UK, U.S., Japan and Canada to ban Russia gold imports

Newly cast 99.99% pure gold bars are stored after weighing at the non-ferrous metals plant of Krastsvetmet, one of the world’s largest producers in the precious metals industry, in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia Russia, November 22, 2018. REUTERS / Ilya Naymushin Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 26 … Read more

U.S. Congress moves to boost Biden’s record defense budget

An F/A-18 Super Hornet lands on the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Wednesday backed a proposal to increase Defense Department spending … Read more

U.S. in talks with allies on Russian oil price cap, says Yellen

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Biden’s 2023 budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 7, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TORONTO, June 20 (Reuters) – The United States is in talks with Canada and other allies to … Read more

U.S. reviews China tariffs, possible pause on federal gas tax to curb inflation

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Biden’s 2023 budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 7, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration is considering removing some tariffs on China and a … Read more

Bolsonaro tilts towards closer Brazil-U.S. ties at unlikely meeting with Biden

LOS ANGELES, June 9 (Reuters) – Brazil and the United States are expected to tighten ties after the two countries split for ideological reasons, Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said at a first official meeting on Thursday. with his American counterpart Joe Biden. The hastily arranged meeting between the two came after Biden reached out … Read more

U.S. faces ‘unacceptable levels of inflation,’ Yellen tells senators

WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) – The United States is facing “unacceptable levels of inflation” and an appropriate fiscal stance is needed to help ease inflationary pressures without hurting the economy, senators told senators on Tuesday. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Yellen said in prepared remarks to the Senate Finance Committee that elements of Democratic President … Read more

U.S. mulls lifting some China tariffs to fight inflation

Chinese and American flags fly in front of a U.S. company building in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Sunday that President Joe Biden had asked his team to look into the … Read more

California should pay reparations to African Americans, task force says

June 1 (Reuters) – A California task force has released a 500-page report detailing the state’s role in perpetuating historic discrimination against African Americans, while recommending a formal government apology and advocating for financial restitution. The document released on Wednesday explains the harms suffered by descendants of slaves long after slavery was abolished in the … Read more

U.S. will no longer enforce mask mandate on airplanes, trains after court ruling

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO, April 18 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will no longer enforce the U.S. mask mandate on public transportation, after a federal judge in Florida ruled on Monday the 14-month directive was illegal, overturning a white house key. efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Shortly after the announcement, all major carriers, including American Airlines … Read more

U.S. Congress plans nearly $40 bln more for Ukraine, COVID aid to wait

WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. Congress have agreed to rush $39.8 billion in additional aid to Ukraine, two sources familiar with the plan said on Monday, allaying fears that a delayed vote could interrupts the flow of American arms to the Kyiv government. The House of Representatives could pass the plan, … Read more