Payrolls report proves U.S. Economy still on top
08 September 2018 | 10:00 am
American wages unexpectedly climbed in August by the most since the recession ended in 2009 and hiring rose by more than forecast, keeping the Federal Reserve on track to lift interest rates this month and making another hike in December more likely.
9 Apr 2021
We look at media coverage of the upcoming trial between Apple and Epic Games, after both sides filed their position statements on Thursday. The maker of popular video game Fortnite is accusing Apple of anti-competitive practices and of creating a market monopoly. We then turn to what could be a "glorious summer" for American workers, many of whom have been hoarding paid time off for the past year and are now ready to go on a proper European-style vacation.
15 Apr 2021
The 9/11 era could finally be drawing to a close. This week, US President Joe Biden said the US would fully pull out of Afghanistan by this coming September 11, a highly symbolic date for America. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that were coordinated from Afghanistan.
19 Apr 2021
Artists including Nicky Jam, Anitta, Carlos Vives and many more are back on a white carpet for the Latin American Music Awards ceremony held near Miami, Florida.
24 Apr 2021
US President Joe Biden announces that the US has hit 200 million vaccine shots in his first 92 days in office and that all Americans aged 16 and above will be eligible for a vaccine as of Monday.
28 Apr 2021
The US president is set to unveil another historic spending plan aimed at addressing wealth inequality. Proposed tax hikes will likely face tough opposition from Republicans.
19 May 2021
After 11 years of learning and finishing a formal 5-year training programme, 31-year-old US national Jake Pinnick finally became a rare foreign coach teaching Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Daoism at a traditional Daoist Kung Fu Academy in Wudang, as filmed on Saturday.
28 May 2021
The United States is preparing to remember the Tulsa race massacre. It was 100 years ago when a White mob set fire to the town and bombed a prosperous Black neighbourhood from the air in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing an estimated 300 Black men, women and children. There are a few survivors left but they appeared before the US Congress this week. We take a closer look.
5 Jun 2021
An American climber, Arthur Muir, 75, became the oldest American to climb the world’s highest peak, breaking the record of climber Bill Burke who reached the summit at 67 in 2009.
27 Jun 2021
The United States federal government will investigate its past oversight of Indian boarding schools and work to "uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences.''
3 Jul 2021
Since the United States was placed on the European Union's green list in mid-June, American tourists have been making a timid return to Paris after almost a year and a half of absence. With more than 4 million tourists visiting France each year before the health crisis, Americans rank 9th among countries of origin.
9 Jul 2021
Zaila Avant-garde, 14, became the first African American to win the 90-year-old Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday by correctly spelling 'Murraya,' a genus of plants, staying cool after a near miss with a botanical word in a previous round.
25 Jul 2021
Annette Young talks to American author and journalist, Deborah Copaken, about her latest book 'Ladyparts,' on how the toll of life in modern-day America, played havoc with her health and her body.
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Authorities in South Africa are seeking clues after 21 teenagers died in a packed bar. Also, the G7 is to mobilise $600 billion of investment in global infrastructure projects in the next five years, including in Africa, in a bid to counter China's initiatives. Finally, we speak to DJ and curator Mo Laudi about the "Globalisto" exhibition by African artists in the French city of Saint-Etienne.
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A German court has sentenced a 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to five years in prison. The pensioner is the oldest person so far to be charged with being complicit with the war crimes of the Holocaust.
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It is election season again and some words and terms will be flying around making you wonder what they really mean. Here are some of the words and their meanings.
1 hour ago
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has called for a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild war-scarred Ukraine. What does he mean by that?
1 hour ago
Baghdad is hoping to revive talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia following the deadly confrontation in Yemen. Diplomatic ties between Tehran and Riyadh have been non-existent for years.
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An oil supertanker that has been moored in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen since 1976 could break apart and unleash part or all of its 1.1 million barrels of oil on the Horn of Africa, the UN warns. Also in this edition: Britain's Prince Charles expresses regret for the legacy of slavery, and Rwanda is set to produce its own mRNA vaccines in a first for the continent.