systemic racism, the killing of black people by police and violence against peaceful protesters in the United States. Philonese Floyd, in a video message to the Human Rights Council, backed a call by dozens of African countries hoping to create a Commission of Inquiry — the council’s most powerful tool of scrutiny — to report on racism and violence against protesters by police in the U.S. The unprecedented effort to train a potentially uncomfortable spotlight on the U.S., which calls itself the world’s “leading advocate” for human rights, comes as it has no voice in the room: The Trump administration pulled out of the 47-member body two years ago. Floyd joined the U.N. human...
    Gridlock surrounded Allianz Field in St. Paul late Friday morning. Traffic backed up from Snelling Avenue onto Interstate 94 exit ramps and all the side streets surrounding Minnesota United’s soccer stadium. With COVID-19, there was no Major League Soccer game to be played and rush-hour traffic has become a thing of the past. Some drivers caught up in the scene honked; others waited patiently. The only explanation was the “Farmers’ Market in a Box” drive being held on the north side of the St. Paul stadium. No other issues were causing congestion on those roads at that time, a Minnesota Department of Transportation spokesman said. The food-distribution efforts headed by Keystone Community Services and Second Harvest Heartland had an estimated 900 packages ready for families in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Each family received about 50 pounds of food. The drive-up and walk-up event was set...
    LONDON (AP) — Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal were among the clubs who stepped up their preparations for the Premier League’s return by holding practice matches on Saturday. Clubs are attempting to build up players’ fitness as well as get used to playing without fans before the league resumes on June 17 following a 100-day suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league also announced Saturday that the sixth round of COVID-19 testing of 1,195 players and staff across the 20 clubs on Thursday and Friday produced no positives. Arsenal, which will be in action on the first night back away to Manchester City, hosted second-tier side Charlton at the Emirates Stadium. Eddie Nketiah scored a hat trick in a 6-0 win for the Gunners, with forwards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette also netting. Manchester United, which plays Tottenham on its return on June 19, staged a game between...
    London (CNN Business)The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has gutted airlines and is now spreading to companies that make the parts and systems powering their planes, threatening to devastate a highly skilled workforce and hamstring the industry's eventual recovery.About 1.2 million people around the world work in civil aerospace, including engineers, aircraft designers and factory workers, according to the Geneva-based Air Transport Action Group. Another 9 million work for airlines, airports and air navigation service providers.These jobs depend on people flying and many are at risk as the global aviation industry suffers the worst downturn in its history. Consumer demand for flights was suppressed during the pandemic by travel bans and shutdowns, and it is not expected to fully recover for several years after lockdowns are lifted. Cash-strapped airlines have responded by canceling or delaying orders for hundreds of new planes, leading Airbus (EADSF) and Boeing (BA) to slash production...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and United Kingdom clashed with China and Russia over Beijing’s new national security law for Hong Kong during closed Security Council discussions on Friday that reflected increasing U.S.-China tensions. Diplomats said China’s U.N. Ambassador Zhang Jun accused the U.S. and UK of meddling in the country’s internal affairs and making baseless accusations that the law risks curtailing freedoms guaranteed in the December 1984 Sino-British agreement that led to the 1997 handover of the British colony to China. He called the U.S. the “troublemaker” of the world and told council members not to make China “the enemy,” they said. Zhang also asked what the U.S. would do if China wanted the council to discuss the situation in Minneapolis where an unarmed black man, George Floyd, died after a white policeman knelt on his neck, the diplomat said. U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft responded that every...
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