Bitcoin Price Falls Following Claim By US Regulator

Bitcoin tumbled Tuesday from its record-breaking run after US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that the “highly speculative” unit could be used for “illicit” purposes. At about 1500 GMT, the digital currency slid 12.57 percent to $47,946, while rival ethereum declined 15 percent to $1,539. Tesla boss Elon Musk — whose company has invested heavily […]

US Airport Security Arrest Wife Of Mexican Drug Lord, ‘El Chapo’

US authorities arrested the wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on Monday at an airport outside of Washington on narcotics smuggling charges, the Justice Department said. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, faces one charge of conspiracy to traffic cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the United States, the department said. […]

US: Store Gun Shooting Kills Three in New Orleans

A man has opened fire in a gun store which killed two persons before he was shot dead by customers and staff who fired back in New Orleans. The incident took place on Saturday at the Jefferson Gun Outlet and shooting range in the suburb of Metairie, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office states. Sheriff Joseph Lopinto […]

Trump Set For First Speech Since Election Defeat

Former US President Donald Trump will give a speech later this month to a gathering of political conservatives in Orlando, Florida, a source familiar with the plans said Saturday, his first extended public address since leaving the White House on January 20. The appearance is scheduled for Sunday, February 28 at the Conservative Political Action […]

Biden Set To Increase US Minimum Wage

When President Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal earlier this month, few were surprised by the plan’s hefty price tag or sweeping scope. More striking was Biden’s inclusion of a measure to more than double the federal minimum wage to $15. The move, backed by leading Democrats including left-wing Senator Bernie Sanders, establishes […]

Joe Biden Sworn In As 46th US President

Joe Biden has been sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States of America. His running mate in the US presidential election of November 3, 2020, Kamala Harris, was also sworn-in as Vice President. Biden and Harris had arrived at the US Capitol on Wednesday for their official inauguration ceremony. Biden, 78, was sworn […]

UK Coronavirus Variant Detected In 60 Countries – WHO

The UK coronavirus strain has been detected in at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, 10 more than a week ago. With the global death toll now well past two million, and new variants of the virus causing deep concern, countries across the world are grappling with how to slow infections until […]

China Mocks US Over Capitol Invasion

China’s internet erupted in mirth at America’s troubled democracy after supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol, comparing the chaos to the Hong Kong anti-government protests of 2019. On Thursday morning, state media tabloid Global Times tweeted side-by-side photo comparisons of Hong Kong protesters occupying the city’s Legislative Council Complex in July […]

One Shot As Protesters Invade US Capitol

A person was shot and wounded Wednesday inside the US Capitol amid chaotic scenes in Washington as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building in anger over his election defeat. “One shooting victim was transported from the Capitol,” a person attached to an emergency response unit told AFP, adding that there were “other injuries” […]

US Prisons Shut As Guards Contract COVID-19

Local jails and state prison systems around the United States on Saturday commenced shutting down completely and transferring their inmates elsewhere, due to the ravaging wave of coronavirus infections and deaths in prisons. The New York Times reported that officials resorted to this decision as a drastic strategy to keep the virus at bay as […]