Friday, June 18, 2021

US

Republican lawmakers, led by Trump’s White House doc, want Biden to take cognitive test

They say that Biden’s 'mental decline and forgetfulness have become more apparent over the past 18 months'.

US gets a new federal public holiday – Juneteenth

The date commemorates the true end of slavery in 1865.

First Asian ‘murder hornet’ this year found in US

The world’s largest hornet is a deadly threat to honeybees that are relied on for their vital role in pollinating crops.

How Benjamin Netanyahu won America and lost Israel

While other Israeli leaders have made their strong relationship with Washington a cornerstone in their politics, Netanyahu’s political style was essentially American from the start.

US scientists develop coating to capture airborne droplets

The substance can be applied to surfaces such as plexiglass dividers to capture respiratory droplets, rather than allowing them to bounce off and remain in circulation.

Biden and Putin praise first talks while serious differences remain

There was little sign of agreement on human rights, cybersecurity, Ukraine, and the fate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny,

EU members approve return of US travellers

Countries can be included on the white list if they have recorded fewer than 75 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days.

‘With masters defeated, the slaves can’t fight’: Taliban eye victory after US exit

'When the Americans leave they (the government forces) won't survive even for five days,' says a Taliban spokesman.

Biden ends EU trade war, renewing transatlantic ties

Freezing trade conflicts with the EU gives both sides more time to focus on mutual concerns such as China.

US Covid deaths top 600,000 as country heads back to ‘normal’

Covid-19 has claimed more lives in the US than in any other country.

Philippines suspends scrapping of military pact with US again

Manila has in the past been unhappy about issues such as a lack of jurisdiction over US personnel who commit crimes in the Philippines.

Queen hosts Bidens for afternoon tea at Windsor Castle

The president said the Queen reminded him of his mother.

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