Iran nuclear deal parties set to meet in Vienna amid US pressure

The signatories to the faltering Iran nuclear deal are expected to meet in Vienna as the United States urges the reimposition of international sanctions on Tehran and the extension of the conventional arms embargo against it. Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia are struggling to save the 2015 landmark accord with Iran, which has been progressively stepping up its nuclear activities since last year. Tehran insists it is entitled to do so under the deal – which swapped sanctions relief …

Actor Chadwick Boseman Dies At 43 After 4-Year Fight With Colon Cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said …

Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dies of Cancer at 43

(LOS ANGELES) — Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press. Read more: The Revolutionary Power of Black Panther Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years …

Venezuelan politician jailed in 2018 drone attack sent home

Venezuelan officials have released an opposition politician jailed over two years ago on suspicion of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolás Maduro August 28, 2020, 11:07 PM • 2 min read CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan authorities have released an opposition politician to home detention two years after being jailed on suspicion of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolás Maduro, his relatives said Friday. Images on social media showed Juan Requesens arriving home …

Hong Kong police arrest 2 opposition lawmakers over protests last year

Hong Kong police arrested 16 people Wednesday on charges related to anti-government protests last year, including two opposition lawmakers. Pro-democracy legislators Ted Hui and Lam Cheuk-ting were arrested early Wednesday, according to posts on their Facebook pages. Posts on Lam’s Twitter account said he had been arrested on charges of conspiring with others to damage property and obstructing the course of justice during a protest in July 2019. The tweets said he has also been accused of rioting on July …

A Facebook Executive Who Shared An Anti-Muslim Post Has Apologized To Employees

A top Facebook executive in India has apologized to Muslims in the company for sharing a post on her Facebook page that called India’s Muslims a “degenerate community” for whom “nothing except purity of religion and implementation of Shariah matter.” “Dear friends – The intent of my personal Facebook post was not to denigrate Islam,” Ankhi Das, Facebook’s policy director for India and South and Central Asia, wrote in an internal message to employees obtained by BuzzFeed News. “It was …

SCU Investigating After Black Professor Details Harassment By Campus Security

The president of Santa Clara University in California issued an apology on Sunday and launched an investigation after a Black assistant professor said she and her brother were harassed in a racially motivated encounter with campus security over the weekend. Danielle Fuentes Morgan, an assistant professor in the university’s English department, detailed the incident on Saturday in a 21-part Twitter thread that was retweeted tens of thousands of times. Santa Clara University security just harassed me and my brother and …

Wisconsin Cops Shoot Black Man In The Back 7 Times In Broad Daylight

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Neighbors confronted law enforcement at the scene of a police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday that drew a harsh rebuke from the governor and prompted crowds to march in the streets after a video posted on social media appeared to show officers shoot at a man’s back seven times as he leaned into a vehicle. Kenosha Police said a person was hospitalized in serious condition following a shooting by officers about 5 p.m. as police …

U.S. President Donald Trump’s younger brother Robert has died, the White House announced

Republican president-elect Donald Trump (R) hugs his brother Robert Trump after delivering his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City.   Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, has passed away, the White House said in a statement late Saturday.   “It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” the president said in the statement. “He …

Rahm Emanuel: Dems have chance to break ‘Biden Republicans’ away permanently

Former Obama White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said that this election cycle Democrats have a chance at “generational transformation” to break “Biden Republicans” away from the GOP permanently. “This year, Democrats have the chance to achieve a generational transformation. Beyond broadening the coalition to include moderate voters who oppose President Trump, we could deepen our base by turning disaffected Republicans into Democrats,” Emanuel wrote in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.   “The question is whether Democrats will …

Trump To Withdraw Polarizing Nominee To Lead Bureau Of Land Management

President Trump nominated William Perry Pendley in June to lead the Bureau of Land Management, but it has never been clear he had enough support to win confirmation in the Senate. Amid pressure from Democrats and some Republicans, the Trump administration is planning to withdraw its controversial nominee to head the federal Bureau of Land Management.   The sprawling public lands agency, which manages roughly a tenth of the landmass of the United States, has not had a permanent, Senate-confirmed …

Marge Simpson Fires Back At Trump Adviser’s Kamala Harris Insult

Marge Simpson isn’t happy. In fact, the cartoon matriarch is a little “pissed off.” That’s her reaction after Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis tried to use her to insult Democratic vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris. After Ellis tweeted that “Kamala sounds like Marge Simpson,” she came under fire from various Twitter users defending the cartoon character as “reliable, competent and moralistic.” One person who chimed in on Twitter was “Simpsons” co-creator James L. Brooks, who predicted that Simpson would likely …

The Onion’s Guide To QAnon

The increasingly popular conspiracy theory QAnon was recently the target of a Twitter crackdown, and several of its adherents are running for office across the country. But what is QAnon, exactly? The Onion breaks down the conspiracy theory with its guide to QAnon. Q: What is QAnon?  A: A conspiracy theory that posits world leaders are secretly evil rather than openly so. Q: What do QAnon supporters believe?  A: That by working together, they can discover a renewed sense of …