The Ute Indian Tribe wrote to the new administration last week, pleading for an exemption from the widely-mooted plans to ban new oil and gas wells on federally-owned land, including their reservations in Utah.
The former chief of US Capitol Police said that he called the Pentagon for assistance half a dozen times as his officers lost control of the deadly insurrection outside the legislature on January 6, but was rebuffed by senior defense figures reportedly over fears of how the public would react to the move.
South Africa has closed 20 land border posts as it continues to combat the original severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, as well as a new COVID-19 variant that has spread internationally after widespread holiday travel.
The United States is a fierce opponent of the Russian-led project aimed at carrying up to two trillion cubic feet of gas per year from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, as Moscow seeks to export more liquefied natural gas to Europe.
The former New York mayor and Trump's personal lawyer recently came into the public spotlight over his support of the ex-president's claims of massive voter fraud that purportedly took place in the 2020 election. As a part of the claims, Giuliani peddled a theory that Dominion's voting machines were part of the alleged schemes.
The European Union's policy of centralised approval and procurement of COVID-19 vaccines has seen the UK, which left the bloc last year, race ahead with its own immunisation programme using a mix of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs.
The news comes as the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced on Tuesday it would back mainland and foreign enterprises in the nation's semiconductor sector to boost production of integrated circuits, a South China Morning Post (SCMP) report revealed.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has now surpassed 99,700,000, while the global death toll from the virus is over 2.1 million people, according to Johns Hopkins University.