US vice president-elect Kamala Harris has first dose of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

US vice president-elect Kamala Harris received her Covid-19 vaccine live on TV on Tuesday and urged members of the public to have trust in the process. Wearing a mask, Ms Harris received the first of her two Moderna vaccine shots at United Medical Centre in Washington. The clinic is in a distric


First known US case of Covid-19 variant found in Colorado

Colorado Governor Jared Polis said the state has found the first known US case of a highly contagious Covid-19 variant first detected in the UK. Mr Polis said the variant, B117, was found in a young man with no recent travel history, which suggests it is already in the US spreading undetected. H


US will not be held hostage to ‘nuclear blackmail’: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington would not be held hostage to “nuclear blackmail” by the Iranian regime in a tweet on Tuesday. Pompeo tweeted a video titled “US Policy on Iran Sanctions, Explained” with which he also said Iran had “sown instability a


The United States : more than 168,000 corona infected within 24 hours

According to data from Johns Hopkins University of America, the number of new infections and deaths with Corona virus in the United States during the last 24 hours has increased by more than 168,000 cases, and 1718 deaths. Today, Tuesday, the university said, "168,817 new cases of COVID-19 were r


US House approves $2,000 coronavirus aid checks sought by President Trump

The Democratic-led US House of Representatives voted by more than two thirds to meet President Donald Trump's demand for $2,000 Covid-19 relief cheques on Monday, sending the bill to an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Senate. Mr Trump last week threatened to block a massiv


In blow to Trump, House votes to override veto of defence bill

The US House of Representatives dealt a blow to President Donald Trump on Monday by rejecting his veto of a defence bill, setting the stage for the Senate to deliver the first veto override of his presidency. The Democratic-controlled House voted 322 to 87 to override Mr Trump's veto of the $740.


Novavax starts late-stage trial of COVID-19 vaccine in United States

Novavax Inc has begun a large late-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, the drug developer said on Monday, after delaying the trial twice due to issues in scaling up the manufacturing process. It will enroll up to 30,000 volunteers across about 115 sites in the U


US surpasses 19 million COVID-19 cases

WASHINGTON: The United States surpassed 19 million coronavirus cases Sunday, figures from Johns Hopkins University showed, adding one million new cases in less than a week.The US recorded 165,151 new cases in 24 hours at 8:30 p.m. (0130 GMT Monday), the Baltimore-based institution said, bringing t


Trump leaves millions of Americans in unemployment benefits jeopardy

Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet are set to lapse at midnight on Saturday unless President Donald Trump signs a $900bn end-of-year Covid-19 relief and spending bill. The proposal had been considered a done deal before Mr Trump's sudden objections. His


FBI at home of possible person of interest in Nashville bomb

NASHVILLE, Tennessee: Federal agents converged Saturday on the home of a possible person of interest in the explosion that rocked downtown Nashville as investigators scoured hundreds of tips and leads in the blast that damaged dozens of buildings on Christmas morning.More than 24 hours after the e


U.S. agents search Nashville blast site, seeking clues behind Christmas explosion

Police and federal agents were scouring the charred site of a Christmas Day explosion in Nashville on Saturday, trying to determine how and why a motor home blew up and injured three people in the heart of America’s country music capital. The fiery blast, heard from miles away, destroyed se


Police say explosion in Nashville believed to be ‘intentional’

NASHVILLE: An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings and wounding three people. Authorities said they believed the blast was intentional. The FBI is leading the investigation.Metro Nashville Police Departme


US to require negative COVID-19 test from UK travelers

ATLANTA: The United States will require airline passengers from Britain to get a negative COVID-19 test before their flight, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Thursday.The US is the latest country to announce new travel restrictions because of a new variant of the coron


One million Americans vaccinated for COVID; Tennessee new epicenter

U.S. states, facing a backlog in administering coronavirus vaccines, are asking medical and nursing students, and even firefighters, to help give the shots and free up healthcare workers battling a raging pandemic at overcrowded hospitals. At least seven state health departments are seeking volun


Joe Biden nominates Miguel Cardona for Education Secretary

US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Miguel Cardona to be his education secretary, marking a new record for the potential number of Latinos in the cabinet. "In Miguel Cardona, America will have an experienced and dedicated public school teacher leading the way," Mr Biden said. The i


US Covid relief bill at risk after Trump demands more stimulus money

US President Donald Trump said he might not sign the huge $900 billion Covid-19 relief bill Congress passed . Yesterday, Mr Trump said in a video on Twitter that he was disappointed with the bill Congress agreed to after weeks of extensive negotiations. "The bill they are now plan


Trump slams US' $1.3bn in military aid due to Egypt

US President Donald Trump criticised a draft resolution approved by Congress that includes aid to foreign countries while accusing the Egyptian army of using US aid to buy military equipment from Russia. This came within the framework of Trump's rejection of the draft resolution approved by


US politicians pass giant spending bill of $900bn in Covid relief aid and government funding

US politicians passed a giant year-end spending bill combining $900 billion in Covid-19 relief aid with $1.4 trillion in regular government funding and tax breaks for businesses. The House passed the combined bill on two votes, with the defence and homeland spending part getting a 327 to 85 vote




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