The United States is deeply concerned about Haiti's fragile institutions after fresh political turmoil engulfed the volatile Caribbean nation over the weekend and the government of President Jovenel Moise forcibly retired three Supreme Court judges who posed a threat to his leadership.
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.
The president Joe Biden administration aims to keep strengthening US economic ties and trade with Brazil, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday during the daily meeting with the media.
US workers earning US$ 60,000 per year should receive stimulus checks, said Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday. The exact details of how it should be targeted are to be determined, but struggling middle class families need help, Yellen said on CNN’s State of the Union.
President Ronald Reagan's Secretary of State, George Shultz, a resourceful strategist who helped dismantle the Cold War has died at the age of 100. An economics professor who saw himself more as a data-driven expert than an ideologue, Shultz had the rare distinction of serving in four different cabinet positions - including Treasury secretary with Richard Nixon.
Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO of Amazon later this year, the company said on Tuesday, 30 years after holding that role. The online company said he'll be replaced in the fall of 2021 by Andy Jassy, who currently runs Amazon's cloud business.
BioNtech-Pfizer has promised to deliver up to 75 million more coronavirus vaccine doses to the EU in the second quarter of 2021, the company's head Sierk Poetting said in a statement on Monday.
The aircraft carrying Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno, the First Lady, and a delegation of top officials was forced to make an emergency landing on Saturday in Washington at the end of an official visit, the country's communications ministry announced.
The United States grew at a 4% annual rate in the final three months of 2020 and shrank last year by the largest amount in 74 years. The coronavirus inflicted the worst economic freeze since the end of World War II, the economy contracted 3.5% and clouded the outlook for this year.
More than one million people have died from COVID-19 in North and South America, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported. Last week two million more cases were reported in the Americas, with the United States the main driver of the outbreak.