Australia agrees to increased US air deployments after sub deal
Venezuela, Bolivia reject US accusation of non-cooperation on drugs
US State Department approves potential $500 million Saudi maintenance deal
California couple in 80s finally escape Afghanistan: Congressman
A California Republican congressman says a California couple who are both in their 80s has finally left Afghanistan after they were repeatedly blocked by the Taliban.
Australia says more US troops to come, eyes missile work
Australia said Thursday that more US troops will rotate through the island nation and that the allies will cooperate on missiles, the latest joint steps amid shared concerns over a rising China.
He is a busy man, Pakistan PM Imran Khan takes swipe at US President Biden
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said curtly about Joe Biden that he is a busy man, expressing his disappointment over US President’s reluctance to contact him since coming into office in January this year.
India rejects reports relating to over-the-horizon strikes by US in Afghanistan
Pakistan was a ‘hired gun’, says Imran Khan on US war on terror in Afghanistan
Apprehensive of anti- China elements regrouping, Beijing asks US to ‘guide’ Taliban
Blinken calls France ‘vital partner’ after Australia rift
US-UK-Australia security partnership: Australian minister says US, UK submarines were better choice than France’s
Australia’s defence minister said Thursday that US-backed nuclear submarines were a better choice after France was outraged by Canberra scrapping a major deal for conventional ones.
US says consulted Paris on Australia deal but livid France says no
US state with lowest Covid vaccine uptake rationing ventilators
Idaho, the US state with the lowest Covid vaccination rate in the country, announced Thursday it was rationing medical care and would turn patients away from ventilators if they aren’t likely to recover.
France lambasts Australia, US after ‘stab in back’ on subs
France on Thursday accused Australia of back stabbing and Washington of Donald Trump-era behaviour after Canberra scrapped a huge submarines deal with Paris for US-made nuclear subs.
Dean Heller to enter governor’s race in battleground Nevada
Former US senator Dean Heller will announce a bid for governor of Nevada on Monday, joining a crowded field of Republican hopefuls vying for a chance to unseat Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2022.
US imposes sanctions on 5 individuals it says are lined to Al-Qaeda: Treasury
Child dies of Covid-19 in Missouri
The coronavirus has sickened record numbers of youths in the state. According to officials with St Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, the child died last week.
Two of the top-ranking Democratic members of the Maine Senate have tested positive for Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated.
Maine Senate President Troy Jackson tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the highest-ranking official in state government to contract the virus. Senate Major Leader Eloise Vitelli also says she had received a positive test.
Public health officials in Los Angeles County will begin requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for patrons and workers at indoor bars, wineries, breweries and nightclubs next month.
The new initiative in the nation’s most populous county begins Oct. 7, with proof of at least one vaccine dose required. According to the county’s Department of Public Health, proof of full vaccination will be mandatory by Nov. 4.
Alaska is reporting its highest number of new coronavirus cases a day
Alaska’s largest hospital announced it had entered crisis protocol and started rationing care because of a flood of Covid-19 cases. Officials on Wednesday reported 1,068 new virus infections, which is 13% higher than last week. State officials say 201 Alaskans are hospitalised for the Covid-19 and 34 of them are on ventilators.