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United States

  • Wednesday, April 13th 2022 - 04:31 UTC

    NY Lt. Gov. resigns due to involvement in campaign finance scheme

    It was clear he could no longer serve as Lieutenant Governor, Hochul said

    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.

  • Tuesday, April 12th 2022 - 23:24 UTC

    New York Subway shooting leaves many injured; assailant at large

    The suspect was a black male with a heavy build, Sewell said.

    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.

  • Tuesday, April 12th 2022 - 10:13 UTC

    Brazil gaining ground in the US beef market: main exporter in first two months of 2022

    Brazil has been growing steadily in importance and volume as a beef exporter to the United States

    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.

  • Tuesday, April 12th 2022 - 09:00 UTC

    US State Dept. orders evacuation of Shanghai consulate

    Western analysts fear people in Shanghai will not be able to endure much longer cooped up in their homes and looting will most likely ensue sooner or later.

    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.”

  • Monday, April 11th 2022 - 10:01 UTC

    Brazil discussing with US sanctions on Teheran to help liberate Iranian fertilizers

    Carlos Franca, foreign minister informed of his meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a public hearing at the Senate’s Committee

    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.

  • Friday, April 8th 2022 - 22:41 UTC

    Trump and Macri have lunch in Florida

    Macri and Trump were never this close while they were both presidents of their countries

    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.

  • Friday, April 8th 2022 - 22:37 UTC

    Congress confirms Biden's pick for SCOTUS

    Jackson was among the three judges who ruled against former President Donald Trump in his bid to withhold documents from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot

    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.

  • Tuesday, April 5th 2022 - 09:15 UTC

    United States launches Cybersecurity Division (CDP)

    Jennifer Bachus will head the CDP pending the appointment of a Senate-approved chief

    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.

  • Saturday, April 2nd 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Argentina focused on ties with US

    “We worked to continue strengthening the development of economic cooperation opportunities between our nations,” Minister Guzmán said

    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.

  • Friday, April 1st 2022 - 09:00 UTC

    US to admit “X” option on passports of gender-neutral citizens

    The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it would introduce “more efficient, less invasive screening procedures” for trans travelers

    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.