Tag: U.S.

NEWS

COVID-19 Deaths In U.S. Over 200,000

The total number of deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic has now passed 200,000, the world’s highest death toll. The country has recorded nearly 6.8 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the virus was first identified. According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, a surge in new infections in the autumn […]

NEWS

Pompeo Goes Support Shopping In Guyana And Suriname

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to Suriname and Guyana marked the first visit to the two South American countries by a top U.S. official in that post. On his trip, Pompeo touted a partner relationship with U.S. firms and warned both countries of the danger posed by China given the discovery of oil in the region. Meeting Suriname’s […]

BUSINESS

President Trump Seeks To Remove TikTok And WeChat From App Stores

TikTok and WeChat will be banned from U.S. app stores unless U.S. President Donald Trump agrees to a deal involving American companies. The Department of Commerce said it would bar people in the U.S. from downloading the messaging and video-sharing apps through any app store on any platform. The Trump administration says the companies threaten national security and could pass […]

NEWS

CDC Director — Masks May Offer Greater Protection

The U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has touted face masks as providing better protection against COVID-19 than a vaccine. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield made the statement during a recent Senate Appropriations sub-committee hearing. “We have clear scientific evidence they work, and they are our best defense,” Dr. Robert Redfield said. “I might even go so far […]

NEWS

U.S. Pours Scorn On COVAX

The Trump administration has said it will not work with an international cooperative effort to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine because it does not want to be constrained by multilateral groups like the World Health Organization (WHO). “The United States will continue to engage our international partners to ensure we defeat this virus, but we will not be constrained […]

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Trump’s Wise Men

These former advisers and associates of U.S. President Donald Trump have been indicted or found guilty in U.S. courts. ▪︎ Steve Bannon ▪︎ Michael Cohen ▪︎ Paul Manafort ▪︎ Rick Gates ▪︎ Roger Stone ▪︎ Michael Flynn Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor Edited by Jesus Chan Do you want to add feedback to this story? Please add a comment in […]

POLITICS

UAE And Israel Normalizing Ties A Historical Step

August 13 was probably one of the most historic days of the decade when Israel and UAE announced that they would be normalizing ties and opening diplomatic relations with each other. The United Arab Emirates is the first gulf and third Arab country to open a diplomatic relationship with Israel. This announcement will cause a significant shift in the geopolitics […]

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U.S. COVID-19 Testing Down

According to press reports, coronavirus testing in the U.S. has taken a dip for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The current situation has raised concerns among the nation’s stakeholders. Daily testing has dipped by over 2% month over month to date. Reports noted that 733,000 people have been tested each day this month on average, down […]

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UN Shun U.S. Bid To Extend Arms Embargo On Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump is not getting much support from the United Nations (UN) in his attempt to impose further sanctions on Iran. The President announced that he intends to move next week to trigger a “snapback” of international sanctions against Iran at the United Nations. Although the President has withdrawn from the 2015 nuclear deal under the Obama administration […]

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The U.S. Continues To Grind Cuba

The Trump administration is playing no ease up on Cuba as it continues to pressure the Caribbean island to “reform or perish.” The U.S. latest move is to have all private charter flights between the United States and Cuba suspended, in a bid to increase economic pressure on the island. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that “the Castro […]