Australia will not be sending government officials to attend the Winter Olympics Games in China, joining the United States diplomatic boycott. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Beijing had not addressed concerns raised by Canberra on several fronts, particularly human rights abuses.
The US Government of President Joseph Biden has announced Monday it would boycott the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympic Games to be staged in Beijing, China, starting Feb. 4, as a response to human rights abuses in the host nation.
Former US Republican Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole have died in his sleep Sunday at the age of 98, it was reported.
The Norwegian Breakaway, belonging to the Norwegian Cruise Line, docked in New Orleans, on Saturday with at least ten positive cases of Covid-19, according to the Louisiana Health Department.
Federal Reserve policymakers finally acknowledge the increasing risk of more persistent inflation in months ahead and thus the word transitory has been eliminated from the inflation forecasts.
Three pupils at a high school in Oxford in the state of Michigan were killed Tuesday, while six others ended up injured when a 15-year-old student pulled out a gun and started shooting randomly, according to police acting spokesman Michael McCabe.
Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, the Republican who has just been entrusted by President Joseph Biden for another term in office, Tuesday told Congress inflation might be here to stay a while longer, in the face of the Omicron C19 variant.
The United States is the only country in the world where there are more civilian weapons than citizens. In effect, there are 120 weapons for every 100 US citizens and according to researchers from the Swiss organization Small Arms Survey even when the exact number of civilian firearms is difficult to quantify for several factors, including unregistered and illegal trade, researchers estimates that US citizens account for some 393 million, which is about 46% of all civilian weapons in the world.
The world is becoming more authoritarian as autocratic regimes become even more brazen in their repression. Many democratic governments are backsliding and are adopting authoritarian tactics by restricting free speech and weakening the rule of law, a trend exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Government of the United States has announced it would be dropping Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) from the Terrorist Group list.