North Korea’s most powerful woman

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2019. (Jorge Silva/Pool/File Photo/Reuters) Kim Yo Jong, 35, has increasingly become the face of North Korea’s secretive and combative regime. Dictator Kim Jong Un’s younger sister led the state delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea. She met then-President … Read more

Israel’s proposed judicial reforms pose a threat to Palestinians: UN-mandated report

GENEVA (Reuters) – The Israeli government’s proposed judicial overhaul poses a threat to Palestinians, an independent body set up by the United Nations said on Thursday, adding to foreign scrutiny of the reforms now on hold. The proposals, which would limit some powers of the Supreme Court and increase the government’s grip on judicial appointments, … Read more

DeSantis says he can make America richer like Florida. The reality is more complicated

(Bloomberg) – Governor Ron DeSantis presided over an eye-catching period of growth for Florida’s $1.1 trillion economy. He’s betting the push can help him get into the White House, even if more Sunshine State workers are left behind. Bloomberg’s Most Read Hiring has boomed and real estate values ​​have soared in Florida during the pandemic, … Read more

Russia accuses Ukraine of ‘blatant lies’ about discrimination in Crimea, MH17

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday denied Ukrainian accusations that it supported pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and discriminated against Tatars and Crimean Ukrainians, blaming Kiev instead of ” blatant lies” before the highest court of the United Nations. Ukraine has asked the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) to order Russia … Read more

Boris Johnson ‘gave Jacob Rees-Mogg carte blanche’ to frustrate Rishi Sunak over Brexit

Jacob Rees Mogg Boris Johnson has given Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘carte blanche’ to make life difficult for Rishi Sunak and the Treasury over Brexit, his former No 10 communications chief has claimed. Guto Harri says the former prime minister was warned Mr Sunak, his then-chancellor, had ‘gone native’ to the Treasury amid growing frustrations over the … Read more