The blow from Fiona was made more devastating because Puerto Rico has yet to recover from Hurricane Maria, which killed nearly 3,000 people and destroyed the power grid in 2017. Five years later, more than 3,000 homes on the island are still covered by blue tarps.
No. The United States is still operating under the public health emergency, first declared in January 2020. In the United States, an average of nearly 400 people a day continue to die from Covid-19, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an average of over 4,300 are hospitalized each day.
In speeches and remarks leading up to the start of the leaders’ meeting Tuesday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cited the “immense” task not only of saving the planet, “which is literally on fire,” but of dealing with the persisting Covid-19 pandemic. He also pointed to “a lack of access to finance for developing countries to …
US President Joe Biden’s critics argue China will perceive his comments as tacit support for an independence declaration, a redline for Beijing. They also say Biden’s comments are more likely to aggravate hostilities than overt defense commitments since Beijing already likely assumes Washington will defend Taiwan.
“Starlink will apply for an exemption from sanctions against Iran,” Musk said in response to a tweet from a science reporter. Musk had initially announced that the Starlink satellite internet service had been made available on every continent — “including Antarctica” — with the company planning to launch up to 42,000 satellites to boost connectivity.
A gunman shot three people, including two first responders, at the Tri-State Fair & Rodeo in Texas, before he was shot and wounded by sheriff’s deputies, authorities said.
US President Joe Biden said US forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion, his most explicit statement so far on the issue, something sure to anger Beijing. Asked whether US forces would defend the self-ruled island claimed by China, he replied: “Yes, if in fact, there was an unprecedented attack.”
US President Joe Biden said in an interview aired on Sunday that “the pandemic is over,” even though the country continues to grapple with coronavirus infections that kill hundreds of Americans daily. “We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lotta work on it. But the pandemic is over. If you notice, …
Sherri Papini, 40, pleaded guilty last spring under a plea bargain that includes paying more than $300,000 in restitution. Her lawyer says she’s troubled and disgraced and should serve most of the sentence at home while prosecutors say it’s imperative she spend her full term in prison.
President Joe Biden said in an interview he’ll decide whether to run for re-election after congressional elections in November. “It’s much too early to make that kind of decision,” Biden said on Sunday. “What I’m doing is I’m doing my job. I’m gonna do that job, and within the time frame that makes sense after …
For US President Joe Biden and other Presidents, PMs and dignitaries, there were no red-carpet arrivals, no big speeches and no news conferences as they gathered for Monday’s state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. Instead, world leaders used to people hanging on their every word checked their egos in the service of honoring the Queen.
US traffic deaths rose 0.5% in the first half of 2022 to 20,175, the highest number killed in the period since 2006, according to an early estimate released by US regulators.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and a global food crisis aggravated by the war will be the focus of world leaders when they convene at the United Nations in New York this week, a gathering that is unlikely to yield any progress toward ending the conflict. Geopolitical divides, hardened by the seven-month-old war, are likely to …
Pelsoi’s visit to the Armenian capital, Yerevan, with a congressional delegation came just a few days after two days of shelling by both sides that killed more than 200 troops. It was the largest outbreak of hostilities in more than two years.