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Winston Churchill "Superyacht" Painting To Auction In New York
"The Moat, Breccles," a signed 1921 oil landscape by Winston Churchill, is estimated by Phillips at $1.5 million to $2 million, far from the $11.6 million netted by another painting from the wartime British prime minister sold by Angelin...
UN Calls For Member States To "Prevent Flow Of Arms Into Myanmar"
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that also urged the Myanmar military to release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Crypto Lode of $100 Billion Stirs U.S. Worry Over Hidden Danger
Regulators are worried about hidden risks to investors and even the financial system stemming from a fast-growing corner of the crypto market meant to be immune from volatility.
Delta COVID Variant Becoming Globally Dominant, Says Top WHO Scientist
WHO officials said Africa remains an area of concern, even though it accounts for only around 5% of new global infections and 2% of deaths.
UN Chief Antonio Guterres Sworn In For Second Term, Vows To Learn From Pandemic
In office since 2017, Antonio Guterres promised to act independently of member states and organizations during the swearing-in ceremony.
Delta Variant Represents Almost 90% Of New Moscow Covid Cases
A total of 9,056 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, with Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin saying that the highly infectious Delta variant first identified in India represented almost 90 percent of new cases.
US Supreme Court Tosses Slavery Case Against Cargill, Nestle USA
In an 8-1 ruling, the court ruled that US courts did not have the jurisdiction to decide the case, which was filed by six citizens of Mali who said they had been used as child slaves in the Ivory Coast.
Chinese Apps Could Face Subpoenas Or Bans Under Biden Order
The goal is to keep foreign adversaries like China and Russia from gaining access to large amounts of personal and proprietary business information.
Kim Jong Un Says Must Prepare For "Dialogue And Confrontation" With US
Kim Jong Un outlined his strategy for relations with Washington, and the "policy tendency of the newly emerged US administration", the Korean Central News Agency said.
Man with 39 wives dies in India
A 76-year-old man who had 39 wives and 94 children and was said to be the head of the world's largest family has died in northeast India, the chief minister of his home state said.
Alibaba Executive Says Founder Jack Ma "Lying Low": Reports
Jack Ma is "lying low" and focusing on hobbies and philanthropy, an executive said.
Republicans Introduce Bill To Fire Anthony Fauci, Face Of US Covid Response
Anthony Fauci, who has advised seven US presidents, had become a trusted figure in the government's Covid-19 response, beginning with his work during Donald Trump's administration.
Coronavirus Was Likely Present In US From December 2019
The National Institutes of Health study analyzed 24,000 stored blood samples contributed by volunteers across the country from January 2 to March 18, 2020.
Boris Johnson Delays Reopening After Warning That Thousands Could Die
Boris Johnson has delayed lifting the last COVID-19 restrictions in the UK by a month.
1,000-Year-Old German Boys' Choir To Open Door To Girls
Founded in 975 and one of the oldest choirs in continuous existence in the world, the Regensburger Domspatzen is attached to a Catholic boarding school and a secondary school where the curriculum is heavily focussed on music.
Two Doses Mostly Prevent Hospitalisation With Delta Variant: UK Body
Scientists said two jabs of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine stopped the need for in-patient treatment in 96 percent of cases.
Reparations Tied To Specific Events, Like The Tulsa Massacre, Reignite The Push To Address Injustices
Black Freedmen in Tulsa hope the national attention on the Greenwood massacre means that more Americans are willing to reckon with the scale of the country’s sins.
5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Southern Philippines
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology warned of damage and aftershocks from the quake although there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
If You Have Venmo, Do This Now: Make Friends Private
Pete Buttigieg, Antony Blinken, and other Biden Cabinet officials were recently exposing their personal information on the payments app. Here's how you can make your account safer.
Vaccines From Pfizer, AstraZeneca Protect Against Delta Strain
The findings, presented in a research letter published in The Lancet, come as U.K. officials wrestle with whether to delay a lift in pandemic restrictions as the delta variant spreads.
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