Washington: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi on Sunday, reiterating American commitment to the U.S.-Japan Alliance and emphasizing its importance to the peace and security of the Indo-Pacific region.
Washington/Sputnik: President Joe Biden said on Friday that the COVID-19 induced economic crisis in the United States is deepening.
Washington/Sputnik: Former US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial will begin the week of Febr 8, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said during remarks on the floor.
Washington/Sputnik/IBNS: President Joe Biden said on Friday that the COVID-19 induced economic crisis in the United States is deepening.
Moscow/Sputnik: US President Joe Biden spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his first call with a foreign leader, the White House said.
Washington/Sputnik: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told his Afghan counterpart that the Biden administration will review Washington’s peace deal with the Taliban, the White House said in a statement.
Ottawa/IBNS: After learning from Pfizer on Thursday that delays to COVID-19 vaccines' shipments are going to be even worse than previously thought, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, spoke to the biopharmaceutical's CEO-Albert Bourla by phone on Thursday.
Canada/IBNS: Canada's Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and her secretary, Assunta di Lorenzo on Thursday resigned following the revelation of a devastating 'toxic' workplace environment at Rideau Hall by the review of the completed report done by an independent consulting firm, which the Privy Council Office hired.
Toronto/Sputnik: A sixth of Canadian small businesses impacted by the COVID-19-related restrictions are contemplating closing for good, potentially putting 2.4 million jobs in jeopardy, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) said in a report.
Canada/IBNS: Canada Basketball President and CEO Glen Grunwald was fined up to $227,138 for the sport by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and also threatened by it for docking Canada's national team a point in the standings for having chosen not to attend a FIBA AmeriCup qualifier in November on the advice of medical experts amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington: US solar companies are heavily dependent on materials produced in Xinjiang region of China where forced labour and re-education camps have become a major issue of concern for the global human rights activists.
Canada/IBNS: Canadian federal officials are alarmed by the rising curve of COVID-19 outbreaks in people of First Nations in Western Canada, making up half the number of hospitalizations in some provinces.
Canada/IBNS: In its attempt to perform a contact-free or physically distanced census during the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Canada said in a press release published this week that it is looking to hire approximately 32,000 field staff to survey the Canadian population this spring.
Washington: Gen (retired) Lloyd Austin, US president Joe Biden’s pick to head the Pentagon, has voiced his concern over China’s “increasingly aggressive actions” across the Indo-Pacific.
Washington/IBNS: As Joe Biden took oath as the 46th President of the United States, he said this is "America's day. This is Democracy's day."