Stephen Akard, director of the Office of Foreign Missions, began serving as acting head of the inspector general’s office in the interim, per Trump's recommendation in May, after the US president fired Steve Linick because he had lost full confidence in him.
In April last year, opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim President Juan Guaido attempted to stage a coup in Venezuela and overthrow democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro, purportedly with support from the US government. However, the attempt was botched due to the military refusing to support Guaido.
Senator Mike Gianaris, the sponsor and key proponent of the bill, insists big tech market players need to be effectively reined in to ensure robust competition. Meanwhile, a number of tech giants have in the past several months been subjected to antitrust probes.
The plane belonged to the Fifth Villa Reynolds Air Brigade of the Argentine Air Force. The causes and circumstances of the crash are not immediately clear.
The explosion that tore through the Lebanese capital on 4 August claimed the lives of at least 80 people, injuring thousands, destroying numerous buildings, and practically leveling the city’s port.
The idea of a payroll tax holiday has been floated by the Trump administration as a means to help out workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Congress, however, is divided on the issue.
The pandemic has already forced countries to reinstate restrictive measures, including lockdowns in some areas, as new outbreaks of the coronavirus are being confirmed in Europe and Asia. At the same time, India, South Africa, and Latin America show growing daily numbers.
Russian airspace control systems have been detecting numerous air targets approaching the country’s border over neutral waters in the Black Sea for several weeks.