The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 31st, 2023 night edition

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UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has said that Ukraine has a "legitimate right" to defend itself and can "project force" beyond its borders.

Source: James Cleverly during a press conference in Estonia, as reported by Sky News.

Details: When asked about this morning’s drone attack in Moscow and whether Ukraine has the right to attack Russian territory, Cleverly said he would not speculate about the nature of the attack.

He said, however, that Kyiv has a "legitimate right to defend itself".

"It has the legitimate right to do so within its own borders of course, but it does also have the right to project force beyond its borders to undermine Russia's ability to project force into Ukraine itself," Cleverly added.

The UK Foreign Secretary said striking "legitimate military targets" beyond Ukraine's border is part of the country’s self-defence.

Background: According to various reports, 25 to 32 drones attacked Moscow on the night of 29–30 May, damaging at least two multi-storey residential buildings. »

Texas CROWN Act signed into law prohibiting hair discrimination based on race

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Austin, Texas (KBTX) - House Bill 567, also known as The Texas CROWN Act, has been signed into law by the Governor, effective September 1st, 2023.

The CROWN Act, which stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, would prohibit discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race, according to the office of Representative Rhetta Bowers, the author of the bill.

BREAKING NEWS - The Governor has signed HB 567, the Texas CROWN Act! »

South Africa grants Putin diplomatic immunity for BRICS...

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Despite this, South Africa, as the current chair of the BRICS alliance, has officially invited Putin to the summit in August.

He said Article 98 imposed a possible restriction on the ICC to request South Africa to arrest and surrender Putin.

It would be up to the ICC to decide whether to proceed with a request to South Africa to arrest and surrender Putin. »

Elizabeth Holmes enters Texas prison to begin 11-year sentence for notorious blood-testing hoax

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BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes entered a Texas prison Tuesday where she could spend the next 11 years for overseeing a blood-testing hoax that became a parable about greed and hubris in Silicon Valley.

Holmes, 39, could be seen from outside the prison’s gates walking into the federal women’s prison camp located in Bryan, Texas , wearing jeans, a brown sweater and smiling as she spoke with two prison employees accompanying her.

The prison camps also often have minimal staffing and many of the people incarcerated there work at prison jobs. »