Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Thursday that US will keep tariffs imposed on Chinese goods by the Trump administration in place for now, but will evaluate how to proceed after a thorough review.
The United States Senate finally acquitted former President Donald Trump, concluding his second impeachment trial which is the shortest one in US history.
AFP – The United States Senate voted to proceed with the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, and rejected defense arguments that it was unconstitutional. His lawyers argued that Mr. Trump should not face a trial in the Senate for inciting insurrection because he was no longer president.
The Chagossian people are seeking billions of dollars in damages from the United States under the Foreign Claims Act. The United Nations General Assembly, African Union, and International Court of Justice have all found that the forcible deportation of the Chagos Islanders a generation ago to make way for the US military base at Diego Garcia was unlawful and the continued military occupation is a serious violation of international law, according to a release from Chagossians’ lawyer, Dr, Jonathan Levy.
Reuters – The risk of climate change in military theatre simulations and war games was confirmed by the Pentagon following a raft of executive actions signed by US president Joe Biden to tackle the climate issue.
Reuters – Former US President Donald Trump has opened an office in Florida that will handle his duties as an ex-president and seek to further his administration’s agenda.
United States President Joe Biden on Monday signed a Buy American executive order to ensure that the federal government invests taxpayers' money on U.S.-made goods in an effort to revitalize the country's manufacturing industry and resilient supply chains.
U.S. Senate leaders agreed to delay ex-president Donald Trump’s contentious impeachment trial by two weeks, and to concentrate on President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda and Cabinet nominees.
Striking a conciliatory tone, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro made public a three-page letter congratulating president Joe Biden and calling for the two nations to deepen ties, including a free trade agreement.
On Wednesday noon as Joe Biden was being sworn in as 46th US president, China's Foreign Ministry announced sanctions on 28 anti-China politicians under the former president including former secretary of state Mike Pompeo. The move was characterized by Chinese experts as a well-timed and vigorous demonstration of Beijing's bottom line in the fight-back against anti-China forces, reports The Global Times.