United States

  • ‘Love and forgive one another’
    In this series of ‘Beyond Pulpit,’ Lanutenzuk Lemtur, pastor, First Naga Baptist Church, Texas shares about pastoral experiences in America which is a “land of cultural diversity” while trying the best to maintain “identity as Nagas in this foreign land” Morung Express News  Dimapur | February 19 “Uprooting social evils such as practice of corruptions and tribalism in the society is the biggest battle in our context today,&rdquo
  • New York nurse first to get Covid vaccine in US
    December 14 (PTI): The biggest vaccination drive in American history got underway on Monday as health care workers started receiving COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, providing a glimpse of hope as the nation nears the grim milestone of 300,000 coronavirus deaths. A nurse in New York City was among the first people to receive the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Monday morning. "I feel hopeful today," said Sandra
  • Biden push to restore US global role starts with Blinken as secretary of state
    WILMINGTON, Del./NEW YORK, November 23  (Reuters): President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward on his campaign pledge to restore America as a leader on the global stage and lean on experts, tapping veteran diplomats for key posts even as President Donald Trump continues to refuse to concede. Biden will name Antony Blinken as secretary of state and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the U.N., bringing deep foreign-policy backgrounds to the nascent administration
  • COVID-19 shots could reach first Americans by mid-December, top health official says
    Reuters US healthcare workers and others recommended for the nation's first COVID-19 inoculations could start getting shots within a day or two of regulatory consent next month, a top official of the government's vaccine development effort said on Sunday. Some 70% of the U.S. population of 330 million would need to be inoculated to achieve "herd" immunity from the virus, a goal the country could achieve by May, according to Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief scientif
  • Biden says he is 'honored' that Americans have chosen him
    WASHINGTON, November 7 (Reuters): Democrat Joe Biden said on Saturday he was honored that Americans have chosen him to be their president and said it was now time to heal divisions left by the election campaign and unite as a country. "I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris. In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted," Biden said on Twitter. "With the campai
  • With four days to go, Trump and Biden in final quest for votes
    WILMINGTON, Del./WASHINGTON, October 30 (Reuters): President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will barnstorm across battleground states in the American Midwest where the coronavirus pandemic has exploded again, as they head into the final weekend before Election Day on Tuesday. Trump will hold rallies on Friday in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, while Biden has planned stops in Wisconsin and Minnesota as well as Iowa on his busiest day of campaigning yet.
  • U.S. faces record surge of coronavirus cases as election looms
    Washington, October 30 (Reuters): A record surge of coronavirus cases in the United States is pushing hospitals to the brink of capacity and killing up to 1,000 people a day, the latest figures show, with much of the country's attention focused on Tuesday's presidential election. The United States broke its single-day record for new coronavirus infections on Thursday, reporting at least 91,248 new cases, as 21 states reported their highest daily number of hospitalized COVID-
  • U.S. rejection throws WTO leadership race into confusion
    GENEVA, October 29 (Reuters): The World Trade Organization's bid to select a new leader was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after the United States rejected the Nigerian woman proposed as the global trade watchdog's next director-general. Just six days before the U.S. election in which trade is a hot topic, Washington struck another blow at the WTO, which U.S. President Donald Trump has described as "horrible" and biased towards China. The Trump admin
  • How the U.S. early vote surge is shaping Trump, Biden endgames
    Reuters Democrats say their advantage in early voting has allowed Joe Biden's presidential campaign to sharpen its get-out-the-vote operation by targeting a smaller universe of potential supporters, while Republicans brace for an all-or-nothing scramble to turn out votes for President Donald Trump on Nov. 3. Early voting, both by mail and in-person, has surged to record highs, with Americans energized by a high-stakes election while also worried about crowded polling places a
  • Americans plan widespread protests if Trump interferes with election
    WASHINGTON, October 29 (Reuters): Dozens of activist groups who claim to represent millions of Americans from both political parties plan to hit the streets next week, if President Donald Trump appears to be interfering with vote counting or manipulating poll results after Election Day. The "Protect the Results" coalition of over 130 groups from Planned Parenthood to Republicans for the Rule of Law, has about 400 events https://protecttheresults.com planned to date. P
  • Trump administration sets record low limit for new U.S. refugees
