Tag: United States

china: China draws up list of 100 instances of US “interference” in Hong Kong

China on Friday listed more than 100 instances of what it said was U.S. interference in Hong Kong affairs, including President Joe Biden‘s show of...

CDC Panel Backs Boosters for Seniors, but Not Healthcare Workers

A panel of experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the use of vaccines in the United States has voted...

Soul-crushing: US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day

COVID-19 deaths in the US have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts...

el salvador: Pros and cons for El Salvador, the first bitcoin nation

El Salvador will on Tuesday become the first country in the world to recognize bitcoin as legal tender, a move President Nayib Bukele says will...

Over 1,000 await flight clearance to leave Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif

About 1,000 people, including Americans, have been stuck in Afghanistan for days awaiting clearance for their charter flights to leave, an organizer told Reuters, blaming...

Afghan pilots: ‘They’ll kill us’: Afghan pilots held at Uzbek camp fear deadly homecoming

The U.S.-trained Afghan pilots and others held at a camp in Uzbekistan already feared being sent back to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. So it was little comfort...

coronavirus cases: Rates of COVID might increase in winter, but it’s not necessarily because the virus thrives in the cold

Colder weather has long been associated with coughs, colds and other respiratory illnesses. Seasonal influenza and common colds peak throughout the winter months in both...

kamala harris: United States VP Kamala Harris believes Southeast Asia, Indo-Pacific will dictate future of world

US Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday said she believes that Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific will dictate the future of the world as she...

‘Please let us on the bus’: Heartbreak on Kabul airport convoy

Afghans aboard a convoy of buses that was given a Taliban escort to Kabul’s airport spoke Sunday of the heartbreak of driving past huge crowds...

US authorizes Covid boosters for those with weakened immune systems

The United States on Thursday authorized an extra dose of Covid vaccine for people with weakened immune systems, as the country struggles to thwart the...

Pakistan to host regional conference on Afghanistan: Report

Pakistan is likely to host a regional conference on Afghanistan as part of a diplomatic push to prevent a civil war in the war-torn neighbouring...

Taliban seize provincial capital Kunduz in northern blitz

The Taliban said Sunday they had captured the key Afghan city of Kunduz, a claim confirmed by an AFP correspondent in the vicinity, as fierce...

Chicago officers shooting: A Chicago police officer is dead and another is fighting for his life, following a shooting during a traffic stop

WLS Chicago police officers, accompanied by bagpipers, escort the ambulance carrying the slain officer. CNN —   A Chicago police officer has died, and another...

Fighting rages in centre of major Afghan city Kunduz

Afghan forces and the Taliban were fighting fiercely Sunday in the centre of Kunduz, officials and residents said, after the insurgents captured two other provincial...

Passenger charged with groping, punching flight attendants

Officials say an Ohio man was arrested in Florida over the weekend after being accused of groping two female flight attendants and punching a male...

More than 110M COVID vaccines sent to 60 countries, US says

The White House says the U.S. has donated and shipped more than 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan...

Best linen sheets of 2021

CNN —   Compared to fabrics like cotton, linen sheets are expensive — we’re talking a median price of around $200 — but that high...

Senate work on infrastructure plan slides into Saturday

WASHINGTON — Senators are returning to the Capitol for a rare Saturday session as they try to make further progress on a roughly $1 trillion...

Georgia Republicans move closer to a takeover of elections in state’s largest county

CNN —   Republican lawmakers in Georgia are requesting that the state undertake a performance review of local election officials in Fulton County – a...

View: India’s future as big power lies in tech

The Trump years weren’t really bad years where India was concerned. He took a wrecking ball to most relationships – he divided America, left Europe...

United States, Russia hold ‘professional’ arms talks despite tensions

Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia held what the State Department described as “substantive and professional” talks on arms control and other strategic...

Taliban admit to killing Afghan comic beaten in video

Afghanistan’s Taliban have taken responsibility for the killing of a comic in southern Kandahar resurrecting the specter of revenge killings as the US and NATO...

As tensions rise, can China and United States succeed in even talking?

As America’s second most senior diplomat met her Chinese counterpart this week to reassure Beijing that the United States did not seek confrontation, the People’s...

Woman fatally stabbed while walking dog in Atlanta park

Atlanta police say a woman who was walking her dog in one of the city’s most popular parks has been stabbed to death ByThe Associated...

Beijing urges Washington to stop ‘demonising’ China as United States official visits

Rancour marked the start of Monday’s talks between Beijing and the highest-level US envoy to visit under President Joe Biden’s administration, as Beijing urged Washington...