Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Focus on the big picture
U.S. Democracy in action: Intense scene right now in Olympia, Washington
Global Report, 06 Dec 2020
Local GOP slams Arizona ballot audit, calling the recount a "sham"
CBS, 19 May 2021
The ballot recount of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona's largest county is receiving harsh criticism from local GOP leaders, and some argue the former president's campa...
Prosecutor says deputies justified in NC shooting
AP, 19 May 2021
A North Carolina prosecutor says sheriff's deputies were justified in their fatal shooting of a Black man in April because Andrew Brown Jr.
Home Depot sales surge over 30%
Reuters, 19 May 2021
Home Depot reported a larger-than-expected 31% jump in quarterly same-store sales, allaying concerns that the top U.S.
Israeli airstrikes fuel growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza
DW, 19 May 2021
Tensions over Israel's bombardment of Gaza are boiling over into the other Palestinian territories -- the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, as well as in Israeli towns with mi...
Biden Visits Ford Plant: 'The Future Of The Auto Industry Is Electric'
NBC, 19 May 2021
President Biden spoke at the Ford Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich. and called for further development and production of electric cars while promoting his jobs plan.
BLM co-founder slams 'white supremacy' in housing after buying multi-million dollar homes
FOX, 19 May 2021
'Outnumbered' panel discuss BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors who called out white supremacy in homeownership.
Spanish security forces try to push back migrants arriving into Ceuta by sea
AFP, 19 May 2021
Security forces intervene to stop migrants arriving at the Spanish North African enclave of Ceuta a day after a record number of people made their way into the enclave.
Eurovision Song Contest returns after last year's cancellation
Al Jazeera, 19 May 2021
The world's largest televised music event is back. Thousands of people are attending the Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands after it was cancelled last year.
Migrants reach Spain's Ceuta enclave in record numbers – BBC News
BBC, 19 May 2021
At least 6,000 migrants have reached Spain's Ceuta enclave from neighbouring Morocco, a record number over a single day, Spanish officials say.
Bitcoin rallies from price plunge after Elon Musk's tweet shakes crypto market
CA, 19 May 2021
Investors are facing a whirlwind of uncertainty after Tesla CEO Elon Musk implied that his company may be selling its Bitcoin holdings.
Authorities face big challenges at Arizona border. Here's why
CNN, 18 May 2021
CNN's Jim Sciutto takes a deeper look at the challenges authorities are facing with smuggling at the Arizona border.
Live: A night at the Beijing Capital Museum during International Museum day
CGTN, 18 May 2021
The Beijing Capital Museum has launched a night tour during International Museum day.
I'm scared there will be sirens and I won't hear them, Israeli pensioner tells RT
RT, 18 May 2021
As tensions between Israel and Palestine show no signs of abating, the elderly are especially at risk during bomb attacks, with health issues often making it harder for them to ...
France Covid-19 reopening: Restaurants, cafes to serve customers once again
FRANCE24, 18 May 2021
With #coronavirus vaccinations accelerating and infections down, the French are looking forward to the loosening of many coronavirus restrictions Wednesday, although outdoor lun...
Protests grow to cancel Tokyo Olympics as Covid-19 outbreak worsens in Japan
SCMP, 18 May 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Protesters marched in the Japanese capital on May 17, 2021, demanding the cancellation of the Tok...
Who was Mary Bastholm? The missing teenager at centre of new Fred West investigation
ITV, 18 May 2021
New information has potentially been uncovered about the disappearance of a missing teenager linked to Fred West.
BREAKING: 'Six voids' under cafe linked to serial killer Fred West & missing girl
Sky, 18 May 2021
Police in Gloucester have found "six voids" under a cafe after searching for a suspected victim of serial killer Fred West.
Ceuta: Children among thousands of migrants in desperate swim from Morocco to Spanish enclave
Telegraph, 18 May 2021
The Spanish government has deployed troops to Ceuta to patrol the border with Morocco after thousands of migrants swam into the northern African enclave, a source from the Inter...
Assessing the Pandemic's Impact on India's Economy
Bloomberg, 18 May 2021
May.18 -- Garima Kapoor, economist at Elara Capital, looks at how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting India's economy and policies.
Israel unleashes wave of airstrikes on Gaza as Biden issues statement supporting ceasefire
Guardian, 18 May 2021
The Israeli military has launched another heavy wave of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, saying it destroyed militants' tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders.