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YouTube suspends Trump indefinitely, stops Giuliani from monetising clips

YouTube has suspended Donald Trump indefinitely from the platform and said it will also prevent the former president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani from being able to monetise his clips, United States media reported. It comes a week after the social media giant confirmed it would...

Biden’s nominee Antony Blinken confirmed as secretary of state

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Joe Biden’s nominee, veteran diplomat Antony Blinken, to serve as secretary of state. The 100-member Senate backed Blinken 78-22, meaning he could be sworn in as the nation’s top diplomat later in the day. A simple majority...

Biden, Putin hold first telephonic conversation

US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin held their first conversation as counterparts on Tuesday in a phone call that underscored troubled relations and the delicate balance between the former Cold War foes. According to the White House, Biden raised concerns about...

WHO experts issue recommendations on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued recommendations on Tuesday on the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and said it was working with the company to accelerate its approval of the shot for WHO emergency use listing. The WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts...

UK’s coronavirus death toll passes 100,000 grim milestone

The Untied Kingdom's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 100,000 people on Tuesday as the government battled to speed up vaccination delivery and keep variants of the virus at bay. Many more deaths would follow before a vaccination programme began to take effect,...

US Senate confirms Janet Yellen as first female Treasury chief

Janet Yellen won overwhelming Senate confirmation as the first woman to lead the US Treasury on Monday, setting her quickly to work with Congress on coronavirus relief, reviewing US sanctions policy and strengthening financial regulation. The Senate voted 84-15 to confirm Yellen, with all...

Scotland’s leader vows to push for independence vote

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday of fearing democracy when it comes to letting the Scottish people express their will on independence from the United Kingdom. Scotland voted against independence by 55pc to 45pc in a 2014...

Villagers torch virus testing centre in Netherlands

Rioting youths protesting on the first night of a Dutch curfew torched a coronavirus testing facility and clashed with police in a fishing village. Police said on Sunday they fined more than 3,600 people nationwide for breaching the curfew that ran from 9pm on...

US House of Representatives to formally charge Trump over Capitol hill attack

Former United States president Donald Trump will be formally charged with with inciting insurrection in a fiery speech to his followers before this month’s deadly attack on the Capitol by the House of Representatives today. The move signals the start of his second impeachment...

Biden administration fights for $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan

Officials in President Joe Biden’s administration tried to head off Republican concerns that his $1.9 trillion pandemic relief proposal was too expensive on a Sunday call with Republican and Democratic lawmakers, some of whom pushed for a smaller plan targeting vaccine distribution. Lawmakers from...

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