April 17, 2021 08:45 (IST)
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US: CBP seizes counterfeit N95 masks that originated from China

Houston: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Houston Seaport intercepted a shipment of counterfeit N95 masks that with an estimated Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of almost $350,000.

US clamps sanctions against Pakistani company functioning as Russian proxy

The US on Thursday sanctioned a Pakistan-based organisation and six individuals for trying to influence the US presidential 2020 election on behalf of a Russian network, the News reported.

UN experts urge US to align anti-terrorism programme with international law

New York: A so-called “Rewards for Justice” programme in the United States is violating the human rights of some of the individuals it targets, independent UN human rights experts said on Wednesday.

US Congresswoman keen on strengthening Bangladesh-US ties

US Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon termed herself as a "friend of Bangladesh" and expressed her keen interest in strengthening Bangladesh-US cooperation on wide-ranging issues. She made the remarks on Tuesday while addressing a community reception in Philadelphia organised by Bangladeshi American community to welcome Bangladesh Ambassador M Shahidul Islam.

China protests US delegation's visit to Taiwan

Beijing/UNI: China has expressed protest to the United States in light of an unofficial delegation's visit to Taiwan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Wednesday.

South China Sea issue: Philippines, US to start two-week joint military drills

Manila: The Philippine armed forces will hold joint exercises with hundreds of US soldiers over the next two weeks amid a conflict with China over the South China Sea issue, media reports said.

COVID-19: Anthony Blinken slams China over lack of 'transparency'

Washington: A top US leader once again slammed China for showing lack of transparency in sharing information during the earlier stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tech War: US intensifies pressure on China with proposed new policy

Beijing:  The US Senate’s new legislation, the Strategic Competition Act of 2021, lays out a wide-ranging strategy for the first time to contain China's attempt to expand globally, media reports said.

US lawmakers planning to introduce law to counter China

Beijing: American lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation in the upcoming week that would put additional sanctions on Chinese officials, media reports said.

Weapon concerns: US Commerce dept blacklists 7 Chinese supercomputing entities

Washington: The US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to the Entity List for conducting activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.

Rohingyas are not only Bangladesh's responsibility: John Kerry

Dhaka/UNI: Former US Secretary of State and current President Joe Biden's climate envoy John Kerry on Friday praised Bangladesh for giving refuge to Rohingya's, saying they are not only Bangladesh's responsibility.

US, Philippines express concern over Chinese military presence in South China Sea

Washington/UNI: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Philippine counterpart, Teodoro Locsin Jr. have expressed concerns over the activities of Chinese military vessels in the South China Sea.

China now warns Washington against taking a superior position in global affairs

Beijing:  Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has targeted the United States and even warned the nation not to take a superior position and presume it has a final say on global affairs.

Hassan Rouhani confirms Iran's readiness to comply with nuclear deal if US lifts sanctions

Tehran/Sputnik: Iran is ready to resume compliance with obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action if all US sanctions are lifted, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.

Sheikh Hasina offers economic zone, high-tech park for US investors

Dhaka/UNI: Describing Bangladesh as a promising destination for the US business and investment, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday offered a special economic zone (EPZ) and a high-tech park to the American companies for their investments in a large scale.