Ukraine formally lifts entry ban for Russian males but maintains enhanced border checks

With the end of martial law imposed over the Kerch Strait incident, Kiev has lifted its entry ban for Russian men. But intensive searches of all Russian citizens at the border will continue, Ukraine’s customs chief has stated. Ukraine temporarily banned Russian males, aged 16-60, into the country following the imposition of martial law last […]

Justin Trudeau formally apologized for Canada’s 1939 refusal to accept a ship carrying 900 Jewish refugees

Neil Hall – Pool/Getty Images Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology on Wednesday for the country’s refusal to take in a ship carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees in 1939.  The ship left Germany in 1939 fleeing Nazi persecution.  After it was rejected entrance into Canada and other countries, the ship was […]

NCIS: New Orleans EP Brad Kern Formally Suspended Amid Third Misconduct Investigation

CBS is confirming that embattled NCIS: New Orleans exec producer Brad Kern has been formally suspended from the show as the network conducts a third investigation into allegations that the onetime Charmed EP for decades created toxic, sexist and altogether hostile work environments. Kern, however, has not been formally fired. “I believe in terms of keeping him […]

EPA formally rejects fuel efficiency standards for automobiles

WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday rejected an Obama-era plan to make automobiles more fuel efficient in a win for car and oil companies and the latest move by the Trump administration to roll back environmental regulations. The corporate average fuel economy, or CAFE, standards, were not appropriate and […]

Apple formally asked to release Texas shooter’s iCloud data

Enlarge / A Texas flag flies at half mast during prayer services at the La Vernia High School Football stadium to grieve the victims killed at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Texas authorities have recently gotten formal permission from a state judge to search the deceased Sutherland Springs shooter’s seized […]

UN joint mechanism on alleged chemical attacks in Syria formally ends activities

Published time: 18 Nov, 2017 06:28 The joint mechanism of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for investigating chemical attacks in Syria has formally ended its activities. On Friday, the UN Security Council failed to adopt a new resolution on the extension of the UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM). […]

Libor will be formally ditched in 2021 says Britain’s top financial regulator

Pixabay The infamous Libor benchmark lending rate will be dropped by 2021, the UK’s top financial regulator has announced. Andrew Bailey, head of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), said the benchmark rate will no longer receive the backing of regulators as the industry moves to a more reliable marker, although it remains unclear how legacy […]

The Trump administration formally launches NAFTA renegotiations — here’s what you need to know

The Trump administration formally launched efforts on Wednesday to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said via a letter to US lawmakers that he triggered a 90-day consultation period with Congress and the American public that would allow talks to begin after August 16. In the […]

Britain formally triggers Article 50 to leave the EU

Published time: 29 Mar, 2017 11:27Edited time: 29 Mar, 2017 11:31 Forty-four years after joining the European Economic Community, the forerunner of the modern day EU, Britain has triggered Article 50 to begin formal divorce talks with the bloc. Appearing at the House of Commons despatch box for the regular weekly session of Prime Minister’s […]