US House speaker debacle goes on, 11th McCarthy bid fails
06 January 2023 | 12:15 pm
Not since 1859, in the build-up to the Civil War, has the House demonstrated such disunity of the Speaker role. Republican Kevin McCarthy is facing increasing pressure to gather the necessary votes or step aside.
The raise is more modest than the previous 0.75% consecutive increases, which comes as inflation starts to slow in the US. The move comes hours ahead of expected similar decisions in Europe and the UK.
US prosecutors allege he played a key role in the collapse of FTX — a cryptocurrency exchange and crypto hedge fund he founded — and hid its problems from investors.
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The National Weather Service has warned holiday travelers of a massive winter storm. Travel had been expected to inch closer to pre-pandemic levels for the first time this Christmas.
Beijing is freezing the assets of two Americans involved in Washington's policies regarding Tibet. The move follows US sanctions on Chinese officials earlier this month.
The US decision to deliver a Patriot missile system to Ukraine will not only be of military significance, but also sends a political signal to other allies, Michal Baranowski, a security analyst at the German Marshall Fund, has told DW.
Officials warned of "life-threatening" conditions as temperatures dropped as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas. More than 4,000 flights planned for the Christmas weekend were canceled.
The spending bill includes provisions to reform US election laws — the first legislative response to the January 6 riots at the Capitol after Donald Trump refused to accept the results.
At least 34 people have died due to the storm, which has engulfed most of the US during the Christmas weekend. Buffalo, in New York, was hardest hit on Christmas Day with power outages and people trapped in cars.
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