Biden and Johnson say the meeting will be about confirming ties. Will the tension boil?
At his first stop before going to the G-7 summit amid a crowd in Europe, President Joe Biden will meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday in Cornwall, West England. Both sides have publicly stressed that the meeting will be held to reaffirm ties between longtime allies. But tensions could linger beneath the surface as Biden resolutely opposed the Brexit movement – the British exodus from the European Union advocated by Johnson – and Biden once called the British leader a “physical and emotional clone” of Trump. It is expected that one issue will be agreed upon opening the journey between the two nations “as soon as possible” through the new Atlantic Charter. The declaration will be modeled on a joint statement by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1941, who set out their vision of the world after World War II.
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The United States will share COVID-19 vaccines with the world
In a statement at Britain’s G-7 summit on Thursday, Biden will announce that the United States will buy and donate 500 million doses Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccinein 92 low- and lower-middle-income countries and the African Union. The footage will be distributed through a global vaccine alliance known as COVAX, with 200 million to be shared this year and the remaining 300 million donated in the first half of 2022. “We need to discontinue COVID-19 not just at home – which we do – but everywhere.” Biden told the U.S. Army at the Royal Mildenhall Air Force in England on Wednesday.
El Chapo’s wife expected him to plead guilty to the US allegations
Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Mexican narcotics king Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is expected to plead guilty Thursday after she was accused in the U.S. of helping her husband manage his billion-dollar criminal empire. According to court records, Coronel is due to stand trial in Washington at a plea hearing. Coronel, 31, was arrested at Washington, DC on February 22 due to its alleged role in the distribution of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana. Prosecutors allege that Coronel, a dual U.S.-Mexican citizen, “worked closely with the command and control structure” of the Sinaloa cartel. During Guzman’s trial in 2019, prosecutors said she helped orchestrate Guzman’s two breaks at a prison in Mexico.
The original reality show of the Kardashian clan ends
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the mainstay of the reality show that led to the international superstar, a family empire worth a billion dollars and 11 allocations, will end its 15-year and 20-year run on E! network with its series finale on Thursday night (20:00 ET). The series began its premiere in 2006 when the aforementioned Kim Kardashian sex tape with Brandy’s brother, Ray J. The show has since followed family ups and downs, including last week’s penultimate episode when Kim is seen breaking up over her breakup marriage to Kanye West. Meanwhile, viewers saw Kris and Caitlyn Jenner living as a married couple until divorce, and six children from the Kardashian-Jenner clan – Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, Kendall and Kylie – grow up and live their own lives with their own releases. Fans, however, need not worry. The E! the series may end, but the family will develop new shows for Hulu in the near future.
Another treat for sky watchers: A solar eclipse
Just two weeks after the lunar eclipse, a treat awaits the observers of heaven. A solar eclipse will be visible in parts of North America on Thursday. The eclipse journey begins at sunrise in Ontario, Canada (on the north side of Lake Superior), and then orbits the northern parts of the world. A full eclipse will last approximately an hour and 40 minutes. Although the U.S. will miss part of the “ring of fire” eclipse, people living along the East Coast and Upper Midwest will get a chance to see a partial solar eclipse just after sunrise. This annular eclipse is when the moon covers the center of the sun, leaving the visible outer edge of the sun to form a “ring of fire” or “ring ring” around the moon.
Contribution: Associated Press