Posts by Newsmaker

60 Years Since 1st American in Space: Tourists Lining Up

60 Years Since 1st American in Space: Tourists Lining Up

Sixty years after Alan Shepard became the first American in space, everyday people are on the verge of following in...

Blinken Set to Arrive in Ukraine Amid Tensions With Russia

Blinken Set to Arrive in Ukraine Amid Tensions With Russia

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to arrive in Kyiv, Ukraine, where on Thursday he’s scheduled to meet...

Are Europe’s Climate Action Goals Realistic?

Are Europe’s Climate Action Goals Realistic?

How politically realistic are the climate action goals that European governments are setting in lockstep with the United States?Some analysts...

Germany’s Merkel Stresses Importance of US-European Relations

Germany’s Merkel Stresses Importance of US-European Relations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday stressed the importance of the transatlantic relationship, saying the United States will always be...

Facebook Oversight Upholds Trump Ban Linked to Storming of US Capitol 

Facebook Oversight Upholds Trump Ban Linked to Storming of US Capitol 

Facebook’s oversight board on Wednesday upheld the social media company’s decision to ban former U.S. President Donald Trump from posting...

Facebook Oversight Panel Votes to Uphold Trump Ban

Facebook Oversight Panel Votes to Uphold Trump Ban

Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board has upheld the social media company’s decision to indefinitely prohibit former President Donald Trump from posting to his Facebook and Instagram accounts.The...

Spain’s Bullrings Reopen and Reignite Fiery Debate

Spain’s Bullrings Reopen and Reignite Fiery Debate

As its COVID-19 lockdown eases, Spain has resumed bullfights — and reignited a fiery political debate between right-wingers who defend...

French Journalist Kidnapped in Northern Mali Appears in Video

French Journalist Kidnapped in Northern Mali Appears in Video

A journalist who disappeared last month in Mali’s northern city of Gao appeared in a video on Wednesday appealing to...

With Eye on China, EU Drafts Rules to Curb State-Backed Foreign Buyers

With Eye on China, EU Drafts Rules to Curb State-Backed Foreign Buyers

The European Commission proposed rules on Wednesday to restrain companies that benefit from foreign subsidies to buy EU businesses or...

Italy Jury Deliberates Fate of 2 Americans in Police Slaying

Italy Jury Deliberates Fate of 2 Americans in Police Slaying

A jury in Rome on Wednesday began deliberating the fates of two young American men who are charged with killing...

Coronavirus Vaccines, Combatting Climate Change on G-7 Agenda

Coronavirus Vaccines, Combatting Climate Change on G-7 Agenda

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies turn their attention to issues of global interest including coronavirus vaccines, climate change...

Facebook Oversight Panel to Rule on Trump Ban

Facebook Oversight Panel to Rule on Trump Ban

Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board is set to announce Wednesday whether the social media company was correct to indefinitely prohibit former...