Biden administration to compensate some’Havana syndrome’ victims up to $ 187,000

Biden administration to compensate some’Havana syndrome’ victims up to $ 187,000

CNN — — The US State Department has announced that US diplomats and family members impacted by severe “Havana syndrome” symptoms who required at least a year of medical assistance are going to be eligible for compensation payments of about $ 140,000 or $ 187,000. The payments will be paid in a one-time, lump-sum tax-free … Read more

Ukrainian army leaving battered city for fortified positions

Ukrainian army leaving battered city for fortified positions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After weeks of ferocious fightingUkrainian forces have begun retreating from a besieged city in the country’s east to move to stronger positions, a regional official said Friday, the four-month mark in Russia’s invasion. The planned withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk, the administrative center of the Luhansk region, comes after relentless Russian bombardment that … Read more

Hong Kongers reflect on Taiwan, an imperfect exile

Hong Kongers reflect on Taiwan, an imperfect exile

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — For Lam Wing-kee, a Hong Kong bookstore owner who was detained by police in China for five months for selling sensitive books about the Communist Party, coming to Taiwan was a logical step. An island just 640 kilometers (400 miles) from Hong Kong, Taiwan is close not just geographically but also … Read more

American Data Privacy & Protection Act Faces Congress’Changes

American Data Privacy & Protection Act Faces Congress’Changes

Rep. Kelly Armstrong, a member of the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, accompanies House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy outside for a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021.Photo:: Associated Press ((AP) House Republicans want to drastically change a federal privacy bill that Democrats in the Senate are also threatening to murder. … Read more

Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

LONDON (AP) — The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe. Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport 4 1/2 hours before her flight to Athens, finding the line for security snaking out of the terminal and into a big tent … Read more

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating quake

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 peopleResidents appeared to be largely on their own to deal with the aftermath as their new Taliban-led … Read more

Saudi Crown Prince visit Turkey in major posture change for Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan R welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud in Ankara, Turkey, on June 22, 2022. Mustafa Kaya / Xinhua via Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has visited Turkey for the first time in years, marking a rapprochement between … Read more

FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — US health regulators on Thursday ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping. The action is part of a sweeping effort by the Food and Drug Administration to bring scientific scrutiny to the … Read more

N. Korea talks of new army duties suggest nuclear deployment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to front-line army units at a key military meeting, state media said Thursday, a move that analysts said it plans to deploy battlefield nuclear weapons targeting South Korea along the rivals ‘tense border. While much international attention has focused on North Korea’s testing of … Read more

House Panel alleges Commanders owner Dan Snyder fostered toxic workplace and’conducted a shadow investigation’ targeting accusers

Maloney said that Snyder “fired women but not men who engaged in relationships with other employees, while defending male executives accused of sexual harassment,” according to testimony from former top team executives during the panel’s eight-month probe of the Commanders’ culture and the NFL’s response. The New York Democrat said Snyder sent private investigators to … Read more