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US ready to support Europe after Nord Stream leaks

Washington, Sep 27 : The United States is ready to support Europe after leaks at Russia's Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, AFP reported on Tuesday, citing a White House official.

US releases top Afghan drug lord in prisoner swap

Washington, Sep 19 : The United States released a powerful Afghan drug lord after two decades of imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay detention camp in return for an American held prisoner by the Taliban, Afghan officials said.

Russia spent $300m to influence politics abroad: US

Washington, Sep 14 : Russia has covertly spent more than $300 million since 2014 to influence politicians in more than 24 countries, the US has alleged. The US Department of State's allegation is based on a declassified intelligence assessment released on Tuesday.

Ex-US prez candidate Yang launches centrist Forward Party

Washington, Aug 1 (UNI) Former Democrat and US presidential candidate Andrew Yang has launched his centrist ‘Forward Party’, and asserted it will be the biggest one outside of the long-dominant Democrat and Republican behemoths.

Biden to meet Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite criticism

Washington, July 15 : US President Joe Biden will be meeting the de-facto ruler of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite strong opposition to him doing so, BBC reported on Friday.

Falcon 9 booster successfully carries 53 Starlink mini-satellites into orbit

Washington, April 30 (UNI/Sputnik) A Falcon 9 booster successfully carried 53 more Starlink mini-communications satellites into low earth orbit, SpaceX announced. The launch was podcast live and the rocket blasted off on schedule at 5:27 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, SpaceX said on Friday. The first stage booster on the mission was previously used only three weeks earlier to launch the manned Axiom-1 private astronauts' mission to the International Space Station. It was the fastest turnaround use yet of any recycled booster in the Falcon 9 program, SpaceX said. The first stage booster again successfully landed as the 117th recovery of a birth stage booster and the second stage of the rocket separated and fired on schedule, sending the satellite payload into a good orbit, SpaceX added.

Musk sells $ 4.8 bn Tesla’s shares

Washington, April 29 : After signing a deal with Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has sold $4.8 billion worth of shares of the electric automotive company. The move came the day after the board of Twitter decided to sell the micro-blogging company to the billionaire in a $44 billion deal. According to the filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, he has sold 5.3 million shares of the automaker company. Musk sold 5.3 million shares of Tesla stock for an average price of $905.30, according to filings he made with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.

Musk buys Twitter, Biden worried about social media power

Washington, April 26 (UNI/Sputnik) US President Joe Biden is more concerned about the power of large social media platforms than about who owns them, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters when asked about Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter. Musk, the billionaire businessman, reached a deal to buy Twitter for around $44 billion in a move that will delist the social media giant from the New York Stock Exchange and make it privately-held, the company said in a statement. "I'm not going to comment on a specific transaction. What I can tell you, no matter who owns or runs Twitter, the President has long been concerned about the power of large social media platforms, the power they have over our everyday lives.

US shortens isolation period for people who acquire Coronavirus from 10...

Washington, Dec 28 (UNI/Sputnik) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that it recommends shortening the isolation period for people infected with novel coronavirus from ten to five days on the condition that they do not show any symptoms related to the virus and can wear a mask after they finish isolation for an additional five days.

US, Taliban officials to hold talks in Doha over weekend

Washington, Oct 9 (UNI/Xinhua) A U.S. delegation will travel to Doha, Qatar, over the weekend to meet with senior Afghan Taliban representatives, the State Department said. "This meeting is a continuation of the pragmatic engagements with the Taliban on issues of U.S. vital national interest," a State Department spokesperson told reporters on Friday, noting it is "not about granting recognition or conferring legitimacy."
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