Biden starts to execute on policies Trump abandoned by crossing off another campaign promise

President Joe Biden is carrying out some of Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promises by leaving America’s longest war, targeting economic aid at forgotten Americans and building an infrastructure plan that may actually happen. The current White House is, of course, a sharp political and behavioral reaction to the previous one. And Biden is never going …

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Egypt impounds Ever Given ship over $900 million Suez Canal compensation bill

Egyptian authorities have seized a massive cargo ship which blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week last month, amid a dispute over financial damages, the state-run Al Ahram news outlet said on Tuesday. An Egyptian court ordered the vessel’s Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha, to pay $900 million in compensation as a result of losses inflicted …

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‘Lost golden city’ found in Egypt reveals lives of ancient pharaohs

The discovery of a 3,000-year-old city that was lost to the sands of Egypt has been hailed as one of the most important archaeological finds since Tutankhamun’s tomb. Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the discovery of the “lost golden city” near Luxor on Thursday. He said the find was the largest ancient city, known as …

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President Sisi inaugurates complex for secured documents as part of Egypt’s digital transformation plan

The $1 billion projects will help confront corruption and violations related the document forgery, the president said. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is witnessing on Wednesday the inauguration of an integrated complex for secured and smart documents in Cairo, which will be issuing all government documents and certificates at a high level of security via a …

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George Floyd’s family describes heart-wrenching experience in the courtroom during Derek Chauvin’s trial, attorney says

An attorney representing the family of George Floyd told CNN on Sunday being in the courtroom for the trial of the former police officer accused of killing Floyd has been “heart-wrenching.” The highly anticipated trial of Derek Chauvin began Monday with video showing Floyd’s final moments. Chauvin, 45, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree unintentional …

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Passenger train carrying 490 derails in Taiwan, with at least 48 dead and dozens injured

A busy passenger train carrying 490 people has derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan, killing at least 48 and injuring dozens more, authorities said, as rescue efforts to free those trapped continue. The eight car train, traveling to Taitung, came off the rails in a tunnel just north of Hualien Friday morning, causing several …

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George Floyd: Teenage witness ‘stays up apologising for not doing more’

The teenager whose film of George Floyd’s death sparked global protests said she “stays up apologising” to him for “not doing more”. Darnella, now 18, was one of four young witnesses who to take the stand on the second day of Derek Chauvin’s trial. She told the court of seeing Mr Floyd “begging for his …

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Suez Canal authorities need to remove up to 706,000 cubic feet of sand to free the Ever Given

Up to 20,000 cubic meters (706,000 cubic feet) of sand in the Suez Canal need to be removed to free the gigantic container ship that has been stuck there since Tuesday, according to the canal authorities. The Ever Given, a container ship almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall, ran aground in the Egyptian …

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Australia floods: Thousands evacuated as downpours worsen

About 18,000 Australians have been evacuated from flooding across New South Wales (NSW) as heavy rain continues to batter the east coast. Days of torrential downpours have caused rivers and dams to overflow around Sydney – the state capital – and in south-east Queensland. Officials say the “one-in-a-50-year event” may continue all week and have …

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