The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation, marking a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who do not identify as male or female, and expects to be able to offer the option more broadly next year, the State Department said Wednesday.
A day after the United States surpassed the mark of 700,000 deaths from the Covid-19 late Friday, President Joe Biden on Saturday mourned “the painful milestone”. Asserting that the nation has made “extraordinary progress” in the fight against the coronavirus in the past eight months because of vaccines, the president, in a statement, said the …
Fashion executive Peter Nygard agreed in a Canadian court on Friday to be extradited to the United States where he faces charges of raping dozens of women and girls, racketeering and trafficking. Held in prison since his arrest in Winnipeg, Manitoba last December, the 80-year-old Finnish-Canadian millionaire made a brief court appearance via video link.
US President Joe Biden on Thursday evening signed legislation to avoid a partial federal shutdown and keep the government funded through December 3. Congress had passed the bill earlier Thursday. The back-to-back votes by the Senate and then the House averted one crisis, but delays on another continue as the political parties dig in on …
Leaders of United States, Japan, India and Australia, sharing concerns about China’s growing power and behavior, meet in person as a group for the first time on Friday for a summit expected to bring progress on Covid-19 vaccines, infrastructure and technological cooperation.
A majority of Americans disapprove of how President Joe Biden is handling his job as president after the United States withdrew from Afghanistan, a new poll revealed. “Americans’ views have dimmed on the way President Joe Biden is handling his job as president, with 42 per cent approving and 50 per cent disapproving, according to …
A lone plane smashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. Then the second plane. Then a third plane hit the Pentagon. Then a fourth plane was downed in Pennsylvania. Terrorists had struck the United States with full force.
During the call, Biden’s message was that the United States wants to ensure “that the dynamic remains competitive and that we don’t have any situation in the future where we veer into unintended conflict,” a senior administration official told reporters.
Amid much grinding of teeth over terrorists, euphemistically called extremists, seizing reins of power in Kabul, the United States on Tuesday guardedly said it was concerned about the “affiliations and track records” of some of the people named by Taliban to fill top posts in Afghanistan’s new government.
At least 50,000 Afghans are expected to be admitted into the United States following the fall of Kabul as part of an “enduring commitment” to help people who aided the American war effort and others who are particularly vulnerable under Taliban rule, the secretary of homeland security said on Friday.
At least eight people have died in New York after the city was inundated by flash flooding, police said Thursday, as Storm Ida wreaked havoc on the northeast United States, forcing flight cancellations and state of emergency declarations. Ida slammed into the southern state of Louisiana over the weekend, bringing severe flooding and tornadoes as …
Taken with a night vision device from a side window of the C-17 transport plane, the ghostly green and black image of the Major General Chris Donahue toward the aircraft waiting on the tarmac at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai Airport was released by the Pentagon hours after the United States ended its 20-year military presence in …
The 2020 FBI data identified 7,759 hate-crimes in 2020, a 6% increase over 2019 and the highest tally since 2008. The number of offenses targeting Blacks rose to 2,755 from 1,930 and incidents against Asians jumped to 274 from 158.
Amid the surging delta variant of the novel coronavirus and evidence that the vaccines’ effectiveness is falling, the United States health officials on Wednesday recommended all Americans get Covid-19 booster shots to shore up their protection. This, however, is not in line with the WHO recommendation of vaccinating the most vulnerable people fully worldwide before …
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the United States views Pakistan as “useful” only for clearing the “mess” it has left behind in Afghanistan after 20 years of fighting and prefers India when it comes to forming a “strategic partnership”.
Secretary of state Antony Blinken said Monday that the United States needed to invest more at home to compete with rivals led by China, casting “domestic renewal” as key to foreign policy.
US secretary of state Antony Blinken said on Tuesday he was launching a “strategic dialogue” between the United States and Indonesia at talks in Washington with Indonesian foreign minister Retno Marsudi.
The resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the United States due to the Delta variant and the new guidance from the US centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) that requires fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks have led companies to change their plans on vaccinations and masking.
President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said he does not expect the United States will return to lockdowns, despite the growing risks of Covid-19 infections posed by the Delta variant.
The Treasury named NRP Director Oscar Callejas Valcarce and Deputy Director Eddy Sierra Arias to its sanctions blacklist, which freezes any property they might have in the United States, and bars US transactions with them.
Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday declared Tehran would not accept Washington’s “stubborn” demands in talks to revive a 2015 nuclear deal and said the United States had failed to guarantee that it would never abandon the pact again.
Thousands of migrants are stranded in a Colombian port town as they wait for boats to cross into neighboring Panama on their way to the United States, a state relief agency said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants US citizens to come to England “freely” and is discussing a travel corridor with the United States, LBC radio said on Wednesday, before an expected easing of Covid-19 restrictions for visitors from abroad.
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Americans are deeply divided over transgender rights, data released on Tuesday showed, with experts accusing politicians of exploiting clear differences along party lines to foment a culture war over the issue in recent years.
The United States is concerned about developments in Tunisia and urged calm in the country, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Monday, adding the United States is in touch with senior Tunisian leaders.
With Covid positive cases ticking past 52,000 per day, the United States has once again surpassed India (less than 40,000 cases per day as per official count) amid growing regret and recrimination among some anti-vaxxers but also continued resistance among diehards skeptics of the vaccine.
The US Justice Department on Thursday accused a prosecutor employed by the Chinese government of traveling to the United States to direct a harassment campaign aimed at bullying Chinese residents to return home to face criminal charges.
Of the 50,000 phone numbers that were, according to a consortium of investigative journalists, possible targets for surveillance using the Israeli company NSO Group Ltd.’s Pegasus spyware, apparently not one had a +1 prefix. NSO says it can’t — or doesn’t — hack US-based smartphones. You might think, therefore, this is not a problem the …