In early September, the US Congressional Budget Office reported that country's federal debt, which is worth $20.83 trillion, has already reached its highest level since World War II and is currently equal to the size of the nation's economy.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a statement on the coronavirus situation in the United Kingdom in the House of Commons.
Eight Indian parliamentarians were suspended on Monday while protesting Sunday's passage of two contentious farm bills. Chairman of the House M. Venkaiah Naidu, while announcing their suspension, said their action “defies logic. It is a bad day for the Rajya Sabha”.
India expressed concern over the presence of Chinese troops in the Ladakh region during the meeting of foreign ministers in Moscow on the side-lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on 10 September. New Delhi pointed out that there was no credible explanation for the deployment from the Chinese side.
BERLIN (Sputnik) - A suspicious parcel has been detected in the German parliament's premises and is currently undergoing a forensic inspection, Berlin Police said on Tuesday.
The move was slammed as politically motivated and had "killed" tech investment in the Asia-Pacific country, a Huawei exec said as quoted by the Australian Financial Review.
On 21 September more than 4,360 new infections were reported in the United Kingdom, as many as at the beginning of the outbreak. 11 people died from the disease that day, which brought the total death toll in Britain to 41,788.
The incident reportedly happened at studios in Osterley, a district in west London. According to a tweet by James Moyse, a journalist with Sky News, there are regular fire alarm checks in the new studios.
The death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was reportedly found hanging by a ceiling fan on 14 June, has unravelled B-town’s drug nexus. After the arrest of Sushant’s former girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik for allegedly providing drugs to Sushant, around 25 top celebs have been named by Rhea in connection with drug use.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The allegation that recently-arrested New York City Police Department officer Baimadajie Angwang worked for the Chinese government is completely untrue, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow has no intention to get engaged in the domestic affairs of the United Kingdom, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday, commenting on the possible collision of the UK Internal Market Bill with the Brexit agreement.
The new measures come amid fears of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic against the backdrop of a surge of new cases. The uptick has been registered since late August, pushing the total number of infections to nearly 400,000.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The General Debate of the UN General Assembly will start on Tuesday, and for the first time in its history, will be held in a virtual format due to the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on global travel and in-person diplomacy.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The samples taken from the site of a major fire that has hit a recycling company in the northeastern French department of Haut-Rhin have not revealed any toxic traces, the prefecture of the department said on Tuesday.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - The European Union demonstrates double standards by including the Turkish vessel operator Avrasya Shipping in its sanctions list on Libya, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a press release.
Donald Trump, as well as his former wife Ivana earlier both hailed their daughter Ivanka as a potential US president, saying she would make an efficient political leader, and now it appears Ivanka is not the only Trump family member to cherish the ambitious plans.
Early last week, UK Policing Minister Kit Malthouse called on Brits to report their neighbours to the police if they see them violating the government’s ban on social gatherings of more than six people.
Sir Keir Starmer was elected leader of the Labour Party earlier this year - defeating left-winger Rebecca Long-Bailey. He inherited a party that had lost four general elections in a row to the Conservatives.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil Tuesday a new, stricter set of anti-coronavirus measures that will reportedly oblige UK citizens to work from home if possible.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is currently facing extradition to the United States to face a number of charges filed under the Espionage Act. A hearing is ongoing in London, and Assange is currently being held at Belmarsh prison in the UK capital.