On Monday, the Council of the European Union added 19 Venezuelan officials to a sanctions list over their alleged role in "undermining democracy and rule of law" in the Latin American nation.
The "Greater Idaho" movement is an initiative seeking to add several Oregon counties to the Gem State, with activists claiming that the border between blue state of Oregon and red state of Idaho is outdated and does not properly match the location of "the cultural divide" in the Beaver State.
Recently Iran has been steadily deconstructing the remains of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), abandoned by the US in 2018, but Iranian leaders have stressed that these moves are reversible if Washington shows the seriousness of its intention to revive the nuclear agreement by removing tough sanctions.
During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden bombarded the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic in the US with heavy criticism, reiterating that the latter had "no plan" on combating COVID-19. After taking office, Biden continued to blast Trump's coronavirus response.
The former US president, Donald Trump, has not spoken publicly since departing the White House, and all of his accounts on major social media platforms have remained suspended following the deadly 6 January Capitol uprising. Nevertheless, Trump is considered by many in the GOP as a likely Republican candidate in the next presidential race.
Saudi-born Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in 2018 in the Saudi embassy in the Turkish capital city of Istanbul. After facing accusations of being involved in the journalist's murder, Riyadh sentenced eight suspects in 2019.
The outage impacted many financial services, including Check 21, FedCash, Fedwire and the national settlement service. According to an official statement, the interruption was caused by "a Federal Reserve operational error".
The US has decried Iran’s ballistic missiles and its alleged attempts to build a nuclear weapon, although the US maintains thousands of such weapons and is the only country in the world to have ever used them in warfare.