Jerusalem: Two wounded in shooting, police say, after synagogue attack leaves seven dead

CNN – Two people were wounded in a shooting attack in Jerusalem on Saturday, emergency services say, the day after a gunman killed at least seven people near a synagogue in the city. The two men injured in the City of David area of ​​Jerusalem on Saturday, one aged 22 and one in his 40s, … Read more

David Carrick: London Metropolitan Police officer admits to dozens of offenses against women, including 24 cases of rape

London CNN – A serving officer in London’s Metropolitan Police has admitted to 49 offenses, including 24 counts of rape over an 18-year period, reigniting calls for urgent reform in the United Kingdom’s largest police force. David Carrick appeared at Southwark Crown Court in the British capital Monday to plead guilty to four counts of … Read more

Russia’s war in Ukraine sparked a historic food crisis. It’s not over

London CNN – Grain is once again leaving Ukrainian ports. The price of fertilizer is falling sharply. Billions of dollars in aid have been mobilized. Yet the world is still in the grips of the worst food crisis in modern history, as Russia’s war in Ukraine shakes global agricultural systems already grappling with the effects … Read more

Lovie Smith: NFL is again being criticized about its lack of diversity

CNN – When Lovie Smith was hired by the Houston Texans in February 2022 as the team’s new head coach, he said the NFL had “a problem” with hiring Black coaches and diversity. “I realize the amount of Black head coaches there are in the National Football League,” Smith told reporters just under a year … Read more

China stops issuing short-term visas for South Koreans in retaliation for travel restrictions

Hong Kong CNN – Chinese authorities have stopped issuing certain visas to South Koreans and Japanese citizens as Beijing retaliates against recent Covid entry restrictions on arrivals from China. “Visas for business, tourism, medical treatment, transit and general private affairs will be suspended for South Korean citizens effective today,” the Chinese Embassy in Seoul said … Read more

Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters breach security barriers, break into Brazilian Congress and presidential palace

CNN – Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday breached security barriers set up by the Armed Forces and gained access to key buildings for the three branches of government, including the congressional building, the Supreme Court and the Planalto Presidential Palace, according to images shown in Brazilian media. Footage showed massive crowds … Read more

Ukraine: Kyiv dismisses Putin’s call for ceasefire as ‘hypocrisy’

CNN – Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his defense minister to implement a temporary ceasefire in Ukraine for 36 hours this week to allow Orthodox Christians to attend Christmas services, according to a Kremlin statement Thursday. But the proposal was quickly dismissed as “hypocrisy” by Ukrainian officials. Putin’s order came after the leader of … Read more

5 things to know for December 21: Ukraine, Trump’s taxes, Weather, Title 42, Taliban

CNN – Today is the first official day of winter, hence the bitter cold sweeping across most of the US. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year, when the Earth is at its furthest tilt away from the sun. Depending on how close you are to the North … Read more

Harvey Weinstein: Los Angeles jury deadlocked on factors that could have increased his sentence

CNN – After convicting former film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape and sexual assault, a Los Angeles jury could not reach a unanimous verdict Tuesday on alleged aggravating factors that could have increased his sentence. The three charges Weinstein was convicted of – rape, sexual penetration by foreign object and forced oral copulation – were … Read more

Harvey Weinstein: Jury reaches verdict in sexual assault trial

CNN – [Breaking news update, published at 6:05 p.m. ET] A Los Angeles jury reached a verdict Monday in the sexual assault trial of Harvey Weinstein, the former movie producer who is accused of using his Hollywood influence to lure women into private meetings and assault them. The verdict will be announced shortly. Weinstein has … Read more