Putin critic Navalny slams Google and Apple for accepting Kremlin censorship

Putin critic Navalny slams Google and Apple for accepting Kremlin censorship

(MOSCOW) — Russia's best-known opposition figure, Alexey Navalny, has criticized Google and Apple for bending to Kremlin demands for censorship during recent parliamentary elections, accusing the tech giants of "cowardice" and of becoming "accomplices" to president Vladimir Putin's efforts to suppress political opposition. Both companies bowed to Russian government pressure…
China declares cryptocurrency transactions illegal as crackdown continues

China declares cryptocurrency transactions illegal as crackdown continues

(BEIJING) -- Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies dipped in value on Friday after China declared all transactions involving these digital currencies "illegal." China's central bank, the People's Bank of China, issued a statement on Friday saying that use of these virtual currencies is disrupting economic order and linked to money…
Border Patrol suspends using agents on horseback amid outrage

Border Patrol suspends using agents on horseback amid outrage

(WASHINGTON) -- Amid outrage over images the White House said President Joe Biden found "horrible," the U.S. Border Patrol has temporarily stopped using agents on horseback against Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas, Homeland Security officials said Thursday. Shortly afterward, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the decision to…
How threats at the United Nations General Assembly are handled: ANALYSIS

How threats at the United Nations General Assembly are handled: ANALYSIS

(NEW YORK) -- As the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations went underway in New York City beginning Sept. 14, authorities arrested Enrique Figueroa on Sunday for allegedly posting threats on social media against Luis Abinader, the president of the Dominican Republic, according to a court document. The charges…
Researchers launch Gulf Stream expedition in effort to slow down climate change

Researchers launch Gulf Stream expedition in effort to slow down climate change

(NEW YORK) -- This summer, the United States has seen the effects of climate change firsthand, as record-breaking wildfires, droughts and hurricanes have devastated parts of the country. During his United Nations General Assembly speech on Tuesday, President Joe Biden called on countries to bring their best ideas to end…
Why thousands of migrants, many from Haiti, are stuck at Texas-Mexico border

Why thousands of migrants, many from Haiti, are stuck at Texas-Mexico border

(TEXAS) -- A mounting crisis is unfolding at the U.S.-Mexico border where thousands of migrants, many from Haiti, have trekked across dozens of countries, facing blistering heat and other dangers to seek refuge in the United States. But entering the land of the free has proved difficult after migrants waded…
Who’s making Hispanic Latinx history right now: The ‘GMA’ Inspiration List 2021

Who’s making Hispanic Latinx history right now: The ‘GMA’ Inspiration List 2021

(NEW YORK) -- National Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month is an annual observance of the remarkable achievements that Americans who identify as Hispanic, Latinx, Latino, and Latina have made throughout history. The celebration runs from September 15 through October 15, and encompasses the national independence days of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador,…