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Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopian officials and allied militia fighters are leading a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in Tigray, the war-torn region in northern Ethiopia, according to a confidential United States government report obtained by The New York......

U.S. carries out airstrikes in Syria on Iranian-backed targets

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live The U.S. conducted its first military action under President Biden, targeting infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in Syria in response to recent rocket attacks in Iraq. Ed O’Keefe reports. Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc.......

Philippine police to look into government admission of drug war failures

Reuters
MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine police said on Thursday they were looking into a government review of thousands of killings in the country’s “war on drugs”, after the justice minister made an unprecedented admission to the United Nations of widespread police failures. FILE PHOTO: A member of Philippine National Police Scene......

A Black Vietnam War veteran was nominated for the Medal of Honor. He’s still waiting 56 years later.

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Retired Colonel Paris Davis is one of the first Black officers to be part of the Army’s Special Forces. His courage and valor earned him the respect of his soldiers in Vietnam, and a nomination for the nation’s highest......

The South Korean prisoners of war enslaved in the North’s coal mines

BBC
“Generations of people are born, live and die in the mining zones and experience the worst type of persecution and discrimination throughout their lifetime,” explains Joanna Hosaniak, one of the authors of a new report, Blood Coal Export from North Korea, from the Citizens’ Alliance for North Korea Human Rights......

The Once-Classified Tale of Juanita Moody: The Women Who Helped Avert a Nuclear War

Smithsonian
On the morning of Sunday, October 14, 1962, Juanita Moody exited the headquarters of the National Security Agency, at Fort Meade, Maryland, and walked the short distance to her car, parked in one of the front-row spaces reserved for top leadership. The sky was a crystalline blue, “a most beautiful......

U.S. deports 95-year-old who was a Nazi concentration camp guard

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A 95-year-old man who was a Nazi concentration camp guard during WWII has been deported from the U.S. to Germany, authorities announced on Friday. Friedrich Karl Berger, who lived in Tennessee, was deported “for participating in Nazi-sponsored acts of......

Rural Hospital Remains Entrenched in Covid ‘War’ Even Amid Vaccine Rollout

KHN
Lauren Weber Editor’s note: KHN wrote about St. James Parish Hospital in April, when it was experiencing its first surge of covid-19 patients. Ten months later, we checked in to see how the hospital and its staff were faring. This story also ran on The Guardian. It can be republished......

Bay Area Cities Go to War Over Gas Stoves in Homes and Restaurants

KHN
San Francisco restaurant owners, already simmering over covid-19 restrictions, are ready to boil over because of a city ban on natural gas stoves in new buildings that takes effect in June. The ban, which also affects other gas appliances, is part of a statewide campaign aimed at reducing climate change-feeding......

Leading House Democrat sues Donald Trump under a post-Civil War law for conspiracy to incite US Capitol riot

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The lawsuit, filed by Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson in his personal capacity, is the first civil action filed against the former President related to the attack at the US Capitol and comes days after the Senate acquitted Trump......

U.S. enters NATO meetings as China and Russia threats loom and war in Afghanistan drags on

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON – Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will meet with members of the world’s most powerful military alliance on Wednesday for the first time since joining the Biden administration. NATO meets Wednesday and Thursday to discuss an array of challenges......

Chinese tech giants like Kuaishou are listing in Hong Kong instead of U.S. after Trump’s trade war

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here From left, the flags of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, China and Hong Kong are seen flapping in the wind on May 6, 2019. Anthony Wallace | AFP | Getty Images Venture firm DCM just generated a $16 billion return......

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