Tag Archives: United States

Myanmar’s military coup creates banking woes – Times of India

YANGON: Early bird customers of a military-owned bank queued anxiously as dawn light crept over Yangon, after a strict new limit on daily cash withdrawals fuelled rumours of a money shortage in post-coup Myanmar. Myawaddy Bank is among scores of military-controlled businesses in Myanmar facing boycott pressures since the generals ousted civilian leader Aung San […]

Rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad, no casualties

Iraq’s army says three rockets have been fired at Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone without causing any casualties By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press February 22, 2021, 6:32 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD — Three rockets were fired at Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Monday without causing […]

Biden approves major disaster declaration for Texas: FEMA – Times of India

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Texas which has suffered widespread power blackouts and water shortages during a deadly deep freeze, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday. Millions of residents in the United States‘ biggest oil and gas producer have dealt with power outages, and nearly half of […]

US urges Myanmar to ‘refrain from violence’ after death – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday urged Myanmar‘s military to refrain from violence and relinquish power after the first death in protests against the coup. “We condemn any violence against the people of Burma and reiterate our calls on the Burmese military to refrain from violence against peaceful protesters,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told […]

Texas Power Outage: Millions without power as frigid Arctic air, deadly winter storm grips US | World News – Times of India

Millions of people in the United States were without power early Tuesday after a deadly winter storm bulldozed its way across the southern and central parts of the country, in places where such perilously frigid conditions tend to arrive just once in a generation. The massive storm was expected to bring snow, sleet and freezing […]

Johnny Pacheco, an idol in world of salsa, dies at age 85

Salsa idol Johnny Pacheco, who was a co-founder of Fania Records, Eddie Palmieri’s bandmate and backer of music stars such as Rubén Bladés, Willie Colón and Celia Cruz, has died at age 85 By SIGAL RATNER-ARIAS and BERENICE BAUTISTA Associated Press February 16, 2021, 4:30 AM • 2 min read NEW YORK — Salsa idol […]

Biden begins dismantling Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ asylum policy – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Asylum seekers forced to remain in Mexico while their cases are being resolved in the United States will begin to be admitted into the US as of next week, President Joe Biden‘s administration announced Friday. Biden instructed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) earlier this month to take action to end the controversial “Remain […]

Facing US investigation, Honduras president denies drug ties

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández is denying once again accusations from United States prosecutors that he protected drug traffickers in exchange for bribes By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press February 9, 2021, 3:32 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MEXICO CITY — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández denied once again […]

Iran’s leader: US must lift sanctions before return to deal

State TV is reporting that Iran’s supreme leader says the U.S. must lift all sanctions if it wants Iran to return to the nuclear deal with Western powers ByThe Associated Press February 7, 2021, 10:07 AM • 1 min read TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s supreme leader says the U.S. must lift all sanctions if it […]

US Senate passes budget plan to advance Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid aid package – Times of India

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden’s drive to enact a $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill gained momentum early on Friday as the US Senate narrowly approved a budget blueprint allowing Democrats to push the legislation through Congress in coming weeks with or without Republican support. At the end of approximately 15 hours of debate and back-to-back votes […]