Tag: United States of America

FBI issues images of wanted rioters

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking information that will assist in identifying individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, D.C.

Millions of Americans lose their benefits

Millions of Americans lost their unemployment benefit as President Donald Trump refused to sign an end-of-year COVID-19 relief and spending bill that had been considered a done deal before his sudden objections.

Trump vetoes spending bill which would rename Confederate-linked military bases

US President Donald Trump has vetoed a $740 billion spending bill that was approved by the US Congress earlier this month, insisting that the bill was “unconstitutional.”

Trump pardons 4 mercenaries jailed over 2007 Iraq massacre

Four mercenaries involved in the killing of at least 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007 have been pardoned by US President Donald Trump, in a move that has outraged Iraqis and drawn swift condemnation from the UN.

Biden nominates Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary

President-elect Joe Biden is set to nominate Pete Buttigieg to be his transportation secretary in the federal government.

US approves sanctions against Turkey

The Trump administration now in its final month has done another first: it has approved sanctions against its NATO alley Turkey. The USA government was irked by the decision of Ankara to purchase a Russian missile system which is deemed to be incompatible with NATO equipment.

US will not make anti-Covid vaccination mandatory

Covid-19 vaccination will not be mandatory in the United States. US President-elect Joe Biden said coronavirus vaccine will not be forced on Americans when one becomes available in the US.

Kenosha shooting victim handcuffed to hospital bed, father says

His father reportedly said: “He grabbed my hands and began to weep and he told me that he was having hallucinations. He said ‘Daddy, Daddy, I love you. Why did they shoot me so many times?’ I said, ‘Baby, they were not supposed to shoot you at all.”

U.S. has most coronavirus cases in world, next wave aimed at...

The number of U.S. coronavirus infections climbed above 82,000 on Thursday, surpassing the national tallies of China and Italy, as New York, New Orleans and other hot spots faced a surge in hospitalizations and looming shortages of supplies, staff and sick beds.

Trump declares coronavirus a national emergency, freeing $50 bln in funds

U.S. President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency over the fast-spreading coronavirus on Friday, opening the door to more federal aid to combat a disease that has infected 138,000 people worldwide and left more than 5,000 dead.