Eleven dead, hundreds injured following protests against police brutality in Colombia

Protests against police brutality in Colombia, which have rocked capital Bogota and satellite city Soacha for two nights, have left eleven dead and hundreds injured, the government said early on Friday. Demonstrators have taken to the streets for two consecutive nights to protest the death on Wednesday of Javier Ordonez, 46. A widely-shared video filmed… Read More Eleven dead, hundreds injured following protests against police brutality in Colombia

U.S. charges 57 people with fraud in pandemic aid program

Federal law enforcement authorities have charged 57 people with stealing $175 million from an aid program meant to help small businesses weather pandemic lockdowns, officials said on Thursday, adding that they are eyeing hundreds more suspected cases of fraud. Officials said they have identified 500 individuals who may have defrauded the $660 billion Paycheck Protection… Read More U.S. charges 57 people with fraud in pandemic aid program

U.S. imposes sanctions on Ukrainian lawmaker Andriy Derkach for alleged meddling in 2020 election

The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker linked to Republican efforts to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, accusing him of trying to interfere in the U.S. election. In a statement, the U.S. Treasury Department said it had blacklisted Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach,… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Ukrainian lawmaker Andriy Derkach for alleged meddling in 2020 election

China, India agrees to de-escalate fresh tensions on Himalayan border

China and India said on Friday they had agreed to de-escalate renewed tensions on their contested Himalayan border and take steps to restore “peace and tranquillity” following a high-level diplomatic meeting in Moscow. Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi and Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar met in Moscow on Thursday and reached a five-point consensus, including… Read More China, India agrees to de-escalate fresh tensions on Himalayan border