Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod suggested that while the civil war is still going on in many places in Syria, there are parts of the country where the situation is “different”. The Danish authorities believe that the Syrian capital Damascus is a safe area to return to, despite opposition from the UN and Amnesty International.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - China calls on the United States to respect its commitments on Taiwan and not to send false signals to supporters of its independence by dispatching an unofficial delegation to the island, Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the Chinese State Council, said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A patrol trooper has shot dead an armed 16-year-old teenager in the US state of Maryland on Tuesday, Maryland State Police said, adding that the investigation was underway.
Israel’s Mossad has long operated in nearby Iraq, including in a 1966 operation to steal a Soviet-built MiG-21 fighter jet for the United States and a plot in the 1970s to assassinate Iraqi nationalist leader Saddam Hussein with a bomb hidden inside a book.
Last month, US President Joe Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to serve as point-person for the administration's efforts to calm the migrant crisis at the US-Mexico border. According to data from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), agency personnel encountered over 172,000 migrants at the Southwest border in March.
BROOKLYN CENTER (Sputnik) - Police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, used stun grenades and gas to disperse protesters after the murder of a Black man, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection throughout the world has topped 2.96 million; over 137 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
Following news of six individuals developing rare blood clots, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday recommended that states halt delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. More than 6.8 million one-dose vaccines have been administered so far, according to media reports.