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US, China presidents discuss Iran, regional and intl. developments

Presidents of the Unites States and China, Joe Biden and Xi Jinping, met virtually on Tuesday and discussed a range of issues including Iran. Beijing and Washington are at odds on several topics, including Tehran nuclear programme and the 2015 nuclear deal.

US wasted millions of doses of Covid vaccine

The United States is throwing out millions of coronavirus vaccines, government data shows. It comes as poor countries are facing serious shortages of vaccine to counter the deadly pandemic.

US threatens China over ‘pressure on Taiwan’

The United States has warned China against quote military, diplomatic and economic pressure on Taiwan. Beijing considers the island as part of the People’s Republic of China.

Muslims living under Islamophobia in U.S.

Majority of Muslims living in the United States have faced Islamophobia at least once in their life, according to a study by the University of California, Berkeley.

FBI data show record rise in 2020 US homicides

The rate of murders in the U.S. surged by nearly 30 percent last year compared to 2019, according to the FBI. It’s the largest single-year jump in almost six decades

Biden refuses Israel’s proposal on US consulate location

US President Joe Biden rejected Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s idea over reopening of Washington’s Palestinian diplomatic mission outside Jerusalem.

Report: US plotted abducting or assassinating Assange

Several high-ranking officials within the CIA and the administration of former US President Donald Trump had plotted to kidnap or kill WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a new report reveals.

Poll: Less than 30% of Americans say US headed in right direction

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe the US s headed down the wrong direction, according to a new survey.

US says no plan for Blinken to meet Iran’s FM at UN

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has no plan to meet with his new Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian next week at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Friday.

US defense contractors generated $7.35 trillion since 9/11

The September 11 terrorist incidents spelled great news for American weapons manufacturers and military contractors, generating a stunning $7.35 trillion in revenue over the course of the past 20 years, a report reveals.

Russia summons US envoy over alleged election interference

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced Friday it had summoned US Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan over Washington meddling in the upcoming Russian parliamentary elections.

Ex-US marine kills four, including infant in mother’s arms

A former US marine has shot and killed four people in Florida, including a woman and her three-month-old baby boy in her arms, before surrendering, acccording to police.

Report: US post-9/11 wars cost 900,000 lives, $8 trillion

A report from the Costs of War project at Brown University revealed that 20 years of post-9/11 wars have cost the Unites States an estimated $8 trillion and have killed over 900,000 people.

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