Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier, KBE, has died at the age of 94, Bahamas' highest authorities have announced. He had been knighted in 1974.
US President Joseph Biden announced late Tuesday his country would withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11, thus putting an end to one of the longest armed conflicts in which the country has been involved.
All surviving former US presidents except Mr Donald Trump have teamed up in a video urging Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Mr Jimmy Carter, Mr George W. Bush, Mr Bill Clinton and Mr Barack Obama - and the former First Ladies, appear in the one-minute spot released on Thursday, endorsing the US vaccination campaign and sharing what they miss about pre-pandemic life.
United States president-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for agriculture secretary, Axios reported on Tuesday. Vilsack, who led the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under former President Barack Obama, could not immediately be reached. His spokeswoman, Regina Black, declined to comment as an official announcement hasn't been made.
Veteran diplomat Antony Blinken, 58, has been named the United States' next Secretary of State. The official announcement by President-elect Joe Biden, expected on Tuesday, came earlier on Monday. Mr Jake Sullivan, 43, was named National Security Adviser; and Ms. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, 68, was named Ambassador to the United Nations.
Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Wednesday, launching a blistering attack on Donald Trump with less than two weeks to go before the Republican president’s Election Day face-off with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Former US vice president Joe Biden secured enough delegates to formally clinch the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, setting the stage for a challenge to President Donald Trump in the November election.
Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden's White House bid on Tuesday, saying his longtime vice president can unify and heal a nation struggling through some of its darkest moments.
President Donald Trump on Friday lifted US restrictions on the deployment of landmines, saying a new generation of high-tech explosives would improve security for US forces. In the latest reversal of a policy of his predecessor Barack Obama, Trump gave the green light to so-called non-persistent landmines that can be switched off remotely rather than staying in the ground forever.
President Donald Trump and the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, agreed last year that they wanted to reduce trade barriers. The decision by EU ministers gives the Commission authorization to conduct formal talks.