Saturday, June 6, 2020

MixedTimes - Ben Kew

LGBT Kenyans Prepare 'Merry Queermas'

LGBT Kenyans Prepare 'Merry Queermas'

Members of Kenya's LGBT community organized their own event to celebrate Christmas as a means of combatting loneliness, isolation, and exclusion during the festive season, local media reported Monday.

Tim Robbins, Danny DeVito, AOC Attend Bernie Sanders Rally in Venice

Tim Robbins, Danny DeVito, AOC Attend Bernie Sanders Rally in Venice

Actors Tim Robbins and Danny DeVito were among the Hollywood stars present at Bernie Sanders's rally in Venice, California, on Saturday, with the socialist firebrand promising a "political revolution" in America should he win the White House next November.

UK Election: Every Candidate Backed by Hugh Grant Loses Seat

UK Election: Every Candidate Backed by Hugh Grant Loses Seat

Every politician backed and campaigned for by actor Hugh Grant lost their seat in Thursday's UK General Election, after theLove Actuallystar took to the streets to support candidates who shared his anti-Brexit vision.

Jimmy Kimmel Defends Greta Thunberg Against ‘Sweaty Old Man’ Trump

Jimmy Kimmel Defends Greta Thunberg Against ‘Sweaty Old Man’ Trump

Left-wing late-night host Jimmy Kimmel slammed President Donald Trump after he trolled climate activist Greta Thunberg, describing him as a "sweaty old man" who was left disappointed by his failure to wintheTIMEPerson of the Year award for the second time.

Hong Kong Official Insists BBQ Smoke More Dangerous than Tear Gas

Hong Kong Official Insists BBQ Smoke More Dangerous than Tear Gas

A senior government official in the Hong Kong's Beijing-backed government claimed on Wednesday that smoke emanating from barbeques is more toxic than tear gas used by security forces against the city's pro-democracy demonstrators.

Starved Zimbabwe Spends Tens of Thousands on iPads for Politicians

Starved Zimbabwe Spends Tens of Thousands on iPads for Politicians

The City Council of Harare, Zimbabwe,blew tens of thousands of dollars on iPads for councilors and selected managers, local media noted Tuesday, days after a United Nations report found the nation on the brink of "man-made starvation.

Zimbabwe to Criminalize Machetes in Gold Rich Areas

Zimbabwe to Criminalize Machetes in Gold Rich Areas

Emmerson Mnangagwa's leftist regime in Zimbabwe introduced legislation this week to ban the ownership of machetes in areas rich in gold following a spate of violent robberies by knife-wielding artisan miners.

China: Only Communist Courts Can Interpret Hong Kong Law

China: Only Communist Courts Can Interpret Hong Kong Law

Chinese authoritiesberatedthe High Court of Hong Kong on Monday for ruling that banning face coverings in public is "unconstitutional," claiming that only Beijing's communist lawmakers have the right to rule on such matters.

Violent Armed Gangs Hinder Efforts to Eradicate Ebola in Congo

Violent Armed Gangs Hinder Efforts to Eradicate Ebola in Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week that the danger and instability posed by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are stifling efforts to eradicate the Ebola virus across the country.

Report: North Korea Angling for Another Trump-Kim Summit

Report: North Korea Angling for Another Trump-Kim Summit

A North Korean propaganda outlet claimed Wednesday that Pyongyang officials bare seeking yet another summit between President Donald Trump and communist dictator Kim Jong-un before the end of the year.

China Gifts Starving Venezuelans a 'Symbolic Cube'

China Gifts Starving Venezuelans a 'Symbolic Cube'

A Chinese delegation delivered a "symbolic cube" on Thursday as a gift to the people of Venezuela, many of whom are starving as a result of the country's ongoing economic and humanitarian crisis.

China Sentences Fentanyl Smuggler to Death

China Sentences Fentanyl Smuggler to Death

China sentenced a man to death for producing and selling fentanyl and issued life sentences to his two accomplices, state propaganda outletGlobal Timesreported Thursday.