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US Jobless Claims Rise By 23,000 To 230,000

Jan 13, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Employers posted 10.6 million job openings in November, the fifth-highest monthly total in records going back to 2000.

US Inflation Soared 7% In Past Year, The Most Since 1982

Jan 12, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Americans have ramped up spending amid shortages of workers and raw materials that have squeezed supply chains.


Biden's Economic Challenge: Finding Workers And Goods

President Joe Biden enters the midterm election year of 2022.

US-Russia: Joe Biden Talks Sanctions, Putin Warns Of Rupture Over Ukraine

Dec 31, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Amid growing alarm over Russia's troop buildup near Ukraine, a crisis that has deepened as the Kremlin has stiffened its insistence on border security guarantees, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin spoke for nearly an hour.


USA Vs IRE: Covid-19 Forces Cancellation Of United States Versus Ireland ODI Cricket Series

The first USA vs Ireland ODI had already been cancelled and the second game of the series was postponed for a day after members of the umpiring team and the home squad tested positive for Covid-19.

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23 December, 2021

US Has Reunited 100 Children Separated From Parents Under Trump Administration

Associated Press (AP)

The Department of Homeland Security planned to announce on Thursday that 100 children, mostly from Central America, are back with their families while 350 more reunifications are in process.


17 December, 2021

US: Pall Lingers Over Holiday Season Again Due To Covid-19 Spike

Associated Press (AP)

US: The people have spent nearly two years on an emotional seesaw as the pandemic worsened, and waned in cycles. The Americans hope for return to normal was repeatedly pushed back.


12 December, 2021

US Tornadoes: Death Toll Reaches 36, Search Operations On For The Missing

Associated Press (AP)

The twister is estimated to have touched down for nearly 250 miles (400 km). The death toll of 36 across five states includes six people in Illinois, four in Tennessee two in Arkansas and two in Missouri.


09 December, 2021

US Summit On Democracy As World Registers ‘Democratic Recession’

Seema Guha

US Summit on democracy will also witness participation of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The question is how can the US push for democracy, when strategic interests of the nations is a difficult proposition.


04 December, 2021

US Confirms Military Action As Russia Deploys Troops Along Ukraine Border

Associated Press (AP)

A Biden administration official confirmed that a plan for deploying an estimated 175,000 Russian troops is underway and almost half of them are already placed along various points near Ukraine's border.


18 November, 2021

Moscow Should Explain Its Troop Buildup Near Ukraine: US Defence Secretary

Associated Press (AP)

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said the troop buildup has the Pentagon's attention and that the Russians should be 'more transparent about what they're up to.'


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17 November, 2021

US To Hold Huge Crude Oil Sale In Gulf Of Mexico After Climate Talks

Associated Press (AP)

The livestreamed sale will invite energy companies to bid on drilling leases across some 136,000 square miles, about twice the area of Florida.


17 November, 2021

Wind-Stoked Wildfire Causes Death In Wyoming, Evacuation Notices Issued

Associated Press (AP)

Downed power lines caused a fire near the community of Clark on Monday night that burned at least two homes and seven outbuildings.


16 November, 2021

China Surpasses USA In Wealth Gain Says: McKinsey & Co Report

Outlook Money Team

China accounted for 50 percent of the global growth in net worth, while US accounted for 22 percent.


05 November, 2021

US To Lift All Restrictions For Fully Vaccinated International Travellers, Including Indians

Outlook Web Desk

Fully vaccinated travellers will continue to show a pre-departure negative test taken within three days of travel to the US prior to boarding,


04 November, 2021

Lawsuit: Anti-Muslim Prejudice Prompted City In Northern Mississippi To Block Mosque

Associated Press (AP)

American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi sued on behalf of the two Muslim men who want to build the mosque, Abraham House of God, in the city of Horn Lake.


02 November, 2021

French President Vs. Australian PM: Emmanuel Macron Attacks Australia's Credibility In Heated Row

Associated Press (AP)

French President Emmanuel Macron said that the Nuclear Submarine Deal Between Australia and UK-US which undercut France was 'bad news for the credibility of Australia.' Australian PM Scott Morrison termed it 'Sledging'


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01 November, 2021

I Don't Think But Know: French President Emmanuel Macron On Australian PM's 'Lie' About Submarine Deal

Associated Press (AP)

Answering questions from the reporters at the G-20 summit, French President Emmanuel Macron accused Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison of lying to him while he was secretly negotiating a submarine deal with UK and US.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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