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Elon Musk slams ‘insane’ US government spending

Russia Today | 07 Dec 2021

Elon Musk took aim at the US government’s lavish federal budget, and President Biden's infrastructure bill in particular, arguing that spending has reached an “insane” level far beyond what the country is able to sustain. Speaking at Tesla’s new ‘Gigafactory’ in Austin, Texas for the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit...

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China calls US Olympic boycott ‘pretentious’ and ‘political manipulation’

Indian Express | 07 Dec 2021

China’s Washington embassy on Monday dismissed the U.S. announcement of a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics as “a pretentious act” and a “political manipulation” that would have no impact whatsoever on the successful holding of the Games. “No invitation has been extended to U.S. politicians...

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US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine

Eye Witness News | 07 Dec 2021

Ahead of his virtual meeting with Putin, Biden also spoke with the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Britain on Monday, after which the western powers expressed their "determination" that Ukraine's sovereignty be respected. ......

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US Religious Group Says Haitian Gang Releases 3 Hostages

Voa News | 06 Dec 2021

A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted. The statement from Christian Aid Ministries said the people were released on Sunday in Haiti and are "safe and seem to be in good spirits." The group provided no further details. On...

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A psychologist shares what she learned working with some of the wealthiest kids in the US

Business Insider | 06 Dec 2021

All kids, but especially affluent kids, experience over-scheduling, Grossberg said. Marko Geber/Getty Images Grossberg is a psychologist who's taught in private schools in Boston and New York. She says affluent children face unique problems and often have emotional issues. She also says that many kids lack time for "idea flow," or relaxed and...

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China slams US provocations over Taiwan question

China Daily | 06 Dec 2021

BEIJING - China on Monday slammed the remarks of some US officials on the Taiwan question, saying that the United States and Taiwan are playing with fire by continuously provoking China. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a daily news briefing in...

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Meet US Navy's Last Line of Defense: An Autonomous Gun Against Missiles

Interesting Engineering | 06 Dec 2021

When it comes to war, we often focus on the offense and how debilitating our attack options are. However, adversaries are also upping the ante on their attack options, and that is where an effective defense system works wonders. The is a prime example of defense that can make the difference between a floating ship and a sunken one. Made up of a...

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US gives Israel time to annex West Bank: Palestine

Anadolu Agency | 06 Dec 2021

Palestine on Monday accused the US administration of giving Israel time to complete its annexation to the occupied West Bank. "The US management of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict…gives the [Israeli] occupation state time to complete the annexation of...

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Iran nuclear talks mired in blame game, Israel seeks harder US stance

The Arab Weekly | 06 Dec 2021

VIENNA / WASHINGTON- The long-delayed resumption of nuclear talks with Iran has got off to a rough start, with Iran digging in and its negotiating partners openly voicing frustration and pessimism. After five days of talks in Vienna ended last week, the United States said Iran did not appear to be serious. European diplomats accused Iran of...

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Omicron brings fresh concern for US mental heath after ‘grim two years’

The Guardian | 06 Dec 2021

Many Americans’ mental health has suffered during the pandemic, and anxiety and depression persists Sarah Isaacs, a therapist in Raleigh, North Carolina, sees mostly clients between the ages of 22 and 30, many of whom missed out on the usual dating and networking because of the Covid pandemic. “They...

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Thomas Massie: US Congressman condemned for Christmas guns photo

BBC News | 06 Dec 2021

A US congressman has faced a barrage of criticism after he posted a Christmas photograph of his family posing with military-style rifles, just days after a deadly school shooting. Kentucky's Republican representative, Thomas Massie, tweeted the photo with the caption: "Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo". The post has been...

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Iran walks back prior nuclear concessions: US�official

The Wire Network | 04 Dec 2021

Iran walked back any compromises it made in previous talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, pocketed all compromises made by others and asked for more during indirect US-Iranian talks this week, a senior State Department...

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Nurse who raped disabled patient in US jailed for 10 years

Straits Times | 03 Dec 2021

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A nurse who raped and impregnated a severely disabled woman in his care has been jailed for 10 years in the US state of Arizona, local media reported on Friday (Dec 3). Nathan...

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US, Iran pessimistic about nuclear deal talks in Vienna

Middle East Monitor | 03 Dec 2021

The United States and Iran are not very optimistic about the talks currently taking place in the Austrian...

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Biden opens winter battle against Covid as US braces for Omicron

Manila Bulletin | 03 Dec 2021

Washington, United StatesUS President Joe Biden announced Thursday a winter campaign against Covid-19, with new testing requirements for travelers and a surge in vaccination efforts as the new Omicron variant threatens to revive the pandemic. Biden has brought steady leadership after the chaotic Donald Trump years, but the mutating...

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‘We Just Feel It': US Military Academies Become More Diverse, But Not Immune to Racism

NBCBayArea | 03 Dec 2021

Eight years after he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Geoffrey Easterling remains astonished by the Confederate history still memorialized on the storied academy’s campus – the 6-foot-tall painting of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the library, the barracks dormitory named for Lee and the Lee Gate on Lee Road. As a Black...

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US Congress passes short-term funding bill to avert shutdown

Sandhills Express | 03 Dec 2021

Washington — Both chambers of Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap measure that will fund federal agencies into mid-February, sending the legislation to President Biden’s desk and avoiding a holiday season partial shutdown. The measure passed the Senate 69-28 with substantial GOP support, hours after passing the House 221-212....

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US, Russia seek to avoid nightmare confrontation over Ukraine

Dawn | 03 Dec 2021

STOCKHOLM: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) shaking hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov before their meeting on the sidelines of a conference of Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.—AFP STOCKHOLM: Momen­tum was building on Thursday for direct talks between US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir...

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Didi Global to delist in US, eyes move to Hong Kong 

Hong Kong Standard | 03 Dec 2021

Chinese ride hailing giant Didi Global will delist from the New York stock exchange and pursue a listing in Hong Kong, it said on Friday, after it ran afoul of Chinese regulators by pushing ahead with its US$4.4 billion U.S. IPO in July. The company made the announcement first on its...

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US, Germany plan new restrictions as Omicron rattles investors

The Wire | 02 Dec 2021

About 56 countries were reportedly implementing travel measures to guard against Omicron as of Nov. 28 BERLIN/ WASHINGTON: The United States and Germany joined countries around the globe planning stricter Covid-19 restrictions on Thursday as the new Omicron variant rattled markets, fearful it could choke a tentative economic recovery from the...