Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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American man faked death to avoid rape charges, found alive in UK

  A Rhode Island man named Nicholas Alahverdian, who is assumed to have faked his death and escaped to the U.S. to evade prosecution in Utah and other states, was arrested in Scotland after being hospitalized due to COVID-19, authorities have said. Interpol searched a 34-year-old Alahverdian, now handed over to the U.S. to face a charge (cited by the Court) of first-degree rape in Utah...

UK, US, Germany, and France stand by Lithuania amid Chinese pressure

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke by phone with his counterparts from France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, during which they expressed their solidarity with Lithuania in the face of increasing political pressure and economic coercion by China. Blinken expressed his support for Lithuania during the conversation. "Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign...

China’s appeal to the UN has sparked criticism of Elon Musk

China has protested that its space station was compelled to avoid collisions with satellites launched by Elon Musk's Starlink Internet Services project, prompting a backlash on social media. Beijing said that the country's space station had two "close encounters" with Starlink satellites this year. The instances that prompted the allegations to the United Nations' space agency have yet to be independently verified. Mr Musk's SpaceX operates the...
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