The United States said Monday it was ending the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong, no longer treating the financial hub separately from China. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States was taking the measure due to China’s push forward with a security law that Hong Kong activists say will curb …
The 27-member bloc gave approval on Tuesday to leisure or business travel from 14 countries beyond its borders, the Council of the EU, which represents EU governments, said in a statement.
Bars in Los Angeles and six other Californian counties were ordered to close again on Sunday as parts of the United States reimpose shutdown measures to try to quell a surge in coronavirus cases. New coronavirus cases have jumped in more than half of US states.
US officials estimate that 20 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus since it first arrived in the United States, meaning that the vast majority of the population remains susceptible. Twenty million infections means that about 6% of the nation’s 331 million people have been infected.
The coronavirus is taking a stronger hold in the United States where surging infections across southern states have highlighted the risks of reopening economies without effective treatment or vaccines. Another record daily increase in India on Friday pushed the country’s caseload toward half a million.
US officials estimate that 20 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus since it first arrived in the United States, meaning that the vast majority of the population remains susceptible. Thursday’s estimate is roughly 10 times as many infections as the 2.3 million cases that have been confirmed.
The United States on Monday tightened rules on four more Chinese state media organizations, denouncing them as propaganda outlets, renewing a feud with Beijing. The State Department said it was reclassifying four outlets – China Central Television, the China News Service, the People’s Daily and the Global Times – as foreign missions rather than media …
A wave of nationwide rallies calling for racial justice has swept the United States since the May 25 death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist who has long been a target of conspiracy theories, is now being falsely accused of orchestrating and funding the protests over police killings of Black people that have roiled the United States. Amplified by a growing number of people on the far right, including some Republican leaders, online …
The decision comes with the United States gripped by widespread protests against racial inequality — sparked by the killing in police custody of George Floyd, an unarmed black man — with demonstrators toppling a number of statues of figures with racist legacies.
President Donald Trump warned Thursday the United States had the option to separate from China’s deeply intertwined economy, despite the powers’ pledges to move forward on a trade deal.
The UN’s top human rights body on Friday condemned discriminatory police brutality and demanded a report on “systemic racism”, but rights groups accused Washington of wielding pressure to strip out any mention of the United States in the resolution.
“We won’t be closing the country again. We won’t have to do that,” Trump said in an interview. Trump’s comments come after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin both said the United States could not shut down the economy again.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday that he would discuss cooperation with the United States on nuclear energy in talks with President Donald Trump in Washington next week.The visit, unexpectedly announced by the White House on Wednesday, takes place four days before Poland’s presidential election on June 28.
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign. For now, those immigrants retain their protection from deportation and their authorisation to work in the United States.
With 740 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, the United States has seen more people die from the pandemic than died in World War I, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
George Floyd’s brother was expected to speak before the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday as it holds an urgent debate on “systemic racism” in the United States and beyond.
Father of Somalia-born US Representative Ilhan Omar died on Monday night of complications from the novel coronavirus, local media reported. “It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my father,” the Minnesota congresswoman tweeted late on Monday. Omar and her father Nur Mohamed came to the United States as refugees in 1995 …
The US government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), donated the first shipment of 100 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to India to assist its fight against Covid-19, the American Embassy said in a statement. The ventilators, produced in the United States by Massachusetts-based Zoll Medical Corporation, reflect leading-edge technology, are compact and deployable, and …
President Donald Trump, facing criticism that his policies and inflammatory rhetoric have aggravated a racial divide in the United States, signed an order on Tuesday aimed at improving police practices and said that “Americans want law and order.”
The militarisation of law enforcement agencies in the United States has been one of the major causes attributed to police excesses against civilians, especially the African-American community. Surveys show that an increased militarisation of police forces results in law enforcement using a higher level of force against citizens.
he United States on Monday called for the immediate release of former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan from Russia, saying it was outraged by his conviction on spying charges and calling Moscow’s treatment of him appalling.
The protests across the United States sparked by the death of George Floyd have reignited moves to rename US Army bases honoring military figures of the pro-slavery Civil War South.
Stargazers and tarot card readers in the United States are reporting an uptick in business due to Covid-19 as people seek advice and comfort for their disrupted lives amid sometimes chaotic messaging from leaders.
Statues of Christopher Columbus, credited with discovering America, and of confederate icons who fought to defend slavery, are being toppled across the United States as the black lives matter movement is forcing a reckoning of the country’s tortured history of racial discrimination.
As protests for racial justice grip the United States, pressure is mounting to take down monuments to the slave-holding Civil War South, with several memorials being dismantled this week and others slated for removal.
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday hit back at former Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis after he rebuked the former for his leadership as the president of the United States. Trump also went on to call Mattis world’s ‘most overrated General’. “Probably the only thing Obama and I have in common is that we both …
The Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC desecrated by unruly elements involved in the ongoing protests in the United States. As per locals, some unruly elements of the #BlackLivesMatters protesters graffitied Gandhi’s statue with profanities. The status was later covered up and an investigation has been launched by the local police.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 1.8 million, reaching 1,808,291 as of 6.33 p.m. (2233 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
“If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them,” Trump said during brief remarks at the White House. To deploy the armed forces, Trump would need to …