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Neera Tanden’s confirmation vote gets delayed, White House says ‘fighting’ for her nomination

The White House has said it is “fighting” for the nomination of Indian-American Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget as...

Joe Biden to put Neera Tanden in another post should her nomination fail

The Biden administration will find another role for Neera Tanden, the president’s pick for budget director, should her controversial nomination fail in the Senate,...

Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts

Facebook has barred accounts tied to Myanmar‘s military as well as military-controlled media accounts from using its platforms, the social media giant said on...

Economic growth projections of India, China give hope to South African economy: Finance Minister

India and China’s projected economic growth figures give hope to the South African economy, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has said, but cautioned that the...

Right of self-defence applies also to attacks by non-state actors, India tells UN meeting

Exercising self-defence is a nation’s primary right when a situation demands “immediate and proportionate action” and applies also to attacks by non-state actors, India...

Cautious Asia nations finally fire starting gun on vaccines

After sitting on the sidelines as the U.S. and Europe plowed headlong into vaccinating against Covid-19, the part of the world that contained the...

Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news

Australia’s laws forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news are ready to take effect, though the laws’ architect said it will take time...

‘There is one candidate to lead the budget department and her name is Neera Tanden’: White House

The White House and the Indian-American community are solidly backing the nomination of Neera Tanden as the Director of Office of Management and Budget,...

Giving hope, and a place to mourn: Memorials to the pandemic

Written by James Imam and Alex Marshall On Sunday afternoon, several hundred people gathered in the small town of Codogno, about 35 miles south of...

Having won Syria’s war, Bashar Assad is mired in economic woes

Written by Ben Hubbard and Hwaida Saad In a private meeting with pro-government journalists, President Bashar Assad was asked about Syria’s economic meltdown: the currency...

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‘Anarchist jurisdictions’ no more: Biden revokes Trump’s order | Black Lives Matter News

Biden reverses order that says cities like Portland and Seattle are ‘anarchist’ havens – an order that had blocked them from federal funds.President Joe...

Not Worried About Rating Agencies, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

India’s borrowing plans in the next fiscal won’t crowd out the private sector as there will be predictability and enough liquidity, according to Finance...