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Joe Biden to lift Donald Trump’s cap on refugees amid criticism
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# Biden

Joe Biden to lift Donald Trump’s cap on refugees amid criticism

5 hours ago 10,015 Views 13 Comments

The latest move gets rid of Trump’s restrictions on resettlements from Somalia, Syria and Yemen to the US.

# united-states - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial
# Trial
# Trial

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial

Updated Thu 4:08 PM 37,736 Views 0 Comments

“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today,” Chauvin told the trial.

# united-states - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit
# Climate Summit
# Climate Summit

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit

Wed 8:06 AM 6,538 Views 21 Comments

The first major international climate discussions by a US leader in more than four years will take place later this month.

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality
# United States
# United States

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality

Wed 7:46 AM 5,215 Views 0 Comments

Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop by a police officer who apparently confused her handgun with her taser

# united-states - Monday 5 April, 2021

EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders
# Donbass
# Donbass

EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders

Apr 5th 2021, 12:30 PM 20,762 Views 55 Comments

The Kremlin did not deny the recent troop movements, but insisted that Moscow was “not threatening anyone”.

# united-states - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Shop worker tells US court about receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Shop worker tells US court about receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd

Mar 31st 2021, 10:30 PM 31,504 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Martin said that as he stood on the kerb a short time later watching Floyd’s arrest, he felt “disbelief — and guilt”.

# united-states - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Officer in George Floyd case gave onlookers a ‘cold’ stare, US court hears
# Court
# Court

Officer in George Floyd case gave onlookers a ‘cold’ stare, US court hears

Mar 30th 2021, 10:00 PM 23,194 Views 0 Comments

“He just stared at us, looked at us. He had like this cold look, heartless. He didn’t care,” Darnella Frazier said in testimony.

# united-states - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Ireland among UN Security Council members calling for meeting over North Korean missile launches
# UNSC
# UNSC

Ireland among UN Security Council members calling for meeting over North Korean missile launches

Mar 27th 2021, 9:13 AM 8,279 Views 41 Comments

Diplomats said yesterday that France, Estonia, Ireland, Norway and Britain asked for a closed-door meeting of the council to be held on Tuesday.

# united-states - Friday 26 March, 2021

North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response
# Missile Launch
# Missile Launch

North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response

Mar 26th 2021, 8:58 AM 18,114 Views 32 Comments

Pyongyang is pushing to bolster the country’s military power.

At least five dead as tornadoes lash Alabama and Georgia
# United States
# United States

At least five dead as tornadoes lash Alabama and Georgia

Mar 26th 2021, 7:10 AM 14,748 Views 11 Comments

Authorities say the twister cut a diagonal path through rural areas, which likely kept the death toll from being higher.

# united-states - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

AstraZeneca may have used outdated information in trial – US health officials
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

AstraZeneca may have used outdated information in trial – US health officials

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:20 AM 25,320 Views 24 Comments

AstraZeneca reported on Monday that its Covid-19 vaccine provided strong protection among adults of all ages in a long-anticipated US study,

# united-states - Friday 19 March, 2021

Biden says US will hit 100 million vaccine target weeks ahead of schedule
# Covid19
# Covid19

Biden says US will hit 100 million vaccine target weeks ahead of schedule

Mar 19th 2021, 7:38 AM 14,231 Views 25 Comments

The US President promised to unveil a new vaccination target next week.

# united-states - Thursday 18 March, 2021

US progressives urge liberal Supreme Court justice to retire at 82
# Stephen Breyer
# Stephen Breyer

US progressives urge liberal Supreme Court justice to retire at 82

Mar 18th 2021, 9:55 AM 23,008 Views 19 Comments

Liberals want Stephen Breyer to quit so they can nominate a like-minded successor while they still control the nomination process.

# united-states - Friday 12 March, 2021

Minneapolis to pay $27 million to settle lawsuit from family of George Floyd
# United States
# United States

Minneapolis to pay $27 million to settle lawsuit from family of George Floyd

Mar 12th 2021, 8:02 PM 22,533 Views 33 Comments

Floyd’s death last year sparked protests in Minneapolis and elsewhere around the world.

# united-states - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

US Congress approves Covid-19 relief package, giving green light to stimulus checks of up to $1,400
# Payment
# Payment

US Congress approves Covid-19 relief package, giving green light to stimulus checks of up to $1,400

Mar 10th 2021, 8:10 PM 8,488 Views 25 Comments

The $1.9 trillion plan was approved today in the US.

# united-states - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Third woman accuses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of offensive behaviour
# New York
# New York

Third woman accuses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of offensive behaviour

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:15 AM 18,809 Views 23 Comments

The politician earlier acknowledged he had teased people about their personal lives in an attempt to be “playful” and funny.

# united-states - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Second former aide accuses New York governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment
# New York
# New York

Second former aide accuses New York governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

Feb 28th 2021, 8:23 AM 19,952 Views 18 Comments

A young woman claimed the politician asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life including whether she had ever had sex with older men.

Johnson & Johnson single dose Covid vaccine cleared by US officials
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Johnson & Johnson single dose Covid vaccine cleared by US officials

Feb 28th 2021, 7:15 AM 19,918 Views 25 Comments

J&J also is seeking authorisation for emergency use of its vaccine in Europe and from the World Health Organisation.

# united-states - Saturday 27 February, 2021

US house passes $1.9 trillion dollar pandemic relief bill
# United States
# United States

US house passes $1.9 trillion dollar pandemic relief bill

Feb 27th 2021, 8:24 AM 14,665 Views 27 Comments

Democrats said the faltering economy and the loss of half a million lives demanded quick action.

