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Mali vows to defy U.N. call to allow peacekeepers to investigate abuses

A MINUSMA logistic convoy is pictured in Kidal, Mali February 16, 2017. MINUSMA/Sylvain Liechti handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, June 29 (Reuters) – Mali vowed on Wednesday to defy a United Nations Security Council call for the West African country to......

John Eastman drops challenge to House subpoena for his call log data

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack had subpoenaed Verizon for three months of records related to Eastman’s personal cell phone, prompting him to go to court in December to block the company from......

Cost of living: Call for swift action on financial disputes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61955321?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA In the last financial year, it received nearly 9,370 complaints about the response to so-called authorised scams compared with 7,770 the previous year. These are usually cases when people have been tricked in to transferring money to a fraudster who they believed to be a genuine trader or organisation.......

Commonwealth ends summit with call for action on climate change, trade

KIGALI, June 25 (Reuters) – The newly-expanded Commonwealth made broad commitments on Saturday to address climate change and boost trade, concluding a summit aimed at shoring up the relevance of a group that evolved from the British empire. The club, whose 56 members range from India to the tiny Pacific......

Families of unlawfully detained Americans left with mixed emotions after Blinken tried to reassure them in call

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here While the families were largely appreciative of the conversation with the top US diplomat, some said they still hoped to meet with the President and others walked away frustrated by what they see as a lack of urgency and......

Rights groups call on Biden to negotiate for Griner’s release

Brittney Griner of the United States congratulates a team mate during their Women’s Basketball Gold Medal game against Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, August 8, 2021. Picture taken August 8, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access......

Brittney Griner’s Supporters Call on Biden to Strike a Deal to Free Her

New York Times
Dozens of organizations representing people of color, women and L.G.B.T.Q. voters called on President Biden on Wednesday to strike a deal for the release of Brittney Griner, the W.N.B.A. star who has been detained in Russia since February. In a letter sent to Mr. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris,......

Biden will call for 3-month suspension of gas tax, though officials acknowledge it ‘alone won’t fix the problem’

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Biden will also call on states to take steps removing their own taxes on gas and diesel. And he’ll tell oil refining companies to increase their capacity ahead of their planned meeting this week with administration officials. Combined, the......

Families of Americans detained abroad call for urgent action from Biden to free their loved ones

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here This mounting anger and distress was underscored this week by the attempted suicide of Matthew Heath, a Marine veteran who has been imprisoned in Venezuela for nearly two years, as well as a “logistical error” that left detained WNBA......

Italy’s Saipem sets terms for cash call, shares drop 15%

A Saipem logo in seen on the bridge of the Saipem 10000 deepwater drillship in Genoa’s harbour, Italy, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register New shares offered at 1.013 euros each Capital hike to run from June 27 to July 11 Core......

Call to extend electrical safety checks to social housing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61881979?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA Lesley Rudd, chief executive of Electrical Safety First, said: “Our findings demonstrate how essential electrical safety checks are in identifying faults and preventing harm. In their first year alone, they have protected thousands of tenants from faults that could have caused serious injury and fire, and helped maintain the......

White House: Griner, wife to talk after call ‘error’

WASHINGTON — A phone call between jailed WNBA star Brittney Griner and her wife is being rescheduled after an earlier attempt to connect on the couple’s anniversary failed because of an “unfortunate mistake,” Biden administration officials said Tuesday. State Department spokesman Ned Price said the original call last weekend could......

Citing a disastrous pandemic response, an expert panel will call for an overhaul of the U.S. public health system.

New York Times
A bipartisan panel of health experts will call on Tuesday for an overhaul of the American public health system that would greatly expand the role of the federal government, giving Washington the authority to set minimum health standards and coordinate a patchwork of nearly 3,000 state, local and tribal agencies.......

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