On 5 March, the Capitol Police requested that National Guard troops continue to provide protection for the next two month, The Associated Press reported, citing concerns over security and potential for violence at the Capitol. But is the threat real?
On 2 March, the US Supreme Court heard an oral argument on the Arizona case concerning the legality of the state's prohibition of ballot harvesting and out-of-precinct voting. The dispute comes at a time when the Dems are pushing ahead with the H.R. 1 bill, which legalises ballot harvesting and loosens voting restrictions and verification rules.
Brent crude rose above $69 per barrel on Friday on the news that OPEC+ won't be easing production cuts in the near future, contrary to market expectations. The question is: will US shale rebound to capitalise on rising oil prices, thus upsetting the plans of the petroleum alliance?
Despite infertility being close to the same level between men and women, fertility between the two sexes is very different. The record for the world’s oldest father still remains firmly in the hands of Ramjit Raghav, an Indian man who fathered his last son at 96 years of age, with the world oldest mother being just 66.
Increased social media and tech censorship must be understood in the wider context of the establishment desperately seeking to hold on to what used to be called "the vital centre", a US-based author and economist tells Sputnik.
On Wednesday, UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak announced that the government will extend its job support scheme until September and freeze the personal income tax threshold, but will increase corporate taxes to 25 percent from 2023.
On 3 March, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1 For the People Act of 2021 largely along party lines by a vote of 220-210. All GOP lawmakers and one Democratic representative, Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, voted against the legislation, which was previously denounced as a "federal government takeover" by the Republicans.
UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the 2021 Budgeton Wednesday, laying out the government's fiscal plan to “protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people''.
On 23 February, The Associated Press broke that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF), the one that is running the official Black Lives Matter website, had raised more than $90 million in 2020.
WASHINGTON(Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken openly supported overthrowing the Venezuelan government on the very same day as promising no more regime change operations in his first major speech in office, World BEYOND War peace movement Executive Director and Nobel Peace Prize nominee David Swanson told Sputnik.
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.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Despite the new US administration increasingly pressing Europe into following its foreign policy guidelines, Brussels has shown restraint in its fresh sanctions on Russia over vlogger Alexey Navalny, Waldemar Herdt, a member of the Bundestag committee on foreign affairs from the AfD party, told Sputnik on Wednesday.
As he was addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando last week, former US president Donald Trump hinted that he might join the 2024 presidential race.
Last week, India and Pakistan issued a joint statement to strictly observe all agreements on the ceasefire along the Line of Control and other sectors, and to address “each other’s core issues and concerns”. The sudden announcement was their first joint statement in over eight years.
So far, £1.65bn has already been allocated for the UK’s vaccination programme, with reports suggesting that several tax rises may be introduced by Sunak, fuelling concerns from politicians across the political spectrum.
After the Canadian government introduced a mandatory three-day quarantine for all citizens flying into the country, the decision angered many people, who claim that their rights are being taken away.
Guess who's back? Donald Trump made a triumphant return to the spotlight as the former president enthralled thousands of Republicans at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Trump stood before his supporters and earned rapturous applause as he asked them, “Do you miss me yet?"
On 27 February, the House of Representatives passed the much-discussed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill proposed by President Joe Biden on a near party-line 219-212 vote. While no GOP lawmaker endorsed the legislation, two Democrats, Jared Golden (D-Maine) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), cast votes against the proposal.
The Biden administration has begun reshuffling Washington's foreign policy priorities in the Middle East, but the power dynamic in the region has dramatically changed over the past few years, with Gulf Arab states diversifying their strategic partnerships, seeking more equal relations with the US, according to Middle Eastern observers.
We're all familiar with the humble emoji, be it the simple smiley face, or the bawdy aubergine, and now the emoji lexicon is expanding. Apple is preparing to add 217 new emojis to its virtual repertoire, hoping to boost the inclusivity of the medium.