Jury considers verdict in murder trial of Derek Chauvin

Minneapolis, Minnesota – The jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin over the murder of Black man George Floyd has begun to consider its verdict, with the city of Minneapolis on edge ahead of the decision. The court heard closing arguments on Monday, with prosecutor Steve Schleicher summarising the state’s position that Chauvin used excessive … Read more

Russia expels 20 Czech diplomats in retaliatory move

Russia on Sunday expelled 20 Czech diplomats in retaliation for a slew of diplomatic expulsions by Prague and gave the affected Czech diplomats just over 24 hours to leave the country, the RIA news agency quoted the foreign ministry as saying. The Czech Republic on Saturday expelled 18 Russian diplomats, giving them 72 hours to leave, … Read more

Is China really about to invade Taiwan?

Taipei, Taiwan – For the first time in more than half a century, the United States and Japan are expected this week to make a joint statement on the security of the Taiwan Strait following a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. While largely symbolic, the statement would be an … Read more