North Korea to welcome China and Russia with military display after pandemic isolation

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) – After years of pandemic isolation, North Korea has invited its friends back this week, hosting senior Chinese and Russian delegations for 70th anniversary commemorations of the Korean War and the struggle against the United States and its allies. The visiting dignitaries, which include Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and … Read more

Mix-up or misconduct? Lawyers in Hunter Biden case spar over last-minute filing by GOP lawmaker

WILMINGTON, Del. — Lawyers in Hunter Biden’s criminal tax case lobbed accusations of misconduct and misrepresentation, a dust-up triggered when an attorney for a Republican House member asked to introduce additional evidence ahead of an expected guilty plea Wednesday. President Joe Biden’s son has agreed to plead guilty to two charges related to failure to … Read more

Blackhawks Owner Rocky Wirtz Dies at 70

Chicago Blackhawks owner Rockwell “Rocky” Wirtz died Tuesday at NorthShore Evanston Hospital after a brief illness, according to a statement from his family. “Our dad was a passionate businessman committed to making Chicago a great place to live, work and visit, but his true love was for his family and close friends,” Danny Wirtz said … Read more

UK criticised for ‘lack of understanding’ of Wagner’s activities in Africa

The Wagner Group offices in St Petersburg The UK government has been sharply criticised by the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) for under-estimating the dangerous growth of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group. In a scathing report, the cross-party committee of MPs accused the government of what it called “a dismal lack of understanding” of Wagner’s activities … Read more

Judge vacates desertion conviction for former U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan

A federal judge on Tuesday vacated the military conviction of Bowe Bergdahl, a former U.S. Army soldier who pleaded guilty to desertion after he left his post and was captured in Afghanistan and tortured by the Taliban. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton in Washington says that military judge Jeffrey Nance, who presided … Read more

Microsoft, Google Are Key Earnings Movers Late After S&P 500 Hits New High; Fed Rate Hike Due

Dow Jones futures fell slightly overnight, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. Microsoft (MSFT), Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL), Snap (SNAP) and Visa (V) reported after the close, with Boeing earnings and the Fed meeting decision on tap Wednesday. X The stock market rally had another session of decent gains Tuesday, though the major … Read more