’U.S. bioweapons labs in Ukraine’ claim is Russian disinformation

Russian disinformation often begins with a speck of fact, which is then twisted into a full-blown conspiracy theory. The technique makes it easier to spread and take root among the country’s supporters. Note how quickly the party line uttered by the Russian Foreign Ministry was embraced by Carlson. Story continues below advertisement In this instance, … Read more

Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail, $120K fine for staging hate crime

A judge sentenced Jussie Smollett to 150 days in jail Thursday, branding the Black and gay actor a charlatan for staging a hate crime against himself while the nation struggled with wrenching issues of racial injustice. Smollett responded by defiantly maintaining his innocence and suggesting he could be killed in jail before being led from … Read more

Titan Co picks up stake in America’s lab-grown diamond brand

NEW DELHI: Titan Co. Ltd has picked up a 17.5% stake in Stamford, Connecticut-based lab-grown diamond maker Great Heights Inc. for an estimated $20 million through its subsidiary TCL North America Inc., the company said on Friday. The “strategic investment will provide Titan a ring-side view of the fast-growing lab-grown diamond and direct-to-consumer sectors,” it … Read more

Nick Candy still keen on buying Chelsea despite UK government sanctions on Roman Abramovich | Football News

Nick Candy is still pursuing his bid to buy Chelsea despite the UK government sanctioning the club’s owner Roman Abramovich on Thursday. Abramovich has had “his assets frozen, a prohibition on transactions with UK individuals and businesses, a travel ban and transport sanctions” imposed on him. The sanctions are intended to stop the 55-year-old from … Read more

EastEnders viewers laud soap’s ‘best episode in years’ as serial killer Gray FINALLY gets caught

EastEnders fans lauded Thursday’s episode as its ‘best in years,’ after serial killer Gray Atkins’ reign of torment finally came to an end.  The murderous abuser, who has claimed three victims including his long-suffering wife Chantelle, was arrested by police after his crimes came to light, but still left viewers sickened with his chilling final … Read more

New clues emerge about the money behind the Jan. 6 r : NPR

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), chair of the select committee investigating the January 6 attack, speaks during a business meeting on Capitol Hill on December 13, 2021. One part of the panel’s probe focuses on money and the day’s events Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), chair of … Read more

MLB lockout ends as owners, players agree to new CBA

Major League Baseball’s lockout is over. MLB owners and the players’ association agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday, bringing an end to a 99-day lockout that began on Dec. 2. It was the second-longest work stoppage in MLB history. The owners submitted the final offer to the players early Thursday afternoon, and … Read more

CAIT Seeks Action Against Amazon After Demands Of Probe Against The E-Commerce Giant In USA

Trader’s body CAIT, the Confederation of All India Traders, has urged Indian agencies to take cognizance of e-commerce giant Amazon’s alleged attempt to ‘influence, obstruct, or impede’ a probe into competition in the digital market. Citing American media reports of a letter by a group of members of the US House Judiciary Committee demanding the … Read more