Norway was right to take down Freya the walrus, says prime minister | Norway

The Norwegian Prime Minister has said it was “right” to kill Freya, a 600 kg (1,300 lb) female walrus euthanized in the Oslo fjord on Sunday when animal rights activists attacked the decision, but a leading zoologist insisted that it was inevitable. “I support the decision to euthanize Freya,” Jonas Gahr Store told public broadcaster … Read more

Mitch McConnell has massively damaged American democracy with calm, chess-like moves | Gary Gerstle

TThe Jan. 6 commission has now revealed how far Donald Trump was willing to go to prevent the peaceful and lawful transfer of power from his presidency to that of Joe Biden. Yet his deadly earnest attempt to rock American democracy also had something lame, a reflection of Trump’s own impulsive nature and his reliance … Read more

Fear of Violence Grows After FBI Search for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago – Live | American politics

According to the memo from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, federal agencies have identified an increase in threats that are “primarily occurring online and across multiple platforms,” ​​including social media. They specifically link the increase to the August 8 search for Mar-a-Lago, a strong sign of further legal trouble for the former … Read more

‘I dare not go far’: Taliban rules capture Afghan women without male guardian | Afghanistan

Hasina* cannot send her two daughters to school because they are teenagers and high school is banned for girls in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. But she can’t take them out of the country to finish their education because she’s a divorced single mother and women aren’t allowed to travel long distances without a male “guardian” to accompany … Read more

Brittney Griner’s defense team to appeal conviction for drug possession and trafficking

Brittney Griner, the American basketball star who was sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia for drug possession, has appealed her conviction for possession and trafficking of narcotics, Mrs Griner’s lawyer confirmed to Reuters on Monday. Most important points: WNBA star Brittney Griner was convicted of drug possession earlier this month for bringing cannabis … Read more

Modi pledges to make India a developed country in 25 years on partition anniversary | India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to turn India into a developed country within the next 25 years. Wearing a flowing cream-colored turban with stripes of orange, white and green, the colors of the Indian flag, Modi addressed the country from New Delhi’s 17th-century Mughal-era Red Fort to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s … Read more

JK Rowling sent death threat after posting support for Salman Rushdie

JK Rowling has been given a chilling death warning “you’re next” after she posted support for Sir Salman Rushdie. Rushdie, 75, suffered horror injuries when he was stabbed up to 15 times in front of a shocked crowd at the Chautauqua Institute in New York. Now Ms. Rowling is working with police after receiving a … Read more