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Arizona election review reaffirms Trump defeat, Biden win

Adraft report of an election review in Arizona's most populous county found that former President Donald Trump indeed lost in the 2020 presidential election, reaffirming President Joe Biden's win, according to findings seen by Reuters on Friday. The report, prompted by Trump's false claims of wid


Hunter Biden sought $2M+ to help unfreeze Libyan assets: Report

U.S. President Joe Biden's son Hunter requested over $2 million in fees to provide help in unfreezing billions of dollars in Libyan assets during Biden's vice presidency under the Obama administration, a report said Friday. The junior Biden sought $2 million annually in 2015 plus what i


CIA Vienna station chief removed amid criticisms over Havana syndrome cases

The CIA has removed its Vienna station chief following criticism of his management, including what some considered an inadequate response to reports of “Havana syndrome” incidents at the US Embassy there, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.The Post, which cited unnamed current an


Drug addiction infiltrates Arab-American community

DEARBORN: Despite an abundance of studies and preventive efforts, drug addiction is growing more than ever in the US, including at alarming rates in the Arab-American community, leaders in Greater Detroit have told Arab News. There were more than 70,000 overdose deaths in 2019 and 93,000 last yea


Activist urges authorities to arrest Bush over war crimes in Iraq

Former United States President George W. Bush’s speech was interrupted Wednesday after an activist shut him down, slamming him for committing war crimes in Iraq and turning his family’s life into a nightmare. Jeb Sprague, a lecturer at UCLA and anti-war activist, crashed Bush’s


Mexico tells US 'enough talk, time to act' on migrant crisis

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called on the United States Wednesday to act fast to deal with the causes of the migration crisis impacting the two countries. "Enough talking, it's time to act," Lopez Obrador told reporters as thousands of Haitian and other migrants amass


US daily average COVID-19 deaths top 1,900; highest since March

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans. The increasingly lethal turn has filled hospitals, complicated the start o


Trump files $100M lawsuit against niece, NYT over tax returns plot

Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday filed a $100 million lawsuit against his estranged niece Mary Trump and The New York Times, alleging they engaged in "an insidious plot" to obtain his tax returns for the paper's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of his finances. The laws


Health minister of virus-skeptic Brazil gets COVID-19 on UN trip

Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for the coronavirus during an official trip with President Jair Bolsonaro to the United Nations in New York. He will remain in quarantine in the U.S., Queiroga wrote on Twitter Tuesday evening. According to Brazilian media repor


Post-Trump, Democrats push to curb presidential powers

 House Democrats say they will vote on legislation this fall to curb the power of the president, an effort to rein in executive powers that they say President Donald Trump flagrantly abused. The legislation, expected to be introduced Tuesday, would limit the president’s pardon power, s


Brazil’s Bolsonaro distorts facts in UNGA speech, talks elections

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro delivered a short address on Tuesday at the 76th UN General Assembly as he faces the challenge of improving the country's global image. His speech seemed more inclined to a candidate than a sitting president, nodding to his more staunch supporters, clai


Canadians re-elect Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party

Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party a victory in Monday’s parliamentary elections, but it was unclear whether his gamble to win a majority of seats paid off.The Liberals were on track to win the most seats of any party. The 49-year-old Trudeau channeled the sta


FBI searches Florida home of Gabby Petito’s boyfriend

FBI agents and police Monday searched the home of the boyfriend wanted for questioning in the death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, whose body was discovered over the weekend at a Wyoming national park months after the couple set out on a cross-country road trip.The FBI gave no details on the search


Democrats set up showdown with GOP by attaching debt limit to bill to avert government shutdown

When the House of Representatives comes back into session this week, averting a government shutdown and addressing the debt limit will be front and center as Democrats contend with divisions within their own ranks over President Joe Biden's sweeping economic agenda. Congressional De


U.S. Democrats set showdown with Republicans on federal debt limit

 U.S. President Joe Biden will use his speech at the United Nations on Tuesday to stress that ending the military engagement in Afghanistan will open a new chapter of "intensive diplomacy," a senior administration official said. Biden was to leave the White House on Monday afternoon to


Trudeau future on the line as Canadians vote in pandemic election

Voters lined up Monday to cast ballots in Canadian elections that are headed for a photo finish, with liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bid for a third term threatened by rookie conservative leader Erin O’Toole’s strong challenge.Trudeau called the snap election hoping to p


Trudeau pleads to Canadians on last day ahead of tight election

The final day of campaigning in Canada ahead of Monday's election, which is poised to be a tight battle, kicked off as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Liberals lashed out against his Conservative opponents one last time. Polls indicate Trudeau's Liberal Party is in a close race with th


Mexican President Pitches Regional Block Similar to European Union

Latin American and Caribbean nations should aspire to a regional block similar to the European Union, Mexico's president said on Saturday, in a bid to wrest diplomatic influence away from the Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS). The host of the summit, President Andres Ma



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