President Donald Trump’s younger brother Robert has died
16 August 2020 | 3:08 pm
Robert Trump, the US president's younger brother, has died at the age of 71. The president had visited his brother, a former real estate developer, in a New York hospital on Friday.
8 Feb 2021
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will announce on Monday that the United States will return as an observer. The US pulled out of the Geneva-based body under the previous adminstration over its alleged anti-Israel bias.
25 Feb 2021
President Biden has lifted ban that prevented many green card applicants from entering the country. Biden said that shutting the door on legal immigration did not help the US.
25 Mar 2021
The second mass shooting in under a week is putting pressure on Biden act on gun control. However, getting reform passed will be an uphill battle.
14 Apr 2021
US domestic industries are struggling to keep up with demand for computer chips and semiconductors. The White House is offering billions in domestic aid to help boost production.
19 Apr 2021
But it's uncertain how many more refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Central America are set to benefit.
23 Apr 2021
The Biden administration plans to propose tax hikes on high-income earners, including a near-doubling of the rate paid by wealthy investors. The move isn't a surprise, but it still has investors feeling jittery. Also, with the latest mission to the International Space Station underway, we take a look at how Elon Musk's SpaceX has edged out the competition in the space race.
18 May 2021
For the third time in a week, the United States has blocked the United Nations Security Council from approving a resolution that denounces violence on both sides and calls for a cessation of hostilities in the Israel-Gaza conflict. Is it a case of giving diplomacy a chance, or siding with Israel as a default position? The US ambassador to the UN insists that Washington is "working tirelessly through diplomatic channels" to end the worst fighting in years.
27 May 2021
US President Joe Biden is to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the first time since entering the White House. The pair will hold a summit in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 15-16.
14 Jun 2021
The US leads efforts to create a western alternative to China's New Silk Road project, but the EU is wary of setting up an anti-China coalition. Bernd Riegert reports from Carbis Bay.
2 Jul 2021
US President Joe Biden's visit to the site of a partial condominium collapse in Miami came as the search-and-rescue effort came to a halt yet again, this time over fears about the stability of the remaining structure.
30 Aug 2021
Hurricane Ida "continues to rage and ravage everything it comes in contact with" after it made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, US President Joe Biden says during a visit to the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington. Powerful Hurricane Ida has battered the southern US state of Louisiana and plunged New Orleans into darkness, leaving at least one person dead 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
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Suicide, the act of taking one's own life, is becoming a global phenomenon in all regions of the world. Every year, people take their own lives or attempt to commit suicide, which usually leaves long-lasting effects on families and friends left behind. According to the World Health Organisation, about 700,000 suicides occur across the globe every year, and for every completed suicide, there are at least 20 unsuccessful attempts.
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The head of the world health body said an estimated 90% of people had some resistance to COVID-19 but infections are up, and he warned of new variants. News China may loosen COVID-19 measures was welcomed by the WHO.
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Judges have ruled that Germany should be able to take part in the EU's €750-billion COVID-19 reconstruction fund. The court rejected two complaints that participation hands too much power from Berlin to Brussels.
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Hundreds of people in New York have taken part in protest organised by French photographer and street artist JR against the Iranian regime.
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We explore the life and artwork of French artist Rosa Bonheur, who was a pioneer – both as a painter and as a woman – in 19th century society. Two centuries years after her birth, major exhibitions are being held in France to celebrate her extraordinary legacy. In Paris, the Musée d'Orsay is hosting a special exhibition for this anniversary. Co-curator Leïla Jarbouai tells us more about Bonheur's body of work.