Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. Prime Minister Liz Truss said...
President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced that most Americans trying to pay off university loans will get $10,000 forgiven in a bid to address the decades-old headache of massive educational debt across the country. “In keeping with my campaign promise, my administration is announcing a plan to give working and...
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ensured Taiwan of Washington’s support Wednesday and met with activists before wrapping up her whirlwind visit to the island republic and heading on to South Korea. “Today, our delegation … came to Taiwan to make unequivocally clear: we will not abandon our commitment to Taiwan,...
Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time and is returning to isolation, his White House doctor said Saturday, attributing the result to “rebound” positivity from treatment the US president received. The 79-year-old Biden “tested positive late Saturday morning, by antigen testing,” following four consecutive days of...
U.S. President, Joe Biden, has had two negative COVID-19 tests and no longer needs to isolate after recovering from the infection, his White House doctor said Wednesday. “Yesterday evening and then again this morning, he tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus by antigen testing,” presidential physician Kevin O’Connor wrote in...
President Joe Biden is visiting Saudi Arabia as part of his Middle East tour. The Friday trip is designed to reset the United States relationship with the world’s top oil exporter and regional powerhouse that has been strengthening ties with Russia and China, Reuters reports. According to the White House, the...
Sri Lanka declared a state of emergency Wednesday as thousands of people mobbed the prime minister’s office after the country’s president flew to the Maldives, following months of widespread protests against an economic crisis. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had promised at the weekend to resign on Wednesday and clear the way...
Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe died in hospital on Friday, local media reported, hours after being shot at a political campaign event in an attack condemned as “absolutely unforgivable”. Citing a senior member of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, national broadcaster NHK said “former prime minister Abe died at a...
Boris Johnson resigned on Thursday as leader of Britain’s Conservative party, paving the way for the selection of a new prime minister after dozens of ministers quit his scandal-hit government. “It is clearly the will of the parliamentary Conservative party that there should be a new leader of that party,...
U S. Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in the north suburb Tuesday evening, calling for federal action on assault weapons. The call was coming less than 36 hours after a shooter opened fire at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, killing seven people. “We’ve got to be smarter as...