Republicans claim a 1950 law makes Roe protests at justices’ homes illegal. Here’s what to know

CNN — A 1950 federal statute prohibiting certain protests outside of a judge’s residence has been cited by Republicans calling for Attorney General Merrick Garland to enforce the law against abortion rights protesters who have gathered in front of Supreme Court justices’ homes. Tea law in question is aimed at any “picketing or parading” in … Read more

Mexican president threatens to skip Americas summit unless US invites all countries

Mexico City CNN — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador threatened to boycott next month’s Summit of the Americas, saying on Tuesday that its participation would only be confirmed if the host country, the United States, invited Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. “Participation in the Los Angeles summit has not yet been resolved because we propose … Read more

Cryptocurrency taxation: Here’s what you need to know

A lot is changing fast in the world of crypto, including the tax rules. As with most investments there will be taxes to consider before figuring out how much you really made – or lost – on your digital assets. So if you couldn’t resist getting in on, say, bitcoin’s wild ride – which, for … Read more

Oklahoma GOP governor signs 6-week abortion ban modeled after Texas law that allows civil enforcement

CNN — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday signed into law a bill modeled after the controversial Texas abortion lawwhich allows private citizens to take civil action against abortion providers to enforce the law. Tea “Oklahoma Heartbeat Act,” Senate Bill 1503, takes effect immediately and prohibits abortions at the time when a physician can detect … Read more

Biden administration prepares to roll out new program for Ukrainian refugees

CNN — The Biden administration is preparing to roll out a program for Ukrainian refugees that would speed up the process for those trying to come to the United States, according to two administration officials. Program follows President Joe Biden’s pledge accept up to 100,000 people fleeing war-torn Ukraine through a range of legal avenues … Read more

Boris Johnson to be fined for lockdown-breaking parties at UK government premises

London CNN — Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his finance minister Rishi Sunak have learned that they will be fined by the police on deconfinement evenings held at British government premises, a Downing Street spokesperson told CNN on Tuesday. London’s Metropolitan Police said earlier on Tuesday they had issued more than 50 fines as part … Read more

Shehbaz Sharif: Pakistani parliament votes for new prime minister after Imran Khan’s ousting

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — Pakistani lawmakers elected opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif as the country’s new prime minister on Monday, after Imran Khan was ousted over the weekend in a vote of no confidence over allegations of poor governance. Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N party and little brother of the three-time prime minister Nawaz … Read more

French elections: voters go to the polls in the presidential race

Paris CNN — French voters head to the polls on Sunday for one of the most important presidential elections the country has seen in decades. Twelve candidates, including incumbent Emmanuel Macron, are vying for the top job. If none of them obtains more than 50% of the vote, the first two candidates will face each … Read more

5 things to know for April 8: Supreme Court, Ukraine, Covid-19, Trump, North Korea

CNN — Spring Break is meant to be fun, relaxing, and carefree. But unfortunately, many Americans during this peak travel season face problems reaching their destinations due to extreme weather conditions. On the east coast, thunderstorms delayed thousands of flights yesterday and further delays are expected over the weekend. Here’s what you need to know … Read more

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, explained

CNN — Sri Lanka, an island nation of 22 million people, faces a economic and political crisiswith protesters taking to the streets in defiance of curfews and government ministers resigning en masse. Discontent is being fueled by the worst economic downturn since the South Asian country gained independence in 1948, with crippling inflation driving up … Read more