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US baseball legend and civil rights icon Hank Aaron dies | Baseball News

Aaron, one of the few Black baseball players at the time, beat Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974.Hank Aaron, who endured racist...

US Senate confirms Lloyd Austin as defence secretary | US & Canada News

Former army general with personal ties to Biden takes charge of defence department, US military.The United States Senate has confirmed President Joe Biden’s...

US Senate to proceed with second Trump impeachment trial | US & Canada News

Democratic leader promises ‘full’ and ‘fair’ trial of the former president on charges of incitement to insurrection.The United States Senate will move forward...

Biden hires ‘world class’ cybersecurity team after massive hack | Cybercrime News

President Joe Biden is hiring a group of national security veterans with deep cyber expertise, drawing praise from former defence officials and investigators as...

Could Biden’s student loan freeze argue for bigger debt relief? | Debt News

Thanks to vagaries of the accounting world, Donald Trump’s administration had a chance in the final weeks of the presidential race to cancel...

First female veep, corporate America gets ‘woke’ and MLK at 92 | Business and Economy News

We round up the numbers to know from the week’s biggest economic and business news stories so you can impress yourself and your...

Biden to order stopgap aid while Congress considers big stimulus | Business and Economy News

US President Joe Biden is set to sign two executive orders on Friday to provide stopgap help to struggling Americans while Congress mulls...

US moves to try Bali bomb suspects at Guantanamo | US & Canada News

The military trial to begin for three men held at the Guantanamo Bay, who are suspected of involvement in deadly bombings in Indonesia.The...

The US is back in the climate fight | Climate News

Until Donald Trump took office in the United States, the long, loping stride of John Kerry, President Barack Obama’s secretary of state, was...

US proposes 5-year extension of nuclear arms treaty with Russia | Nuclear Weapons News

The United States will seek a five-year extension of the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia – the last remaining non-proliferation...
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Rural Colombian groups seek help from new US gov’t amid violence | FARC News

Bogota, Colombia – More than 100 Colombian human rights associations from remote Afro-Colombian and Indigenous communities have written to the new US administration...

China authorises coast guard to fire on foreign vessels if needed | South China Sea News

Legislation allows demolition of other countries’ structures built on Chinese-claimed reefs, board and inspect foreign vessels in waters Beijing claims.China has passed a law...

Columbian businessman wanted by US had Maduro-Iran letter | Crime News

A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran’s supreme leader when he was arrested on...

Canada considering quarantining travellers in hotels | Coronavirus pandemic News

Canada already requires those entering the country to self-isolate for 14 days and to present a negative COVID-19 testPrime Minister Justin Trudeau warned...