‘ISRAEL HAS A RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF’, SAYS US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AS GAZA VIOLENCE ESCALATES

‘ISRAEL HAS A RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF’, SAYS US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AS GAZA VIOLENCE ESCALATES

US president Joe Biden called for calm in the Israel-Palestine conflict as the death toll soared in Gaza Strip, but said that the Jewish state had a right to defend itself. US president Joe Biden said, “Israel has a right to defend itself when you have thousands of rockets flying into your territory.” Meanwhile, violence escalated in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as relentless Israeli air raids and Palestinian rocket barrages continued killing innocents. Fierce clashes between the Israeli military and rocket squads in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip spurred a concerted…

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Israel’s President Warns Of Civil War As Jews, Arabs Clash Over Gaza

Israel’s President Warns Of Civil War As Jews, Arabs Clash Over Gaza

Israel’s president warned of a civil war between the country’s Arabs and Jews on Wednesday as fury and fear over shelling exchanges with Palestinian militants in Gaza ignited violence in Israel’s streets.Appeals by religious and political leaders for calm, and police reinforcements and mass-arrests, appeared to do little to stem riots in several ethnically mixed towns. Israeli TV showed what it described as “near-lynchings” of Jewish and Arab motorists. The strife was touched off by sometimes violent pro-Palestinian protests by members of the Arab minority incensed at an Israeli air…

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Man opens fire at birthday party in Colorado, 7 including gunman dead

Man opens fire at birthday party in Colorado, 7 including gunman dead

Agunman opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado, slaying six adults before killing himself Sunday, police said. The shooting happened just after midnight in a mobile home park on the east side of Colorado Springs, police said. Officers arrived at a trailer to find six dead adults and a man with serious injuries who died later at a hospital, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported. The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family and children. He walked inside and opened fire…

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US ‘still digging out of an economic collapse,’ but on ‘right track’: Biden reacts to weak jobs report

US ‘still digging out of an economic collapse,’ but on ‘right track’: Biden reacts to weak jobs report

President Biden on Friday said the country is “still digging out of an economic collapse” amid the coronavirus pandemic, but that the U.S. is on the “right track,” as the administration reported that the economy created just 266,000 jobs in April, and saw rising unemployment. Biden, speaking from the White House, said he took office during a “once-in-a-century pandemic and a once-in-a-generation economic crisis.” He continued, “We knew this wouldn’t be a sprint—it would be a marathon.” The April jobs report released Friday showed the U.S. economy heavily missed Wall…

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US passes emergency legislation after fuel pipeline cyber-attack

US passes emergency legislation after fuel pipeline cyber-attack

The US government issued emergency legislation on Sunday after the largest fuel pipeline in the US was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack. The Colonial Pipeline carries 2.5 million barrels a day – 45% of the East Coast’s supply of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel. It was completely knocked offline by a cyber-criminal gang on Friday and is still working to restore service. The emergency status enables fuel to be transported by road. A total of 18 states have been granted a temporary hours of service waiver for transporting gasoline, diesel,…

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US President Joe Biden sets up Climate Change Support Office

US President Joe Biden sets up Climate Change Support Office

US President Joe Biden issued an executive order on May 7, 2021 to set up the Climate Change Support Office (CCSO) within the Department of State. The Climate Change Support Office (CCSO) has been established within the State Department as a temporary organisation in accordance with section 3161 of title 5, United States Code. Objective of Climate Change Support Office •The main objective of the climate change support office would be to perform the specific project of supporting bilateral and multilateral engagement in order to advance the US initiative to…

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Biden to support waiver of intellectual property rights of Covid-19 vaccines

Biden to support waiver of intellectual property rights of Covid-19 vaccines

President Joe Biden on Wednesday backed the U.S. entering negotiations at the World Trade Organization for the waiver of intellectual property rights as a means to boost vaccine supplies by allowing poorer countries to make their own. It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden’s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his administration’s commitment to global leadership. More than a month of internal debate led up…

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President Joe Biden’s first address to U.S. Congress

President Joe Biden’s first address to U.S. Congress

In address to Congress, he vows to defend human rights abroad, says America’s return to the world stage is not temporary In his first joint address to Congress, U.S. President Joe Biden called for a massive expansion of government spending and investment in American society, unveiling a $1.8 trillion plan that included the provision of universal pre-school , free community college and elderly care under the American Families Plan. Mr. Biden’s speech highlighted his administration’s achievements with mass vaccination and the impact of a $1.9 COVID-19 relief package passed earlier…

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U.S. Congress passes $1.19 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

U.S. Congress passes $1.19 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

In a massive and early victory for the Democrats, the House of Representatives approved 220-211 a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, voting almost entirely along party lines. The bill, having already passed the Senate, will be signed into law by U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday. “Help is here,” Mr Biden tweeted shortly after the House had voted on the American Rescue Plan. He called the bill – which is one of the largest stimulus measures on record — a “historic victory” for the American people. Eligible Americans will receive…

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France agrees to sell 30 Rafale fighters to Egypt

France agrees to sell 30 Rafale fighters to Egypt

Two French air force Rafale F3-R jets take off from the military airport of Andravida, southern Greece, April 19, 2021. (AFP Photo) With an aim of shoring up “national security,” Egypt ordered 30 Rafale jets from French defense firm Dassault Aviation, the North African country’s military confirmed in a statement late Monday. The order, which follows the 2015 purchase of 24 Rafale jets, will be financed through a 10-year loan, the military said. Investigative site Disclose had reported earlier Monday that the order was part of a secret mega-defense deal…

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