US begins withdrawal from Paris climate accord
05 November 2019 | 3:48 pm
Washington has formally launched its withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord after Donald Trump rejected it as harmful to the US economy. The process doesn't become complete until the day after the 2020 election.
4 Jan 2021
US President Donald Trump badgered Georgia's elections chief official to "find" nearly 12,000 votes needed to flip the state results in his favor.
5 Jan 2021
US law student David MacMillan and his friend got more than just groceries during a recent supermarket trip in Washington, DC, as they were each offered a shot of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, after health care workers had not shown up for their appointments to get the doses. MacMillan posted a recording of himself getting the shot on TikTok, where it had been viewed more than 700,000 times.
7 Jan 2021
The outgoing US president has been "indefinitely" banned from Facebook and is temporarily banned from tweeting to his over 88 million followers after a night of violence in Washington.
16 Jan 2021
Germans have been told to avoid central Washington, DC, following Wednesday's storming of the Capitol building. It's one of several advisories the German Foreign Ministry carries about travel to the United States.
8 Jan 2021
Donald Trump is back on Twitter
9 Jan 2021
Twitter has permanently suspended President Donald Trump's account after the violence at the Capitol building. The company cited the risk of further incitement in its decision.
12 Jan 2021
The outgoing president and vice president have pledged to carry on working together for the last few days of their term. Trump has also declared a state of emergency for the capital.
13 Jan 2021
Google-owned YouTube temporarily suspended President Donald Trump's account. The online video service said there was a "potential for violence" and that the account suspension would initially last seven days.
14 Jan 2021
The House has reached enough votes to make Donald Trump the first US president to be impeached twice. Lawmakers have accused Trump of "incitement of insurrection" following the Capitol storming.
14 Jan 2021
President Donald Trump has been impeached for the second time after he was charged with "incitement of insurrection."The historic second impeachment comes after the breach of the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. that resulted in multiple deaths, including a police officer.
16 Jan 2021
A 2-meter-high fence lines the area around the Capitol. National Guard soldiers are patrolling the building and Capitol police roam the surrounding streets. The scene has changed dramatically since last week's riots.
24 Jan 2021
Twitter has locked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US following a tweet it says violated its stand against "dehumanizing" people. The embassy had posted that Uighur women were "no longer baby-making machines."
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Despite the pandemic and a huge crisis in the aviation industry, Lufthansa has launched a new airline. Eurowings Discover flies to holiday destinations in Africa. Staff are paid less than at parent company Lufthansa, but are happy to have work after the pandemic.
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More and more Iranian students, including schoolchildren, are joining the protest wave. Iranian security forces are resorting to increasingly brutal measures to quell the demonstrations.
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The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says Russia and Ukraine must cease military activity near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant and agree on a security zone. He warned that any damage could "spell catastrophe" for the region and beyond.
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The decision by the OPEC+ oil cartel to lower global production to 2 million barrels per day starting in November has prompted the US to dip into its Strategic Petroleum Reserve to dampen prices. An upcoming price cap on Russian oil could also add more inflationary pressure if Moscow decides to respond by cutting supply to participating countries.
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says he won't cause a deep recession but that "pain" is necessary to fight inflation. To curb the largest price increases in four decades, the US Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates this year.