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Convoy of Truckers: Ontario Declares State of Emergency

by on February 12, 2022 0
The Ontario government has invoked new emergency measures by declaring a state of emergency targeting protesters and ending the blockade at a key border crossing in the province. Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced the measures on Friday, saying they will be used to impose stiffer fines and penalties on protesters, including a maximum penalty... Read More

Protests erupt in Afghanistan against freezing of US funds

by on December 21, 2021 0
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Kabul on Tuesday to demand that the United States unblock Afghanistan’s financial assets. Protesters chanted anti-American slogans and gathered outside the closed American embassy in the Afghan capital, with banners that read: “Give us our frozen money” and “Let’s eat.” In addition, dozens... Read More

Senate passes interim financing bill, avoiding closure

by on December 3, 2021 0
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate passed an interim spending bill that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government until Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal mandates on vaccines. The measure now falls to President Joe Biden to be enacted. Earlier Thursday, congressional leaders announced that they had finally... Read More

Judge blocks U.S. rule on COVID-19 vaccine for health workers in 10 states

by on November 29, 2021 0
Nov. 29 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday blocked a vaccine requirement from the Biden administration in 10 states, saying the agency that issued the rule requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus likely has exceeded his authority. U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp’s St. Louis ruling prevents U.S. Centers for Medicare... Read More

Arkansas panel delays vote on agency vaccine requirements

by on November 19, 2021 0
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers delayed a vote on whether to allow state-run healthcare facilities to require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, a decision officials say needed to protect millions of dollars in federal funding. Arkansas Legislative Council voted to delay consideration of requests from the University of Arkansas... Read More

Xi warns of return of Cold War tensions at APEC meeting

by on November 11, 2021 0
Xi says attempts to draw ideological lines will fail Xi calls on Asia-Pacific to close the immunization gap APEC leaders call for rejecting protectionism APEC Tackles Trade Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccines WELLINGTON, Nov. 11 (Reuters) – The Asia-Pacific region must not revert to the tensions of the Cold War era, Chinese President Xi Jinping... Read More

Microsoft Warns Hackers Behind SolarWinds Attack Target Cloud Services

by on October 25, 2021 0
RICHMOND, Virginia – Microsoft said on Monday that the same Russian-backed hackers responsible for the SolarWinds 2020 breach continue to attack the global technology supply chain and have relentlessly targeted cloud service companies and others since ‘summer. The group, including Microsoft MSFT, -0.33% calls Nobelium, used a new strategy to graft onto the direct... Read More

Towards responsible competition with China

by on October 8, 2021 0
The announcement that Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping will meet at a virtual summit before the end of the year has raised the possibility that Washington and Beijing may begin to put in “safeguards” to prevent the US-Chinese competition to tip into outright conflict. Despite Biden’s emphasis in his address to the United... Read More

Democrats’ vision for free community college would boost undocumented students

by on October 3, 2021 0
WASHINGTON – The huge economic policy package Democrats are trying to push through Congress could open the door to a free community college for undocumented immigrants. But this lifeline for many now deprived of access to higher education could also reignite controversies in Republican-leaning states over immigration and federal overreach. The provision on immigrants... Read More

Breaking news: Argentina, Colombia warn of debt crisis

by on September 21, 2021 0
Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 4:18 p.m. Updated 40 minutes ago Latest news on the United Nations General Assembly: ___ The presidents of Argentina and Colombia have warned the UN General Assembly that increasingly constrained emerging markets could default on their foreign debts, and called on multilateral lenders to push for easing... Read More

States with school mask mandate bans unlikely to lose federal funding, education secretary suggests, but face inquiries

by on August 22, 2021 0
Top line The Biden administration is expected to crack down on states that ban school districts from imposing mask warrants, but Education Secretary Miguel Cardona suggested on Sunday that revoking their federal funding would be counterproductive, as the federal government escalates its battle against school mask warrant bans after Florida punished two neighborhoods that... Read More

