China’s Xi unwilling to accept vaccines despite protests, U.S. official says

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping is unwilling to accept Western vaccines despite the challenges China is facing with COVID-19, and although recent protests pose no threat to the regime of the Communist Party, they could affect his personal position, the American Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines, said on Saturday. Although … Read more

U.S. appeals court rejects Biden’s bid to revive student debt plan

Nov 30 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to stay a Texas judge’s ruling that President Joe Biden’s plan to write off hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt was illegal. The New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Biden administration’s request to stay a judge’s … Read more

U.S. Inflation Reduction Act ‘super aggressive,’ Macron tells lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron addressed U.S. lawmakers from both political parties on Wednesday and pushed back against new U.S. subsidies that are annoying European leaders, according to an attendee at a closed-door meeting. Macron arrived in Washington on Tuesday for his second state visit to the United States since taking … Read more

Obituary: China’s Jiang Zemin confounded doubters, mended U.S. ties

BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Raised from obscurity to lead the ruling Chinese Communist Party after the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, former Chinese President Jiang Zemin was meant to be just another leading figure in the transition, intended to be a footnote in history. Yet Jiang, who died Wednesday at the age of 96, baffled naysayers, … Read more

Why Macron? Biden state dinner highlights France’s U.S. appeal

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s welcome to French President Emmanuel Macron during the first state visit to the White House on Thursday since the U.S. Democrat took office in early 2021 is being celebrated by the officials of the two countries as a recognition of the status of France. as America’s oldest … Read more

U.S. House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on Wednesday to block a railroad strike that could occur as early as December 9, after President Joe Biden warned against disastrous economic consequences and massive job losses. . House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would vote on Wednesday to … Read more

Right-wing Oath Keepers founder convicted of sedition in U.S. Capitol attack plot

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Stewart Rhodes, founder of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia, was found guilty by a riotous conspiracy jury on Tuesday for last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol as part of a unsuccessful attempt to overthrow then-President Donald. Trump’s 2020 election defeat – a significant victory for the Justice Department. Rhodes, … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court to hear fight over Biden immigration enforcement policy

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is due to consider on Tuesday whether President Joe Biden’s administration can implement guidelines – contested by two conservative-leaning states – shifting immigration enforcement to threats to public safety in a case testing the power of the executive branch to set enforcement priorities. Judges will hear … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court leans toward limiting public corruption prosecutions

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared set on Monday to make it harder to prosecute political corruption cases as they showed sympathy for appeals by a former aide to the former Democratic Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo and a corrupt and corrupt businessman. convictions for fraud. Judges heard appeal arguments … Read more

Trump is sued again by writer for defamation, and battery, over alleged rape

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Donald Trump was sued on Thursday for defamation by a writer who accused the former US president of lying when he denied raping her 27 years ago. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court, former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll also accused Trump of assault during an … Read more