Simon Kent

Simon Kent

Articles by Simon Kent

U.N. Chief Guterres: Tax the Rich to Fund Global Coronavirus Recovery

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a wealth tax Monday to help finance the global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while at the same time expressing his profound disappointment in the international response to the crisis.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres eats food at the Langar Khana during his visit of the Sikh Shrine of Baba Guru Nanak Dev at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur near the Pakistan-India border, on February 18, 2020. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP) (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

U.N. Applauds Biden Admin for $250 Million Aid Gift to Palestinians

The Biden administration was applauded Thursday by the U.N. agency for so-called Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, after it offered $250 million in funding while sidestepping a 2018 law that prevents U.S. taxpayer dollars from supporting the Palestinian Authority.

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, left, gestures as he walks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Israel's new plan to build 1,600 homes for Jews in Palestinian-claimed east Jerusalem overshadowed Vice President Joe Biden's visit to …

No Coachella in 2021: Music Festival Pushed Back for One Year

There will be no Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2021. Organizers announced Friday the anticipated return of the mass event this year “has been cancelled,” after it was initially postponed to October due to coronavirus concerns.

Overview effect" sculpure by Poetic Kinetics travels in the field at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 14, 2019, in Indio, California. - Poetic Kinetics returns to Coachella to show their seventh roaming art installation in the shape of the returning Astronaut. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / …