Biden opens overseas trip declaring ‘United States is back’By The Rising Nepal
President Joe Biden opened the first overseas trip of his term Wednesday with a declaration that “the United States is back” as he seeks to reassert the nation on the world stage and steady European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor.
US super-rich 'pay almost no income tax'By BBC
ProPublica says it has seen the tax returns of some of the world's richest people, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett. The website alleges Amazon's Mr Bezos paid no tax in 2007 and 2011, while Tesla's Mr Musk paid nothing in 2018.
China's NPC firmly opposes U.S. senate bill passageBy The Rising Nepal
The bill, full of ideological prejudice and driven by a Cold-War mentality, smears and slanders China's development path and foreign and domestic policies, interferes in China's internal affairs and attempts to contain China's development under the banner of "innovation and competition," the committee said in a statement.
On 1st overseas trip, Biden to assure allies and meet PutinBy The Rising Nepal
Set to embark on the first overseas trip of his term, President Joe Biden is eager to reassert the United States on the world stage, steadying European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor and pushing democracy as the only bulwark to rising forces of authoritarianism.
US increasingly unlikely to meet Biden’s July 4 vax goalBy RSS
For months, President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to meet his target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4.
How does America intensify disinformation war?By The Rising Nepal
As U.S. reporters Amy Goodman and David Goodman pointed out in 2004, this was the "classic disinformation two-step," in which the White House first leaks a lie to a U.S. media outlet, and the latter publishes it as a startling exposure; then, the White House conveniently masquerades behind the credibility of the media.
Many websites disrupted by outage at cloud company FastlyBy The Rising Nepal
Dozens of high-traffic websites including the New York Times, CNN, Twitch and the U.K. government’s home page, could not be reached. San Francisco-based Fastly acknowledged a problem just before 1000 GMT. It said in repeated updates on its website that it was “continuing to investigate the issue.”
Donate jabs now or risk wasting doses, says UnicefBy BBC
Millions of Covid vaccines could be wasted if rich countries send large amounts of leftover doses to poorer nations in one go, Unicef has warned.
US recovers most of ransom paid after Colonial Pipeline hackBy The Rising Nepal
The Justice Department has recovered most of a multimillion-dollar ransom payment made to hackers after a cyberattack that caused the operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline to halt its operations last month, officials said Monday.
China's foreign trade up 28.2 pct in Jan.-MayBy The Rising Nepal
China's total imports and exports expanded 28.2 percent year on year to reach 14.76 trillion yuan (about 2.31 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first five months of 2021, official data showed Monday.
China dispatches vaccine, syringe aid to 66 countriesBy The Rising Nepal
China has completed dispatching COVID-19 vaccines and syringes to 66 countries and one international organization as of Sunday amid efforts to provide vaccine aid and strengthen international cooperation, according to the commerce ministry.
At least 70 pct of China's target population to be vaccinated by year end: officialBy The Rising Nepal
At least 70 percent of the target population in China is expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of this year, according to an official of the National Health Commission (NHC).
The world's fastest cat is returning to IndiaBy BBC
If all goes well, eight cheetahs - five males and three females - will make the 8,405km (5,222 miles) journey from South Africa to their new home in a sprawling national park in India in November.
Passenger trains collide in Pakistan killing 30By BBC
Two passenger trains have collided in southern Pakistan, killing at least 30 people and injuring dozens more.
Putin says Russia-China relations at highest-ever levelBy The Rising Nepal
Russia is willing to deepen cooperation with China in more areas, Putin said via video link when he took a question from He Ping, president and editor-in-chief of Xinhua News Agency, on China-Russia relations, in a meeting with heads of major international news agencies, held in St. Petersburg on Friday local time.
In Trump’s shadow, Ga’s. Kemp draws boos from GOP faithfulBy The Rising Nepal
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp drew jeers and boos at his state party’s annual convention Saturday, laying bare the bitterness that remains among Republicans over his role in certifying
Facebook suspends Trump accounts for two yearsBy BBC
Facebook Inc has suspended former US President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts for two years.
U.S. empire of hacking stirs up wrath in Europe, concerns of int'l communityBy The Rising Nepal
The allegations of spying come as Danish broadcaster DR reported on Sunday that the Danish Defense Intelligence Service had given the NSA open internet access to spy on senior politicians of neighboring countries, including Merkel.
India's critical wet monsoon season has startedBy The Rising Nepal
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has officially declared the onset of the monsoon over the state of Kerala. The monsoon, which usually starts on June 1, is a few days late. But while the onset date is important, the overall forecast is much more crucial.