Zimbabwe officially applies to rejoin Commonwealth

HARARE, Zimbabwe — President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially applied for Zimbabwe to re-join the Commonwealth it left in 2003 and has invited the grouping of former British colonies to send observers to its general elections set for July. The southern African nation formally quit the Commonwealth after then leader Robert Mugabe, who had ruled Zimbabwe…

Royal Wedding – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the Knot

UNITED KINGDOM — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — who are now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — married at the at St. George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The service was conducted by the Dean of Windsor, The Rt Revd. David Conner. The Most Revd. and Rt Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop…

U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Israel — The United States President officially moved its Embassy to Jerusalem. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner: “By moving our embassy to Jerusalem, we have shown the world once again that the United States can be trusted… The United States stands with Israel because we believe — we know — that it is…

President Trump withdraws from Iranian Deal; Obama Weighs In

WASHINGTON D.C. — Former President Barack Obama weighed in on Donald Trumps’ decision to abandoning the JCPOA, stating that it poses ‘unacceptable dangers to America’s own security. Statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal: https://t.co/O3SpryCKkc — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 8 maj 2018 There are few issues more important to the security of the US than…

Nigeria secures $2.4 billion currency deal with China

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria and China have announced they will swap currency which will amount to nearly $2.4 billion — making trade between the two countries less reliant on the US dollar. In a statement released by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the deal was signed on agreement with the Central Bank of Nigeria…

Eric Reed presented Colin Kaepernick with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award

AMSTERDAMN, Netherlands — Eric Reed presented his former San Francisco 49ers teammate, Athlete and inspiring activist, Colin Kaepernick with the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 — at a ceremony held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 21, 2018, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Amnesty International’s national section in the…

Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores May 29 for racial-bias training

SEATTLE, Washington — Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias. The announcement follows an uproar over the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week. The store manager called the police….

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize In Music For ‘Damn’

COMPTON, California — Kendrick Lamar became the first nonclassical or jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize in music with his album entitled DAMN!  The award is given “for distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year,” according to the Pulitzer Prize…