Category: Life

George Floyd: Former police officer Derek Chauvin to be sentenced for murder

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin learns his sentence Friday for murder in George Floyd” s death, closing a chapter in a case that sparked global outrage and a reckoning on racial disparities in America. Chauvin, 45, faces decades in prison, with several legal experts predicting a sentence of 20 to 25 years. Though Chauvin

COVID-19: Parts of Sydney to go into lockdown again after outbreak of the Delta variant

Parts of Sydney will go into lockdown late Friday as a coronavirus outbreak in Australia’s largest city continued to grow. Health authorities reported an additional 22 locally transmitted cases and imposed a weeklong lockdown in four areas, saying people could leave their homes only for essential purposes. The outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant

Britney Spears’ speech drew public support – but it might not help her legally

Britney Spears’ powerful plea to a judge to end the conservatorship that has controlled her life since 2008 brought sympathy and outrage from fans, famous supporters and even casual observers who say she deserves independence. Yet lawyers who deal in such matters say the speech itself may not have helped her in the legal process,

Confident in Its Impunity, the Myanmar Junta Ignores Diplomacy

By Richard C. Paddock and Rick Gladstone Western powers have imposed sanctions. Neighboring countries have implored the military to restore democracy. More than 200 human rights groups have called for an arms embargo. And last week, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a blunt rebuke aimed at isolating the generals. The diplomatic pressure has done