The global watchdog has been pressing the country to improve its efforts against terrorism. It has given Pakistan a 27-point action program to avoid being placed on FATF’s blacklist, which would make international dealings almost impossible for Islamabad. … [Read more...] about Pakistan Sentences 4 Anti-India Islamists Over Terror Financing
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The upgrading of charges against fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder and the arrest of his three fellow ex-officers on charges of aiding abetting the killing of George Floyd was certainly welcome. But will it make a difference? Will it calm the demonstrations that have rocked the nation? Will it bring substantive change to the systemic racism that has merely mutated, and not gone away, through our nation’s history? Time will tell. As our editorial put it: “The quest for justice for George Floyd will not be realized unless and until the officers who killed him are convicted. But at least for one spring day, there was progress.” … [Read more...] about A step toward justice for George Floyd: Could this be an inflection point for America?
President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves on Jan. 1, 1863. Slaves in Texas were the last to learn of their liberation, two and a half years later. … [Read more...] about Juneteenth Freedom Day: Tri-State Area Events Honoring Liberation Of Last Slaves In America
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany denied a Friday report from The New York Times that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops MORE and Vice President Pence were briefed on American intelligence findings that Russian military operatives offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan, including US troops, amid peace talks. … [Read more...] about White House denies it was briefed about Afghan militant bounties
For the first time in Russia, polls were kept open for an entire week to bolster turnout and avoid election-day crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic — a provision that Kremlin critics denounced as an extra tool to manipulate the outcome, as ballot boxes remained unattended for days at night. … [Read more...] about Russian officials: 78% of voters back extending Putin’s rule