A Michigan county official has rejected calls to resign and is now doubling down on the racist, bigoted and dehumanizing remarks he uttered in defense of his decision to not wear a face mask to a public meeting.
Talks between Democratic leaders and the Trump administration and GOP failed Friday after both sides failed to agree on the size of a new COVID-19 relief package. Ted Rall, an award-winning columnist and political cartoonist, joined Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Friday to discuss the points of contention between Democrats and Republicans.
Taiwan’s Republic of China Air Force launched two multirole F-16 fighters fitted with anti-ship missiles from Hualien Air Force Base this week following reports that forces from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) would be holding drills simulating the capture of the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands, which Beijing calls the Dongsha Islands.
A relatively unknown US aerospace company just won a contract to develop a Mach 5-capable passenger plane to serve as Air Force One, the official aircraft of the US presidency.
A US Army official claims the service has made significant progress regarding the possible implementation of heavy robotic combat vehicles into combat, following a monthlong series of experiments at Colorado’s Fort Carson.
A new Gallup poll released Friday showed that 35% of Americans would be reluctant to get a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine currently, even if it had been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and was provided at no cost.
Tuesday’s massive explosion in the Lebanese capital killed over 150 people and injured 5,000 others, causing an estimated $3 billion in damage and leaving 300,000 people homeless in an instant. It’s estimated that up to half of the city of 2.4 million people has been affected by the blast in one way or another.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 710,000; almost 19.1 million cases of infection have been detected, and over 11.4 million of those patients have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.