The Northeast is poised to transform the U.S. cannabis industry — and make New York City the nation’s weed capital. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — with a combined population of 33 million — are scrambling to open recreational markets in the...r ead more .
The mayor of New York City, Eric Adams announced on Sunday that a dramatic drop in coronavirus infections could lead to the lifting of vaccine mandates on restaurants, bars and theaters as soon as 7 March. Read more.
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) has filed new “precedent setting” charges of misconduct against Amazon with the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB), which previously ruled that the company violated the labor rights of its employees at the... read more.
Ukraine’s defense forces, outmanned and outgunned, strongly resisted the Russian invasion on Saturday, battling to keep control of the capital, Kyiv, and other cities. So far, it seems their efforts... read more.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Saturday defended attending a white nationalist conference in Orlando, Fla., on Friday night, arguing that she was only there to "talk to the audience." Read more.
After the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the U.S. attempted to suppress information about radioactivity—the very thing that made these new bombs different from all weapons of war before them. The tremendous explosive power of the... read more .
Critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin's long-awaited invasion of Ukraine on Thursday joined open letters and took to Russia's streets to protest the ongoing air and ground assault—resulting in more than 1,000 arrests. Read more .
Russia is one of the world’s hydrocarbon superpowers, rich in coal, oil, and natural gas. The autocratic state’s economic and political power relies heavily on these natural resources. This history goes back to the early nineteenth century, when the Tsarist empire began... read mo re.
A White House spokesman on Thursday lambasted former President Trump and Russian President Vladimir as "nauseating, fearful pigs" after Trump called Putin's actions against Ukraine "pretty smart." Read more .
Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, unleashing airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending troops and tanks from multiple directions in a move that could rewrite the world’s geopolitical landscape. Read more .
Two prosecutors leading the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into former President Donald Trump and his business resigned Wednesday, according to people familiar with the matter, casting doubt on the future of the... read more .
On the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, we speak with the civil rights leader’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz about her family’s call for a federal probe into his murder, following the exoneration of two men who were wrongfully convicted... read more .
Traditionally, museums showcase people’s traditions, culture, history and fine art. They are a window to the past. The Museum of the Future in Dubai visualises the future of humankind. It takes us on a voyage to... read more .
“In a last-ditch attempt to preserve their corrosive powers, big tech is now circulating arguments that antitrust legislation will harm Black communities,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), a co-sponsor of House tech antitrust legislation and former whip of the... read more .
Last semester, GW For Israel, a Jewish student group at George Washington University, got a rare call from the Israeli embassy. Idan Roll, the country’s new deputy foreign minister, wanted to come to campus to speak. On a good night, the group’s events might draw a couple dozen students. But on a Tuesday in late November, more than 80 Jewish students, student council members and college... read more .
San Francisco voters have recalled three school board members who spurred a parental backlash for pursuing the renaming of schools and other progressive policy changes as classrooms remained empty during... read more .
Six months after the Taliban retook Afghanistan, FRANCE 24 spoke to former Afghan president Hamid Karzai, who remains in the country. Karzai strongly criticised the Biden administration's recent decision to unfreeze Afghan assets but divide the funds between aid to Afghanistan and victims of the 9/11 attacks, saying the funds "belong to the Afghan people". He also said he... read more .
Sixteen members of the University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming team sent a letter to school and Ivy League officials Thursday asking that they not take legal action challenging the NCAA’s recently updated transgender policy. That updated directive has the potential to prevent... read more .
The central bank of Afghanistan pushed back firmly Saturday against an executive order issued a day earlier by U.S. President Joe Biden to seize over $7 billion in foreign exchange assets—a move that humanitarians have denounced as unbelievably cruel given the suffering of the Afghan people as... read more.
Ahead of the Super Bowl this weekend, we speak to former National Football League player Donté Stallworth about racism and anti-Blackness in the league. Last week, former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores sued the NFL , as well as three teams — the Dolphins, Broncos and Giants — for discriminating against him as a Black candidate during his interview process. Read more .
France mobilised thousands of police, armoured personnel carriers and water cannon trucks in Paris on Friday to keep out convoys of motorists converging on the capital for a protest against COVID-19 restrictions. Read more .
