Christine Belusko was identified 30 years after her death, authorities continue search for her missing daughter

CNN  —  Christa Nicole Belusko would be 33 today, but she hasn’t been seen in over 30 years. Authorities say Christa’s last known sighting was with her mother in September 1991 at a lodge near Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, when she was 2. The body of her mother, Christine Belusko, was found “brutally beaten, strangled, and … Read more

Belarusian Journalist Jailed for 3 Years for Critical Coverage of KGB

A court in Belarus sentenced a journalist to three years in prison on Thursday for writing an article critical of the authoritarian country’s powerful KGB secret police, state-run media reported. Moscow-aligned Belarus, ruled by President Alexander Lukashenko since 1994, has forced most independent media into exile, while critical journalists who remain in the country have … Read more

Gisele Bündchen leans on years of co-parenting with Tom Brady’s ex Bridget Moynahan to guide own divorce

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen finalize divorce

Gisele Bündchen said she and Bridget Moynahan have forged a “great relationship” that started as a “challenging” situation when the “Blue Bloods” actress found out she was pregnant with Tom Brady’s child after he started dating Bündchen.  The former Victoria’s Secret supermodel and the Super Bowl champion had only been together a couple months in 2007 … Read more

15 startups that are among this year’s frontrunners for TOP100

Registration for TOP100 is now open and we are looking forward to seeing your startup on the list! TOP100 Program gives you the one golden chance to connect with hundreds of investors, showcase your startup at Echelon, pitch on the TOP100 stage, and access special programs. Find out what’s new in TOP100 2023 and join … Read more

The painful debate over Iraq, which became a bloody quagmire, 20 years later

US marks 20 years since Iraq War began

One of the toughest stories I’ve ever had to do was on how my employer screwed up coverage of the march to war in Iraq. Two decades ago, while at the Washington Post, I decided to examine how a newspaper with so much talent essentially enlisted in the Bush administration’s effort to sell the coming … Read more

Africa: China’s Only Now Revealed Crucial Covid-19 Origins Data. Earlier Disclosure May Have Saved Us 3 Years of Political Argy-Bargy

Once more, we’re talking about the origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. First the US Department of Energy’s review gave more emphasis to the laboratory leak hypothesis than previously, although the confidence for this conclusion was low. Second, and more importantly, is the release and analysis this week of viral and animal genetic … Read more

Army Corp investigating New Orleans flood protection system after drainage pump corroded in 5 years

Army Corp investigating New Orleans flood protection system after drainage pump corroded in 5 years

NEW ORLEANS – It’s surprising news for officials in New Orleans. A massive drainage pump that is crucial to getting water out of the city during hurricanes has corroded just 5 years after being installed.  With hurricane season less than 3 months away, crews are working to ensure the city is ready.  “We designed these … Read more

Shanghai court jails blogger for seven years over ‘subversive’ posts — Radio Free Asia

A court in Shanghai has handed a seven-year jail term to the author of a programming and politics blog who evaded government detection for around 12 years after finding him guilty of “incitement to subvert state power,” Radio Free Asia has learned. Ruan Xiaohuan, the 46-year-old author of the formerly anonymous blog ProgramThink on the … Read more

Côte d’Ivoire turns to the IMF again, three years after its last loan

A few weeks ago, exchanges between Côte d’Ivoire and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) intensified. The Ivorian government had maintained contact with the Bretton Woods institution since the end of the last three-year programme of the IMF in Côte d’Ivoire in 2019, one year before the October 2020 presidential election. Although this institution carried out … Read more

Man Who Beat Police With Baton At Capitol Riot Gets 4 Years Prison Sentence

A Virginia man who assaulted police with a stolen baton and used a flashing strobe light to disorient officers trying to defend the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison. Geoffrey Sills of Mechanicsville, Virginia, was convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon, obstruction of Congress … Read more