Tag: international relationships

  • Macron appoints a new government in a political rebalancing effort

    PARIS—French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday appointed a new government that mixes high-level dignitaries with conservatives from his previous administration in a bid to rebuild his two-party coalition ahead of parliamentary elections. Mr. Macron tapped Catherine ColumnFrench ambassador to the UK, to the post of foreign secretary, elevating a civil servant who worked in the […]

  • GOP-led legislation would force Google’s ad business to shut down

    A bipartisan group of senators led by the Utah Republican mike lee introduced legislation on Thursday that would target conflicts of interest in the ad-tech industry and force Google to dismantle its dominant online advertising business. The bill, co-sponsored by the senses. Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.), […]

  • Taliban leader makes more promises on women’s rights, but ‘naughty women’ must stay home | CNN

    Kabul CNN — A senior Taliban official reiterated the group’s unfulfilled commitment to allow girls to return to high school, saying there would be “good news soon”, but suggested that women protesting restrictions imposed by the women’s rights regime stay at home. Sirajuddin Haqqani, Afghanistan’s acting interior minister and co-head of the Taliban since 2016, […]

  • Senate confirms Jerome Powell for a second term as head of the Federal Reserve

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  • Senate approves Lisa Cook as first black woman in Fed role

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed economist Lisa Cook to serve on the board of governors of the Federal Reserve, making her the first black woman to do so in the institution’s 108-year history. His approval rested on a narrow 51-50 vote, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the deciding vote. Senate Republicans […]

  • TerraUSD Cryptocurrency Plunges as Investors Bail Out

    A sell-off in a cryptocurrency believed to be pegged to $1 accelerated on Wednesday, briefly sending its price below a quarter of that value. TerraUSD traded as low as 23 cents on Wednesday, according to data from CoinDesk. As of 2:43 p.m. ET, it had partially rebounded to around 68 cents in volatile trading.

  • Lisa Cook wins Senate confirmation at Federal Reserve

    The Senate voted to confirm Lisa Cook at the Federal Reserve, making her the first black woman to serve on the central bank’s board. Ms Cook was endorsed on Tuesday in a vote to the party line, 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie. Ms Cook is President Biden’s second Fed nominee to […]

  • Elon Musk says he would overturn Donald Trump’s Twitter ban

    Elon Musk said he would back down Twitter ban of former President Donald Trump. “I think it was wrong to ban Donald Trump. I think it was wrong because it alienated a lot of the country and ultimately didn’t stop Donald Trump from being heard,” he said. said Mr Musk, who was speaking virtually at […]

  • Tech industry warns that more remote work jobs are being headed out of the US

    WASHINGTON—Tech industry representatives are on Capitol Hill this week to warn that the trend towards remote working will lead to more offshoring of software developers and other tech jobs unless the United States admits more highly skilled immigrants. Remote tech jobs jumped more than 420% between January 2020 and last month, growth that has been […]