    Washington, October 28 (Reuters): The Trump administration has slashed the number of refugees it will allow to resettle in the United States in the coming year, capping the number at 15,000, a record low in the history of the country's modern refugee program. President Donald Trump finalized his plan in a memo overnight and said the ceiling for fiscal 2021, which started this month, includes 6,000 unused placements from last year "that might have been used if not for the CO
  • 'What-if' nightmare scenarios, polling errors headline Trump vs Biden battle
    NEW YORK, OCTOBER 28 (IANS): 'What-if' scenarios, polling errors, nightmare scenarios from statistical flubs in 2016 and non toss-up maps are the toast of frenzied US media coverage in the final week before Americans choose their next President on November 3. Polling errors are getting a tonne of attention in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania - the states that sank Hillary Clinton four years ago. Both Florida and Pennsylvania are emerging as must-win states for Trump i
  • Almost half a million Americans contract COVID-19 in past week as infections surge
    CHICAGO, October 28 (Reuters): Nearly half a million people in the United States have contracted the novel coronavirus in the last seven days, according to a Reuters tally, as cases and hospitalizations set fresh records in hot spots in the Midwest. More than 5,600 people died from the virus nationwide in the last week, with hospitalizations shooting up 13%, a Reuters analysis showed. Illinois, which has emerged as a hot spot in recent weeks, reported over 31,000 new cases i
  • 'Baptism by fire' for newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Barrett
    WASHINGTON, October 27 (Reuters): Newly confirmed conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett faces a barrage of politically fraught cases in her first days on the job, as the court weighs election disputes and prepares to hear a challenge to the Obamacare health law. The Republican-controlled Senate on Monday pushed through the confirmation over Democrats' objections to an appointment so close to the Nov. 3 presidential election. President Donald Trump, who n
  • India, US clinch defence pact on satellite data as Pompeo, Esper hold talks
    NEW DELHI, October 26 (Reuters): India will sign a military agreement with the United States for sharing of sensitive satellite data, the defence ministry said on Monday, as the two sides began a top-level security dialogue aimed at countering China's growing power in the region. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper flew into New Delhi for talks with Indian leaders at a time when India is locked in its most serious military standoff with Chin
  • US will give India access to its satellite network  
    New Delhi, October 26 (IANS): Indian military is set to get access to the giant satellite network of the United States allowing it to target enemy positions with more precision. India and US militaries have decided to ink a deal to share real-time geospatial intelligence, information on maps and satellite images for defence. India will sign a contract with the US for Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation (BECA) during 2+2 ministerial dialogue on Tue
  • US Secretary of State Pompeo in India on first leg of Asia trip
    NEW DELHI, October 26(Reuters): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in India on Monday, the first leg of a five-day Asian trip aimed at strengthening strategic ties in the face of growing Chinese influence across the region. Pompeo was met at New Delhi airport by U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Juster, according to a pool report. Pompeo is due to meet India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday evening, before he and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper hold a j
  • Majority will accept result of U.S. election, even if they dislike the winner: Reuters/Ipsos poll
    Reuters As the 2020 presidential election enters its final week, a majority of Americans appear ready to accept the result of an exhausting campaign even if their preferred candidate loses, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Its latest survey, conducted from Oct. 13-20, shows that 79% of all Americans, including 59% of those who want to re-elect President Donald Trump, will accept a win by Democratic challenger Joe Biden even if they may not support a Biden presidency. Among those Tr
  • Over 50 million Americans vote early, signaling record-smashing turnout
    WASHINGTON, October 23 (Reuters): More than 50 million Americans have cast ballots in the presidential election, an early-voting expert said on Friday, signaling a potential record turnout out for the Nov. 3 matchup between President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden. According to Michael McDonald of the University of Florida's Elections Project, at least 51 million people had cast ballots in person or by mail 11 days before Election Day. That is roughly 21% of all e
  • U.S. faces half a million COVID-19 deaths by end-February, study finds
    LONDON, October 23 (Reuters): More than a half million people in the United States could die from COVID-19 by the end of February next year, but around 130,000 of those lives could be saved if everybody were to wear masks, according to estimates from a modelling study. The estimates, from a study by researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, show that with few effective COVID-19 treatment options and no vaccines yet available,