Russia expels Norwegian diplomat over spy case
OSLO (Reuters) – In a tit-for-tat move, Russia is expelling a diplomat from the Norwegian embassy in Moscow, Norway’s foreign ministry said on Friday.
“Our embassy in Moscow has been informed by the Russian foreign ministry that one of our diplomats is no longer welcome in Russia,” it said in a statement emailed to Reuters. “This is completely unfounded.” The diplomat had broken no rules, it added.
Norway earlier this month said it had expelled a Russian diplomat on suspicion of espionage. Moscow said the accusation was groundless.
Here's How to Participate in the 2020 March on Washington If You're Unable to Attend in Person
The original March on Washington was held on August 28, 1963 to show support for civil rights legislation in Congress and also raise awareness about the racial, civil, and economic injustices Black Americans faced on a daily basis. Sadly, not much has changed in the 57 years since then: Black people are still being targeted by the police and even key voices in the Black community are continually silenced. During the most pivotal election year probably ever, it’s critical for BIPOC to band together to create change, which is why peaceful protestors are gathering at the Lincoln Memorial this year to leave a lasting impression—much like Martin Luther King Jr. did all those years ago.
How serious is Corporate America about ending systemic racism?
New York (CNN Business)Nike, the official maker of the uniforms for the NBA and WNBA, said Thursday it supports athletes’ boycotts in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Soon after the Milwaukee Bucks decided to not play Wednesday night, the NBA announced it would postpone Game 5 of three different playoff series. Within hours, three WNBA, five Major League Soccer and three Major League Baseball games were called off as athletes acted in solidarity with the Bucks.
“Nike stands in support of NBA and WNBA players and athletes across the sports community in their response to the senseless shooting of Jacob Blake. We remain committed to addressing the issue of systemic racism experienced by the Black community,” the company said in a statement.
Nike (NKE) was one of many companies that voiced support for the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this summer. In May, it reversed its iconic “Just Do It” slogan in an online video, saying, “For once, Don’t Do It.”
“Don’t pretend there’s not a problem in America,” the message read. “Don’t turn your back on racism. Don’t accept innocent lives being taken from us. Don’t make any more excuses. Don’t think this doesn’t affect you. Don’t sit back and be silent.”
German economy minister does not expect another shutdown – Broadcaster SWR
FRANKFURT, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Germany’s economy minister does not expect the nation’s economy to have to suffer another lockdown even if coronoavirus infections continue to rise, he told regional broadcaster SWR.
Economy minster Peter Altmaier also told SWR that many industries in Germany were again on the upswing. (Reporting by Ludwig Burger Editing by Riham Alkousaa)
Merkel calls for clarification on Wirecard collapse
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters on Friday it had to be clarified what happened to payments company Wirecard (WDIG.DE) which collapsed amid an accounting scandal.
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Melania Trump Was Caught Looking So Pissed at Ivanka Trump at the RNC
Ivanka Trump spoke at the Republican National Convention last night, and honestly the entire thing was all kinds of yikes—in part because Melania Trump’s reaction to her daughter-in-law was caught on camera and went viral.
As Just Jared points out: after Ivanka delivered her speech, she walked past Melania and Donald Trump on stage—and while at first Melania gave Ivanka a smile, the camera then caught her facial expression completely changing to..something else entirely. It was, in a word, 😬.
This was so weird. #RNC2020 pic.twitter.com/YHReTl0bfT
I’ll give you a moment to watch the ^ video at least 40 times on repeat.
As a reminder, Melania was reportedly taped slamming Ivanka by her former friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, and a source gave details of exactly what was said to the Daily Mail. Head here for the full tea, but apparently “Melania said Ivanka has not shown her the respect a first lady deserves and is constantly trying to steal the spotlight by overstepping her boundaries and behaving like her father’s most trusted confidant à la The Apprentice. Behind Ivanka’s back, Melania would often grumble to her inner circle that there’s only one first lady and that her husband was the person elected, not his entire family, referring to his kids.”
The First Lady’s full taped comments will reportedly be included in Wolkoff’s book Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship With the First Lady, out September 1.