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Mail service says United defrauded it, fines airline $49.5 million

United Airlines will pay $49.5 million to settle criminal fraud charges and civil claims pertaining to fraudulent conduct in violation ...

2.4 million vaccines given Saturday for new U.S. record

WASHINGTON D.C.: As preparations are underway to begin shipping Johnson and Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines this week, reports have been released ...

No one hurt in Sunday's California quake

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Small earthquakes reaching magnitude 3.7 were felt along California's Central Coast after midnight on Sunday, according to ...

Macquarie profit outlook soars 10% on American storm woes

The winter storms that swept across the U.S., particularly Texas, upending the energy market and knocking out power for millions ...

Fauci optimistic about effectiveness of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

WASHINGTON DC: Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would not hesitate to be inoculated with the ...

U.S. CDC monitoring Ebola outbreak in Africa

WASHINGTON DC: Even as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring outbreaks of the Ebola virus in ...

Despite losses, Cinemark looks to customers returning soon

PLANO, Texas: The head of the nation's third largest chain of cinemas sees an end to the business lockdown which ...

New York judge orders 90 restaurants to return to late closings

NEW YORK, New York: A state court has granted a temporary ruling allowing 90 New York bars and restaurants to ...

Government says 48 million have received first vaccination

WASHINGTON DC: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that it has distributed 96,402,290 doses of Covid vaccines ...

In 227 to 200 vote, House approves bill to expand protected lands

WASHINGTON DC: An additional 3 million acres of land in the United States will come under federal protection following the ...

Largest Chinese oil company, called government tool, faces delisting b

NEW YORK, New York: After delisting three of China's biggest telecommunications companies this year - China Mobile, China Telecom, and ...

Wider distribution of Johnson & Johnson vaccine expected this week

FRESNO COUNTY, California: There is new hope for those anxiously awaiting the coronavirus vaccine, as thousands of doses of the ...

Shortage of chips slowing auto production in U.S.

WASHINGTON DC: A group of eight bipartisan governors from U.S. auto states has written to U.S. President Joe Biden asking ...

Officials act to stop clinic vaccinations due to complaints

A California healthcare provider is no longer receiving supplies of COVID vaccinations after their staff members allegedly allowed ineligible people ...

NATO 2030 commits members to war with Russia and China

The February meeting of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Defense Ministers, the first since President Biden took power, revealed an ...

Shortage of chips slowing production at Tesla, other manufacturers

FREMONT, California: After a two-day shutdown due to parts shortages, Tesla's Fremont, California plant reopened on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer ...

California court seeks to end confusion over owning gun magazines

SAN FRANCISCO, California: A U.S. Court of Appeals said on Thursday that it would reconsider an earlier decision that California ...

Costco starting wage to be $1 per hour more than Walmart

WASHINGTON, DC: Joining other major U.S. retailers who have announced a hike in minimum wage for employees, Costco has said ...

Irish list grows to 33 countries demanding arrivals quarantine

DUBLIN, Ireland: The Irish government has added 13 more countries to its list of "high-risk" travel.People arriving from these countries ...

Two deadly 737s crashes occurred before action taken

WASHINGTON, DC - Following two deadly crashes involving Boeing's 737 jets, a US government watchdog has asked the Federal Aviation ...

CDC cannot prevent landlords from evicting tenants, says court

TYLER, Texas: A federal judge on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional regulations preventing landlords from evicting residential tenants. The regulations ...

PM Modi to embark on busy diplomatic calendar

New Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI): Now that the vaccination drive is in full force and COVID-19 restrictions are easing ...

No Evidence Left-Wing Activists Attacked US Capitol, FBI Chief Says

WASHINGTON - A U.S. Senate committee is set to hear Wednesday from defense, justice and homeland security officials about the ...

Tanden Withdraws Budget Nomination Amid Opposition

President Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she ...

Myanmar UN ambassador claims legitimacy

New York [US], March 3 (ANI): Amid reports of being fired, Myanmar's Ambassador to the United Nations, Kyaw Moe Tun ...

China In Eurasia: Beijing's Path In Europe Gets Bumpy

Welcome to the first China In Eurasia briefing, an RFE/RL newsletter tracking China's resurgent influence from Eastern Europe to Central ...

Another Day of Anti-Coup Protests in Myanmar Ends in Bloodshed

Another day of demonstrations against Myanmar's military junta Wednesday ended with more fatalities among protesters.Reuters says at least two people ...

Rocket Attack Targets Iraqi Military Base

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq said Wednesday a rocket attack targeted an Iraqi military base that hosts coalition troops.Spokesman Col. ...

Custom diets are essential to mental health

New York [US], March 3 (ANI): While a balanced diet is advisable to provide the body all the essential nutrients, ...

PayPal plans to hire over over 1,000 engineers in India

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar 3 (ANI): Global leader in digital payments PayPal said on Wednesday it will hire 1,000 engineers ...

Gorbachev, Last Soviet Leader Whose Rule Changed History, Turns 90

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev turned 90 on March 2, receiving greetings from the world leaders as well as the ...

The Afghan Deputy And The Mystery Of The Smuggled Gold Bars

A high-ranking Afghan politician has found himself at the center of a scandal in Tajikistan involving $15 million in cash ...

US Sanctions Russians for Role in Navalny Attack

WHITE HOUSE - For the first time, the administration of President Joe Biden is taking punitive action against Russia.Sanctions were ...

NBA roundup: Nikola Jokic's triple-double lifts Nuggets

Nikola Jokic recorded his 50th career triple-double with 37 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets ...

Sudan Marks Milestone with Historic Bank Wire Transfer

WASHINGTON - The first wire transfer between Sudan and a U.S.-based bank was completed successfully last week ending more than ...

Armenian President Paves Way For Army Chief's Dismissal

Armenia's political crisis was plunged into deeper uncertainty on March 2 after the president refused to sign an order to ...

Freedom House: Global Decline In Democracy Has 'Accelerated'

Freedom House said the coronavirus pandemic, economic uncertainty, and conflicts across the world contributed to the decline of global freedom ...

Vaccine rollout in Gaza and West Bank: Palestinian Authority to blame

Matthias Kennes, a medic with the humanitarian and political group Doctors without Borders has chronicled his experiences as a medical ...

FBI Director: No Evidence Left-Wing Activists Attacked US Capitol

WASHINGTON - FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday defended the bureau against criticism that it missed warning signs about the ...

Budget Nominee Tanden Withdraws Nomination Amid Opposition

President Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she ...

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Mail service says United defrauded it, fines airline $49.5 million

United Airlines will pay $49.5 million to settle criminal fraud charges and civil claims pertaining to fraudulent conduct in violation ...

Stocks in Hong Kong lead Asian bourses higher

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Hong Kong and mainland China jumped sharply on Wednesday dragging up indices in Australia ...

2.4 million vaccines given Saturday for new U.S. record

WASHINGTON D.C.: As preparations are underway to begin shipping Johnson and Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines this week, reports have been released ...

Macquarie profit outlook soars 10% on American storm woes

The winter storms that swept across the U.S., particularly Texas, upending the energy market and knocking out power for millions ...

U.S. stocks weaken, Nasdaq loses 230 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks fell Tuesday after a session which saw major indices moving in and out ...

Price to buy Victoria's Secret up from $1 to $4 billion in 1 year

NEW YORK, New York: As lingerie company Victoria's Secret prepares to look for a new owner, the price tag for ...

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