A secret program at the Central Intelligence Agency relied on mass surveillance and data collection, including from Americans, according to a newly declassified letter from Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.). The CIA is largely prohibited by law from engaging in domestic spying. Read more.
A California state agency has sued Tesla Inc over allegations by some Black workers that the company tolerated racial discrimination at an assembly plant, adding to claims made in several other... read more .
Climate and environmental campaigners on Thursday cheered the Biden administration's new $5 billion plan to build a national electric vehicle charging network with funding from an infrastructure law... read more.
The Biden administration on Thursday approved a major arms sale to Indonesia, as the United States presses ahead with steps it believes will help counter China’s increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific. Read more .
A group of Atlanta architects is speaking out against the proposed Buckhead City. More than 25 architects, many of whom are fellows with the American Institute of Architects (its highest membership honor), signed a statement, saying that... read more .
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday shot down Gov. Ron DeSantis’s push to get the high court to rule on whether Rep. Al Lawson ’s 200-mile congressional district linking Black neighborhoods must be... read more.
Police and anti-vaccine protesters clashed on the grounds of New Zealand's parliament Thursday, with dozens arrested after demonstrators who have laid siege to the legislature for three days were... read more .
Sweden is lifting almost all of its anti-Covid restrictions from Wednesday, as the pandemic enters what's described as a “new phase” with the dominance of the contagious but apparently less severe Omicron variant. Read more.
Protesters set out from southern France on Wednesday in what they call a "freedom convoy" that will converge on Paris and Brussels to demand an end to COVID-19 restrictions, inspired by demonstrators who... read more .
Dwayne Johnson, the actor and former wrestling star known as The Rock, has retracted what had seemed his unconditional support for Joe Rogan , amid continued fallout from the controversial... read more .
This is the true story of what happened when all the trauma was supposed to be over, when I left my “home” on the park bench on the outskirts of Salt Lake City for the last time in 2017. People like to call this transitional period an “emergence,” lending a triumphal note to the narrative—the unhoused person escaping a disturbing chrysalis to become... read more .
The African Union has condemned a recent "wave" of military coups that has seen an unprecedented number of member states suspended from the bloc, a senior official said Sunday, the last day of its annual summit. Read more .
Thousands of people opposed to vaccine mandates have rallied in cities across Canada, as the mostly peaceful but noisy protests against COVID-19 restrictions spread from the national capital. Read more.
North Carolina's state Supreme Court handed Democrats one of their biggest legal victories yet in the fight over redistricting, striking down a GOP-drawn congressional map that could have given Republicans control... read more.
Some 100,000 dead fish were thrown back into the sea off the French coast on Thursday by one of the world's largest fishing vessels. While the crew dismissed it as a "fishing accident", NGO Sea Shepherd denounced it as a "pillaging". It hopes that shocking images of the dead marine life will... read more .
Since the beginning of 2020, Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema ’s reelection campaign has paid the Democratic consulting firm Authentic nearly a half million dollars for digital work and list acquisition. Read more.
If you went to public school in the U.S., chances are good that you remember school lunch as tater tots, chicken nuggets, corn dogs, burgers with fries and pizza slices so soaked through with oil that kids would pad them with napkins in attempts to soak up the grease. Read more .
Ottawa's police chief vowed Friday to crack down on an "unlawful" occupation of the Canadian capital by protesters opposed to vaccine mandates, as the trucker convoy's clogging of the city enters a second week. Read more .
German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, whose archdiocese was the subject of a recent damning report into child sex abuses, said Wednesday he was in favour of lifting the celibacy requirement for priests. Read more.
A report by Amnesty International accusing the Israeli government of practicing the international crime of “apartheid” in its treatment of Palestinians drew fierce criticism even before its publication Tuesday. Read more.
A new analysis released Tuesday ahead of a congressional hearing on pandemic-era price gouging shows that U.S. corporations in the food and energy sectors—from Tyson to Exxon Mobil—are pushing higher costs onto consumers while... read more .
After the Ascutney ski resort in Vermont closed because of erratic snowfall and mismanagement, it threatened to take with it the nearby town of West Windsor. The community took the situation into its own hands. Read more.