G-7 summit with Biden, other world leaders, to start in England
President Joe Biden and other G-7 leaders will have plenty to discuss when they meet at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, west England, for their seaside summit, starting on Friday. Climate change, defense and security, and reviving the global economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are all on the agenda for the 47th Leaders’ Meeting. The countries announced last week that they agreed to support a minimum global corporate tax rate of at least 15% – a landmark deal that would mean multinational companies would pay more taxes in the countries where they operate. In addition to the United States, the G-7 includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. The group’s last face-to-face summit took place almost two years ago in the seaside resort of Biarritz in southwestern France.
Chicago revises foot chase policy after fatal police shootings
Months after a pair of high-profile murders by chasing officers garnered national attention and sparked protests in the city, Chicago police are adopting a new foot chase policy. Adam Toledo, 13, was shot and killed in the early hours of March 29 after an officer chased him down an alley west of the city. Two days later, on the northwest side, Anthony Alvarez, 22, fled from the police with his back turned to an officer who shot him several times. Under the new policy, which takes effect Friday, foot pursuits are only “appropriate when there is probable cause for arrest or where it is believed an individual has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime “. The policy forbidsFoot pursuits arising from minor traffic offenses or criminal offenses below a Class A misdemeanor, “unless the person poses a clear threat to the community or to any person”.
Man Charged with Capitol Riots Conspiracy to Appear in Court
A former California police chief and five other men were charged with conspiracy in the Jan.6 attack on the United States Capitol, according to court documents released Thursday. The men are accused of plotting among themselves to block the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory. One of the men – Russell Taylor – was taken into police custody Thursday evening and was due to spend the night awaiting a hearing scheduled for Friday, a spokesperson for the US attorney’s office in Los Angeles said. Using Telegram Messenger, Taylor helped bring people together in a chat and helped coordinate the group’s trip to Washington before January 6. Taylor wrote that the Telegram chat was used to “organize a group of fighters to support each other”. As the crowd poured into the Capitol, Taylor – who officials said had a knife in his pocket – was part of the group trying to get a line of officers through the Lower West Terrace.
Kick-off of the European Football Championship
The 2020 UEFA European Championship is finally here. Delayed for a year by the coronavirus pandemic, the ambitious continent-wide tournament will take place in 11 countries separated by four time zones. While the tournament had already taken place in several countries (2012 in Poland and Ukraine, 2008 in Austria and Switzerland and 2000 in Belgium and the Netherlands), this massive event was unique before Germany became its only host in 2024. The tournament will start on Friday and last until July 11. Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, are the defending champions, but this time around France are the betting favorites. The event will air on ESPN and ABC, with games available to stream live on ESPN +. Programs in Spanish will be available on Univision and TUDN. Games are also available on fuboTV.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” hits theaters, airs on HBO Max
Before there was “Hamilton”, there was “In the Heights”. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Tony-winning musical depicts New York’s vibrant Washington Heights. The film version (in theaters Friday and streaming on HBO Max now) stars Anthony Ramos as a bodega owner who dreams of returning to the Dominican Republic. USA TODAY film critic Brian Truitt writes: “What makes ‘In the Heights’ so gleefully contagious … is marrying its songs with director Jon M. Chu’s weird talent for numbers. massive production. “
Contribution: The Associated Press