In a lawsuit, Minnesota says e-cigarette maker Juul is aimed at children

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison personally opened his state’s lawsuit against Juul Labs on Tuesday, accusing the e-cigarette maker of using “smooth products, clever ads and enticing flavors” to get kids hooked on nicotine, the first of thousands of cases. the company faced a lawsuit. Minnesota is seeking more than $100 million in … Read more

Ukraine says the Bakhmut tactic gives it advantages elsewhere

Ukraine’s efforts to clear and evacuate Russian forces in the eastern city of Bakhmut will help it retake other areas of the country, a Ukrainian commander in the region said. “Our main task is to wear down the superior forces of the enemy and inflict heavy losses on them,” Ukrainian Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskiy wrote … Read more

“Succession” Season 4 Premiere Draws 2.3 Million Viewers, Show Record

Sunday night’s premiere of the fourth and final season of HBO’s “Succession” drew 2.3 million viewers across television and streaming platforms, a new series high, the network said. Sunday’s premiere episode was the highest ever for “Succession,” surpassing the 1.7 million viewers who watched the season three finale in 2021. It was also 62% higher … Read more

MI5 raises Northern Ireland terror threat to ‘serious’

Britain’s intelligence agency MI5 has raised the terrorist threat level in Northern Ireland to “severe”. March 28, 2023, 8:30 AM ET • 2 min reading Britain’s MI5 intelligence agency on Tuesday raised the terror threat level in Northern Ireland to “severe” amid increased activity by dissident Irish republican militants. Serious is the second highest rating … Read more

Netanyahu offers a compromise on reforming the judiciary

March 27, 2023 at 6:33 PM ET Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands in the Knesset in Jerusalem on March 27. Picture: marc israel sellem/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The world’s progressive elite sees dictatorship in every conservative corner these days, and Israel’s proposed legal reform has been the latest target. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision on … Read more

Israel’s Netanyahu suspends judicial reform plan as protests intensify

TEL AVIV – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday suspended a controversial justice reform plan that has sharply divided the country. The move appeared to calm tensions after anti-government protests and strikes rocked the nation. Opposition leaders welcomed the announcement and said they were ready to negotiate, and the country’s largest union called off … Read more

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, returns to China after a year’s break

Jack Ma, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The company’s billionaire co-founder has returned to mainland China after spending about a year abroad, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Ma’s travels have come under close scrutiny as China’s leadership seeks to regain the confidence of entrepreneurs after years of regulations and Covid-19 pandemic measures have … Read more

Lufthansa’s technical problems cause delays in Frankfurt

The German news agency dpa reports that Lufthansa’s operations have been suspended at Frankfurt airport due to technical problems March 26, 2023, 6:29 AM ET • 1 min reading BERLIN – Lufthansa operations were suspended at Frankfurt Airport on Sunday due to technical problems, the German news agency dpa reported. A Lufthansa spokesperson told dpa … Read more

The daylight saving time dispute leaves Lebanon with two time zones

BEIRUT – The Lebanese government’s last-minute decision to delay the start of daylight saving time by a month until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan led to widespread confusion on Sunday. With some institutions implementing the change while others refused, many Lebanese have been forced to juggle work and school schedules in … Read more

Ukraine’s attack takes shape with big unknowns

After months of fresh arms deliveries from the West, Ukraine is poised to hit Russian offensive forces in the coming weeks – a high-risk campaign that will set the course of subsequent battles and possible peace negotiations. Ukraine’s operational plans are confidential, but some aspects of the future can be discerned by looking at the … Read more