Taliban seized Afghanistan but now faces money shortage

by on August 22, 2021 0
The Taliban face a frontal challenge to consolidate control of Afghanistan: money. Despite their dominant military blitz over the past week, the Taliban lack access to the billions of dollars from their central bank and the International Monetary Fund that would keep the country operating during a turbulent reshuffle. These funds are largely controlled... Read More

Five things to watch out for in Josh Guillory’s second LCG budget next week

by on July 14, 2021 0
Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory will present his second budget for the consolidated Lafayette government on Tuesday, kicking off a handful of changes and issues that could arise during this year’s budget process. Although Guillory will present the budget for the fiscal year from November 2021 to October 2022 on Tuesday, Lafayette’s municipal and parish... Read More

70% vaccination rate out of reach, US says

by on June 23, 2021 0
WASHINGTON – The United States will miss President Joe Biden’s original target of getting at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine to 70% of adults by July 4, the White House coronavirus coordinator said on Tuesday , Jeff Zients. Zients instead announced a new goal: to ensure that 70% of Americans 27 and older... Read More

Cold war or precarious peace: is the definition of US-Chinese competition important? | China

by on June 11, 2021 0
In July 1971, the American national security adviser Henry Kissinger embarked on a secret mission in China, then America’s sworn enemy. This 48-hour ice-breaker journey paved the way for Richard Nixon’s historic handshake with Chairman Mao a year later. Nixon’s visit changed the strategic geometry of the Cold War and influenced Washington’s subsequent move... Read More

A positive step in the right direction

by on June 10, 2021 0
The US ban on Chinese apps followed after India banned TikTok along with 267 other apps. Beijing: A relieved China on Thursday hailed the United States’ decision to drop Trump-era executive orders banning its popular TikTok and WeChat apps, saying it was a “positive step in the right direction.” The United States should treat... Read More

China-CEEC cooperation is advancing in noise

by on June 8, 2021 0
Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua spoke at the opening ceremony of the Second China-CEEC (Central and Eastern European Countries) Second Exhibition and the International Consumer Goods Fair in Ningbo, China on Tuesday. Zhejiang province (eastern China). Photo: Courtesy of Ningbo City Government China on Tuesday kicked off a major trade exhibition aimed at boosting... Read More

GOP governors refuse to make use of new federal funds to broaden well being care

by on March 21, 2021 0
Republican governors nonetheless refuse to increase Medicaid for his or her poorest residents, even with extra free cash from the federal authorities. The Democrats’ almost $ 2 trillion coronavirus aid program features a massive monetary incentive for states which have chosen to not broaden Medicaid with a purpose to present well being protection to... Read More

New data sheds light on parents’ college debt burden

by on March 9, 2021 0
In summary The new information provides new insight into intergenerational debt. Experts argue that federal loans taken out by low-income parents can be a net negative for the family. Unpublished federal data has shed new light on the debt burden of low-income families in California. More than 13,500 low-income students attending California’s two public... Read More

US Consumer Watchdog Removes Need for “Ability to Pay” From Final Payday Loan Rule

by on March 9, 2021 0
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday released its long-awaited payday lending measure that reverses an Obama-era proposal requiring lenders to first ensure that a borrower is in. able to repay them. Consumer advocates have castigated the move as yet another sign that the Trump administration is lenient on predatory... Read More

Political donors whose companies obtained PPP loans injected $ 52 million into the 2020 elections • OpenSecrets

by on March 9, 2021 0
(Igor Golovniov / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images) Government bailout loans for struggling small businesses have been made to a number of well-connected businesses whose executives are major contributors to lawmakers’ campaigns and political parties. Employees and PACs linked to companies that received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program – and in... Read More

Paycheque Safety Program: Authorities Enforcement, Monitoring

by on March 9, 2021 0
Nearly a 12 months in the past, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related financial downturn, the Small Enterprise Administration-backed Paycheck Safety Program (PPP) offered loans to assist companies maintain their workforce employed through the COVID-19 disaster. This text examines how the federal government enforces program necessities. CARES regulation, PPP Below the... Read More