US Commits to Corporate Transparency with 20 Countries

US Commits to Corporate Transparency with 20 Countries

WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen affirmed the United States’ commitment to improving corporate transparency with more than 20 other countries participating in this week’s Democracy Summit.. With the Biden administration already working to create a new small business ownership database, Yellen promised on Tuesday that his department would maintain the database, known as … Read more

France sees new protests against pensions, police brace for violence

PARIS (AP) — Protests and strikes against unpopular pension reforms resumed across France on Tuesday, with police security tightened amid government warnings that radical protesters intended to “destroy, injure and kill”. Fear that violence could mar the protests prompted what Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin described as an unprecedented deployment of 13,000 officers, nearly half of … Read more

Russia claims to have tested anti-ship missiles in Sea of ​​Japan

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry said Moscow tested anti-ship missiles in the Sea of ​​Japan. The ministry said on Tuesday that two boats launched a mock missile attack on a fake enemy warship about 100 kilometers (60 miles) away. The ministry said the target was successfully hit by two Moskit cruise missiles. The Moskit, … Read more

NJ takes control of Paterson police after emergency worker shooting

New Jersey’s attorney general said Monday his office took control of the police department in the state’s third-largest city, Paterson, less than a month after officers fatally shot and killed a police officer. well-known emergency response during a tense standoff.. Attorney General Matt Platkin told a news conference his office took control of all police … Read more

Ukraine calls for emergency UN meeting on Putin’s nuclear plan

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian government on Sunday called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to “counter the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail” after Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed plans to station tactical atomic weapons in Belarus. A Ukrainian official said Russia “took Belarus a nuclear hostage”. Further aggravating tensions, an explosion deep … Read more

Florida school uproar leads Italy to invite to watch ‘David’

ROME (AP) — A Florence museum on Sunday invited parents and students at a Florida charter school to see Michelangelo’s “David” in person after the school’s principal was forced to resign following parental complaints that an image of the nude Renaissance masterpiece was shown to a sixth-grade art class. The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, … Read more

In Ghana, Kamala Harris “excited about the future of Africa”

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris was greeted by school children, dancers and drummers as she arrived in Ghana on Sunday for the start of a week-long visit to Africa intended to deepen U.S. relations amid global competition for the continent’s future. “We look forward to this trip as a further statement of … Read more

New Russian campaign tries to inspire men to fight in Ukraine

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Advertisements promise cash bonuses and enticing perks. Recruiters make cold calls to eligible men. Enrollment offices work with universities and social service agencies to attract students and the unemployed. A new campaign is underway this spring across Russia, seeking recruits to replenish its troops for the war in Ukraine.. As fighting … Read more

Biden’s pick to lead FAA steps down despite shaky Senate support

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Federal Aviation Administration has withdrawn his nomination, a setback for the administration that comes after Denver International Airport CEO Phillip Washington appears to lack support in the Senate tightly divided. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg confirmed Washington’s withdrawal in a tweet on Saturday night, calling … Read more

Honduras breaks diplomatic ties with Taiwan and recognizes China

BEIJING (AP) — Honduras has severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the Latin American country announced on Saturday, saying it recognizes “only one China in the world.” The Honduran Foreign Ministry announcement posted on Twitter, and also reported by China’s CCTV, comes amid growing tensions between Beijing and the US, including over China’s growing assertiveness towards … Read more