Male [Maldives], July 27 (ANI/Xinhua): President of Maldives Ibrahim Solih said that the Islamic faith and strong multilateral relationships were important pillars in sustaining the country's independence and sovereignty. In a public address marking Maldives' 56th Independence Day on Monday, Solih said that his country won the Presidency of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly thanks to strong diplomatic ties with foreign nations, local media reported Tuesday citing a statement published by the President's Office.
As the heat, humidity and thunderstorms of summer seem to stretch on endlessly, the holiday season is probably the last thing on most people's minds. But in the stretch between Independence Day and when fall and winter holidays start to come back around, there is one other "holiday" to provide a small respite from the dog days of summer:
An American couple’s first dance was cut short following a dramatic accident leaving the bride screaming in excruciating pain and guests in shock After postponing their wedding day due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year, a couple thought their luck was finally in this summer. However, even when the wedding was able to go ahead, things didn't quite go to plan.
17 / 35 Billionaire American businessman Jeff Bezos wears goggles owned by Amelia Earhart which he carried into space at a post-launch press conference after he flew on Blue Origin's inaugural flight to the edge of space, in the nearby town of Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Joe Skipper Jul 21, 2021 10:23 AM EDT
(Reuters) - Colombia's government on Tuesday formally presented a $3.95 billion tax reform bill to congress, even as unions and student groups seek to revive the street protests that helped scupper the reform's original iteration. The law would raise 15.2 trillion pesos per year, significantly less than the 23.4 trillion pesos sought by the government in an April proposal that was later withdrawn amid sometimes-deadly protests and lawmaker opposition.
In an interview with The New Yorker, Bruce Springsteen's longtime manager settled a debate over the opening lyrics of "Thunder Road." Entertain This!, USA TODAY The fierce debate over Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road" lyrics, and the movement of Mary's dress in the classic song, is officially over.
A 57-year-old man surrendered to police Thursday after being accused of the murder of a 61-year-old man, Dallas police say. Just before 8 p.m. on July 4, Dallas police said they were called to a shooting in the 2900 block of Gould Street. Police said 61-year-old Ronnie Joseph Berry was shot several times in the street.
The economic recovery is pumping up gas prices. Drivers are facing pricier fill-ups as more people hit the road for work, travel and other activities that the virus pandemic halted. Higher demand for gasoline is running up against lagging supply as the energy industry slowly ramps up after more than a year of production and staff cuts.
Family and friends said goodbye to a seven-year-old shot and killed on the Fourth of July. Kelby Shorty was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon. To honor his memory, a local non-profit is sending a clear message to the people killing children in Memphis. “They called me at 1:25 in the morning.
This year’s Fourth of July fireworks created the second-highest air pollution levels from the holiday in the last decade and were the highest since the Bobcat wildfire in September, the South Coast Air Quality Management District said Tuesday. The agency said that although last week's fireworks-related air pollution was lower than last Fourth of July, the air pollution levels have been especially high in recent years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of left-leaning organizations are asking Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to schedule a new vote this month on Democrats' sweeping voting and elections bill, a top priority for the party that Republicans blocked from debate last month. In a letter sent to the New York Democrat on Monday, the groups urged him to once again bring the bill to the Senate floor.
Gov. Spencer Cox confessed that his July 4 assertion — that Utah reached its goal of vaccinating 70% of adults against COVID-19 — is wrong, because of a data error made by the Utah Department of Health. “We screwed up. And I sincerely apologize,” Cox wrote in an open letter to Utahns, issued from his office Monday.
Actor previously said her life ‘improved significantly’ after she quit drinking Patricia Heaton is celebrating three years of sobriety from alcohol. The Everybody Loves Raymond star marked the milestone in a social media video over the weekend. “It’s July, when we celebrate our nation’s freedom,” she said in reference to 4 July, also known as Independence Day in the US.
A Jordanian court Monday found both a relative of King Abdullah II and his former top confidant guilty of sedition and incitement against the crown, concluding that both men engaged in a conspiracy that exposed a shocking level of intrigue and estrangement inside the royal household. The two men were accused of forging a “criminal project” involving Prince Hamzah, the king’s half-brother and the former heir to the throne, to spread chaos against the monarch, according to a televised statement from the military judge presiding over the closed-door trial.
Poll of the week: A new Gallup poll finds that 59.2% of Americans say they're thriving. Additionally, 73% of Americans said they experienced enjoyment for a lot of the previous day. The former is the highest rating Gallup has ever recorded on the measure dating back to when it was first taken more than 13 years ago.
On July 4, we celebrated the dawn of American democracy. This past Tuesday, July 6, marked the half-year anniversary of the U.S. Capitol insurrection, which many mourned as the democracy's sunset. It was democracy itself, not simply the Capitol, that was under siege.
In just ten days’ time, the last vestiges of lockdown could finally be removed. The restrictions on our freedoms, introduced in March last year to combat the spread of Covid-19, have stayed in place for a lot longer than most of us seemed to envision at the time.
President Biden, Vice President Harris spotlight voting rights as advocates push the President to do more
Leaders of eight civil rights organizations warned President Joe Biden on Thursday that time is running short to enact new voting rules protecting Americans' right to cast ballots. The dire message, delivered during a candid session in the White House Roosevelt Room, came as Democrats clamor for the President to do and say more on the issue after defeats in Congress and the Supreme Court.
El Paso police detectives continue investigating a shooting that wounded a 42-year-old man on the night of the Fourth of July in a neighborhood in the far East Side. There have been no arrests in the case. The shooting occurred about 10:15 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 4700 block of Beacham Street.