Singapore withdraws ban on gay sex but restricts ability to legalize same-sex marriage

Reuters — Singapore’s parliament on Tuesday decriminalized sex between men but, in a blow to the LGBT community, also amended the constitution to avoid lawsuits that have led to the legalization of same-sex marriage in other countries. The measures come as other parts of Asia, including Taiwan, Thailand and India, recognize more rights for the … Read more

Arkansas GOP governor says Trump meeting with Holocaust denier is ‘deeply disturbing’ and ’empowering’ for extremism

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s meeting last week with white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes was “deeply disturbing” and “empowering” for extremism, Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson said Sunday. “No, I don’t think it’s a good idea for a leader who sets an example for the country or party to meet (an) outspoken racist … Read more

China’s Urumqi to relax Covid lockdown amid public anger over deadly fire

CNN — Chinese authorities said on Saturday they would ease a months-long Covid lockdown in the country’s far western region of Xinjiang “in stages”, following protests over a deadly fire at an apartment building in the regional capital of Urumqi. At least 10 people were killed and nine injured when the fire broke out on … Read more

Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan appoints former spy chief as new army chief

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — Pakistan on Thursday appointed former spy chief Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir as chief of the South Asian country’s army, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment coming amid intense debate over the military’s influence on public affairs. to live. In a Twitter post, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said Munir’s nomination … Read more

Scottish independence referendum blocked by UK Supreme Court

London CNN — The Supreme Court of Great Britain has ruled that the Scottish government cannot unilaterally hold a second referendum on secession from the United Kingdom. The court unanimously rejected an attempt by the Scottish National Party (SNP) to force a vote in October, as it lacked the approval of the UK Parliament. But … Read more

Chesapeake Walmart shooting: At least 6 people were killed, officials say. The shooter is also dead

CNN — At least six people were shot dead Tuesday night at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, in an attack that occurred within an hour of the store’s scheduled closing time, city officials said early Wednesday morning. The shooter is dead City officials said. Investigators were searching the store Wednesday night looking for victims or … Read more

Alabama governor calls for executions to pause and system overhauled after recent lethal injections halted

CNN — Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has asked the state’s attorney general to halt executions and has called for a “top to bottom” review of the state’s death penalty system after multiple botched lethal injections. Ivey on Monday asked Attorney General Steve Marshall to withdraw the state’s two pending motions to set execution dates in … Read more

The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow the student debt relief program to proceed

CNN — The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to authorize its controversial student loan debt relief program amid legal challenges raging across the country. The program promises up to $20,000 in debt relief for millions of borrowers but has been suspended after lower courts across the country blocked it. About 26 million … Read more

Photos this week: November 10-17, 2022

People in Kherson, Ukraine, welcome Ukrainian soldiers with flowers on Saturday, November 12, as the army entered the city after Russia pulled out of the region. Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Updated 6:44 PM EST, Thu Nov 17, 2022 Joyful scenes broke out in Ukraine’s southern city of Kherson as Ukrainian troops advanced through much of … Read more

North Korea is believed to be firing ICBMs into the sea off Japan, according to South Korean and Japanese officials

Seoul CNN — North Korea on Friday launched a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the second missile test by the Kim Jong Un regime in two days, in actions condemned as unacceptable by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. The suspected ICBM was launched from the Sunan area of ​​the North Korean capital Pyongyang around 10:15 … Read more