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US demands Myanmar release detained journalists, protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration stepped up its condemnation of the coup in Myanmar on Thursday, demanding that military authorities stop their brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters and release demonstrators and journalists who have been detained. The White House called the situation, including the arrest of an Associated Press journalist, “troubling” and of “great … Read more

Sen. Duckworth calls on Biden to release intel on alleged Russian bounties in Afghanistan

Axios More than a dozen Republicans ditched a vote on the $2 trillion COVID relief bill to attend CPAC CPAC proved such a draw, conservative Republicans chose the conference over their constituents. Why it matters: More than a dozen House Republicans voted by proxy on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill in Washington so they … Read more

Biden raises human rights in call with Saudi king as intelligence officials to release report on Khashoggi killing

(Independent) President Joe Biden has spoken with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia ahead of the release of a report from US intelligence officials that is expected to reveal that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved and likely ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. A White House report of their … Read more

Liverpool 0-2 Everton: A landmark win for Toffees to release Liverpool’s psychological hold

As Everton enjoyed a long-awaited victory on the turf of their great rivals Liverpool, manager Carlo Ancelotti beamed broadly and grabbed his players in bear hugs. Twenty-two years have passed since their last win at Anfield. In that period, Ancelotti has won the Champions League three times, the Fifa Club World Cup twice, and league … Read more

Prosecutor son seeks father’s release in fatal Brink’s heist

David Gilbert went to prison a revolutionary, raising his fist and scorning authorities who prosecuted him for an infamous 1981 armored truck robbery in which a guard and two police officers were killed. Four decades later, advocates for the 76-year-old inmate’s release include San Francisco’s chief prosecutor, the son left behind at 14 months old … Read more

European human rights court demands Russia release Navalny

MOSCOW (AP) — Europe’s top human rights court has ordered Russia to release jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a ruling that will be unlikely to soften the Kremlin’s determination to isolate its most prominent foe. The ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that was posted on Navalny’s website on Wednesday demands that Russia … Read more

Britain calls for release of Iranian hostages as it joins new initiative against ‘coercive diplomacy’

British-Iranian hostage Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (R) embracing her daughter Gabriella – Handout/AFP Britain on Monday called for the immediate release of dual-nationals detained in Iran as it signed up to a Canadian-led international initiative to combat “coercive diplomacy”. Fifty-eight countries including the United States, Australia, and virtually all 27 members of the European Union signed up … Read more

Imprisoned ex-FBI agent who worked with Bulger seeks release

BOSTON (AP) — The former FBI agent serving a 40-year prison sentence for alerting Boston mobster Whitey Bulger that he could be implicated in a murder is seeking to be released from prison on medical grounds. The Florida Commission on Offender Review will hear the request Wednesday from John “Zip” Connolly, who is being held … Read more