U.S. growing largest crop of marijuana for research in 5 years

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. government is growing the largest crop of research marijuana in five years, responding to interest in varieties with high levels of THC and CBD. The government is the only source of pot for nearly all research in the U.S., while it still considers it illegal and dangerous. Scientists have asked…

Simona Halep wins Wimbledon, Royals make first apperance

LONDON, Enland — Romania’s Simona Halep — a No. 7-seed collected her second major championship as she defeated Serena Williams in Saturday’s Wimbledon final, 6-2, 6-2 in stunning fashion. “She literally played out of her mind. Congratulations, Simona. It was a little bit ‘a deer in the headlights’ for me,” Williams said. “So, I mean,…

Prince Daniel to serve as Patron for Swedish Basketball

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Following the success of Swedish Women’s Basketball Team qualifying for the Pre-Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020, His Highness Prince Daniel of the Swedish Royal Family has been announced as an Ambassador (Patron) of the Swedish Basketball Assocaition. “It is an honor and we are of course very pleased that Prince…

Prime Minister Rinne met Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin

BERLIN, Germany — Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne met with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel today to discuss the programme and priorities of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. T A particular focus was on the role of the new European Commission and on the rule of law. Both Rinne and…

Nicki Minaj cancels her concert at a Saudi Arabian music festival

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Nicki Minaj announced that she will be canceling her scheduled appearance at the Jeddah World Fest in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a conservative kingdom where people in some public places are segregated by gender and same-sex relationships are criminalized. After calling for the rapper to cancel her concert, last week,…

Whitmer signs bill to designate section of M-10 “Aretha Franklin Memorial Highway”

DETROIT, Michigan — On Monday, Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, signed a bill designating a stretch of the John C. Lodge Freeway in Detroit the “Aretha Franklin Memorial Highway.” The bill, introduced by Rep. Leslie Love, D-Detroit, reserves a portion of M-10 between Livernois and I-94 that will honor the Memphis-born singer and longtime Detroit area…

Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been elected as Greece’s new Prime Minister

ATHENS, Greece — On Monday, Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Greece’s Prime Minister after his centre-right party regained power with a sweeping general election victory. The conservative New Democracy party captured 39.8 per cent of the vote and 158 seats in the 300-member parliament. Syriza, the leftwing party of Alexis Tsipras, took 31.5 per…