Tag: U.S.

NEWS

North Korea — Don’t Mess With Us

According to press reports, North Korea sent a threat to the U.N. Security Council, warning the organization against criticisms of its nuclear program. Senior North Korean Foreign Ministry official Jo Chol Su told the council that it “had better think what consequences it will bring in the future in case it tries to encroach upon the sovereignty” of North Korea, The […]

NEWS

Taliban To U.S. — Stop it!

According to The Washington Post, the Taliban has voiced their objection to the U.S. drone patrols in Afghan airspace, arguing they violate an agreement made last year between the group and the Trump administration. The deal between the Trump White House and the Taliban, also known as the Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan, was signed on February 29, 2020, […]

POLITICS

Schumer — “We Cannot Continue These Hateful And Xenophobic Trump Policies”

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has urged the Biden administration to stop its deportation of Haitian immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing that the decision to return them to Port-au-Prince “defies common sense.” Mr. Schumer said, “The images of Haitian migrants being hit with whips and other form of physical violence is completely unacceptable.” He added, “This behavior must be addressed, […]

NEWS

U.S. Set To Lift Travel Restrictions

The U.S. will lift travel restrictions in November for international travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including visitors from the U.K. and European Union. The announcement was made by the White House on Monday. It noted that visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure. “We know vaccines are […]

NEWS

Cuban Scientists Say No Evidence Of Attacks On Diplomats

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Cuba on Monday issued its most detailed report to date from prominent local scientists criticizing allegations that US and Canadian diplomats were subject to mysterious attacks while posted on the island and developed health issues. The report by the 20-member panel from Cuba’s Academy of Sciences questioned whether the variety of reported symptoms could even be […]

BUSINESS

U.S. Economy Shows Jobs Decline In August

The U.S., economy added fewer jobs than expected in August as employment rose by 235,000 much less than anticipated pundits. It shows a dramatic decrease from that of the 1.05 million jobs created in July. The report suggests that the recovery from the pandemic may be on a downturn. That said, the unemployment rate fell to 5.2% in August from […]

EDITORIAL

Did The U.S. Get Played By The Afghan Government?

The U.S., in trying to sell democracy around the globe has been generous to a fault, some would say. The country’s foreign assistance is said to support global peace, security, and development efforts, and provide humanitarian relief during times of crisis. According to the Congressional Research Service, foreign aid for the fiscal year 2016, 42% was spent on long-term development, […]

EDITORIAL

Say A Prayer For The Kurds Amid Afghans’ Evacuation

Afghanistan has been making the news headlines over the past few weeks because the U.S. has decided to exit the country after twenty years and what many have described as a failed war. The exit, however, is anything but strategic and is viewed as a messy affair that has left U.S. President Joe Biden without credibility and a leadership deficit. […]

NEWS

U.K. — No Plan To Stay In Afghanistan After U.S. Exit

According to a press report, the U.K. has no plan of staying in Afghanistan and will exit the country at the same time as the U.S. The U.K. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said, “When they [the U.S.] withdraw that will take away the framework… we will have to go as well,” he said. “I don’t think there is any likelihood […]

HEALTH/FOOD

CDC Director Says — Mask Up!

The viral spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant has forced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reverse its guidelines. The reversal now demands that individuals wear masks in certain indoor areas, whether fully vaccinated or not. Moreover, universal masking is now required in schools regardless of vaccination status.  CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a call […]