Saturday Jul 02, 2022

Connecticut Detectives Suspended Over Handling Of Black Women’s Deaths

Two Connecticut detectives have been suspended during an investigation into the handling of the cases of Lauren Smith-Fields and Brenda Lee Rawls — two Black women found dead last month. Detectives Kevin Cronin and Angel Llanos were placed on administrative leave, according to a statement from Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim released Sunday. They are the […]

Anand meets with Ukraine’s defence minister as country braces for possible invasion

Defence Minister Anita Anand got an updated assessment of Ukraine’s military needs during a meeting with the embattled country’s defence minister Monday. And while neither Ukraine nor the federal government is saying exactly what Oleksii Reznikov asked of Canada — over and above the package of non-lethal equipment promised by Ottawa last week — there was an […]

Downing Street parties a ‘serious’ failure, senior U.K. civil servant says in update

An investigation says lockdown-breaching parties by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his staff represent a “serious failure” to observe the standards expected of government. Senior civil servant Sue Gray concluded that “there were failures of leadership and judgment” in the government and “some of the events should not have been allowed to take place.” The […]

UN: More than 100 former Afghan troops, officials killed since Taliban takeover

The United Nations reportedly has received “credible allegations” that more than 100 former Afghanistan government officials, troops and those who worked with coalition forces have been killed since the Taliban took control of the country in mid-August, despite assurances from the militant group that they would remain unharmed.  The chilling revelations emerged in a report […]

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