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Joe Biden Revokes Trump Ban On Many Green Card Applicants
Former President Donald Trump issued the ban last year, saying it was needed to protect U.S. workers amid high unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
US Report Likely To Blame Saudi Crown Prince For Khashoggi Killing: Report
The officials said the report, for which the CIA was the main contributor, assessed that the crown prince approved and likely ordered the murder of Khashoggi, whose Washington Post column had criticized the crown prince's policies.
"US Will Seek Election To UN Human Rights Council For 2022-24 Term"
"I'm pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the council.
"Abuse, Guilt": Boris Johnson Drops Hint On Why He Left Journalism
Johnson, 56, has displayed a colourful, sometimes combative speaking and writing style both as a journalist and as a politician.
US Senate Confirms Biden UN Nominee Thomas-Greenfield
The 100-member Senate backed Thomas-Greenfield by 78 to 20 to be Washington's representative at the world body and a member of Biden's cabinet, comfortably exceeding the simple majority needed.
UN Security Council holds summit on climate change impact on world peace
The UN Security Council is to gather world leaders for a virtual summit to discuss the impact of global warming on world peace, an issue that divides its 15 members.
Donald Trump 'made $1,600,000,000 while president'
Donald Trump made up to $1.6 billion during his four years as US president according to a government watchdog.
The Government Needs to Find Big Tech a New Business Model
Facebook and Google want to keep playing three roles: essential infrastructure, publisher, and targeted-ad mogul. That’s impossible.
Texas Pays the Price of the Culture War
Instead of focusing on governance, Republican politicians in the Lone Star State spent their time inflaming grievances.
Vietnam was ranked 2nd for successfully handling the coronavirus pandemic, and its contact tracing was so good it barely had to lock down
The Lowy Institute ranked Vietnam No. 2 behind New Zealand in successfully handling the pandemic. The US ranked 94.
Biden’s Hate Culture: House Democrats introduce bill to bar 'twice impeached' former presidents from burial at Arlington National Cemetery
House Democrats have introduced a bill to ban former U.S. presidents who have been "twice impeached" from burial in Arlington National Cemetery in a move that would, at the present, only apply to former President Donald Trump.
Kanye West 'believes failed presidential run cost him his marriage'
Kanye West reportedly believes his failed presidential run was the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ in his marriage to Kim Kardashian.
Joe Biden says US is administering 1.7million Covid vaccines a day
Joe Biden has revealed that the US is administering 1.7million Covid vaccine doses every day as the country’s death toll nears 500,000.
US Officially Back In Paris Accord, Vows Climate Action
A month after Biden took office, the world's largest economy and second largest carbon emitter was formally back in the 2015 global agreement aimed at confronting the planet's dangerously rising temperatures.
Joe Biden Declares America, Transatlantic Alliance "Back"
The address to the annual Munich Security Conference -- held by video link because of the Covid-19 pandemic -- dovetailed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's welcoming of a return to "multilateralism" after the confrontational years o...
Parler, A Social Media Platform That Stands For Free Speech, Temporarily Blocked Its Founder
“I know it’s a ban because I know how the architecture works. I can’t log in anymore.”
The U.S. Puts Its Greatest Vulnerability on Display
Runaway partisanship endangers the United States more than foreign enemies do.
Amid Texas storm, UN chief says it's 'complete ignorance' to say cold weather nullifies the reality of climate change
Antonio Guterres' comments come as Texas and neighboring states contend with a severe winter storm that left millions without power, heat, and water.
Hong Kong stock market turnover more than quadruples that of London’s exchange
Stock trading volumes on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange have seen enormous growth this year. They are now four times greater than the daily turnover on the London Stock Exchange.
A data breach is exposing Big Law firms who were using a 20-year-old system for handling sensitive documents. Here's what we know so far.
Accellion, a top legal data vendor, was hit by a data breach. Here are firms that could be at risk in the legal industry's latest data security risk.
The government agency that helped develop the COVID vaccine in record time can't get shots for its own workers, emails show
Insider obtained emails from NIH Director Francis Collins describing a "frustrating experience" getting coronavirus shots for employees at the center of the vaccine development.
Parler Interim CEO Invites Trump, Biden to Social Media Platform for Dialogue
The platform earlier said in its reopening statement that the takedown in January was conducted by “those who desire is to silence tens of millions of Americans”.
Bitcoin surges to new highs, analysts warn about price sustainability
Bitcoin surged to yet another record high on Wednesday, a day after the virtual currency vaulted to the $50,000 hurdle, even as analysts warned against the sustainability of such prices amid elevated volatility.
Twitter is stuck between a rock and a hard place in India
India's efforts to crack down on dissent have left Twitter with an impossible balancing act: protecting free speech, or risking its employees and business in one of the company's most vital markets.
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