Washington, Jun 11 (UNI) The US and other Group of Seven (G7) countries could extend up to USD 100 billion of IMF funds to countries that need urgent support in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House announced on Friday.
Washington/Sputnik: The US senate has passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by a vote of 94-1, with Senator Josh Hawley being the lone dissenting vote.
Moscow/Sputnik: Edward Snowden, a fugitive, former CIA contractor who exposed massive online surveillance by the United States in 2013, will apply for Russian citizenship soon, his lawyer informed on Thursday.
Moscow/Sputnik: Fugitive Edward Snowden, former CIA contractor, who exposed massive online surveillance by the United States in 2013, will apply for Russian citizenship soon, his lawyer informed on Thursday.
The United States has blocked Turkey from supplying 30 locally-made attack helicopters to Pakistan, reported Bloomberg citing diplomatic sources in Washington. The blockade came as a response to Turkey buying the S-400 missile defense system from Russia.
Washington/UNI: The US government awarded more than $380 million to SpaceX and ULA(United Launch Alliance), for basic space launch services and mission integration, said the Department of Defense.
Moscow: Displeased with US sanctions, Russia has hit back at Washington DC- accusing the latter of meddling in its domestic affairs and trying to create an image of an external enemy in order to free itself from its own homegrown problems.
Washington DC: The United States of America has designated several nations, including China, Pakistan and North Korea, as countries of concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for 'engaging systematic, ongoing, egregious religious freedom violations'.
Beijing: The US Department of State on Friday announced its decision to terminate five programs, disguised as “cultural exchanges,” with the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Washington DC: Former President of the United States of America Barack Obama has tweeted in support of Kamala Harris, after the latter was named as ex-Vice President and presumed US Democratic candidate Joe Biden's running mate on Tuesday.
Washington/UNI: Referring to the Chinese government recently filing a boundary dispute with Bhutan at a meeting of the Global Environment Facility, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Beijing has displayed a pattern of instigating territorial disputes with its neighbours and felt that the world should not permit such "bullying" to continue.
New York/IBNS: The New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet has resigned after the newspaper disowned U.S. Senator Tom Cotton's views supporting military action to put down public unrest.
Phoenix/IBNS: An Arizona man died and his wife is under critical condition after they took chloroquine phosphate apparently to protect themselves from COVID-19, said a Times Now report.
Washington/UNI:The US House of Representatives on Saturday passed Coronavirus Relief Bill in view of coronavirus outbreak after intense negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration.
Baghdad/Dhaka/IBNS: Bangladesh Embassy in Iraq has directed citizens of the South Asian nation to avoid traveling to the trouble-hit portions of the country.