U.S. President Joe Biden to Sign Executive Order to Reform Policing Practices

United States President Joe Biden plans to sign a long-awaited executive order aimed at reforming federal policing practices on May 25, the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. According to people familiar with the matter, Biden will issue …

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Russian Diplomat Resigns Over ‘Aggressive War’ on Ukraine

Fourth EstateMinistry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow | Superchilum

A 20-year veteran Russian diplomat resigned on May 23 over his country’s invasion of Ukraine, in a rare public protest by a Russian official. Boris Bondarev, a counselor at the Russian permanent mission to the United Nations in Geneva, announced …

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New Photos Reveal UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Drinking at Downing Street Party During COVID-19 Lockdown

New photos reveal United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson drinking at an event in Downing Street allegedly during the second national COVID-19 lockdown. The photos, obtained by ITV News, show Johnson raising a glass with at least six people at …

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Taiwan Blocked From Joining WHO Assembly

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has rejected Taiwan’s bid to join its annual assembly as China continues to use diplomatic pressure to isolate the island. World Health Assembly (WHA) President Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh, also Djibouti’s health minister, said in a …

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Announces Joint Customs Control with Poland

Fourth EstateUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivers a daily video address on 22 May, 2022 | Presidential Office of Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on May 22 a “historic” joint customs control with Poland. “A decision has been reached that is revolutionizing the order on our border. We are introducing joint customs control with Poland,” Zelensky announced in his …

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United States Eases Some Venezuela Sanctions

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The United States government has eased a few economic sanctions on Venezuela to encourage continued negotiations between the government of President Nicolás Maduro and the US-backed opposition. The move followed the meeting in March with representatives of the US administration …

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Oklahoma Legislature Passes Strictest Abortion Ban in the U.S.

Fourth EstateU.S. Senate Fails to Pass Abortion Rights Bill Ahead of Roe v. Wade Decision - C-SPAN

The Republican-led legislature in Oklahoma passed a bill on May 19 banning abortions from the moment of fertilization, with some exceptions, making it the strictest abortion ban in the United States. With a vote of 73 to 16, the state …

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Former Spanish King Juan Carlos to Return to Spain After Two Year Exile

Fourth EstateFormer Spanish King Juan Carlos (file photo) | L Rekia

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos will come home to the country on Thursday after nearly two years in exile in the United Arab Emirates. The Royal Household said that Juan Carlos informed King Philip VI he would like to make …

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