Biden opens major push for LGBTIQ rights abroad

President Joe Biden has quickly launched a campaign to support LGBTIQ people abroad, putting their rights higher on the US foreign policy agenda than ever before. Elevating a 2011 initiative launched by his former boss Barack Obama — and reversing a turnaround under Donald Trump — Biden is expanding the scope of US efforts on […]

Moscow opens dozens of inoculation centres despite vaccine not yet meeting safety needs – National

Thousands of doctors, teachers and others in high-risk groups have signed up for COVID-19 vaccinations in Moscow starting Saturday, a precursor to a sweeping Russia-wide immunization effort. The vaccinations come three days after President Vladimir Putin ordered the launch of a “large-scale” COVID-19 immunization campaign even though a Russian-designed vaccine has yet to complete […]

G20 leaders call for united response to coronavirus pandemic as summit opens – National

The Group of 20 summit opened on Saturday with appeals by the world’s most powerful leaders to collectively chart a way forward as the coronavirus pandemic overshadows this year’s gathering, transforming it from in-person meetings to a virtual gathering of speeches and declarations. In a sign of the times, the traditional “family photo” of […]

Man falls into pit filled with rats after sinkhole opens on NYC sidewalk – National

One man will have nightmare fuel to last him a lifetime after a New York City sidewalk opened up beneath his feet, plunging him into an underground vault filled with rats. Dirty. Furry. Scrabbling. Hungry. Rats. The horrifying incident happened on Saturday, Oct. 24, near a bus stop in the Bronx. Surveillance video shows […]

U.S. Supreme Court opens new term on the edge of conservative control – National

The Supreme Court opens a new term Monday with Republicans on the cusp of realizing a dream 50 years in the making, a solid conservative majority that might roll back abortion rights, expand gun rights and shrink the power of government. Eight justices are getting back to work at a most unusual, politically fraught […]

L.A. police officer injured after man steals gun, opens fire inside station – National

A Los Angeles Police Department officer suffered minor injuries during an altercation in a police station with a man who wrestled away the officer’s gun, fired it and then ran when another officer shot at him, authorities said. The suspect, who was not wounded, got into a vehicle and drove off, police said. Officers […]

Yemen opens new coronavirus hospital after other medical facilities close – National

The Red Cross on Monday announced the opening of a new field hospital in southern Yemen specifically to treat coronavirus patients, as the virus continues to spread largely unchecked in the war-torn country. In the south, an already wrecked health system seems to have completely shut down. Many medical facilities in Aden, southern Yemen’s […]