President Joe Biden suggests he has accomplished his G7 summit goal of restoring US leadership in the world

Queen Elizabeth II watches a military ceremony at Windsor Castle in England on June 12. Chris Jackson/Pool/AFP/Getty Images Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will welcome US President Joe Biden and the first lady Jill Biden soon at Windsor Castle, her home outside London. Biden becomes the 12th sitting president to meet the Queen during her reign, joining … Read more

Heroes of laziness, a Hamas supporter and David Hasselhoff. The stars of Germany’s absurd Covid publicity campaign

Public awareness campaigns launched by governments are usually anodyne affairs. Not in Germany, where officials have managed to spark a number of controversies during the pandemic in their push to keep the public safe. From spending millions on videos deemed insensitive, commissioning an alleged Hamas supporter to promote the vaccine for the country’s Arabic-speaking population … Read more

Fact check: Breaking down Mitch McConnell’s spin on the John Lewis voting rights bill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked Tuesday where he stands on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, a Democratic bill that aims to prevent states from implementing racially discriminatory voting laws. McConnell’s response, in which he expressed opposition to the bill, omitted a bunch of key context, got at least one fact wrong, … Read more

‘New York is back!’ The NYC Democratic mayoral primary captivates a reanimated city

When New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the stage at a rally for New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley on Saturday night, the congresswoman paused a beat and took in the scene. Before she made the case for Wiley as the progressive choice for Democrats in this sprawling, contentious, fraught and deeply consequential primary … Read more

Final day of the summit kicks off. Here’s the key things to know

France’s President Emmanuel Macron (L) greets US President Joe Biden before a bilateral meeting in Carbis bay, Cornwall on June 12. Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images When former US President Donald Trump used his elbows at international summits, it was to throw them — on trade, on Russia and, once, they helped him remove the Montenegrin prime minister … Read more

10 of the world’s best hotels for when it’s time to splurge

(CNN) — After more than a year of lockdowns and quarantine and social distancing, we’re all more than ready for a big, celebratory, I-just-endured-a-pandemic vacation. Unfortunately, with many international borders still closed and some countries facing their second — or third, or fourth — Covid-19 waves, much of the world isn’t ready for leisure travel … Read more

7 marketing tools that’ll help you strategize business growth with ease

Quality marketing drives business growth, but creating it can be overwhelming for busy real estate agents, especially amid a summer selling season that never ended. These seven marketing tools have helped me drive growth in my own real estate business, and we’re using them to help our agents as well. 1. MoxiWorks MoxiWorks offers a … Read more

‘It’s a moving chess board’: Covid reopening creates new anxieties

Deirdre Lawson was living her best life before the pandemic — if she wasn’t traveling, she was going to concerts, movies or doing other activities with friends — often at the spur of the moment. “Then 2020 hit and the universe says, ‘Hey, I got something for you,’” she told CNN. Like millions of Americans, … Read more

At least 12 killed in huge gas explosion in central Chinese city

National-World At least 12 people were killed in a huge gas explosion in central China on Sunday, state media reported. The blast took place at about 6:30 a.m. local time in the Zhangwan district of Shiyan city, in Hubei province, according to local authorities. Authorities have rescued nearly 140 people from the area, including 37 … Read more

Have suitcase, will travel! Americans take to the skies in almost pre-pandemic numbers as Covid-19 restrictions ease

As more Americans get vaccinated against Covid-19 and states and cities further ease pandemic restrictions, more people are flying to vacations, family visits or just getting away. The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2 million passengers Friday, the highest number since March 7 of last year, just before lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions started keeping … Read more

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