Belarus dissident Maria Kolesnikova in intensive care following surgery, opposition spokesman says

Belarus dissident Maria Kolesnikova in intensive care following surgery, opposition spokesman says

CNN — A prominent Belarusian opposition figure, who has been serving an 11-year prison sentence after leading mass street protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, is in intensive care after undergoing surgery, an opposition spokesman said Tuesday. Maria Kolesnikova was taken to a hospital in the southeastern city of Gomel, placed in a surgical ward and … Read more

Kevin Johnson: Court denies stay for a death row inmate whose teen daughter won’t be allowed to witness his execution, set for today

Kevin Johnson: Court denies stay for a death row inmate whose teen daughter won’t be allowed to witness his execution, set for today

CNN — The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a death row inmate’s request for a stay of his execution after hearing arguments that racial discrimination played a role in his prosecution for the murder of a police officer. With Kevin Johnson set to be executed Tuesday, he will appeal to the United States Supreme Court, … Read more

Three migrants survived an 11-day voyage sat on ship’s rudder

Three migrants survived an 11-day voyage sat on ship’s rudder

The Spanish coast guard has rescued three people who were stowed on top of the rudder of a ship that arrived in the Canary Islands from Nigeria. In a photograph distributed by the coastguard on Monday, the migrants are shown perched on the rudder of the oil and chemical tanker Althini II. The Althini II … Read more

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by the police’ as protests spread across China

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by the police’ as protests spread across China

CNN Business — Edward Lawrence, a journalist at the BBC, was arrested by police in Shanghai at the scene of protests on Sunday night, according to the BBC and as captured on what appears to be mobile phone footage of the arrest. While he has since been released, a BBC spokesperson has expressed extreme concern … Read more

US and China in first South China Sea encounter since Xi-Biden meeting

US and China in first South China Sea encounter since Xi-Biden meeting

Seoul, South Korea CNN — The United States and Chinese militaries exchanged harsh words Tuesday after a US Navy warship performed the first freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea since the leaders of the two powers met earlier this month in an attempt to ease tensions. In a statement, the Chinese … Read more

Georgia runoff: Negative attack ads dominate airwaves a week out from race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker

Georgia runoff: Negative attack ads dominate airwaves a week out from race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker

CNN — Waves of bitter attack ads are dominating Georgia’s airwaves as the runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker enters its final week. Even with control of the Senate already secured, the stakes are high as Democrats seek to secure a majority outright instead of the power-sharing agreement currently in place. … Read more

Kherson: Russians shell Ukraine city just two weeks after pulling out

Kherson: Russians shell Ukraine city just two weeks after pulling out

Kherson, Ukraine CNN — A pool of blood-stained water and the charred wreckage of a car mark the spot in Kherson where Russian shells tore into this city Thursday, killing four, according to local officials, and shattering any sense of calm. Russian President Vladimir Putin claims he’s annexed this region, and that the people here … Read more

Lawsuit alleges investor Leon Black raped a woman inside Jeffrey Epstein’s home

Lawsuit alleges investor Leon Black raped a woman inside Jeffrey Epstein’s home

New York CNN Business — Billionaire investor Leon Black has been sued by a woman alleging he “brutal[ly]” raped her at Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse in spring 2002. Cheri Pierson names both Black — the co-founder and former CEO of private equity behemoth Apollo Global Management — and the estate of the late Epstein as … Read more

Kamala Harris, Emmanuel Macron to visit NASA headquarters

Kamala Harris, Emmanuel Macron to visit NASA headquarters

CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron at NASA headquarters on Wednesday as part of Macron’s state visit this week, US and French officials told CNN. The NASA visit – which will include a working meeting and a briefing by US space officials – will highlight a deepening French-American … Read more

Suspect in Buffalo Tops mass shooting expected to plead guilty in court today, victims’ attorney says

Suspect in Buffalo Tops mass shooting expected to plead guilty in court today, victims’ attorney says

CNN — The suspect accused of killing 10 people at a grocery store in an efficiently Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, earlier this year is expected to plead guilty to state murder charges Monday, according to a victims’ attorney. Payton Gendron, a 19-year-old white man, is scheduled to appear in court at 9:30 am … Read more