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The Guardian’s Sam Levine reports: Joe Biden is officially tapping a leading voting rights lawyer for a role on a federal appellate court. Biden is nominating Myrna Pérez, the director of the voting rights and elections program at the Brennan Center for Justice, to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd circuit, …

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Here’s what you need to know: President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden arriving at Cornwall Airport Newquay on Wednesday.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times It was only two years ago, in the heat of the United States presidential election campaign, that President Biden called Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain a “physical and emotional clone” of …

After 2-year battle, House panel to interview Trump counsel  Associated Press After A 2-Year Legal Fight, Ex-Trump Aide Will Testify On The Russia Investigation  NPR House Democrats finally get to interview former White House counsel McGahn  CNN After 2-year battle, House panel to interview Trump counsel McGahn  NBC News Trump’s former White House counsel to appear before House committee …

“If the information is true,” Macron said during a statement to the press following a virtual Franco-German summit , these practices are “unacceptable between allies, and even less acceptable between European allies and partners.” Revelations that the US National Security Agency (NSA) tapped Merkel’s cellphone emerged in 2013 after former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward …

Russia’s move, underlining Moscow’s support for Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime, comes as the European Union mulls fresh sanctions against Belarus following what leaders have described as the state-sanctioned hijacking of a passenger flight over Belarus last Sunday. Austrian Airlines canceled a scheduled flight from Vienna to Moscow on Thursday, saying in a statement: “A …

An employee of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) works inside the company headquarters in Mumbai March 14, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo Indian software company Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS.NS) (TCS) is seeing acceleration in some parts of its business across Europe as the pandemic pushed companies to adopt new technologies more rapidly, a top executive said. …

Bloomberg Deutsche Bank’s Nightmare Decade Is Gone, But Not Yet Forgotten (Bloomberg) — On the day before one of the biggest margin calls in history, Deutsche Bank AG chief Christian Sewing joined an urgent meeting with a not-unfamiliar message: there was a problem, and billions of dollars were at stake.But as executives on the late-March …

Whether that security alert was a fabrication by the Belarus authorities is now at the heart of an incident which has sparked widespread international condemnation and raised serious questions about safety in the skies. Some governments have described the incident as a state-sanctioned hijacking. One of the passengers on board the Ryanair flight from Athens …

A group was riding in a Stresa-Mottarone cable car — which connects the town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore with the nearby Mottarone mountain — when it plunged into a wooded area Sunday morning, according to a spokesperson for the National Alpine Speleological Rescue Corps, which is leading the rescue operation. Italy’s national fire brigade …