# united-states - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Southern US cities hit hard by storms face water crisis
# US Storms
# US Storms

Southern US cities hit hard by storms face water crisis

Feb 20th 2021, 7:14 AM 15,180 Views 25 Comments

A massive ice and snow storm has been blamed for the deaths of at least 69 people.

# united-states - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

'A dour political hack': Trump levels stinging criticism at Mitch McConnell
# United States
# United States

'A dour political hack': Trump levels stinging criticism at Mitch McConnell

Feb 17th 2021, 6:47 AM 30,824 Views 22 Comments

Trump also criticised McConnell for failing to do more to back his unfounded claims of election fraud.

# united-states - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Democrats claim Trump was ‘inciter in chief’ of 6 January Capitol riot
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Democrats claim Trump was ‘inciter in chief’ of 6 January Capitol riot

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:59 PM 23,527 Views 53 Comments

The second day of Trump’s impeachment trial is underway this evening.

# united-states - Monday 8 February, 2021

Trump lawyers brand impeachment trial as ‘political theatre’
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Trump lawyers brand impeachment trial as ‘political theatre’

Feb 8th 2021, 9:30 PM 14,014 Views 34 Comments

Lawyers for the former president have attacked the case on multiple grounds.

# united-states - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 37,913 Views 88 Comments

Larry Donnelly analyses the new US President’s first few weeks in action.

# united-states - Friday 5 February, 2021

Biden seeks to go big, fast and alone on US Covid-19 relief
# United States
# United States

Biden seeks to go big, fast and alone on US Covid-19 relief

Feb 5th 2021, 10:45 PM 26,983 Views 39 Comments

The coronavirus aid package can now work its way through congressional committees with the goal of finalising additional relief by mid-March.

Dozens rescued in US after ice floes break away on Lake Michigan
# Lake Michigan
# Lake Michigan

Dozens rescued in US after ice floes break away on Lake Michigan

Feb 5th 2021, 3:38 PM 46,743 Views 5 Comments

Ice boats and helicopters were used to reach the people who had been ice fishing in Wisconsin.

# united-states - Monday 1 February, 2021

Legendary singer Tony Bennett reveals Alzheimer's diagnosis
# Us Singer
# Us Singer

Legendary singer Tony Bennett reveals Alzheimer's diagnosis

Feb 1st 2021, 10:05 PM 23,220 Views 9 Comments

“Life is a gift – even with Alzheimer’s,” Bennett said on Twitter.

# united-states - Friday 29 January, 2021

Poll: Should the Taoiseach visit Washington for St Patrick's Day?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Taoiseach visit Washington for St Patrick's Day?

Jan 29th 2021, 9:40 AM 206,486 Views 251 Comments

Micheál Martin has so far signalled his plan to proceed with the visit.

# united-states - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?

Jan 20th 2021, 12:39 PM 24,882 Views 13 Comments

Trump commuted or pardoned the sentences of nearly 150 people in the past day.

Retreat, regroup, re-emerge - What's next for Donald J. Trump?
# United States
# United States

Retreat, regroup, re-emerge - What's next for Donald J. Trump?

Jan 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,668 Views 17 Comments

Trump will become the first President since Andrew Johnson in 1869 to skip his successor’s ceremonial swearing-in.

# united-states - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Biden team says US will not lift travel bans, despite Trump statement
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Biden team says US will not lift travel bans, despite Trump statement

Jan 19th 2021, 7:31 AM 28,276 Views 12 Comments

Trump said he would lift the travel ban on parts of Europe and Brazil.

# united-states - Friday 15 January, 2021

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week
# United States
# United States

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week

Jan 15th 2021, 1:42 PM 25,464 Views 10 Comments

Edward F Crawford took up the position in 2019.

New York bus left hanging over bridge after crash
# Bronx
# Bronx

New York bus left hanging over bridge after crash

Jan 15th 2021, 7:41 AM 57,086 Views 29 Comments

The deputy police chief said eight people were treated for injuries after the accident.

# united-states - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US
# Birds
# Birds

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US

Jan 14th 2021, 8:55 AM 115,908 Views 83 Comments

The pigeon arrived at the garden of Kevin Celli-Bird, who says he has no interest in birds “apart from my last name”.

Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Donald Trump has been impeached twice - what happens now?

Jan 14th 2021, 7:38 AM 37,083 Views 39 Comments

The US president was impeached by the House of Representatives last night.

# united-states - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Stay granted to inmate set to be first woman executed by US in decades
# Indiana
# Indiana

Stay granted to inmate set to be first woman executed by US in decades

Jan 12th 2021, 7:44 AM 27,969 Views 28 Comments

Lisa Montgomery killed a pregnant woman in order to steal her foetus in 2004.

# united-states - Friday 8 January, 2021

US police officer dies following clash with pro-Trump mob
# Capitol Chaos
# Capitol Chaos

US police officer dies following clash with pro-Trump mob

Jan 8th 2021, 7:20 AM 36,172 Views 47 Comments

Protesters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.

# united-states - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill
# Riots
# Riots

'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 1:12 PM 152,076 Views 64 Comments

The deputy national security adviser and the first lady’s chief of staff have also resigned.

Four fatalities: One person shot by police, three deaths from medical emergencies amid Capitol chaos
# US Capitol
# US Capitol

Four fatalities: One person shot by police, three deaths from medical emergencies amid Capitol chaos

Jan 7th 2021, 7:24 AM 53,409 Views 72 Comments

The Washington police chief did not link the deaths from medical emergencies to the violence.

# united-states - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Woman dies after being shot as Trump supporters storm US Capitol building
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Woman dies after being shot as Trump supporters storm US Capitol building

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 11:20 PM 135,619 Views 159 Comments

Police said the victim was a white female shot in the shoulder, according to local reports.

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