Top 5 news stories for April 21, 2021.
Italian authorities have approved a ban on cruise ships entering the historic centre of Venice.
- Italian authorities have approved a ban on cruise ships entering the historic centre of Venice.
- The country’s culture minister said on Wednesday that the decision came in response to a request from UN cultural body Unesco.
A.M. Edition for April 21. WSJ reporters discuss reactions as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty in the death of George Floyd.
WSJ’s Sabrina Siddiqui on vaccination challenges in the U.S. And, a soccer league meltdown in Europe. Marc Stewart hosts.
The jury is deliberating whether or not to convict former Minneapolis police Derek Chavin over the death of George Floyd.
Presiding Judge Peter Cahill will allow the jury to deliberate every day until 7pm, and if they reach a decision after sunset, the decision will be read the following morning.
- Plus, a strong start to earnings season.
- And, European soccer goes to war.
Guests: Axios’ Nick Halter, Aja Whitaker-Moore and Kendall Baker.
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Lisa Desjardins to discuss the latest political news, including the Biden infrastructure plan, fundraising efforts inside the Republican Party, and how Americans perceive the government.
Five stories to know for April 19: Shooting in Louisiana, Shooting in Austin, Texas, Derek Chauvin trial, Alexei Navalny and UEFA statement on the breakaway Super League.
1. Five people were hospitalized after being shot and injured in Shreveport, Louisiana, in the third multiple shooting reported in the United States with 24 hours.
2. After an Austin, Texas shooting, police searched for a former deputy sheriff believed to be the suspected gunman. Three people died.
3. Derek Chauvin trial: jurors will hear closing arguments before they begin deliberating on whether the way former Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of a dying George Floyd in last year’s arrest was second-degree murder.
4. An ally of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said she was braced for bad news on the health of the hunger-striking opposition politician when his lawyers see him again, after they were kept away over the weekend.
5. European soccer’s governing body UEFA will hold a crisis meeting, hours after 12 of the continent’s leading clubs shocked the football world by announcing the formation of a breakaway Super League.
Closing arguments set for Monday in Derek Chauvin’s trial, five hurdles Democrats face to pass an infrastructure bill, and comfort dogs find bipartisan support on Capitol Hill.
Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck, Chandra Kurt and Florian Egli cover the biggest stories this weekend, with a look at what’s making headlines in London, Tokyo and Reykjavik.
The weekend’s biggest discussion topics, with Georgina Godwin. A look at the day’s papers and what we learned this week. Plus: author Mohsin Zaidi and World Book Night.