R. Kelly jury selection focuses on documentary 2019

R. Kelly jury selection focuses on documentary 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Jury Selection in R. Kelly’s Federal Trial Charged with rigging his 2008 child pornography trial, the judge and attorneys quickly focused on whether potential jurors watched a 2019 documentary about sexual abuse allegations against the R&B singer. After a request from Kelly’s attorney to automatically exclude anyone from the jury who has … Read more

EXPLANATION: Why US Lawmakers’ Trips to Taiwan Continue to Irritate China

EXPLANATION: Why US Lawmakers’ Trips to Taiwan Continue to Irritate China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan is high on the summer travel list for US congressmen during their August recess this year as US lawmakers make it a point to claim US support for the self-governed island despite objections from China. The payout photos from this week’s five-member conference visitsuch as that of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi … Read more

China announces new exercises as US delegation visits Taiwan

China announces new exercises as US delegation visits Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military exercises around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met members of a new US congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to renew tensions between Beijing and Washington after a similar recent visit from the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi made China angry. Pelosi … Read more

No. 1 Alabama Tops Preseason AP Top 25; Ohio St, ‘Dawgs Next’

No.  1 Alabama Tops Preseason AP Top 25;  Ohio St, ‘Dawgs Next’

With two of the best players in the country leading the way — and a loss of a championship game as motivation — Alabama is No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason college football poll for the second consecutive season and the ninth time overall. Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young, National Defender of the Year … Read more

Ukrainian army says it will fend off more than a dozen attacks

Ukrainian army says it will fend off more than a dozen attacks

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military said on Monday it had repulsed more than a dozen Russian attacks in the east and north of the country, including attempts to advance into key cities in the eastern industrial heartland known as the donbas. In the regular Facebook update, the army general staff said that Russian … Read more

Iran denies involvement but justifies Salman Rushdie attack

Iran denies involvement but justifies Salman Rushdie attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – An Iranian official denied Monday that Tehran was involved in the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie, though he tried to justify the attack in the Islamic Republic’s first public comments about the bloodshed. The comments from Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani came three days after Rushdie was injured … Read more

Ship with grain for hungry Ethiopia leaves Ukraine

Ship with grain for hungry Ethiopia leaves Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – A United Nations chartered ship loaded with 23,000 tons of Ukrainian grain destined for Ethiopia departed on Sunday from a Black Sea port, the first shipment of its kind in a program to help countries facing famine. , to assist. The Liberian-flagged Brave Commander has departed from the Ukrainian port of … Read more

‘China threat’ pops up in UK to Australia elections

‘China threat’ pops up in UK to Australia elections

LONDON (AP) — It’s not just the economy. While fears inflation and recession weighing heavily on voters’ minds, another problem crops up in political campaigns from the UK and Australia to the US and beyond: the ‘Chinese threat’. The Two Finalists Competing for Britain’s Next Prime Minister, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunakclashed in a televised … Read more

Mexico president bypasses congress to keep military on the street

Mexico president bypasses congress to keep military on the street

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president has begun investigating plans to bypass Congress to hand over formal control of the National Guard to the military, a move that could jeopardize the military’s control of the police. a country with great violence could expand. That has raised concerns as President Andrés Manuel López Obrador received approval … Read more

High oil prices help Saudi Aramco make $88 billion in first half

High oil prices help Saudi Aramco make  billion in first half

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Saudi energy company Aramco said on Sunday its second-quarter profits jumped 90% compared to the same time last year, pushing half-year profits to nearly $88 billion. The increase is a boon to the kingdom and the crown prince’s purchasing power as people around the world pay higher gas prices … Read more