As the first foreign policy initiative, the Biden administration is set to review last year’s US-Taliban deal. National Security Advisor Jack Sullivan delivered the message to his Afghan counterpart, Hamdullah Mohib, on January 22 that the president will assess whether the Taliban honor their commitment under the deal. The deal called on the Taliban to …

I am disappointed that the Prime Minister canceled the Prime Minister’s long period of interview with the Prime Minister in the breakfast of NewstalkZB. Take out the characters involved. Take out Jacinda Ardern, take out Mike Hosking. This slot machine dates back 34 years. Holmes, Lange, Palmer, Moore, Bolger, Shipley, Clarke, Key, English. There are …

Country legend Dolly Parton has called on the state of Tennessee to drop a bill that would place a statue of her on the Capitol grounds. “I am honored and humbled by their intention, but I have asked the leaders of the state legislature to remove the bill from all scrutiny,” Parton said in a …

George Washington warned us. On the eve of the most important election of my life, America continues to be torn apart by hate partisanship and petty political tribalism. Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell was right to recently describe the Senate election as a “knife fight in an alley.” This same metaphor also describes how our …

A surrogacy scandal involving popular Chinese actress Zheng Shuang, 29, erupted on social media after a voice recording surfaced on Monday evening. In it, she was allegedly heard discussing what to do with two unborn children after her relationship with producer Zhang Heng, 30, fell apart in late 2019. They reportedly married in secret, but …

Afghanistan continues to suffer from deadly violence as the historic Taliban-Afghan peace talks are underway thousands of miles away in Doha, Qatar. These talks brokered by the United States follow the US-Taliban agreement signed on February 29, under which a “permanent and comprehensive ceasefire would be an item on the agenda for intra-dialogue and negotiations. …

When Google initially announced Stadia, its cloud-based games service, the company also announced a proprietary game studio. Stadia Games and Entertainment was supposed to release exclusive titles for the new platform. And yet, Google has changed its mind and is in the process of shutting down its internal game studios. “As our focus is on …

It’s the worst of times for RTD but not necessarily for the new head of RTD. No one expects Debra Johnson to work miracles. The agency was on the ropes even before COVID-19. Now he’s on his knees. If this Long Beach, Calif., Transplant can just get our local transportation hulk back on its feet, …

School systems in Detroit, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and suburban Minneapolis are dropping in-person classes, and some governors are reimposing restrictions on bars and restaurants or getting more serious about masks, as the resurgence of coronavirus coast-to-coast sends deaths, hospitalizations and new infections skyrocket. The crisis has worsened in hospitals, with the situation so bad in North …

Reading the newspaper today, I realized how grateful I am to Mike Madigan. It is only through his character, demeanor and attitudes towards governance that I can know without a doubt that I care more about my city, state and our democracy than my membership in my. left. Previously, I believed – but I couldn’t …