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Trump-Era Pentagon Chief Defends Military Response to Capitol Unrest

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Former Acting US Defense Secretary Christopher Miller in a congressional testimony on Wednesday rejected criticism of an allegedly belated and insufficient military response to...
Afghan Ceasefire Intact As President Ghani Promises To Release More Taliban Prisoners

Taliban Has Not Attacked US, Coalition Forces Since May 1

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The Taliban has not carried out any attacks against the US or the coalition troops since May 1, Joint Staff, J-5 Deputy Director for...
Covid Vaccines

US approves BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12-15

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday said it expanded the emergency use authorization for the use for the BioNTech/Pfizer coronavirus vaccination...
The U.S. Navy warships are expected to pass through the Bosphorus Strait next week and return May 4-5, Turkey's foreign ministry said.

US ships fired warning shots at Iranian vessels in Strait of Hormuz

US ships on Monday fired some 30 warning shots after 13 "fast-attack" boats with the naval arm of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard Corps, the...
SpaceX

SpaceX to accept cryptocurrency for launch of lunar mission

Elon Musk's SpaceX will accept meme-inspired cryptocurrency Dogecoin as payment for their upcoming mission to the moon. Canadian company Geometric Energy Corp. announced that DOGE-1...
Soldiers are manning Kiev's Independence Square

US warns Russia, assuring Kiev of support against Moscow aggression

Sending a tough diplomatic warning to Russia — backed by a show of military force — the Biden administration on Thursday vowed to stand...
In trials, less than half of vaccine recipients reported moderate or severe episodes of side effects such as fever, headache and fatigue. Photo: Sina Schuldt/dpa

Over 250 million coronavirus vaccine shots administered in United States

More than 250 million coronavirus vaccine jabs have been administered in the United States as of Thursday, according to figures from the country's Centers...
August16, a passenger boards a bus using Paypal. (CFP)

PayPal Holdings Q1 adjusted earnings beat estimates

PayPal Holdings released earnings for its first quarter that rose from the same period last year. The company's profit came in at 1.10 billion dollars,...
20 April 2021, Argentina, Buenos Aires: A person shows two vials of Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19. Richmond Laboratory manufactured a first batch of Sputnik V vaccine in Argentina and sent it to Russia for evaluation. The lab intends to manufacture the Russian vaccine for local distribution. Photo: ---/telam/dpa

US supports suspending patents for vaccines against Covid-19

The US government supports the waiver of intellectual property protections on vaccines against Covid-19 in order to battle the pandemic more effectively, an official...
File photo taken on March 12, 2019 shows operating oil pumps in Luling of Texas, the United States. U.S. oil prices turned negative on April 20, 2020. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery shed more than 300 percent to settle at -37.63 U.S. dollars per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Oil futures settle sharply higher again

Crude oil prices moved higher on Tuesday, extending gains from the previous session, amid continued optimism about increased demand for fuel in the US...
Gold

Gold futures settle lower as dollar rises

Gold futures settled lower on Tuesday as the dollar firmed up against other currencies amid likelihood of a hike in interest rates sometime in...
US President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 30 July 30 2020. EPA/YURI GRIPAS / POOL

Trump sets up Tweet-style blog page after social media bans

Former US President Donald Trump wants to communicate with his supporters via his own website after being banned from major social media platforms. Trump launched...
Biden

Biden hopes to meet Putin during his June trip to Europe

US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he wants to hold his proposed summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he visits Europe next...
barrick gold

Gold futures snap four-day losing streak, settle notably higher

Gold futures settled higher on Monday, snapping a four-session losing streak, as the dollar turned easy and bond yields dropped after stock prices moved...
File photo taken on March 12, 2019 shows operating oil pumps in Luling of Texas, the United States. U.S. oil prices turned negative on April 20, 2020. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery shed more than 300 percent to settle at -37.63 U.S. dollars per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Crude oil futures settle higher

Crude oil futures closed notably higher on Monday amid hopes energy demand will increase in the U.S. following reopening of businesses in several parts...
President Joe Biden gets briefed by Liz Sherwood Randall, Julie Rodriguez and participates in a conference phone call with governors affected by the snow storm in the middle of the country in the Oval Office, February 16, 2021, in Washington. Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Biden raises refugee admissions cap to 62,500 after backlash

