Biden says China’s Xi has accepted Taiwan ‘agreement’

U.S. 10/06/21, 17:31

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday evening, Oct. 5, said that President Xi Jinping of China has agreed with him on the "Taiwan agreement." "I've spoken with Xi about Taiwan. We agree ... we'll abide by the Taiwan agreement," the president said, according to Reuters. "We made it clear that I don't ...

Nuclear deal: Iran asks US to activate $10 billion

Washington 10/03/21, 02:17

As the Biden administration is looking to resume a nuclear deal with Iran, its government on Saturday set out the first condition—unfreeze $10 billion of Tehran's frozen funds. The condition was issued indirectly via intermediaries at the United Nations, reports Reuters. "The Americans tried to contact us through different channels (at the ...

Legal battle: Appeal court allows Title 42 continuation

Central America 10/02/21, 04:14

U.S. appeals court on Thursday, Sept. 30 allowed the Biden administration to keep expelling illegal migrants due to COVID-19 risks. The border policy, known as Title 42, materialized under the Trump administration when the COVID-19 pandemic started to reveal its devastating power in March 2020.  Under the policy, officials can directly return ...

Thousands more migrants are heading to US, Panama government says

U.S. 09/30/21, 18:38

Panama Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, said the influx of illegal migrants at the U.S. border has far from ended.  While the U.S. was feeling some relief from dealing with about 30,000 illegal migrants of mostly Haitian nationals appearing on the U.S. border in recent weeks, Mouynes broke ...

Rio Grande Valley: Deported killer captured by border patrol

U.S. 09/30/21, 06:47

Border Patrol officials in Texas have caught a convicted murderer who had tried to illegally enter the U.S. after being deported for his crime, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a news release. The man, an identified Honduran national, was convicted of homicide in Miami, Florida, and sentenced ...

Liberals: Settle party divisions or no infrastructure bill vote

Washington 09/30/21, 02:36

Liberal Democrats on Tuesday, Sept. 28, said they would strike down the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill unless conservative-leaning Democrats change their stance over a broader social policy and climate package. Using the infrastructure bill as a leveler, the liberals demand that Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) show ...

YouTube filters anti-vaccine content

U.S. 09/29/21, 18:16

YouTube is removing content and accounts dubbed spreading vaccine misinformation, and that includes those related to COVID-19, too, the company announced Wednesday, Sept. 29. The new and more widespread restrictions would aim for all views against vaccines in general, such as the notion that vaccines cause autism or cancer or that ...

Infrastructure bill: Republicans to add ‘Buy America’ rules

U.S. 09/25/21, 01:12

A group of House Republicans is acting out to have "Buy America" requirements upheld in the infrastructure bill. The GOP members responded to H.R. 3864; a bipartisan bill passed last month that offers heads of federal agencies the chance to let firms circumvent the "Buy America" policies. "As the bill is written, ...

Del Rio locals speak up in frustration over migrant issues

U.S. 09/24/21, 03:29

While officials struggled to round up illegal migrants in Del Rio amid humanitarian criticisms, residents of the town had been under no lesser stress. Talking to the Washington Examiner, most residents from the small town of Del Rio dread the prospects of authorities losing control of the massive influx of migrants. “It’s ...

Fox News drones allowed to fly over crowded migrant areas after an initial ban

U.S. 09/18/21, 02:15

On Friday, Sept. 17, Fox News said that its drones are now allowed to continue hovering around the Texas-Mexico border after initially being banned. "FoxNews applied this morning and has received clearance to operate from now until the end of September in the restricted airspace," the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced ...

Texas shuts down 6 entry points to stop thousands of migrants at border

U.S. 09/16/21, 23:28

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is closing down six entry points along the southern border over a new massive influx of asylum seekers, Fox News reported on Thursday, Sept. 16. As updated by Fox News reporter Bill Melugin, the number of illegal migrants gathering under the International Bridge in Del Rio, ...

Central American Minor Program resumes

Central America 09/15/21, 02:48

The Biden administration announced Monday, Sept. 13, that the Obama-era immigration program that allows Central American children to reunite with their parents in the U.S. had resumed taking applications. The Central American Minors (CAM) program grants refugee status to children from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who have parents or guardians ...

Texas attorney general sues multiple school districts over mask mandates

News 09/11/21, 18:54

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R), on Friday, Sept. 10, filed multiple lawsuits against six school districts for bypassing the Governor’s order and issuing mask mandates. In late July, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) issued an executive order making it illegal for schools and organizations to impose COVID-19 related mandates. The policies ...

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