Gabonese minister says US, EU holding talks back
Climate talks in Glasgow are at a “bit of a stalemate” and the United States, with support from the European Union, is holding back talks, according to Lee White, the Gabonese minister for forests and climate change.
US SEC disapproves proposed rule to list, trade shares of VanEck bitcoin trust
Prominent US attorney Ben Crump announced the filing of dozens more lawsuits on behalf of people who attended the disastrous Travis Scott concert, including a woman who said she didn’t know she was buying a “death ticket”
Infrastructure bill, social spending bills will not add to inflation: White House
The multitrillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and social spending and climate legislation will not add to inflationary pressures, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday. Inflation is affecting Americans regardless of political party, Psaki said at a news briefing. The Biden administration is looking at “every tool in our arsenal” to address the rise in gas prices, she added.
Biden will name coordinator for infrastructure: White House
Biden vaccination rules are boosting Covid-19 shot uptake: White House
White House: Biden will participate in tribal nations summit on Monday
US President Joe Biden will take part in a tribal nations summit on Monday, the first one since 2016 and the first that has been hosted at the White House, spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Friday. Biden will address tribal leaders and announce steps to improve public safety and justice for Native Americans, Psaki told reporters.
Man shot by trooper among many with mental illness history
A man fatally shot by a Virginia state trooper after a police chase and a crash that killed his passenger had been mentally ill for years, according to court records. Brian Michael Price, 45, was judged not guilty by reason of insanity to malicious wounding after striking his mother with a baseball bat in the southeastern Virginia city of Chesapeake in 2014.
US lawmaker looks to block first major Saudi arms deal under Biden
Democratic US Representative Ilhan Omar filed legislation on Friday seeking to block the sale of $650 million air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia, the first major arms sale to the kingdom during President Joe Biden’s administration.
Musk sells more shares in whirlwind Tesla stock ride
Tesla Inc’s CEO, Elon Musk, sold another block of company shares worth about $700 million, filings showed on Friday, as the billionaire takes advantage of a meteoric rally that drove the electric-car maker’s value to over $1 trillion.
Biden plans big infrastructure bill signing; GOP backers face death threats
The White House is planning a big ceremony on Monday for President Joe Biden’s signing of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill Monday with Republican lawmakers, amid a toxic political climate in the United States.
Republican US Sen. Murkowski, who voted to impeach Trump, announces re-election bid
US Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a three-term Republican who voted to convict President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, announced her bid for re-election on Friday with a nod to bipartisanship.
In the evening of Monday November 15 in Washington, DC, President Joseph R Biden, Jr. will meet virtually with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)
White House Press Secretary Jen PsakiBiden and Xi to hold virtual meeting on November 15
US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping would hold a virtual summit next week on Monday, the White House announced Friday.
US court voids emissions rules for heavy-duty truck trailers
U.S. appeals court on Friday tossed out greenhouse gas emissions rules for heavy-duty truck trailers, ruling two government agencies had exceeded their authority. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2016 set rules for the first time requiring trailer manufacturers to adopt fuel-saving technologies like side skirts and automatic tire pressure systems. An industry group challenged the rule, which was put on hold by the court pending the review.
Troika participants express concern over humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, call for unwavering support for Afghans
Participants of the Troika Plus meeting on Afghanistan, comprising of the representatives from Russia, China, US and Pakistan, held in Islamabad expressed deep concern regarding the severe humanitarian and economic situation in Afghanistan and called for “unwavering” support for the Afghans. Read full story
Slaying of Chinese student in Chicago spurs call for action
The University of Chicago’s president is urging city officials and police to treat Chicago’s rising violence as a “public health crisis” following the fatal shooting of a Chinese student during an armed robbery near campus. Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng, 24, was standing on a sidewalk in a residential area Tuesday afternoon when witnesses said a gunman stepped from a car and Zheng appeared to struggle with the robber before a shot went off.
US. audit cites auto safety agency ‘weaknesses,’ urges changes
US imposes sanctions on 2 individuals, 4 entities in Ethiopia
he United States has imposed sanctions related to the situation in Ethiopia against two individuals and four entities, including against the Eritrean Defense Forces, the US Department of the Treasury said in a statement on Friday. “The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued Ethiopia General License 4, ‘Authorizing the Wind Down of Transactions Involving Hidri Trust or Red Sea Trading Corporation,'” the statement said.
Americans quit their jobs at record pace for 2nd month