U.S. Senate report highlights intelligence failures ahead of Jan. 6 Capitol riot2021-06-09
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday issued a new report highlighting a number of intelligence and communication failures leading up to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot leaving five people dead, including a Capitol police officer.
Blinken says "hundreds of sanctions" against Iran to remain in place2021-06-09
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday that "hundreds of sanctions" against Iran will remain in place even if Washington and Tehran return to compliance with the nuclear deal.
U.S. Justice Department recovers $2.3 mln paid to hackers who shut down Colonial Pipeline2021-06-08
The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday that federal law enforcement officials have seized 2.3 million U.S. dollars in cryptocurrency of the ransom paid to hackers who shut down Colonial Pipeline last month.
G7 agrees on global minimum tax rate of at least 15 pct2021-06-06
The Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations have agreed to support new rules that will achieve a global minimum tax rate of at least 15 percent, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Saturday.
U.S. Los Angeles investigates random attacks against Asian passengers on metro2021-06-06
U.S. Los Angeles County authorities said investigations were being conducted after videos emerged on social media showing innocent Asian passengers were slapped in their faces on the local metro system.
SpaceX cargo Dragon docks to space station2021-06-06
A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft docked to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday morning for resupply mission.
9 more months needed to achieve herd immunization despite 2 bln doses administered globally: Bloomberg2021-06-06
Inoculations against COVID-19 have reached 2 billion as the world races to contain the pandemic, but at the current pace, it will take nine more months to vaccinate 75 percent of the global population needed to provide herd immunity, Bloomberg said in a recent report.
Chile to extend lockdown in 16 cities after COVID-19 cases top 1.4 mln2021-06-04
Chile will extend lockdown measures in 16 cities, including the capital Santiago, due to the increase in COVID-19 infections, which have exceeded 1.4 million cases, Deputy Health Minister Paula Daza said on Thursday.
Chile temporarily suspends Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine shots for people under 452021-06-04
Chile temporarily suspended the application of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 in people under 45 years of age, after reporting an "adverse event" in a person immunized with the dose.
Biden announces sharing plan for 25 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses2021-06-04
U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday introduced details of a plan to share 25 million COVID-19 vaccine doses with the rest of the world.
U.S. firms face rising costs, labor shortages amid supply chain disruptions: Fed survey2021-06-03
U.S. firms are facing rising costs and labor shortages amid supply chain disruptions, according to a Federal Reserve survey released on Wednesday.
U.S. introduces incentives to encourage more people to get vaccinated2021-06-01
States and cities across the United States are offering lotteries, cash payments or other incentive programs to encourage more residents to get COVID-19 vaccines.
Canadian government lowers flags to commemorate deaths of 215 Indigenous children2021-05-31
The Canadian government lowered flags at half-mast on Sunday to commemorate the deaths of 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found in a former residential school in Kamloops city in the country.
Biden's 6-trln-USD budget plan draws mixed reviews from lawmakers, budget watchers2021-05-30
U.S. President Joe Biden's 6-trillion-U.S.-dollar budget proposal for fiscal year 2022 has drawn mixed reviews from lawmakers and budget watchers, setting the stage for potentially heated debate in Congress.
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