Trump to name Supreme Court pick Friday or Saturday
25 September 2020 | 1:59 pm
President Donald Trump says he will announce his nominee for the empty Supreme Court seat on Friday or Saturday, despite calls from his electoral rival Joe Biden to delay voting until the results of November's election are known.
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The southern US state wants the Supreme Court to reverse the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling — which legalized abortion nationwide — and let states regulate abortion.
1 Aug 2021
Congressman Adam Kinzinger says he'll work "to get to the truth and hold those responsible for the attack fully accountable." Republican leaders have boycotted the inquiry into the Capitol Hill riot on January 6.
31 Jul 2021
The close ally of former US President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to charges that he illegally lobbied on behalf of the Emirati government.
3 Aug 2021
Handwritten notes detail a conversation in which Trump pushed for the election results to be declared corrupt. Justice Department officials at the time said they could not "change the outcome of the election."
30 Aug 2021
A temporary ban on evictions had protected millions of renters in the US. But the court said health authorities did not have the power to impose such a moratorium.
2 Sep 2021
The Texas law makes the state's abortion rules the strictest in the US. Abortion campaigners failed in a court challenge to block the law. Texas dodged existing US abortion laws by using an unusual enforcement system.
10 Sep 2021
Mexico's Supreme Court has voted unanimously to declare the criminalization of abortion unconstitutional. Up to now, abortion has been legal in Mexico City and three other states in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, while elsewhere, the procedure was only permitted in cases of rape.
21 Sep 2021
Police vastly outnumbered pro-Trump protesters at a rally in support of those charged for breaching the US Capitol in January. Security had been tightened amid concerns of a repeat of the violence.
27 Sep 2021
Donald Trump lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden by even more votes than initially believed, according to a review backed by Trump's allies in the Republican Party.
2 Oct 2021
Top US General Mark Milley told Congress that the Defense Secretary and others knew about his call to his Chinese counterpart, to reassure Beijing that former President Donald Trump was not preparing a sudden attack.
8 Oct 2021
The United States has disclosed the number of nuclear weapons in its arsenal for the first time since former President Donald Trump decided to keep the figures a secret.
20 Oct 2021
Justice Department officials say the law is "plainly unconstitutional" and want it blocked until legal clarity is found on the matter. The court previously allowed the ban to go into effect.
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The steel industry is one of the planet's biggest carbon emitters. An industry-wide project in the Swedish city of Luleå is exploring the use of hydrogen, rather than carbon-emitting coking coal, in the energy-guzzling production process.
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The European Commission wants to ensure that the rights of LGBTQ parents are recognized in all EU countries. But conservative EU member states are expected to push back.
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Vice President Dina Boluarte has been sworn in as the country's first female president, and Pedro Castillo was arrested. Castillo had tried to dissolve Congress in a bid to avoid impeachment.
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In eastern DR Congo, fighting between the M23 rebel group and the Congolese army has already forced 400,000 people to flee. Since March, more than 100,000 civilians have found refuge in Uganda. Hundreds of families arrive every week in the country, which is already home to 1.5 million refugees.
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China relies heavily on Saudi oil and is expected to sign a number of agreements with Riyadh. This is Xi's third overseas visit since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.