18 Dec
2020

Freeport Duo Charged With Attempted Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two men have been arrested for shooting and seriously wounding a 23-year-old man in the suspects’ hometown of Freeport last month, Nassau County police said.James Tobin, 23, and 20-year-old Ali Jones were each charged with second-degree attempted murder.Police said the two men shot the victim in the abdomen on Randall Avenue near Wallace Street at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.The victim was treated for his injuries at a nearby hospital.Investigators found four .380 caliber shell casings at the scene and a fifth shell casing found in the victim’s clothing.First Squad detectives alleged that the duo “intended to cause the death of the victim,” they said in a news release.Tobin was arrested a day after the shooting and was ordered held without bail. Jones was apprehended this week and will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

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19 Oct
2020

China warns US against ‘McCarthy-style paranoia’

first_imgChina’s top diplomat Thursday warned the United States against “McCarthy-style paranoia” as tensions rise between the two superpowers.Beijing and Washington have been sparring over a slew of issues, from a new national security law in Hong Kong to trade and US criticism of China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.”The current US policy toward China is based on strategic misjudgements… and McCarthy-style paranoia,” China’s foreign minister Wang Yi said, referring to US senator Joseph McCarthy, who led an anti-communist crusade in his country in the 1950s. Topics : But Wang said China is still willing to resume dialogue at all levels to resolve differences.”China and the United States should not seek to transform each other, but should jointly explore ways for peaceful coexistence of different systems,” he said. center_img In a pre-recorded speech to a China-US think tank forum, at which former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger also spoke, Wang warned that “artificially creating various China threats may eventually lead to self-fulfilling prophecies.”The comments come weeks after Wang said relations with the United States were “on the brink of a new Cold War”, fuelled in part by tensions over the coronavirus pandemic.US President Donald Trump has accused Beijing of a lack of transparency, and pushed the unproven theory that the virus may have leaked from a Chinese maximum-security laboratory.”The United States should immediately stop politicizing the epidemic… and work with China to promote global cooperation on fighting the virus,” Wang said.last_img read more

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