White House condemns ‘hateful’ anti-LGBT+ bills as Education Department ‘well positioned’ for civil rights probe

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law reflects “misinformed, hateful policies that do absolutely nothing to address the real issues” as LGBT+ students and families “Parents across the country are looking to national, state and district leaders to support our nation’s students, to ensure that children are treated equally … Read more

Bucha killings raise ‘serious’ questions about possible war crimes: Bachelet — Global Issues

In a statement on Monday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said she was horrified by the images of people lying dead on the streets and in improvised graves. “Reports emerging from this and other areas, raise serious and disturbing questions about possible war crimes, serious breaches of international humanitarian law and serious violations of … Read more

Kanye West pulls out of Coachella headlining gig — again – National

Kanye West is backing out of Coachella this year. The rapper — who now goes by the name Ye — has dropped out of his headliner spot at the California festival, leaving organizers with a set to fill. West was scheduled to play the closing night of each of the festival’s weekends, which take place … Read more

Pentagon says ‘obvious’ Russia’s forces responsible for atrocities in Ukraine’s Bucha

Russia’s forces are “obviously” responsible for the atrocities committed in Ukraine’s town of Bucha, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Monday. “I think it is fairly obvious, not just to us but to the world, that Russian forces are responsible for the atrocities in Bucha,” he said. Kirby added: “Now exactly who – what units, … Read more

«الجنائية» تبدأ أول محاكمة عن جرائم الحرب في دارفور

تبدأ المحكمة الجنائية الدولية في لاهاي, اليوم الثلاثاء أول محاكمة عن الأعمال الوحشية في دارفور بعد قرابة 20 عاما من عنف واسع النطاق في المنطقة السودانية أودى بحياة مئات الآلاف. ويواجه القائد السابق لميليشيات الجنجويد علي محمد علي عبد الرحمن 31 تهمة بارتكاب جرائم حرب وجرائم ضد الإنسانية تشمل, الاضطهاد والقتل والاغتصاب والتعذيب. وقال المحامي … Read more

Gardaí liaise with Europol over potential human trafficking from Ukraine

Gardaí have begun liaising with Europol and other international agencies to combat potential human trafficking arising out of the war in Ukraine, Dublin City Council has been told. Det Insp Daniel Kelly of the Garda National Protective Services Bureau told councilors on Monday night that gardaí were being updated “on an almost daily basis” by … Read more

Dub cubs prove too powerful for Laois

Dublin completed their second successive victory in this year’s Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship by proving too strong for Laois at Parnell Park last Saturday afternoon. he 17-point winning margin was a fair barometer of Dublin’s control over the hour, although it was only in added time that they managed to pierce the stubborn … Read more

Brexit news: UK still ‘on hook’ for exorbitant £380billion European Investment Bank bill | politics | News

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the EU’s central bank, with each member state a shareholder. The UK received loans from the EIB before the 2016 Brexit vote, but deals with the EU’s bank dropped off after the vote to leave. The UK’s eligibility for loans from the EIB ended on January 31, 2020. But … Read more

yet another Maxwell and Epstein documentary – and the revelations are few

Truly, the world does not need another documentary about Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein. Who knows why the BBC waited this long to deliver one, when Sky produced a good program last summer (Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein’s Shadow) and ITV broadcast a lackluster version in January (Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile). But here was the … Read more