‘A living hell’: Inside US prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic

IN the days before Christmas, 44-year-old April Harris sat in her prison cell at the California Institution for Women for more than 23 hours a day. In the 20 minutes…

US transport department faults aviation body over Boeing 737 MAX

The United States Department of Transportation inspector general has faulted “weaknesses” in US government certification of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that was grounded for 20 months after two crashes…

China calls for reset in Sino-U.S. relations

BEIJING (Reuters) – Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Monday the United States and China could work together on issues like climate change and the coronavirus pandemic if they…

Biden signals US return to world stage as it rejoins climate deal

Aljazeera – In his first big appearance on the global stage, President Joe Biden promised the Group of Seven (G7) leaders during the virtual Munich Security Conference that the United…

Deaths mount as winter storm leaves millions without power

A huge winter storm sweeping across the southern US has killed at least 21 people and left millions without power. There have been widespread blackouts in Texas, where the energy…

Trump acquitted of inciting violence

By Oleen Ndori-Mkhahlera Donald Trump has been acquitted on charges of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol, after the majority of Senate Republicans closed ranks and refused to punish…

White House weighs shutdown of Guantanamo prison

Aljazeera – The Biden administration has launched a formal review of the future of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, reviving the Obama-era goal of closing the notorious facility,…

US airline set to buy flying electric taxis

United Airlines plans to buy 200 flying electric taxis that it hopes will fly passengers to the airport within the next five years. The US airline is one of the…

Trump impeachment: Graphic video shown as ex-president called ‘inciter in chief’

Senators at Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial have been shown new dramatic and graphic video of the day his supporters stormed the US Congress. The footage showed police engaging in…

Hacker tries to poison water supply of Florida city

A computer hacker gained access to the water system of a city in Florida and tried to pump in a “dangerous” amount of a chemical, officials say. The hacker briefly…