The Queen spends her first birthday without Prince Philip

This is the British monarch’s second birthday since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Born in London on April 21, 1926, Britain’s longest reigning sovereign usually celebrates her birthday privately, but the occasion is marked publicly with gun salutes in Hyde Park, Windsor Great Park and at the Tower of London. That particular tradition was […]

Here’s what’s next for Derek Chauvin after being found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

Chauvin will be sentenced in about eight weeks — so, around the second week of June — Judge Peter Cahill said Tuesday, with a precise date to be announced. Although Chauvin had been out on bail since October, Cahill revoked Chauvin’s bail after the verdict. Chauvin will now await sentencing while behind bars. He is […]

Suspected Chinese hackers exploited Pulse Secure VPN to compromise ‘dozens’ of agencies and companies in US and Europe

The alarming report highlights how hackers repeatedly took advantage of several known flaws and one newly discovered vulnerability in Pulse Secure VPN, a widely used remote connectivity tool, to gain access to dozens of organizations in the defense industrial sector. Tuesday’s revelations represent the latest cybersecurity crisis to hit the US, following the SolarWinds intrusion […]

Indonesian Navy searches for missing submarine with 53 people on board

The German-made submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, was conducting a torpedo drill in waters north of the island of Bali but failed to relay the results as expected, a navy spokesman told Reuters. “We are still searching in the waters of Bali, 60 miles (96 km) from Bali, (for) 53 people,” military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said in […]

Highest-ever number of new Covid-19 cases reported globally last week, WHO says

A health official takes a swab sample from a man to test for Covid-19 at a testing center in Allahabad, India, on April 12. Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images The world added a record-setting 5,236,922 new Covid-19 cases over the past seven days, according to data published Tuesday from the World Health Organization. This beats the previous record […]

India’s second Covid wave hits like a ‘tsunami’ as hospitals buckle under weight

Graveyards are running out of space, hospitals are turning away patients, and desperate families are pleading for help on social media for beds and medicine. India reported 295,041 cases of coronavirus and 2,023 deaths Wednesday, its highest rise in cases and highest death increase recorded in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic, […]

Analysis: The 35 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump’s ‘interview’ with Sean Hannity

I use the word “interview” lightly here because what Hannity did in his capacity as a “journalist” was something short of asking tough questions of a public figure. It was more like having a few beers with an old friend who you were hoping might help you get a job one day. 1. “Well, we’re […]

Multiple clubs announce plans to withdraw from breakaway Super League

Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Manchester City have confirmed in public statements that they will no longer participate, some citing feedback from fans and other stakeholders. The withdrawal announcements came amid multiple reports on Tuesday that the 12 members of the breakaway Super League were meeting to discuss the future of the competition, […]

Super League to amend plans for elite tournament after English teams say they won’t participate

The dramatic collapse of the multibillion-dollar league comes less than 48 hours after it was first launched, sparking a furious continent-wide backlash among football fans, players, sporting officials and senior government leaders. According to a Super League statement, obtained by The Athletic and ESPN, organizers of the competition remain committed to the formation of a […]

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