Brian Benjamin Tuesday evening resigned his position of Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York, after he was indicted for allegedly attempting to trade a state grant for campaign contributions.
At least 17 people were injured after an unidentified gunman opened fire in the New York subway Tuesday morning, in what appears to have been the doings of a lone wolf, according to local media reports. The perpetrator was not arrested in the next few hours following the incident.
Brazil in the first two months of this year became for the first time ever, the main supplier of beef to the United States. In January the US took 45,400 tons of Brazilian beef and in February 25,600, totaling 71,000 tons, ahead of more traditional suppliers such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico, according to US Agriculture Department released early April.
The US State Department has ordered all non-essential staff at the consulate in the Chinese city of Shanghai to leave town altogether “due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and the impact of restrictions related to the People's Republic of China's response.”
Brazil is in discussions with the United States for a truce that would allow Brazilian companies to buy fertilizers from Iran. Because the United States has imposed sanctions on Iran, Brazilian firms are hesitant to purchase Iranian fertilizers as doing business with Iran might provoke a reaction from the US.
Former Presidents Mauricio Macri of Argentina and Donald Trump of the United States had lunch Thursday at the latter's Mar-a-Lago residence in the State of Florida.
President Joseph Biden recorded a domestic political victory Thursday when the Senate gave the green light and Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as a new Justice into the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), thus becoming the first woman of African American roots to reach that position.
The U.S. State Department Monday announced its newly-created Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) was operational. The new agency has been devised to enhance the country's ability to work together with other nations on cybersecurity matters.
Argentina's Economy Minister Martín Guzmán met Friday with US Ambassador Marc Stanley at the Treasury Palace in Buenos Aires to discuss the bilateral agenda regarding cooperation between the two countries.
The United States Government of President Joe Biden has agreed to issue passports marked with an X in the gender box to adjust to the bearer's self-perception, it was announced Thursday during celebrations of the Transgender Day of Visibility.