Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

CNN — The US Treasury Department on Thursday designated the Wagner Group, a Russian private mercenary organization heavily involved in the war in Ukraine, as a major transnational criminal organization, imposing a slew of sanctions on a transnational network that supports it. The U.S. State Department simultaneously announced a number of sanctions designed to “target … Read more

McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions blocking pay raises for their employees

McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions blocking pay raises for their employees

New York CNN — California voters will decide next year on a referendum that could overturn a groundbreaking new state law that sets working conditions and minimum wages of up to $22 an hour for fast food workers in the nation’s largest state. Chipotle, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger and KFC owner Yum! Brands donated … Read more

Germany approves long-awaited delivery of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as US finalizes plans to send Abrams

Germany approves long-awaited delivery of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as US finalizes plans to send Abrams

CNN — Germany confirmed it will send a long-requested contingent of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as a major sign of support for Kiev, which is expected to be matched by the United States. The announcement by Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday, coupled with an expected US decision to send about 30 M-1 Abrams tanks … Read more

Der Spiegel reports that Germany is ready to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

Der Spiegel reports that Germany is ready to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

CNN — Germany plans to send its sought-after Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to bolster the country’s war effort, Der Spiegel reported Tuesday night, according to unnamed sources. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has decided to deliver the main battle tanks after “months of discussion,” the German news outlet’s exclusive report said. The German parliament will … Read more

DOJ is suing Google for its dominance in the online advertising market

DOJ is suing Google for its dominance in the online advertising market

CNN — The Justice Department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the company of harming competition with its dominance of the online advertising market and calling for its split. The move marks the Biden administration’s first blockbuster antitrust case against a Big Tech company. The eight states joining the lawsuit are California, Colorado, … Read more

Recently identified inflammatory disease VEXAS syndrome may be more common than thought, study suggests

Recently identified inflammatory disease VEXAS syndrome may be more common than thought, study suggests

CNN — David Adams battled a disease he couldn’t name for half a decade. He was in and out of the hospital several times a year. His inflamed joints made his hands feel as if they had been squeezed into gloves – and he could no longer play his beloved classical and jazz guitars. He … Read more

Julian Sands’ family praises the “heroic” search efforts to find the missing actor

Julian Sands’ family praises the “heroic” search efforts to find the missing actor

CNN — The family of missing British actor Julian Sands has thanked California’s “heroic” search teams for their efforts to locate him as crews search Mt. Continue to search Baldy area. The 65-year-old, best known for his roles in films “A Room with a View” and “Arachnophobia,” was first reported missing on Jan. 13 after … Read more

Aid to Ukraine: Michael McCaul says some members don’t understand what is at stake in Ukraine

Aid to Ukraine: Michael McCaul says some members don’t understand what is at stake in Ukraine

Washington CNN — The Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Sunday sought to quell speculation that the new GOP majority will be less inclined to fund aid to Ukraine in its war against Russia, though he suggested that some members of his party may need to be convinced of the need to … Read more

There has been an increase in attempts to smuggle eggs across the border, the San Diego Customs says

There has been an increase in attempts to smuggle eggs across the border, the San Diego Customs says

CNN — High prices are fueling attempts to bring eggs from Mexico to the US, border officials said. Officers at the San Diego Customs and Border Protection Office have seen an increase in attempts to move eggs across the US-Mexico border. according to a tweet from director of field operations Jennifer De La O. “The … Read more

Access to Machu Picchu suspended due to unrest in Peru

Access to Machu Picchu suspended due to unrest in Peru

CNN — Tourist access to Machu Picchu Citadel and the Inca Trail Network has been suspended until further notice due to ongoing unrest in Peru, officials in the country said Saturday. The Decentralized Culture Directorate and the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary Directorate said in a statement the day before that tourists who have tickets for … Read more