Tag: US


Oil Prices Slip

Oil fell more than $2 per barrel on Friday, on track for a second weekly decline, as investors worried about weakening Chinese demand and further increases in US interest rates. Brent crude was down $2.80 at $86.97 per barrel. US West Texas Intermediate crude was down $2.79 at $78.85. Support The Readers Bureau Buy A T-Shirt Today (4 different colors)! […]


G7 Calls For ‘Significant’ UN Response To North Korea Missile Launches

ROME — The United Nations’ Security Council needs to take “significant measures” in response to the latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch by North Korea, foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7) major industrialized nations said Sunday. The Security Council is set to discuss North Korea in a meeting Monday at the request of the United States, following the latest […]


Early Voting On The Increase In US

WASHINGTON — More than 35 million Americans have already voted in nationwide congressional races ahead of midterm elections this Tuesday, as key Republicans predicted Sunday that they will take control of both chambers of Congress from Democrats during the second half of Democratic President Joe Biden’s four-year term in the White House. The early voting trend is continuing, with the United […]


US Opposes Unilateral Changes In Taiwan Strait Status Quo, Biden Says 

STATE DEPARTMENT — The United States seeks peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and continues to “oppose unilateral changes in the status quo by either side,” U.S. President Joe Biden told the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday. The remarks were the first in which a sitting U.S. president had explicitly laid out U.S. policy toward China and Taiwan in […]


Trump Seen Moving Closer To QAnon Conspiracy

WASHINGTON — Recent instances in which former U.S. President Donald Trump appears to embrace the QAnon conspiracy theory are raising concern among some lawmakers, veteran law enforcement officials, and cult experts. Trump shared a picture of himself wearing a Q lapel pin, overlaid with the QAnon phrases “The Storm is Coming” and “WWG1WGA,” (an acronym for “Where We Go One, We […]


No Letup In US High Inflation

Fast rising prices continued to plague the US economy last month, though a drop in petrol costs provided some relief. The annual inflation rate fell to 8.3% in August. That was down from 8.5% in July, marking the second month of decline. But the costs of food, housing, and medical care continued to surge, disappointing economists expecting more widespread easing. […]


China Takes Vengeance Against Taiwan In Trade After Pelosi’s Visit

China has suspended some trade with Taiwan in apparent retribution for a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the self-governing island. The curbs include the suspension of some fruits and fish imports from Taiwan and exports of natural sand to the island. China is Taiwan’s largest trading partner, with bilateral trade worth $273 billion last year, accounting for […]


IMF Paints Gloomy World Economic Outlook

WASHINGTON — World economic growth is slowing, and the prospects for a quick recovery are gloomy, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. The IMF said it expects growth to slow from last year’s 6.1% advance across the globe to 3.2% this year, four-tenths of a percentage point lower than it forecast in April. “A tentative recovery in 2021 has been […]


Doctor: Biden Likely Has Highly Contagious COVID-19 Strain

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden likely contracted a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus spreading rapidly through the United States and now has body aches and a sore throat since his positive test, according to an update from his doctor on Saturday. The variant, known as BA.5, is an offshoot of the omicron strain that emerged late last […]


Yemenis Divided On Biden’s Visit To Saudi Arabia

Yemen will be on the agenda during the US president’s visit to Jeddah, but Yemeni politicians are not invited. With a country so divided by war, it is perhaps not surprising that the Yemeni reaction to United States President Joe Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia, an active participant in the war in Yemen, is not monolithic. Biden assumed power in January […]