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Death of Ezra Vogel a 'huge blow' amid China-US tensions

Ezra Vogel, a professor emeritus at Harvard University and a scholar on China, Japan and Asia studies, dies at 90, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 10:50:35

US Senate majority leader says Congress has reached deal on COVID-19 relief

"Congress has just reached an agreement. We will pass another rescue package ASAP," McConnell said in a tweet. "More help is on the way."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/21 9:25:04

CDC panel recommends frontline essential workers, 75+ seniors in line for COVID-19 vaccine

An advisory panel of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted Sunday to recommend that frontline essential workers and adults 75 years of age and older be next in line to receive COVID-19 vaccine.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/21 9:23:35

US lawmakers make push for airplane certification reforms

US lawmakers are making a final push in 2020 to win approval of landmark reforms to how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifies new airplanes in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes, five people briefed on the matter said on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/20 18:58:40

Biden introduces key members of environmental team

US President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday introduced key members of his environmental team and said his administration would make the fight against global warming a pillar of his drive to rebuild the pandemic-hit US economy.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/20 18:53:39

Biden, AMLO vow to cooperate on immigration

US President-elect Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, nicknamed AMLO, on Saturday made a commitment to work on a humane strategy to regional migration by addressing its root causes in Central America and southern Mexico.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/20 17:28:40

US reports all-time high daily COVID-19 case count of over 400,000

The United States has reported over 400,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day on Friday, setting a gloomy new world record as the country is preparing distribution of second COVID-19 vaccine to states.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/20 14:15:57

US Congress passes two-day stopgap funding bill to avert gov't shutdown

The US Congress on Friday passed a two-day stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown and provide lawmakers more time to negotiate a deal in COVID-19 relief and long-term government funding.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/19 23:11:46

US FDA panel recommends emergency authorization of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

An advisory committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) met on Thursday and voted in favor of authorizing American drugmaker Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/18 11:14:17

US COVID-19 deaths top 310,000: Johns Hopkins University

US COVID-19 deaths surpassed 310,000 on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/18 11:12:24

Biden adviser Cedric Richmond tests positive for COVID-19

US Democratic House lawmaker Cedric Richmond, a close adviser to President-elect Joe Biden, has tested positive for coronavirus, the Biden transition team said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/18 7:40:40

US COVID-19 cases surpass 17 million

US COVID-19 cases surpass 17 million: Johns Hopkins University
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/18 0:04:49

Antarctica rocked by 30,000 tremors in 3 months, Chilean scientists say

More than 30,000 tremors have rocked Antarctica since the end of August, according to the University of Chile, a spike in seismic activity that has intrigued researchers who study the remote, snowbound continent.
Source: Reuters-Xinhua | 2020/12/17 19:28:40

US 'paying price' for ignoring scientific epidemic prevention with Pompeo's isolation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has put himself under isolation after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. Chinese internet users believe that Pompeo's quarantine and previous White House infections showed that the Trump administration's contempt for scientific epidemic-prevention measures has backfired, and they should be blamed for the 17 million patients in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 16:39:28

A dinosaur with 'hair' and 'ribbons' has scientists enthralled

About 110 million years ago along the shores of an ancient lagoon in what is now northeastern Brazil, a two-legged chicken-sized Cretaceous Period dinosaur made a living hunting insects and perhaps small vertebrates like frogs and lizards.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/16 19:53:40

Black, minority women in Canada left behind in COVID-19 job recovery

Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, women of color in Canada still face far higher unemployment than white women, official data shows, in part because they tend to work jobs in hard-hit sectors and often care for children or relatives.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/16 19:48:40

US cities look to co-living to ease housing crisis

When teacher Ashley Johnson arrived in Atlanta after a cross-country move in 2019, she was quickly confronted with the city's affordable housing shortage, one of the worst in the country.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/16 19:33:40

Biden joins battle for Senate

President-elect Joe Biden threw his weight into the Democratic battle for control of the US Senate on Tuesday, as his White House win was finally acknowledged by top Republicans and holdout foreign leaders.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/16 17:08:40