Tag Archives: United States

#VOA. | Polio virus detected in sewage in New York

“Detection of Polio Virus in New York City Wastewater Samples Disturbing, But Not Surprising”said Mary Bassett, a state health official, in a statement. In mid-July, a case of polio was recorded in Rockland County, a few dozen kilometers north of Manhattan. It was the first case of polio in the …

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#VOA. | Blinken in Kigali, last leg of his African tour

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was due to meet Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Thursday during a brief visit to Rwanda, the third and final leg of his African tour after South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). His visit to Kigali comes a day after …

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#VOA. | Race for Semiconductors Influences Taiwan Conflict

new delhi — China has blocked many of Taiwan’s exports in retaliation for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan on August 2, but certain goods including semiconductors and high-tech products have been spared because of China’s reliance on those products from Taiwan, experts say. “It is unlikely that …

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#REUTERS. | Biden announces US-Africa summit in December

US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday a summit between the United States and dozens of African countries in December in Washington to discuss challenges ranging from food security to climate change. “This summit will demonstrate America’s enduring commitment to Africa and underscore the importance of U.S.-Africa relations and increased …

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#REUTERS. | Poor Americans further impoverished by gambling

A national survey of lotteries in the United States found that lottery ticket retailers are disproportionately concentrated in poor communities in nearly every state. The survey, conducted by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism – an organization dedicated to investigative journalism – at the University of Maryland, proves that, through …

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#VOA. | No, the elephant Happy is not a person, decides the New York justice

As “intelligent” as she is, the elephant Happy is not a person and cannot benefit from human rights, ruled the highest court of the State of New York, putting an end to a battle as much ethical as legal. The New York Court of Appeals had been seized of an …

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#REUTERS. | Day of protests in the United States for gun control

Tens of thousands of Americans are demonstrating this Saturday in Washington and other cities in the United States to pressure Congress to toughen gun laws after the shock of the Uvalde shooting, which claimed the lives of 19 children in Texas. March for Our Lives (MFOL, Marche pour nos vies), …

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#VOA. | Friendly classic Real Madrid-FC Barcelona in Las Vegas

A clasico in Las Vegas: Real Madrid, winners of the last Champions League, and FC Barcelona will face off in a pre-season friendly match on July 23, as part of a tour of the United States, which will also take part Juventus Turin. The Soccer Champions Tour, which will take …

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#REUTERS. | Three dead in Iowa church parking lot shooting

A man shot and killed two women in the parking lot of a church in the US state of Iowa on Thursday, before turning the gun on himself, police said, in what constitutes a another deadly shooting in the United States. The incident came shortly after US President Joe Biden …

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#REUTERS. | Joe Biden calls for strong gun control measures

US President Joe Biden on Thursday urged Congress to ban assault rifles, strengthen checks for obtaining firearms and put in place other gun control measures to combat a spike in shootings murderers in the country, exclaiming “enough!”. During a speech from the White House broadcast live on prime time television, …

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#REUTERS. | US to supply Ukraine with longer-range missiles

US President Joe Biden has agreed to provide Ukraine with advanced missile systems to accurately strike long-range targets as part of Washington’s new $700 million military aid to Kyiv as part of its conflict with Russia. The United States will deliver highly mobile artillery systems to Ukraine that can accurately …

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#REUTERS. | Biden consoles families of Uvalde shooting victims

US President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, traveled to Uvalde, Texas on Sunday to support the families of the victims of a shooting at an elementary school in the city. As anger mounts over the slow response of law enforcement in the shooting that killed 21 people, federal …

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#REUTERS. | Biden announces he will travel to Texas in the coming days

US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he would travel in the coming days with his wife to Uvalde, Texas, to console the families of the victims of a shooting at an elementary school in the city. Speaking at the White House to introduce an executive order for police …

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#VOA. | A police officer who remained passive during the murder of George Floyd pleads guilty

One of the three police officers who remained passive in the murder of George Floyd in 2020 pleaded guilty on Wednesday to complicity in manslaughter and will avoid a trial which is due to open in June, Minnesota justice announced. Thomas Lane “has accepted responsibility for his role in the …

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#VOA. | In the United States, the dismay of parents faced with the shortage of baby milk

“Terrifying”, “frustrating”. It’s an unimaginable stressful situation for many American parents: the United States is experiencing a very rare shortage of baby milk. In question the supply problems accentuated by the closure of a factory of the manufacturer Abbott. It’s been going on for months, says Sara Khan, mother of …

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