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Joe Biden attends grim homecoming for US troops killed in Afghanistan attack

August 30, 2021 11:08:14 am

US President Joe Biden shut his eyes and tilted his head back as the flag-draped cases carrying the remains of 11 American service members killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan emerged on Sunday from a military plane at a base in Delaware. Biden, his wife, Jill, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and senior military […]

US election: China breaks silence, congratulates Biden-Harris on victory

January 15, 2021 3:08:09 pm

China on Friday congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on his victory against incumbent Donald Trump, more than a week after Americans cast their ballots. Trump has so far refused to concede defeat, but numerous world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, have already called Biden to congratulate him on his win. “We respect the choice […]

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena lifts suspension of parliament

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena lifts suspension of parliament

May 27, 2020 4:09:34 pm

Former president Mahinda Rajpaksa was reinstated as the Prime Minister by President Sirisena replacing Wickremesinghe, in a dramatic turn of events.

After legalising cannabis, Canada’s stores are struggling with a massive shortage

May 27, 2020 4:10:36 pm

The first weeks since the legalisation of cannabis have felt more like a soft opening with few retail outlets operating and rampant supply shortages.

Brothel owner Dennis Hof wins Nevada legislative race despite being dead

May 27, 2020 4:11:07 pm

County officials will appoint a Republican to take Hof's place in the state Assembly. He was found dead October 16 after a weekend of parties celebrating his 72nd birthday. Officials are still determining his cause of death, but they don't suspect foul play.

US federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children

October 12, 2018 12:00:56 pm

Since October 2014, the federal government has placed more than 150,000 unaccompanied minors with parents or other adult sponsors who are expected to care for the children and help them attend school while they seek legal status in immigration court.

Tropical storm fades but still douses Hawaii with rain

February 19, 2020 1:02:02 pm

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urged residents and visitors to stay off the road until the Tropical Storm Olivia passed, but he was hopeful the effects of the storm on his county would be limited.

Teen fatally stabs love rival at Detroit-area school in Michigan: Police

August 21, 2020 8:44:48 pm

The suspect was arrested at the scene and is being held at a police lockup until the arraignment, which could happen Thursday. Dwyer said she probably will be charged with murder.

US invites China to trade talks as tariffs loom: White House adviser

August 21, 2020 8:44:32 pm

The Trump administration is preparing to activate tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, hitting a broad array of internet technology products and consumer goods from handbags to bicycles to furniture.

Former El Salvador president sentenced to 10 years in prison

September 13, 2018 3:22:01 pm

During the trial, prosecutors said Saca had appropriated public funds for himself and others, including taking more than $7 million for his former party, the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA).

California shooting: Six, including gunman, dead

September 13, 2018 1:36:32 pm

California: A man killed 5 people, before shooting himself in a shooting spree in Bakersfield on Wednesday.

Video shows Harvey Weinstein’s hands-on encounter with rape accuser

September 13, 2018 1:24:07 pm

Weinstein is seen on the video rejecting a handshake from Thompson and then hugging her instead and rubbing her back. He then caresses her shoulder as they sit side-by-side in front of her laptop.

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