FBI searched Joe Biden home, found documents marked classified

The president voluntarily allowed the FBI into his home, but the lack of a search warrant did not dim the extraordinary nature of the search. It compounded the embarrassment to Biden that started with the disclosure January 12 that the president’s attorneys had found a “small number” of classified records at a former office at …

US media rocked by layoffs amid economic gloom

Newsroom employment has seen a steady decline in the United States, falling from 114,000 to 85,000 journalists between 2008 and 2020, according to a 2021 study by the Pew Research Center, with local media hit especially hard. “Journalism has been under pressure for a long time, and a number of companies seem to think this …

China providing modern weaponry to Taliban: Report

The move comes as unstable and volatile Afghanistan threatens Chinese interests and could be a hurdle to the success of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Chinese sources have expressed concern that uncertainty and unrest could lead to Afghanistan becoming a hotbed for terrorists “targeting China’s Xinjiang and its interests overseas.

US launches new initiative to cut visa wait time

With an aim to cut delays in visa processing in India, the US has launched new initiatives, including scheduling special interviews for first time applicants and increasing strength of consular staff.As part of the multi-pronged approach to cut the visa backlog, the US embassy in Delhi and the consulates in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad …

Joe Biden downplays classified documents issue, says ‘nothing there’

Joe Biden downplays the furor over the discovery of old classified documents improperly stored in his personal belongings, saying “there’s nothing there.” Although the case is far less serious than Republican Donald Trump’s hauling off of hundreds of documents from the White House to his Florida residence after leaving office, Biden is under severe pressure …

Explainer: How ominous is the US debt limit problem?

The United States is nearing its borrowing limit, and in order to avoid a default, the government is resorting to “extraordinary measures.” These measures include suspending payments to retirement, disability, and health benefit funds for federal employees, and suspending the reinvestment of maturing government bonds in retirement savings accounts of government workers. These measures should …

Alec Baldwin to face manslaughter charge over ‘Rust’ shooting

Alec Baldwin is to be charged with involuntary manslaughter over the accidental shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the low-budget western “Rust,” a prosecutor said Thursday.Baldwin was holding the Colt. 45 during rehearsals for the film when it discharged, killing Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza in October 2021.