Senate passes bill protecting same-sex marriage and interracial marriage in historic vote

Washington CNN — The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation protecting same-sex and interracial marriage, called the Respect for Marriage Act, in a landmark bipartisan vote. The final vote was 61-36. The bill was supported by all members of the Democratic caucus and 12 Republicans, the same dozen GOP members who backed the bill for a … Read more

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

What Mike Pence is doing wrong about Donald Trump

CNN — Mike Pence on Monday jailed Donald Trump for dinner with white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West, who has recently expressed a number of anti-Semitic views. But in doing so, he also tried to rewrite a piece of history. “President Trump was wrong to give a white nationalist, an … 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

The local elections in Taiwan were heralded as a message for China and the world

Polls opened in Taiwan on Saturday for local elections that President Tsai Ing-wen says are intended to send a message to the world about the island’s determination to defend its democracy in the face of China’s increasing belligerence. The local elections, for mayors, provincial heads and city councillors, ostensibly deal with domestic issues such as … Read more

Elon Musk says he will broadly reinstate Twitter accounts that were previously banned

CNN affairs — Elon Musk said Thursday he will begin reinstating most of Twitter’s previously banned accounts starting next week, in his most far-reaching move yet to reverse the social media platform’s policy of permanently banning users who repeatedly break the rules. suspend. “The people have spoken,” Musk said tweeted on Thursday. “Amnesty starts next … Read more

President Joe Biden slams access to assault weapons after recent spate of shootings

CNN — President Joe Biden said Thursday he would work with Congress to “try to get rid of assault weapons” after a recent spate of shootings in the US. “The idea (that) we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be bought is sick, it’s just sick. It has no social redemptive value, zero, none. No single, … 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

Brazil’s Bolsonaro challenges election loss, files petition demanding votes be voided

CNN — Outgoing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has filed a petition with Brazil’s electoral authorities formally challenging the results of this year’s hotly contested presidential election. Bolsonaro narrowly lost a runoff election last month to leftist rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, popularly known as “Lula”, who will be inaugurated as president on January 1. … Read more