B’nai B’rith calls to dismiss UN probe against Israel over members’ ‘odious remarks’

B’nai B’rith International, an 180-year-old Jewish organization, has called for the dismissal of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry set up following the May 2021 conflict between Israel and Gaza terror groups over recent “odious remarks” by some of its members and “other blatant violations.” In a statement on Wednesday, B’nai B’rith International President Seth … Read more

Russian forces fire barrage of missiles at northern Ukraine from Belarus | Ukraine

A barrage of 25 missiles has been fired by Russian forces at northern regions of Ukraine from neighboring Belarus as the Ukrainian southern offensive appears to be gathering pace. The early morning wave of missile strikes launched from the territory of Russia’s key ally hit targets in the Chernihiv region, including an apartment block, as … Read more

Biden could unlock new powers by declaring a ‘climate emergency’ | Climate Crisis News

Los Angeles, California – US President Joe Biden is considering declaring a national climate emergency, which would allow him to unlock new executive powers to kick-start climate action. John Kerry, the special presidential climate envoy, told the New York Times last week that the debate within the United States administration was over when the declaration … Read more

Pope ends Canadian visit with stop in small, far-north city

In his extensive papal travels, Pope Francis has never traveled farther north than Iqaluit, capital city of the Inuit-governed territory of Nunavut. On Friday, it will be the final stop of his somber six-day visit to Canada. It is a distinctive destination – home to about 7,500 people but not a single traffic light, with … Read more

Russia and the West vie for influence in Africa : NPR

Secretary of State Antony Blinken sits with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US ambassador to the United Nations, as they meet with African ministers at UN headquarters, May 18, 2022. Eduardo Munoz/AP hide caption toggle caption Eduardo Munoz/AP Secretary of State Antony Blinken sits with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US ambassador to the United Nations, as they meet with African … Read more

Jon Stewart Lashes Out After GOP Senators Block Veterans’ Health Legislation – Deadline

UPDATE: Appearing at a press conference on Capitol Hill, Jon Stewart called out Republicans by name for blocking legislation to extend health care benefits to veterans exposed to toxins from burn pits. In expletive-laden remarks, Stewart said, “Ain’t this a bitch? America’s heroes, who fought in our wars, outside sweating their asses off, while these … Read more

Here’s what’s in, and out, of Democrats’ $739 billion inflation-fighting package

WASHINGTON — What started as a $4 trillion effort during President Joe Biden’s first months in office to rebuild America’s public infrastructure and family support systems has ended up a much slimmer, but not unsubstantial, compromise package of inflation-fighting health care, climate change and deficit reduction strategies that appear headed toward quick votes in Congress. … Read more