A recurring theme of the coronavirus pandemic the world over has been the frequency with which politicians’ statements seemingly contradict reality – claims of success in battling COVID19, and “flattening the curve” while rates of infection and deaths rise being a prime example.
On Thursday, Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire on charges of playing a role in the "sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls" by convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein who was found dead in his New York jail cell in August 2019.
Washington introduced its unilateral sanctions against Iran in 2018 after withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The measure crippled Tehran's ability to sell its oil and severed its banks' connection to the global SWIFT system, complicating transactions with foreign financial institutions.
The Sussexes started a new chapter in their lives, having dumped their senior royal roles in March, however it seems their bold and abrupt move has had certain psychological side effects.
Had the Internet processed the statement made by hip-hop artist Kanye West on his presidential bid, a realization came to some netizens that, if he does make it to the White House, his wife Kim Kardashian, a model, reality-star and influencer, would become the nation's first lady.
On Saturday, American strike group commander Rear Admiral George M. Wikoff said that the goal of the two US aircraft carriers’ deployment to the South China Sea is “to show an unambiguous signal to our partners and allies that we are committed to regional security and stability”.
The pandemic is on the rise in both North and South America, with the number of infected spiking in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Peru. In the meantime, European countries are easing some restrictions and opening their borders, as the number of new cases is declining.