Through a combination of borrowing, loan guarantees for banks and ‘quantitative easing’ (i.e. printing money) the US government has committed over $6 trillion to deal with the impact of the coronavirus crisis. Last month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) warned that up to $16 trillion would be shaved off the US’s GDP over the next decade.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador has drawn the ire of Washington as he has sought to chart a more independent path from the United States, including distancing himself from attempts to overthrow the Venezuelan government and the long and bloody US 'war on drugs'.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States carried out its first federal execution in 17 years, putting to death an Oklahoma man who was found guilty of murdering an Arkansas family in the 1990s, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday.
The high-level official for the world's largest telecoms equipment provider made the comments after the Chinese firm posted strong profits despite fresh challenges from Washington and London's decision to ban the company from supplying non-sensitive components to British networks.
On Monday, a US Air Force General Dynamics F-16C Viper 4th generation multi-role fighter slammed into the ground while attempting to land at Holloman Air Force Base outside Alamogordo, New Mexico during a routine training mission. The incident is at least the seventh involving a US fighter jet in less than two months’ time.
In December 2019, three Russian servicemen were also injured in a blast from an improvised explosive device during a routine patrol in Syria. Russian and Turkish forces are currently carrying out joint patrols along a key highway in the restive Syrian proince of Idlib.
Wearing a mask in a public place is on the list of recommendations for protection against the coronavirus issued by the WHO. However, this simple task proved to be challenging for Australia's Health Minister. To make things worse, his struggle with the mask occurred just as he was explaining to the public how to put one on.
The World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on 11 March. The biggest number of cases so far have been registered in the United States, Brazil and India.