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‘There’s no executioner’: The plot to replace World Bank boss stalls
David Malpass’ missteps on climate change haven’t brought the swift end to his career his foes had hoped for.
Hurricane Ian devastates US state of Florida
US President Joe Biden has said Hurricane Ian could be the deadliest hurricane in Florida's history following devastation across the state. The hurricane made landfall on Wednesday near the city of Fort Myers and brought severe flooding,...
Ketanji Brown Jackson Inaugurated As First Black Woman On US Supreme Court
Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was nominated to the top court by Joe Biden, will be part of a progressive minority in the body that decides some of the most important social and legal issues in the United States.
'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Ian Grows, Hits Florida
The Miami-based National Hurricane Center says the extremely dangerous hurricane named Ian has made landfall in the southeastern U.S. state of Florida.
Millions Urged To Evacuate Florida As Hurricane Ian Intensifies
Hurricane Ian plunged all of Cuba into darkness on Tuesday after battering the country's west as a Category 3 for more than five hours
President Biden presented Sir Elton John with an award to acknowledge his philanthropy and artistic works. This is beautiful.
Elton John was visibly shocked when the US president, Joe Biden, presented him with the National Humanities Medal on Friday night at the White House. The award was presented to John after he had performed on the South Lawn.
Bermuda braces for Fiona as Biden pledges support for Puerto Rico
Hurricane warning remains in effect for all of Bermuda as Puerto Rico struggles to restore power in the storm’s aftermath.
Covid Remains A Global Emergency But End Could Be In Sight
Covid-19 Pandemic: The comments come after US President Joe Biden declared "the pandemic is over" in an interview aired on Sunday.
Hurricane Fiona slams Dominican Republic as Puerto Rico reeling
The Dominican Republic is being battered by strong winds and heavy rainfall as Puerto Rico copes with ‘catastrophic’ damage.
Britain bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth with an outpouring of emotion
Britain bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a majestic funeral steeped in tradition and a send-off reflective of the broad popularity she managed to retain over her remarkable seven-decade reign.
US president Joe Biden arrives in London on Air Force One ahead of Queen’s funeral
The US President and first lady Jill Biden arrived at the London airport on Air Force One just before 10pm on Saturday.
Hurricane Fiona knocks out Puerto Rico electricity
The operator of the island's grid, Luma Energy, said the system had lost power as winds reached 86mph (140km/h).
U.S. bank regulators consider new rules for regional banks in times of crisis, Wall Street Journal reports
A group of bank regulators appointed by U.S President Joe Biden is considering new rules which will require big regional banks to add financial cushions that can be used in times of crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
Queen's death both challenge and reprieve for new UK leader
British Prime Minister Liz Truss took office less than two weeks ago, impatient to set her stamp on government and facing an overflowing inbox of crises: soaring inflation, a plummeting national currency and skyrocketing energy bills.
Joe Biden Mocked for Tweeting About EVs With Pic of Gas Car
US president Joe Biden confused a gas-guzzling Corvette sports car for an electric vehicle in a recent tweet.
North Korea declares itself a nuclear weapons state
North Korea has passed a law declaring itself to be a nuclear weapons state, according to state news agency KCNA.
King Charles vows to serve his nation as Britain mourns late queen
Britain's King Charles paid a heartfelt tribute on Friday to his late "darling mama" Queen Elizabeth, and vowed to serve as monarch with "loyalty, respect and love" as she had done for more than seven decades.
Mikhail Gorbachev To Lady Gaga: Queen Elizabeth's Most Notable Meetings
Queen Elizabeth II Death: The queen was the first British monarch in history to visit Russia, when she was hosted by president Boris Yeltsin in 1994.
Joe Biden Orders US Flags To Half Staff In Honour Of Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth Death: Flags will also be lowered on US Navy vessels, at military posts and naval stations, and at all American embassies, the White House said.
Electric cars rekindle transatlantic trade war
Europe is incensed over a generous subsidy encouraging US consumers to ‘Buy American’ when it comes to greener cars.
Russians set up method to convert wire currency into Chinese yuan, sparking fears of alliance
Russian state-controlled bank VTB announced that it has set up a system to send money transfers to China in yuan without using the SWIFT messaging system, bypassing international sanctions and sparking more fears of increased cooperation...
Unpredictable Solomon Islands fuels U.S. concern as China's influence grows
Months after the Solomon Islands struck a security pact with China, its leader has repeatedly appeared to snub the United States, heightening Washington's concern but not deterring it from trying to keep the Pacific nation out of Beijing...
First Solar pledges big U.S. factory expansion thanks to climate law
First Solar Inc will spend $1.2 billion to expand its solar panel manufacturing operations in the United States, creating hundreds of jobs including with a new factory in the Southeast, the company said on Tuesday.
Interest In Nuclear Power On Rise As Cost Of Importing Energy Increases
Investment in nuclear power declined after Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster, the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986, as fears over its safety increased and governments ran scared.
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