Wednesday, April 21, 2021

What, if anything, did the GameStop saga teach us?

People walk by a GameStop in lower Manhattan in September 2019, soon after the company announced it would close up to 200 stores due to a drop in sales. | Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesWhat happened with GameStop exposed some real problems with the market. Nobody...

Joe Biden as US President makes his first trip to rustic Camp David

Joe Biden arrived for his first weekend as U.S. president at Camp David, the storied retreat in the mountains of western Maryland that many predecessors found to be a rustic getaway from the political battles of Washington. Nestled in the Catoctin Mountains, the heavily guarded...

Trump’s lawyers utterly failed to answer questions from wavering Republican senators

Sen. Mitt Romney. | Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesFor instance, they would not give new specifics on how Trump responded to the Capitol breach. Key Republican senators on the fence about the verdict in Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial had some specific...

Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive

Britney Spears performs at the 2000 MTV VMAs. | Getty ImagesThe #FreeBritney movement, explained. Since 2008, indelible bubble gum pop star Britney Spears has been confined by a conservatorship that leaves her without control of her finances, business, or personal affairs. And for the...

Gina Carano’s controversial firing from The Mandalorian, explained

Gina Carano starred in Disney+’s The Mandalorian before being fired over a controversial Instagram Story. | Disney+Was the actress fired for being conservative? Not unless bigotry is conservative. Gina Carano, one of the stars of Disney+’s wildly popular Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian, has...

The real reason Trump’s impeachment defense was so bad

Pro-Trump protesters gather on January 6, 2021, before the Capitol attack. | Brent Stirton/Getty ImagesTrump’s impeachment defense failed because what Trump did was indefensible. During their Friday afternoon impeachment arguments, former President Donald Trump’s attorneys accused Democrats of doing “constitutional cancel culture.” They suggested...

Anti-Trump Republicans face major challenge in launching third party

A group of former Republican officials considering a new center-right political party to counter former President Donald Trump’s influence would face steep challenges in shaking up a U.S. political system that has favored two-party rule throughout its history. Reuters exclusively reported on Wednesday that more...

Moscow is ready to sever ties with the EU if the bloc hits it with painful economic sanctions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Moscow is ready to sever ties with the European Union (EU) if the bloc hits it with painful economic sanctions, according to extracts of an interview posted on the ministry’s website on Friday. Relations between Russia and the...

Rakesh Tiktait to address kisan mahapanchayat on 20th feb

Tikait will hold his first kisan mahapanchayat away from North India, at Yavatmal, on February 20.The move was confirmed by BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik. “We have finalised the Yavatmal kisan mahapanchayat for February 20. Rakesh Tikait will address the mahapanchayat, which will be held...

US President Biden in call with China’s Xi raises human rights, trade

United States President Joe Biden had his first call as president with Xi Jinping, pressing the Chinese leader about trade and Beijing’s crackdown on democracy activists in Hong Kong as well as other human rights concerns. The two leaders spoke on Wednesday just hours after...

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ECP Clears Yousaf Raza Gillani for upcoming Senate elections

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday accepted former prime minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Yousuf Raza Gilani’s nomination papers for...

Pakistan records 52 Covid deaths, 1272 new cases in a day: NCOC

Pakistan has recorded 52 more coronavirus-related deaths in past 24 hours, surging the overall death toll to 12,488, reported on Thursday. According to the latest...

Veteran Politician Senator Mushahidullah Khan passes away

Senior politician and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Mushahidullah Khan, 68, passed away in Islamabad early Thursday morning. PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz confirmed...

Govt announces reduction in passport fee

The government of Pakistan on Wednesday announced a reduction in passport fees, an official notification issued in this regard said. Per the statement issued by...

PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh handed over to police on three-day remand

PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh and four other suspects were handed over to police on a three-day remand on Wednesday. Another case containing anti-terrorism provisions...

Maryam Nawaz urges PM Imran Khan to speak to relatives of Baloch missing persons

PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz urged on Wednesday Prime Minister Imran Khan to speak to the relatives of the Baloch missing persons who had...