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World leaders call for investigation
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World leaders call for investigation

The State Department's top spokesman on Tuesday denounced China's ongoing atrocities against the Uyghur Muslims, citing "jarring" new photos and other evidence published by an international media consortium including USA TODAY. "We are appalled by the reports and the jarring images" of China's internment camps in Xinjiang, the spokesman, Ned Price, said at the State Department's press briefing Tuesday."This new reporting further adds to an already damning body of evidence of the PRC's atrocities in Xinjiang," he said, referring to the People's Republic of China. His remarks come after USA TODAY and other global media outlets reported on a trove of secret files and photographs that paint a stark picture of China's detention and internment of the Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities...
Ukrainian soldiers captured at Azovstal plant in ‘satisfactory’ conditions |  Ukraine
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Ukrainian soldiers captured at Azovstal plant in ‘satisfactory’ conditions | Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers captured by Russian forces after the three-month siege of the Azovstal steel plant are being held in “satisfactory” conditions, according to the unit commander's wife, amid uncertainty over the fate of the.Denys Prokopenko, commander of the Azov battalion, was able to briefly call his wife, Kateryna, who said she had also been told that the prisoners had not been subjected to violence. It was not immediately clear if Prokopenko had been able to speak freely during the conversation.“He said he was 'OK' and asked how I was,” Kateryna Prokopenko told the Guardian on Tuesday. “I've heard from other sources that the conditions are more or less satisfactory.”At least 1,000 Ukrainian fighters, including members of the Azov battalion, were transferred to Russian-held territ...
Google data collection could endanger abortion seekers, say Dems
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Google data collection could endanger abortion seekers, say Dems

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-ORSarah Silbiger | Getty ImagesNews | Getty ImagesA group of 42 Democratic lawmakers urged Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a letter Tuesday to stop collecting and keeping unnecessary or non-aggregated location data that could be used to identify people seeking abortions.The letter comes ahead of the anticipated reversal of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that protected the federal right to an abortion, after Politician published a draft opinion that would do just that. The court has not yet issued its final ruling, but the Chief Justice confirmed the draft was authentic.The prospect has raised fears that location data or search histories could be used against people seeking abortions or those who offer them in states where they are illegal to obtain.SEE ALSO: Goog...
Primaries kick off in Georgia, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas: live updates
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Primaries kick off in Georgia, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas: live updates

Primary elections in four Southern states Tuesday reflect the nation's greatest fault lines and again test former President Donald Trump's GOP power.Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., seeks to climb out from behind Trump's shadow, after the former president revoked his endorsement for Brooks' senatorial campaign following comments Brooks made about moving on from 2020.In Arkansas, Sarah Huckabee Sanders — once Trump's White House press secretary — is running to helm the state of Arkansas as governor, a role her father once held. Her opponent in the state's Republican primary is former radio talk show host Francis "Doc" Washburn.And several runoff races in Texas will showcase voters' resolve on abortion rights and whether the influence of the Bush family still holds strong.But politicians have Geo...
Stellantis CEO warns of EV battery shortage, lack of raw materials
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Stellantis CEO warns of EV battery shortage, lack of raw materials

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares holds a news conference after meeting with unions, in Turin, Italy, March 31, 2022.Massimo Pinca | ReutersStellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said he expects shortages of the batteries and raw materials needed to make electric vehicles in the coming years, as the global automotive industry pivots to EVs to meet an expected increase in consumer demand and government regulations.Tavares said he expects a shortage of EV batteries by 2024-2025, followed by a lack of raw materials for the vehicles that will slow availability and adoption of EVs by 2027-2028."The speed at which we are trying to move all together for the right reason, which is fixing the global warming issue, is so high that the supply chain and the production capacities have no time to adjust," he tol...
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A teacher and 14 children die in a shooting at a Texas elementary school

At least fifteen people have lost their lives this Tuesday in a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, a local hospital reported Tuesday, as confirmed by the State Governor Greg Abbott. It has also confirmed that the shooter was armed with a pistol and possibly a rifle in the attack. Uvalde Memorial Hospital has reported on Facebook that 13 children were taken to the center "in ambulances or buses." And multiple local media suggest that the 18-year-old attacker has died after being shot by the police. ...
Montero, on the tax system: “Catalonia or Madrid are not more supportive than Extremadura”
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Montero, on the tax system: “Catalonia or Madrid are not more supportive than Extremadura”

The Minister of Finance and Public Administration, María Jesús Montero. / / EPThe Minister of Finance rules out publishing fiscal balances as it is an instrument that favors "reproaches" between the communities EP Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 10:38 p.m. The Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, has ruled out this Tuesday publishing fiscal balances, an economic information instrument that territorially allocates the income and expenses of the public sector in a certain period of time and calculates the resulting fiscal balance in each territory, for being a tool that favors "reproaches" between the autonomous communit...
Shell safety consultant quits over climate change with viral message
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Shell safety consultant quits over climate change with viral message

Shell officially changed its name on Friday, ditching "Royal Dutch", which has been part of its identity since 1907.Rick Wilkin | ReutersAt 8:27 am on Monday morning, May 23, Caroline Dennett emailed 1,400 executives at the oil and gas conglomerate, Shell, to announce her resignation after 11 years working as a safety consultant.Dennett, who is based near London, asked executives and management at Shell "to look in the mirror and ask themselves if they really believe their vision for more oil and gas extraction secures a safe future for humanity."Dennett later posted a screenshot of her resignation email, a one minute and 12 second video in which she speaks directly into the camera explaining her decision, and a written explanation of her decision on the professional networking site Li...
When not to hit the road Memorial Day weekend: ‘Expect congestion’
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When not to hit the road Memorial Day weekend: ‘Expect congestion’

Barbecues. stops. Traffic. Three pillars of Memorial Day weekend festivities – two of which are a lot more fun than the third. And experts think there will be an even larger number of Americans hitting the road this holiday weekend.“Even with a significant increase in gas prices, we expect a large jump in holiday driving compared to the last few years,” Bob Pishue, a transportation analyst for transportation data company INRIX, said in a release. “Drivers should expect congestion on major roads around big cities and popular destinations. Knowing when and where congestion will build can help drivers avoid the stress of sitting in traffic.”Pishue told USA TODAY that the majority of travel during Memorial Day weekend is done on the road. He added that more than eight times the number ...
A video of the Motorola Razr 3 is leaked and everything indicates that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 would finally have a worthy rival
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A video of the Motorola Razr 3 is leaked and everything indicates that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 would finally have a worthy rival

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 would find a rival as soon as it was presented and, is that, the new Motorola Razr 4 would arrive to stand up to the folding ones of this year 2022. Folding phones are here to stay and this can be seen in the movements of the different companies. Although Samsung can be considered as the incendiary company that started this trend, we now have a wide variety of proposals from different companies. Among all these proposals is that of Motorola and, it is that, the former queen company of mid-range terminals has been stumbling for several years trying to find its way again. This 2022 may be the year in which it manages to catch up with the rest of the manufacturers thanks to a series of interesting launches.Some of these launches we have already s...