North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile in 4th test this month – Times of India

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile in 4th test this

SEOUL: North Korea fired on Monday what could be a ballistic missile, Japan’s government said, in what would be the fourth test this month as Pyongyang forges ahead with new military developments amid stalled stalks with the United States and South Korea. South Korea’s military also reported that the North had fired an “unidentified projectile” … Read more

biden: President Biden to hold formal press conference next Wednesday – Times of India

biden President Biden to hold formal press conference next Wednesday

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden plans to hold a formal news conference next Wednesday, the White House said on Friday, as he marks the anniversary of his first year in office. Biden has had few news conferences since taking office last January 20 but has had many brief question-and-answer sessions with reporters at his events. Source … Read more

national guard: FEMA’s Criswell says states have more authority to use National Guard in pandemic response – Times of India

national guard FEMAs Criswell says states have more authority to

WASHINGTON: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Deanne Criswell said on Friday that US states now have more authority to use the National Guard to respond to the pandemic. “With the President’s support, I am now directing an expansion of our FEMA policy to permit funding to states who elect to use their National … Read more

ukraine: US offers Ukraine support needed to recover from cyberattack – Times of India

ukraine US offers Ukraine support needed to recover from cyberattack

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has been briefed on a cyberattack targeting Ukraine and the United States and its allies have offered their support as the investigation into the nature and impact of the attacks continues, a White House National Security Council spokesperson said. “We will provide Ukraine with whatever support it needs to recover,” the … Read more

sullivan: US hasn’t determined that Russia has decided on military path forward, says Sullivan – Times of India

sullivan US hasnt determined that Russia has decided on military

WASHINGTON:National security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Thursday the US has not determined that Russia has decided to take a military path forward in Ukraine, and said the US is prepared to continue with diplomacy to advance stability in that region. Sullivan also told reporters that no dates had been set for further talks with … Read more

white house: White House says it will continue calling on businesses to require Covid vaccines – Times of India

white house White House says it will continue calling on

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration will continue to call on businesses to implement Covid vaccine requirements, the White House said, after the US Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden’s pandemic-related vaccination-or-testing mandate. “We’ll be calling on and will continue to call on businesses to join those who have already stepped up” in instituting vaccine … Read more

north korea: North Korea calls US sanctions ‘provocation,’ warns of strong reaction – Times of India

north korea North Korea calls US sanctions provocation warns of

SEOUL: North Korea defended its missile tests as its legitimate right to self-defence and said the United States is intentionally escalating the situation by imposing new sanctions, state media reported on Friday, citing the foreign ministry. North Korea’s recent development of a “new-type weapon” was just part of its efforts to modernize its national defence … Read more

biden: Biden ‘disappointed’ in court ruling on Covid vaccines mandate – Times of India

biden Biden disappointed in court ruling on Covid vaccines mandate

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden said Thursday he is “disappointed” in the Supreme Court decision striking down his mandate for medium and large businesses to vaccinate or test their employees for Covid-19. “I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has chosen to block common-sense life-saving requirements for employees at large businesses that were grounded squarely … Read more

senate: Key US senator opposes changing Senate rules to pass voting rights reform – Times of India

senate Key US senator opposes changing Senate rules to pass

WASHINGTON: A key Democratic senator said Thursday that she opposed changing the rules of the Senate to allow for passage of voting rights reform championed by President Joe Biden. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, in a speech on the Senate floor, said she would not support eliminating the rule known as the filibuster, potentially dooming Biden’s bid … Read more

white house: US President Joe Biden directs US to procure 500 million more Covid tests to meet demand: Official – Times of India

white house US President Joe Biden directs US to procure

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden is directing the US government to procure an additional 500 million Covid-19 tests to help meet surging demand across the country amid the spread of the Omicron variant, a White House official told Reuters on Thursday. The order comes on top of another 500 million tests that the White House … Read more