President Joe Biden has raised the cap for refugee admissions into the United States to 62,500, in a U-turn that more than quadruples the...
Industry

U.S. manufacturing growth unexpectedly slows in April

Growth in U.S. manufacturing activity unexpectedly slowed in the month of April, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on...
SpaceX

SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts arrives safely back on Earth

A team of four astronauts transported to the International Space Station (ISS) by the US-launched SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule made it safely back to...
Feb 23, 2021 - Washington, District of Colombia, USA - President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade of the White House Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to the Oval Office. (Credit Image: Adam Schultz/White House/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Biden to propose huge social benefits deal in first Congress speech

US President Joe Biden is set to propose a massive social benefits package during his first ever address to a joint session of Congress...
Commodity Markets Outlook

Commodity Markets Outlook: April 2021

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Path of commodity prices depends on pace of recovery and containment of COVID-19 Commodity prices continued their recovery in the first quarter of 2021 and...
Lloyd Austin

US defence chief warns of security risks posed by climate change

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday warned of the global security risks posed by climate change. "Climate change is making the world more unsafe...
Climate Action In Africa

World leaders pledge ambitious climate action at Biden-hosted summit

President Joe Biden kicked off a climate summit of 40 world leaders on Thursday by promising to cut US greenhouse gas emissions in half...
World Bank

WB Financing for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Reaches US$2 Billion

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Financing for the poorest countries is on grant or highly concessional terms The World Bank announced today that it has reached $2 billion in...
FILED - A demonstrator holds a portrait of George Floyd while raising his fist during a march against police brutality amid Derek Chauvin's trial in the downtown of Minneapolis. Photo: Henry Pan/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Washington reacts to verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

Washington responded with calm determination as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges of murdering George Floyd, ending a trial...
barrick gold

Gold futures settle modestly higher

Gold prices moved higher on Tuesday, rebounding from early losses, after the yield on US Treasury notes fell after an early uptick. Gold futures...
FILED - Eine Boeing 737 MAX 7 landet in Rahmen eines Testflugs in Seattle auf dem Boeing-Feld. Der Flug, wird von einem FAA-Piloten (Federal Aviation Administration, US-Bundesluftfahrtbehörde) durchgeführt und ist nötig geworden, nach zwei tödlichen Abstürzen im Jahr 2019. Photo: Seattle Aviation Images/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Department looking into oversight of Boeing 737 Max re-certification

The US Department of Transportation wants to take another look at the oversight process involved in the re-certification of Boeing's popular 737 Max passenger...
FILED - A demonstrator holds a portrait of George Floyd while raising his fist during a march against police brutality amid Derek Chauvin's trial in the downtown of Minneapolis. Photo: Henry Pan/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Facebook cautious ahead of Derek Chauvin trial verdict

Facebook on Monday said it is preparing for potential violence ahead of the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who...
A health worker prepares a vial of the Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine at Pop-up Covid-19 vaccination site set up in a Baseball stadium parking lot. Photo: Bruce Cotler/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Half of United States adults have had at least one coronavirus vaccine dose

More than half of all adults in the United States have received at least a first dose of coronavirus vaccine as of Sunday. Since the...
HANDOUT - John Kerry, US special presidential envoy for climate, speaks during a press conference in Seoul on April 18, 2021. Photo: -/US Embassy in South Korea via YNA/dpa

Beijing-Washington to cooperate on climate, as Kerry touts US summit

Following talks between US climate envoy John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, the world's two largest producers of greenhouse gases issued a...
FILED - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (L) sails alongside the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier (not pictured) during a military exercises conducted in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Top defence officials from the Philippines and the United States held talks on Sunday, including on the disputed South China Sea, where large numbers of Chinese vessels had been spotted recently. Photo: Markus Castaneda/US Pacific Fleet/dpa - ATTENTION: editorial use only and only if the credit mentioned above is referenced in full

US and Japan commit to taking on ‘challenges from China’ together

The leaders of the United States and Japan emphasized their commitment to countering challenges from China and ensuring a peaceful, free and open Indo-Pacific...