U.S. President Joe Biden spent his first full day in office Thursday signing a number of executive orders addressing the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected more people in the United States than anyplace else in the world. The U.S. has 24.6 million of the world’s more than 97 million infections.One of Biden’s…


Dr. Anthony Fauci has addressed the World Health Organization’s Executive Board confirming the Biden Administration’s intention to remain a member of the WHO, to support global health and to become part of the COVAX facility, which aims to provide COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries.  Plus, National Park Ranger Brad Berger highlights the history of the…


Seven Democratic senators asked the Senate Ethics Committee on Thursday to investigate the actions of Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.Thousands had gathered that day as Congress voted to formally certify Joe Biden’s victory…


Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by a week or more to give Trump time to review the case.House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last week after he was accused of inciting the January 6 Capitol riots have signaled they want…


Facebook’s independent oversight board said Thursday that it had accepted the company’s request to review its decision to suspend the accounts of former President Donald Trump.The U.S. social media giant blocked Trump’s access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts after he was accused of inciting a deadly insurrection by his supporters January 6 at the…


The United States swore in Democrat Joe Biden as the 46th President Wednesday, succeeding Republican Donald Trump. As the U.S. faces political division and a surging coronavirus pandemic, President Biden began his first day in office signing a series of Executive Orders. Plus, the United Nations warns that the pandemic is continuing to destroy jobs…


The United States swore in Democrat Joe Biden as the 46th President Wednesday, succeeding Republican Donald Trump. As the U.S. faces political division and a surging coronavirus pandemic, President Biden began his first day in office signing a series of Executive Orders. Plus, the United Nations warns that the pandemic is continuing to destroy jobs…


This week the head of the World Health Organization warns the world is on the brink of a “catastrophic moral failure” over the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. This comes after some countries are already well underway with their vaccination campaigns, while others do not know when they will get their first shots. More from VOA…


Pakistan said Wednesday that it had successfully test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the Arabian Sea, aimed at “revalidating” the weapon’s operational and technical parameters.The Shaheen III surface-to-surface missile, which the country first fired in 2015, can carry nuclear and conventional warheads up to 2,750 kilometers.The range, analysts said, enables the liquid-fueled, multistage rocket to…


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell placed the blame for the deadly riot on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol on President Trump and others saying the mob was “fed lies” and “provoked.” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called Trump a “threat to our constitutional order.” As the nation prepares for the transfer of power, what’s…


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell placed the blame for the deadly riot on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol on President Trump and others saying the mob was “fed lies” and “provoked.” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called Trump a “threat to our constitutional order.” As the nation prepares for the transfer of power, what’s…


U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will seek quick passage of its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan, Biden’s nominee for Treasury secretary said Tuesday. Janet Yellen said at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee that “more must be done” to provide help to struggling Americans affected by the pandemic, despite arguments from Republicans that the…


U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell contended Tuesday that outgoing President Donald Trump “provoked” thousands of his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in a futile effort to block Congress from certifying that Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump in the November election.“The mob was fed lies” that Trump had been cheated out…