“And I come in today because I’m organizing a protest and I came in to get stuff for that. And I walk into my parking lot -- and obviously Mayor Garcetti has approved … this,” she continues, pointing to the tent setup. “Has approved this being set up for … this being set up for … for a movie company. … [Read more...] about Los Angeles bar owner rips Garcetti, Newsom over double standard on outdoor dining
Macron is the conservative Merkel’s fourth French president in nearly 12 years as chancellor. She built a solid relationship with Macron’s predecessor, Socialist Francois Hollande, despite their political differences — notably with their joint effort to secure an accord to calm the fighting in eastern Ukraine in tense talks in Minsk, Belarus in 2015. … [Read more...] about PICS: Merkel Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Macron on His First Day as President
Beyond their efforts, the fight to reopen restaurants has gone to court. A judge has not ruled in the favor of reopening in-person dining, but this week asked county leaders to provide evidence to prove restaurants really do pose a risk for coronavirus transmission. … [Read more...] about Business Owner Says Restaurants Are Being Unfairly Targeted By Coronavirus Restrictions
Joe BidenJoe BidenAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Federal student loan payment suspension extended another month Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week MORE’s victory in the U.S. presidential election has raised hopes and expectations that a new U.S. administration will renew abandoned commitments to its Transatlantic allies. It appears that the new administration will place Asia back at the center of its foreign policy, but at the same time it will get its relationship with it’s allies back on track. Supporting democracy and advancing human rights globally will likely be at the heart of the foreign policy approach of the new U.S. administration. … [Read more...] about Biden victory, vaccine and an anniversary: good karma for the Mediterranean?