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Tens of thousands join Tel Aviv Pride parade, celebrating gains and wary of Israeli government

Posted on: 08 Jun 2023

Tens of thousands of people marched in Tel Aviv’s Pride parade, turning the city’s seaside promenade into a colorful festival of rainbow flags, music, and costumes. This year’s parade was the first since Israel’s new far-right government, which includes openly anti-LGBTQ+ members, took office. Despite this, drag queens and shirtless men danced on floats, and crowds of onlookers cheered and took photos. The festive scenes were in stark contrast to the tense and heavily secured pride parade held in Jerusalem the previous week. Israel is generally tolerant of the LGBTQ+…

Ethiopia: US agency suspends food as drought grips country

Posted on: 08 Jun 2023

Millions of Ethiopians are dependent on food aid Food aid to Ethiopia is being suspended by a US aid agency due to donations being diverted from those in need. A leaked memo suggests that Ethiopian government agencies and the military are behind the scheme. This will affect around 20 million Ethiopians who are facing severe food shortages due to war and drought. The United States is the largest humanitarian donor to Ethiopia, providing over $1.8 billion in assistance since fiscal year 2022. The US Agency for International Aid (USAid) leads…

Pennsylvania lawmakers pushing bill that calls to stiffen penalties for porch pirates

Posted on: 08 Jun 2023

Pennsylvania lawmakers are seeking to increase penalties for porch pirates, a growing crime that involves stealing packages and violating privacy. Senator Frank Farry is pushing for Senate Bill 527, which would create a new theft of mail offense and increase punishment for repeat offenders. The bill has gained significant support and will be voted on in a few weeks. Farry believes the legislation is necessary given the estimated 2 million Pennsylvanians who have fallen victim to porch pirates. A Ring surveillance video captured a woman stealing a package during daylight…

Britain can rejoin EU any time, says ex negotiator Michael Barnier

Posted on: 08 Jun 2023

Subscribe to our free Brexit and beyond email for the latest updates on how Brexit is affecting the UK Subscribe to our Brexit email for the latest insights Michel Barnier has stated that Britain can reverse Brexit and rejoin the EU at any time it wishes. The former Brexit negotiator said that the UK knew the conditions for rejoining the bloc and that “the door is open”. However, Mr Barnier criticized Boris Johnson’s handling of talks with Brussels, accusing him of disrespecting his own signature on the deal he signed.…

Couple shot in Fresno, police say. Man was killed in the street, woman shot in the head

Posted on: 08 Jun 2023

Police in Fresno reported that a man was killed and his partner was shot in the head on Thursday morning. The incident occurred in southwest Fresno on Geneva near Lorena avenues, where a group of people were present before the violence. The reason for the incident is not yet known, but both the man and woman were shot in the neighborhood northwest of Church and Elm avenues. The man, who was in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the woman, who was in her 50s, was taken…