Janet Yellen, the Treasury Secretary nominated by US President Joe Biden, was confirmed for the position by the Senate on Monday, with 84 Senators supporting her candidacy and 14 voting against.
Rupert Murdoch is the owner of the News Corp company, including some of the biggest US media outlets such as Fox News and the New York Post, and has long been considered an ally to the former US president, Donald Trump.
In a historic move for the United States, House Democrats and some Republicans impeached Trump for a second time shortly after the deadly 6 January US Capitol riot, days before he was set to depart from the White House, accusing him of "incitement of insurrection".
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - US technology stocks hit record highs on expectations of strong quarterly earnings for companies that benefited from providing stay-home services and products amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Influential foreign policy think tanks in Washington are putting heavy pressure on newly-minted US President Joe Biden not to shred his predecessor’s “get tough” approach on China, which has included sanctions, tariffs, and the blacklisting of Chinese companies.
Despite an improving economic outlook buoyed by the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and unprecedented stimulus package, the allure of the greenback has dimmed as it suffers from the impact of surging fiscal and current account deficits that show no signs of abating.
The Islamic Republic has accumulated a vast arsenal of ballistic and cruise missiles, most of them domestically sourced. Earlier this month, on the eve of Joe Biden’s inauguration, the country staged large-scale missile drills in southeastern Iran and the northern Indian Ocean simulating large-scale combat against enemy naval forces.
The ongoing border stalemate started last April when Indian and Chinese soldiers engaged in a brief duel over a patrolling disagreement. Tensions, however, escalated as frequent physical altercations ensued between the troops at different locations, including one in the Galwan Valley last June in which at least 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives.
The Israeli spyware software has become increasingly notorious after being implicated in many high profile hacks, including of the phone of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Dogs have long enjoyed the privilege of residing in the White House, with President Warren G. Harding's Airedale Terrier Laddie Boy the first 'First Dog' to get regular press coverage. The last pups to join their owners in the White House were the Portuguese Water Dogs Bo and Sunny, belonging to President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.
British actress Keira Knightley earlier revealed that she stopped offering nude scenes in films after she became a mother of two children. At the moment she has no-nudity clause in her contract.
Social media companies have long come under fire for permitting the circulation of false claims and misinformation on their sites. In recent months, internet corporations have pursued new ways of controlling what information is posted to their platforms.
LeBron James, a four-time NBA champion, is an American basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers. Earlier in 2020, he endorsed Joe Biden for the US presidency, just before the 3 November election.
Frank Lampard thought his job was safe on Sunday when Chelsea defeated second-tier club Luton Town 3-1 in the FA Cup. But the Blues have slipped out of Champions’ League contention after a bad run of results.
Following his 29th straight MMA victory last October against Justin Gaethje via second-round stoppage, Khabib Nurmagomedov announced that he would retire from the UFC.