U.S., China confer on Ukraine, urge de-escalation and calm

BEIJING/WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – China told the United States on Thursday it wants all parties involved in Ukraine to remain calm and avoid mounting tensions, while Washington emphasized de-escalation and warned of the security and economic risks of Ukraine. Russian aggression. “We call on all parties to remain calm and not do anything that … Read more

Biden, Kishida agree to boost security, economic cooperation amid rising concerns

WASHINGTON/TOKYO, Jan. 21 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed in a virtual meeting Friday to strengthen cooperation on pressing economic and security issues, including China, North Korea’s missiles and the Russian threat to Ukraine. The online meeting, their first substantial talks since Kishida became prime minister of Japan … Read more

U.S. charges Texas man for threatening Georgia election officials

The charges mark the first case brought by a federal task force created to combat the wave of intimidation against election workers An election threats task force has been formed after Reuters reported a barrage of death threats in Georgia and other battleground states Suspect’s targets included Georgia Governor Kemp, Secretary of State Raffensperger – … Read more

Giuliani, other pro-Trump lawyers hit with subpoenas over Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday issued subpoenas to three lawyers who joined former President Donald’s failed bid Trump to undo his electoral defeat: Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis. The House of Representatives committee demanded that pro-Trump lawyers turn … Read more

U.S. CDC urges Americans to wear ‘most protective mask you can’

People line up to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S., January 11, 2022. REUTERS/Nick Oxford Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday revised its guidance for Americans … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden vaccine-or-test policy for large businesses

A court with a conservative majority divided on the two cases Blocking policy applied to companies with more than 100 employees Vaccines required at facilities that take Medicare, Medicaid WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination or testing mandate for big business – a policy … Read more