Afghan Muslim arrested for killings that rocked New Mexico’s Islamic community

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A Muslim immigrant from Afghanistan has been arrested as a prime suspect in the serial killings of four Muslim men that have rocked the Islamic community in New Mexico’s largest city, a police announced on Tuesday. After days of tightening security around Albuquerque-area mosques, seeking to allay fears of … Read more

Trump solicits donations after FBI raid of his Mar-a-Lago home

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday tried to turn news that the FBI had raided his Florida estate to his advantage, citing the investigation in text messages and emails seeking political donations from his supporters. The unprecedented search marked a significant escalation in the federal investigation into whether Trump … Read more

Taiwan’s foreign minister says China is carrying out part of attack plan for invasion

TAIPEI, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s foreign minister said on Tuesday China was using military drills it launched to protest the visit of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a plan to match to prepare for an invasion of the autonomous island. Joseph Wu, speaking at a press conference in Taipei, offered no … Read more

US to send Ukraine $5.5 billion in new budget and military aid

The national flags of Ukraine and the United States fly in the grounds of a police training base outside kyiv, Ukraine May 6, 2016. Picture taken May 6, 2016. REUTERS/ Valentin Ogirenko Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 8 (Reuters) – The United States will send an additional $5.5 billion in … Read more

China announces new military exercises around Taiwan

TAIPEI, Aug 8 (Reuters) – China’s military announced new military drills in the seas and airspace around Taiwan on Monday – a day after the scheduled end of its biggest-ever drills to protest China’s visit to China. last week in Taipei by US President Nancy Pelosi. China’s Eastern Theater Command said it would conduct joint … Read more

US Senate approves bill to fight climate change and cut drug costs in favor of Biden

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping $430 billion bill to tackle climate change, cut drug prices and raise some corporate taxes, a major victory for President Joe Biden whom Democrats hope to bolster their chances of retaining. control of Congress in this year’s elections. After a marathon 27-hour … Read more

US Senate Democrats battle to pass $430 billion climate and drug bill

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Saturday began debating a Democratic bill addressing key items on President Joe Biden’s agenda – tackling climate change, cutting drug costs for seniors and energy, while forcing corporations and the wealthy to pay more taxes. The debate began after the Senate voted 51 to 50 to … Read more

Jury in Alex Jones defamation case begins hearing testimony on punitive damages

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Lawyers for the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shootings have begun presenting evidence of Alex Jones’ wealth as they seek punitive damages in more than $4.1 million awarded by a Texas jury for the US conspiracy theorist’s false claims that the massacre was a hoax. … Read more

US indicts four Kentucky police officers in murder of Breonna Taylor

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged four current and former Louisville, Ky., police officers with their roles in the botched 2020 raid that killed Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was in her home, in a case that sparked nationwide protests. The charges represented the latest effort by the Justice Department … Read more

US declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

Aug 4 (Reuters) – The United States has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, the health secretary said on Thursday, a move that should free up additional funds and tools to fight the disease. The US tally topped 6,600 on Wednesday, nearly all cases among men who have sex with men. “We’re ready to take … Read more