Biden Urges World To Slash Methane Emissions By 30% – Times Of India

Ex-deputy charged with manslaughter in white teen’s death

North Carolina judges strike down state’s voter ID law

US officials are examining possible insider trading and market manipulation at global cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Bloomberg News reported on Friday.

Biden urges world to slash methane emissions by 30%

The US and European Union are working on a pledge to cut methane emissions by at least 30% this decade, President Joe Biden announced on Friday, urging the world to join in ahead of the UN climate summit later this year.

France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over sub deal

US panel backs Covid-19 boosters only for elderly, high-risk

Woman gets probation for ‘minimal’ role in Capitol riot

A California architect has been sentenced to probation for joining the mob that stormed the US Capitol.

FDA advisory panel rejects widespread Pfizer booster shots

Only civilians killed: Pentagon calls deadly Kabul strike an error

The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.

As California fire nears, crews protect world’s largest tree in special wrap

Over 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants sleeping under Texas bridge, more expected

Haitians fleeing a country hammered by political turmoil and two natural disasters made up most of over 10,000 migrants sleeping on the ground and desperate for food in a squalid camp under a bridge in southern Texas on Friday, in a growing humanitarian and political challenge for US President Joe Biden.

Threats of violence at US Capitol pro-Trump rally, police warn

Police warned of threats of violence at a planned Saturday rally at the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, and the National Guard put 100 troops on standby to provide support, after the building was breached during a Jan. 6 riot. Hundreds of far-right demonstrators are expected in Washington for the “Justice For J6” rally, in support of the more than 600 people arrested on charges of joining the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters in an attempt to stop certification of President Joe Biden’s election victory. Read more

US imposes sanctions against 5 supporters of Al-Qaeda operating in Turkey

The US on Friday imposed sanctions against five supporters of Al-Qaeda, operating in Turkey, who provided financial and logistical support to the group.

US, Australia concerned over China’s expansive maritime claims

US to buy hundreds of millions of more Pfizer vaccines for donation

100 National Guard troops available for Saturday’s Capitol demonstration security: Pentagon

United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has put 100 National Guard troops on standby to help police protect the Capitol if needed, the Pentagon said on Friday, ahead of Saturday’s planned rally supporting people charged with taking part in the deadly Jan. 6 riot.

Biden faces limits of USD 1.9T Covid aid as some states resist

US, Australia pledge to strengthen ties with Taiwan

The US and Australia have stated their intent to strengthen ties with Taiwan and emphasised their support for the self-ruled island’s meaningful participation in international organisations.

US judge sets back Prince Andrew’s bid to avoid accuser’s lawsuit

A woman who accused Britain’s Prince Andrew of hiding from her sexual assault lawsuit can try an alternative means of serving her legal papers so that Queen Elizabeth’s second son can address her claims, a US judge ruled on Thursday night.

Georgia chess icon sues Netflix for ‘Queen’s Gambit’ portrayal

Georgian chess legend Nona Gaprindashvili has filed a $5 million defamation suit against Netflix, saying her depiction in the hit TV show “The Queen’s Gambit” was “sexist and belittling”. A copy of the lawsuit filed Thursday with a California court accuses Netflix of distorting Gaprindashvili’s achievements in the fictional series.