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May 15 2021 - 12:33 PM
Daily News From Around the World: 5/15/21

Good afternoon! Once again, here are a few of today’s (English-language) headlines from around the world courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:

The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC

Stefanik Promotion Cements Trump in 2022 Vision

New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has replaced Liz Cheney as the Republican House Minority Whip following the latter’s ouster for refuting the claims of former President Donald Trump that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Stefanik stated that Trump was the leader of the Republican Party and vowed to push back on the Democrats’ “radical socialist” agenda.

House Minority Whip Elise Stefanik

The Guardian, Published in London, UK

Civilians Flee Gaza as Violence Escalates

Israeli airstrikes have caused the death toll in Gaza to climb to 120, including 31 Palestinian children. In the occupied West Bank IDF soldiers opened fire on protesters, killing seven. More than 200 homes and 24 schools have been destroyed according to the UN.

The Boston Globe, Published in Boston, MA

Ex-Fall River Mayor Convicted of Extortion

The Boy Mayor of Fall River, Jasiel Correia, who was elected to the position in 2016 at the age of twenty-three, has been found guilty on 21 charges including wire fraud, filing false tax returns, and extortion. Correia was taking bribes from marijuana companies attempting to open dispensaries in Fall River and defrauding investors of a smartphone app he helped create.

The New York Times, Published in New York, NY

Beneath Folksy Demeanor, a Deliberative Biden 

Sources within the White House state that President Biden takes a very careful, deliberative approach when deciding on a course of action, demanding hours of policy debate and discussion before making up his mind. “He has a kind of mantra: ‘You can never give me too much detail,’” says National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan

More Areas to Fall Under Virus Emergency

Japan’s Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, has expanded the country’s third state of emergency since the beginning of the pandemic to include three additional prefectures. This brings the number of prefectures officially in a state of emergency to nine, as Covid infection rates soar to unprecedented levels in parts of the country.


Stefanik, courtesy of Stuart Isett/Fortune Conferences at Flickr

Jake Sullivan, courtesy of Ellen Wallop/Asia Society at Flickr

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