Mexico hopes to avoid sanctions over near-extinct vaquita

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is seeking to avoid possible trade sanctions this week for failing to halt the near extinction of the vaquita, the world’s smallest porpoise and most endangered marine mammal. Studies estimate that there are only eight vaquitas left in the Gulf of California, the only place where they exist and where … Read more

‘Cross-voting’ in Wyoming primaries is about to get tougher

Switching political parties in order to choose which primary a voter wishes to vote in is an old tradition in Wyoming, which has come under increasing scrutiny as the state’s Democrats continue to struggle to field competitive candidates. , and Republican primaries often nearly decide who ultimately wins the office. At least some Democrats in … Read more

Fair and balanced? Murdoch’s private messages show Fox News was tasked with helping Republicans

new York CNN — “We report. You decide.” It was Fox News’ longtime slogan. But a deposition and private messages made public in recent weeks have revealed that not even Rupert Murdoch treats Fox News as a genuine news organization. The revelation is part of several court filings in Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion libel … Read more

Vietnam appoints new president as corruption crackdown rattles senior leadership

Ha Noi, Vietnam CNN — Vietnam’s National Assembly on Thursday named Vo Van Thuong as the country’s new president, part of a reshuffle of the country’s top leadership amid a sweeping anti-corruption campaign. In an extraordinary session, lawmakers elected Thuong, 52, after the ruling Communist Party named him president on Wednesday, a largely ceremonial role … Read more

North Korea wants more control over agriculture despite food shortage

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to tighten state control over agriculture and make every effort to increase grain production, state media reported, as the country faces worsening food shortage. The prospect of a quick resolution to its food insecurity is still dim, as North Korea restricts the functioning of markets and devotes … Read more

UK house prices show biggest annual fall in a decade

March 1, 2023: UK property prices suffered their biggest annual fall since 2012 in February, according to Nationwide. Christopher Furlong | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — UK house prices fell 1.1% a year in February, their first annual decline since June 2020 and the biggest contraction since November 2012, according to a … Read more

Israelis step up protests against government legal reform

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israelis protesting a controversial government plan to overhaul the justice system were expected to step up their opposition on Wednesday, with large demonstrations and road closures expected in what protest leaders said of “National Disruption Day”. The protests come as the government moves forward with legal changes. A parliamentary committee … Read more

EU bans TikTok from official devices in all three institutions

Paris/London CNN — The European Parliament on Tuesday banned TikTok from staff devices on cybersecurity grounds, meaning the Chinese video-sharing app is now banned in all three major EU institutions. “In view of cybersecurity concerns, in particular with regard to data protection and data collection by third parties, the European Parliament has decided, in alignment … Read more

Chicago mayoral race: Lightfoot fails to win re-election

Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson will meet in a runoff to become Chicago’s next mayor after voters denied incumbent Lori Lightfoot a second term on Tuesday, reprimanding a leader who made history as leader of the third largest city in the country. Lightfoot, the first black woman and the first openly gay person to lead … Read more

Biden appoints Julie Su as next secretary at work

Washington – President Biden names Julie Su, the current Congresswoman and former California official, as his next Secretary of Labor, replacing the outgoing holderformer Boston mayor Marty Walsh. Su, a civil rights lawyer and former head of the California Department of Labor, played a central role in negotiations between labor and freight railroads late last … Read more