While US President Joe Biden has sought to distance himself from many of the domestic policies of his predecessor, Donald Trump, in the realm of foreign policy he has not strayed far, and in some cases, such as with China, he has adopted an even more bellicose rhetoric.
Saudi officials claim that Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by a "rogue" team of agents who were not operating on the instructions of the government. However, recently released White House documents accuse the Kingdom's de facto ruler, Prince Salman, of personally approving the murder.
Democrats have proposed a series of election reforms known as H.R.1 or the For the People Act. The bill, which the House is expected to vote on this week, addresses several issues including voter suppression, partisan gerrymandering, election security, campaign finance law and public campaign financing.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Germany has to complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to further its own economic development while citizens should impress on the government to pursue the beneficial project for their own sake, the German lawmaker from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Waldemar Herdt, told Sputnik on Wednesday.
Son of US President Joe Biden, Hunter, confirmed in December that his business dealings were being probed by the US Attorney's Office in Delaware. Biden’s attorney general nominee Merrick Garland said during his confirmation hearing last week that he had not discussed the investigation with the president.
The People’s Liberation Army Navy is the world’s largest, even bigger than the US Navy, and upgraded Chinese shipyards are pumping out several warships each year, helping the PLAN to become an increasingly modern force, capable of challenging adversaries in waters further from Chinese shores.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Cooperation on the coronavirus vaccine can help bring about normalization of EU-Russian ties, which have been soured by the recent EU sanctions, Andrea Picchielli, a member of Italy's Lega party, told Sputnik on Wednesday.
To date, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of at least 2.5 million people worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.