China’s threats ineffective on America: Now US governor reaches Taiwan, will meet President Sai Ing-wen tomorrow

US governor reaches Taiwan: Eric has tweeted the details of his tour. He told in his tweet that he will meet Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday morning. From Taiwan he will travel to South Korea. “I look forward to further strengthening the US partnership with Taiwan and South Korea this week,” he said. Despite China’s maneuvers and constant threats to Taiwan and America, American leaders are visiting Taiwan one after the other. On Sunday, Governor Eric Holcomb of the US state of Indiana also visited Taiwan, following a visit…

Jayland Walker: Ohio police release video of deadly suspect chase

US police have released video of a chase in Akron, Ohio, which ended in a black man being shot dead, hit more than 60 times by pursuing officers. Police believe Jayland Walker, 25, opened fire first and officers feared for their lives during the night-time traffic stop on 27 June. Mr Walker was not armed when he ran away from his car but police say a pistol was later found inside it. Akron’s mayor urged local people to show patience as protests began. “The video is heart-breaking, it’s hard to…

Germany orders 40,000 vaccine doses as precaution against spread of monkeypox

Germany has ordered 40,000 doses of a Bavarian Nordic BAVA.CO vaccine to be ready to vaccinate contacts of those infected with monkeypox if an outbreak in Germany becomes more severe, but officials are banking on other precautionary measures for now. Speaking at a press conference, German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said on Tuesday that measures such as an isolation period of at least 21 days recommended for infected people would suffice for now to contain the outbreak. “If infections spread further we will want to be prepared for possible ring…

On Eid, US president says, ‘Seeing so many Muslims being targeted with violence’

Biden said, making the US more equitable, more inclusive for Muslim Americans is an essential part of the enduring work to form the more perfect union. Around the world, Muslims are being targeted with violence, US President Joe Biden said on Monday asserting that Muslims make America stronger every single day even as they still face real challenges and threats in the society that they live in. At a White House reception to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Biden said he has appointed the first Muslim to serve as Ambassador-at-Large for International…

Trevor Reed: US marine released in prisoner swap with Russia

A former US marine held in a Russian jail since 2019 has been released in a prisoner swap. US and Russian officials confirmed on Wednesday that Trevor Reed is on his way back to the US. In exchange, Russia’s foreign ministry secured the release of Konstantin Yaroshenko, a Russian national jailed on drug smuggling charges. The Reed family said in a statement that their “prayers have been answered”. They said the marine would tell his story publicly after addressing “the myriad of health issues” brought on by conditions he was…

Guantanamo inmate sent to Algeria after almost 20 years

Guantanamo Bay inmate Sufiyan Barhoumi has been repatriated to Algeria, US officials say, after spending nearly 20 years at the detention facility. He was captured at a safe house in Pakistan with a top al-Qaeda member in 2002, and accused of taking part in a plan to bomb the US. But the US Department of Defense said his detention was no longer considered necessary. It said Algeria had given assurances that he would be treated humanely. In a statement, the department added that US authorities recommended that Mr Barhoumi could…

US investigators fly to China to aid in Boeing plane crash probe

As part of that assistance, the plane’s cockpit voice recorder is being downloaded and analysed at a US lab in Washington, federal officials said Friday US accident investigators arrived in China on Saturday to help authorities look for clues into what caused last month’s crash of a Boeing jetliner with 132 people aboard. The seven-member team from the National Transportation Safety Board will participate in the Civil Aviation Administration of China’s investigation of the March 21 crash of a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800. As part of that assistance, the…

Second Booster Shots Authorized for Adults 50 and Older!

The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization of the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to allow adults 50 and older to get a second booster as early as four months after their first booster dose of any Covid-19 vaccine.The move extends the availability of additional boosters to healthy older adults. The FDA had previously allowed additional shots for anyone 12 or older who was severely immune-deficient. This group of people can now receive a three-dose primary series and two boosters for a total of five…

Joe Biden says remark on Putin’s power was about ‘moral outrage’

US President Joe Biden refused to apologize for his comments, which his administration has been having a tough time explaining over the past few days. US President Joe Biden on Monday said that his weekend comment in Europe that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power” was a moral outrage for his invasion of Ukraine, and that does not reflect any change in American policy with respect to regime change. As such, Biden refused to apologize for his comments, which his administration has been having a tough time…

Donald Trump’s 6 January call logs show a seven-hour gap

Official White House logs from 6 January 2021 – the day the US Capital was breached by a mob of Donald Trump’s supporters – show a seven-hour and 37-minute gap in presidential phone activity while the assault was at its height. The bipartisan congressional committee investigating the attack had fought a lengthy legal battle to obtain the presidential records, which could shed light on the activity of the president and his closest aides on the day. The logs show the president contacting at least eight people in the morning –…