Biden says he ‘can’t’ guarantee US will avoid debt default
Semiconductor giant GlobalFoundries files paperwork for US IPO
US to have ‘frank conversations’ with China on trade
The United States said it will soon have “frank conversations” with China on trade as Washington believes the Asian giant has not honoured its commitments under a 2020 agreement, but raising tensions between the economic powers is not the goal.
Pope joins US lawmakers to ask Missouri governor to halt execution
Pope Francis has joined the chorus of people calling on Missouri governor Mike Parson to grant clemency to a death row inmate who is set to be executed for killing three people during a 1994 convenience store robbery.
US citizen blocked in Iran needs life-saving surgery within days: Family
A US citizen blocked from leaving Iran risks death unless he has surgery within days, his lawyers said Monday, appealing for him to be permitted to leave. An Iranian court early last year commuted the sentence of Baquer Namazi, a former UNICEF official, but his lawyers said authorities have refused to issue him an Iranian passport, which he needs to leave as Tehran does not recognise dual nationality.
Back to courtroom: US Supreme Court resumes in-person oral arguments after Covid-19 disruptions
US Supreme Court justices donned their black robes and sat once more behind a mahogany bench in their grand courtroom on Monday as they resumed in-person oral arguments for the first time since Covid-19 pandemic disruptions started last year. The nine justices were joined by lawyers, court staff and journalists in their spacious column-lined courtroom as they began a new nine-month term that includes major cases on abortion and gun rights. No members of the public were present.
US Supreme Court rebuffs New Jersey police shooting ‘qualified immunity’ case
The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a family’s bid to revive a lawsuit against a New Jersey state trooper who shot a mentally ill man who was pointing a gun at his own head in a case involving a legal defence that often protects officers from accusations of excessive force.
China says US should stop supporting Taiwan separatist forces
Jailed US journalist in Myanmar slapped with new charge
A US journalist who has spent more than four months in pretrial detention in military-ruled Myanmar has been charged with a second criminal offense, his lawyer said Monday, while authorities refused to disclose the reason behind his arrest.
Ex-US Rep. Todd Akin, sunk by ‘legitimate rape’ remark, dies
Most people in US favour Afghan ally refugees: AP-NORC poll
US Dept of Defense says China’s increasing military activities conducted near Taiwan are destabilising, increase risk of miscalculation.
Biden congratulates Fumio Kishida on his election as next Japanese PM
US Dept of Defense: Commitment to Taiwan rock-solid