In response to US sanctions against Chinese firms and officials, Beijing has begun issuing its own reciprocal measures, including most recently former US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Sophie Richardson, director of Human Rights Watch's China department, among four others on Saturday.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Tunisian President Kais Saied on Monday declared an 11-hour nationwide curfew, banning all movement between cities and gatherings of more than three people, in light of the unstable political situation in the country.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - An American Airlines jet fuel shortage impacting mostly Western cities amid ongoing wildfires has spread across the United States and will continue into the middle of August, CNBC reported, citing an internal company memorandum.
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - Stocks on Wall Street extended record highs from last week, with all the three main indices hitting new peaks ahead of a busy week of earnings from big tech companies and updates on US monetary policy and second quarter economic performance.
A joint ‘counterterrorism’ organization formed by Big Tech companies like Facebook and Microsoft will begin more aggressively targeting right-wing militia groups and manifestos on their platforms. Read Full Article at RT.com
PARIS (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in France on Monday expressed outrage over remarks by Christophe Castaner, the leader of the "La Republique En Marche!" group in the parliament, on allegations of a link between Moscow and anti-vaccination communities on social media.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has made Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for some 115,000 of its medical employees – the first federal agency to do so, as medical groups put pressure on the White House for a nationwide mandate. Read Full Article at RT.com
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) confirmed on Sunday that Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) has been appointed to serve on the US House-approved select committee probing the January 6 attack on the US Capitol building. This move comes days after Pelosi rejected two out of five GOP recommendations from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
On Monday, the US Department of Veterans Affairs became the first US federal agency to require all healthcare workers on its payroll to obtain COVID-19 vaccines. The move comes as vaccination rates in the US are leveling off as the country slowly approaches full vaccination for 50% of its population.
Brown pointed out that Robert Maxwell, the father of Jeffrey Epstein’s close associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, had connections to the Israeli intelligence community, and that Epstein had a “close relationship” with him.
Earlier, federal authorities took longtime Trump confidant Thomas Barrack into custody after determining he had allegedly violated foreign lobbying regulations and lied to agents when he was questioned about his practices during a June 2019 interview with investigators. He was later released after agreeing to a multimillion-dollar bail package.
Earlier this month, the Roselle Park Municipal Court ruled that homeowner Patricia Dilascio and her daughter must remove profanity-laden signs criticizing the president, or face $250-a-day fines until they do so. The suburban women have refused.
Earlier, the White House detailed to reporters that the US mission would be shifting gears in Iraq, but steered clear of offering information regarding a potential pullout of troops from the war-torn Middle Eastern nation.
A bipartisan group of Senate lawmakers is rushing to finalise an ambitious $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill pushed by President Biden after cutting out hundreds of billions of dollars in proposed spending. The negotiations come as the Senate prepares to go on its summer recess, which starts next Friday and will last over a month.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is requiring all city employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or face weekly tests, adding to a growing pool of workers he’s mandating get the jab as he prepares to leave office. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Indian states of Assam and Mizoram share roughly 100 miles of a disputed border. The boundary dispute between the two states has been simmering since Mizoram was formed as a separate state in the Eighties. Several rounds of talks have been held since 1995 to resolve the tensions between the two states.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Fiji police said on Monday that the law enforcement presence in cities would be increased to anticipate riots that may occur in response to the government's intention to remove institutional safeguards of indigenous landowners' rights.