Biden to announce release of $4 billion for global vaccine effort

US President Joe Biden will use his first big presidential moment on the global stage at Friday’s Group of Seven (G7) meeting of world leaders to announce that the US will soon release $4 billion for an international effort to bolster the purchase and distribution of coronavirus vaccines to

US lets in asylum-seekers stuck in Mexico, ends Trump policy

After waiting months and sometimes years in Mexico, people seeking asylum in the United States are being allowed into the country starting Friday as they wait for courts to decide on their cases, unwinding one of the Trump administration’s signature immigration policies that President Joe Bi

Former U.S. Senator Dole says he has lung cancer

Former U.S. Republican Senator Bob Dole, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 1996, said on Thursday that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and will undergo treatment beginning next week. “Recently, I was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer....while I certainly have some

Trump says ‘too early’ to know if he will make 2024 presidential bid

Former US president Donald Trump said on Wednesday it was too early to say whether he will make a bid for the 2024 presidential election. Breaking a month-long silence since leaving office, Mr Trump gave a string of interviews to acknowledge the death of conservative commentator Rush Limbaug

Trump urges Republicans to shun McConnell in fiery rebuke

Former US president Donald Trump lashed out at Republican senate leader Mitch McConnell in a lengthy statement released on Tuesday night. Mr Trump also vowed to provide support in electoral races for challengers to lawmakers who have crossed him, signalling his intention to further the rifts in a

Biden says life will be closer to normal by year’s end

President Joe Biden predicted that by the end of the year life in the United States would start to resemble conditions prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, largely based on his pledge to make vaccines available for the entire population by July. “With the grace of God and the goodwill of neighbo

New York governor responds to his accusation of covering up the deaths of Corona

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said, in a press conference, that the state authorities have always and completely announced all deaths due to Corona virus in hospitals and nursing homes. "The New York State Health Department has always, fully and publicly reported all deaths related to COVI

The United States : 4 people were infected with Corona after the second dose of the vaccine

Health officials in the US state of Oregon are investigating four cases of coronavirus after their owners received two doses of the anti-virus vaccine. The Oregon Health Authority said that the symptoms of the four individuals ranged from no symptoms to mild symptoms. She added, "We are working

Biden calls for reform on US gun laws

US President Joe Biden called on Congress to enact "commonsense" gun law reforms, three years after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. "This administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed that call," Mr Biden said on Sunday, marking the Valentine's Day sho

US Senate acquits Donald Trump in second impeachment trial

Donald Trump on Saturday was acquitted by the US Senate in his second impeachment trial in 12 months, as his fellow Republicans shielded him from accountability for the deadly assault by his supporters on the US Capitol, a shrine of American democracy. The US Senate vote of 57-43 fell short of the

Republicans and Democrats honour hero of DC riot police officer with medal

US senators broke into a standing ovation and cheering as they voted to award a medal to hero police officer Eugene Goodman. US Capitol police officer Goodman helped keep a crowd of attackers out of the Senate chamber during the riots in Washington, potentially saved the lives of lawmakers with h

Biden says Trump 'did not do his job' on coronavirus vaccine programme

US President Joe Biden on Thursday said the coronavirus vaccination programme he inherited from Donald Trump was in "much worse shape" than he had expected, while urging patience and saying the government has bought 200 million more doses. "We're not going to have everything fixed for a while, bu

Forty per cent of US Covid deaths linked to Trump's health policies

A healthcare system deteriorating for decades, compounded by policies created by former president Donald Trump, led to unnecessary deaths both early in Mr Trump's presidency and during the Covid-19 pandemic, a recent study stated. The peer-reviewed study by medical journal The Lancet re

California surpasses New York as US state with most Covid-19 deaths

California surpassed New York on Tuesday as the US state with the most coronavirus deaths, a grim reminder of the pandemic's toll even as the vaccine distribution programme and a sharp drop in new cases buoyed hopes of life eventually returning to normal. As of late on Tuesday more than 45,000 pe

Georgia election officials move to investigate Trump call

Georgia’s secretary of state’s office opened an investigation into a phone call between Donald Trump and the state’s top elections official in which the former president said he wanted to “find” enough votes to overturn his loss in the state, an official said. Walter

Wright first Congress member to die from Covid-19

Ron Wright, a Republican representative from Texas, died Sunday after battling cancer and Covid-19, becoming the first sitting member of the US Congress to pass away after testing positive for the coronavirus. Mr Wright, 67, represented a district that stretched south and south-east of the Dallas

U.S. Senate to pause Trump impeachment trial at end of week for Sabbath

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate will pause former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial from Friday evening to Saturday evening this week to honor a request by a Trump attorney who observes the Jewish Sabbath, a spokesman for Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday. “W

Biden says ‘erratic’ Trump shouldn’t get intelligence briefings

US President Joe Biden does not believe his predecessor Donald Trump should have access to intelligence briefings because of his "erratic behaviour", a courtesy that historically has been granted to outgoing presidents. The concern he (Trump) might share information, the Democrat president said i