Sunday, April 11, 2021

US

US state to pay undocumented migrants pandemic relief

The initiative will see more than 90,000 migrants pocket up to US$15,600 and some 200,000 others receive more than US$3,000.

Biden says gun violence epidemic ‘has to stop’ as Texas shooting hits headlines

Biden calls shootings in the US an 'international embarrassment'.

US restores millions in Palestinian aid cut by Trump

Biden’s aides have also signalled that they want to re-establish the goal of a negotiated two-state solution as a priority in US policy.

World powers hold ‘constructive’ talks with Iran on reviving nuclear deal Trump dumped

A resolution of the nuclear issue could help ease tensions in the wider Middle East, notably with Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Every adult in America eligible for jab earlier than promised

No controversial 'vaccine passport' will be required for Americans, promises White House.

US says vaccinated people can travel, with precautions

Within the US, vaccinated people will not have to quarantine or take a Covid-19 test after travelling although they must still wear masks and observe social distancing.

4 including child shot dead in US state

This comes after two other high-profile mass shootings in March, which set off a renewed debate about gun control measures in the US.

Asian woman’s attacker charged with hate crime assault in New York

A viral security video showed people watching the attack but doing nothing to help the woman.

US to seize gloves made by Top Glove over forced labour

The US Customs and Border Protection says it has 'sufficient information' to conclude that Top Glove uses forced labour, and will seize any gloves manufactured by the firm at US ports of entry.

‘Am I patriotic enough for you?’ Asian-American veteran shows battle scars

Thousands of Asian-Americans have reported hate crimes linked to language that blames Asians for the spread of Covid-19.

US suspends Myanmar trade pact after bloodiest weekend

The US says the 2013 Trade and Investment Framework Agreement will remain suspended until democracy is restored.

Jury in George Floyd murder trial shown harrowing video of his death

George Floyd's death had sparked a national outrage, with widespread protests and rioting against police brutality towards African Americans.

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