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Psaki Declines to Comment on Maxine Waters ‘Confrontational’ Remarks Ahead of George Floyd Verdict

When asked if President Joe Biden agrees with the recent controversial remarks of Rep. Maxie Waters (D-Calif.) about the George Floyd case, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dodged commenting on Waters while saying it is “the most American thing” to protest against injustice in a press conference on Monday. “[President Biden] has been very […]

Canada budget rolls out post-pandemic spending plan ahead of likely election

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland pose for a picture holding the budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle April 19, 2021 By Julie Gordon OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government on Monday lined up billions in new spending to provide emergency […]

NASA announces SpaceX Crew-2 ahead of April 22 launch

SpaceX Crew 2 members, from left, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide gather at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 16, 2021 to prepare for a mission to the International Space Station. The launch is targeted […]

Wall Street Week Ahead: Tech retakes market lead as investors eye yields, earnings

FILE PHOTO: A Wall St. street sign is seen near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo/File Photo April 16, 2021 By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. technology and growth stocks have taken the market’s reins in recent weeks, pausing a rotation into […]

S&P 500, Dow slip from record highs ahead of earnings, inflation data

FILE PHOTO: A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo April 12, 2021 By Shivani Kumaresan (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones indexes retreated from record levels on Monday, as investors geared up for the start of the corporate […]

U.S. Senate moves ahead with sweeping effort to counter China

FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China, January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang April 8, 2021 By Patricia Zengerle and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has scheduled a meeting on April 14 to consider major bipartisan legislation to boost the […]

US Sanctions 24 China and Hong Kong Officials Ahead of Talks

HONG KONG—The United States sanctioned an additional 24 Chinese and Hong Kong officials over Beijing’s ongoing crackdown on political freedoms in the semi-autonomous city, just ahead of the Biden administration’s first face-to-face talks with China. The step reflects Washington’s “deep concern” about the erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy following changes to its election system endorsed […]

President of Mexico barricades palace ahead of women’s march

Banners with messages directed at Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador hang from a perimeter fence set up in front of the National Palace as preparation for the upcoming International Women’s Day demonstration, in Mexico City, Friday, March 5, 2021. Marked on March 8th, the day has been sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, […]

Minneapolis Dems buying influence online to shape public opinion ahead of trial of officer accused in Floyd death

Workers install barbed wire on fencing outside the Hennepin County Government Center, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2021 in Minneapolis, as part of security preparation for the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The trial is slated begin with jury selection on March 8. Chauvin is charged with murder the death of George Floyd during […]