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U.S. votes for resumption of J&J vaccine jabs, says risks low

The United States has ended its 10-day pause on the use of Johnson and Johnson(J&J) COVID-19 vaccine, over fears of deadly blood clots.

Biden rains sanctions on Russia for malign actions

The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year's U.S. election.

U.S. issues subtle warning to African migrants

The U.S. Department of State has delivered a subtle warning to would-be irregular African migrants, who may be drawing inspiration from the crisis at the country’s southern border.

Antonov Russian ambassador to U.S. recalled to Moscow after Biden comment

Russia on Wednesday called its ambassador to the United States back to Moscow for consultations on the future of U.S.-Russia ties.

US slams sanctions on Russian officials over Navalny poisoning

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on senior Russian government officials and Russian entities over Moscow’s attempt to poison opposition leader Alexei Navalny

US flags at half staff as COVID-19 deaths surpass 500K

President Joe Biden will order that U.S. flags on federal property be lowered to half staff for five days, as the country honours over 500,000 dead victims of COVID-19

Taiwan, Biden team hold first meeting

Taiwan and the United States have held their first publicly acknowledged formal meeting in Washington under the new Biden administration, with the island’s de facto ambassador to the country calling on a senior State Department official.

U.S. sees drop in COVID-19 cases, deaths, hospitalisations

New COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths in the United States all dropped last week, according to The COVID Tracking Project.

U.S. in COVID-19 relief as cases, deaths fall

The United States reported a 21 percent drop in new cases of COVID-19 last week, as all but one state reported declines in new infections, and the number of coronavirus patients in hospitals also fell.

Dr Uzoma Emenike: Nigeria’s first female ambassador to U.S

By Chijioke Okoronkwo In a history making week when Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first-ever African American and Asian American female Vice President...

U.S. urges China stop Taiwan intimidation

The U.S. State Department has called on China to cease ongoing attempts to intimidate Taiwan using “military, diplomatic, and economic pressure.”

UN welcomes U.S., Russia’s quest for START extension –Spokesman

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the decisions by Russia and the United States to seek a five-year extension of the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), his spokesman said.

How U.S. billions keep Museveni in power: Reports

By Max Bearak Longtime Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni, who on Saturday won a sixth term as president with 60 percent of the vote, is being...

U.S. toughens law against global money laundering, kleptocrats

The game is up for politicians and public officials stealing money from their countries and sending them to the U.S. via shell companies. The U.S....

$900b stimulus deal: Help on the way for suffering Americans

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that bipartisan agreement had been reached on a roughly $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill.

U.S. sets new COVID -19 daily records

The U.S. has smashed its previous record of 3,124 daily COVID-19 deaths as it set another Friday for the books.

U.S. to roll out Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine next week

The United States will likely begin from Monday, mass vaccination of its people against COVID-19, following FDA approval for the use of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Friday night.

Nigeria faults U.S. blacklist over religion

The Nigerian Government has faulted US inclusion of the country in a Religion Freedom blacklist, offering some education to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

US cancels five cultural exchange programmes with China

The U.S. State Department said on Friday it has ended five cultural exchange programmes with China, calling them “soft power propaganda tools.”

U.S. records worst day of COVID-19 pandemic

The United States has recorded its worst day of COVID-19 pandemic with a daily death toll soaring above 3,000. Figures from Johns Hopkins University showed...

Reports: COVID-19 infections in U.S. before Wuhan outbreak

A new study said COVID-19 infections were detected in the U.S. in December 2019, weeks before the first cases were reported in Wuhan China.

U.S. racks up 4.2m covid cases in 30 days

The United States reported 4.2 million new cases of CoVID-19 in November and all its hopes of slowing down the virus rest on vaccines.

Iran accuses Israel, United States of killing nuclear scientist Fakhrizadeh

Iran President Hassan Rouhani has accused Israel and the United States governments for the murder of nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

U.S. records over 12 million COVID-19 cases, death toll rises

The United States recorded over 12 million COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with prospects that the number will go higher.

Over 250,000 killed by COVID-19 in U.S.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States crossed 250,000 on Wednesday, as a third coronavirus wave brings a fresh surge in infections

10 issues in Nigeria-US relations as Biden prepares for White House

Here are some key issues in Nigeria, US relations that President Joe Biden will be inheriting from January 2021:

Fears of post-election violence persist in America

New York and other cities across the United States on Tuesday remained apprehensive over potential violence in spite of relative calm as vote counting gets underway in the country’s presidential election.

U.S. official warns of draconian measures over exploding coronavirus

U.S. assistant secretary of health, Brett Giroir, has warned of an impending "draconian measures" if the public do not take safety precautions on coronavirus seriously.

U.S. states reason for blocking Okonjo-Iweala at WTO

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative explained why the Trump administration is opposed to former Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the director-general of World Trade Organisation (WTO).

U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 9 million, fatalities over 230K

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US has surpassed nine million, with daily records showing a surge in many states.

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