02:16 In Washington, the House of Representatives is debating sweeping legislation designed to help the U.S. compete with China in the tech sphere.The bill, which has already been passe
The Senate confirmed Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Labor secretary in a 68-29 vote on Monday, according to local media.Walsh will head the Labor Department, at a time the pandemic has left millions une
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm Merrick Garland as attorney general to lead the Justice Department, a central role to President Joe Biden's domestic policy agenda.
Donald Trump has been found not guilty in his second impeachment trial. The Senate voted to acquit him on charges of inciting the U.S. Capitol riots on January 6 and went so far as to deny that the v
A majority of the U.S. Senate voted to hold a full impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday when they backed Democrats' argument that the proceeding is allowed under the U.S. Con
Former U.S. president Donald Trump committed the "most grievous constitutional crime" of any U.S. president when he incited supporters to storm the Capitol last month, Democratic prosecutors said Mon
The U.S. Senate early on Friday passed a budget plan that would allow for the passage of U.S. President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package in coming weeks without Republican support.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday delivered the article of impeachment against former president Donald Trump to the Senate, formally charging him with inciting an insurrection at the Capito
U.S. Senate on Wednesday night rejected President Donald Trump's allies' challenge to Joe Biden's Electoral College win in the state of Arizona. The objection was part of failed efforts to overturn p
U.S. Democrat Raphael Warnock has defeated his Republican opponent Kelly Loeffler on Wednesday in the state of Georgia's Senate runoff election, according to AP projection.
00:56 Argentina’s Senate voted to legalize abortion in a contentious 38-29 vote held at 4 a.m. Wednesday. See the crowds of pro-choice supporters outside the Senate building in Buenos
The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives voted 275-134 to meet President Donald Trump's demand for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks on Monday. The measure now moves to the Senate.
Top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci is among witnesses who are set to participate in a remote Senate committee hearing on the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, the panel's chairman Lamar Ale
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday night passed a 2-trillion-dollar stimulus package to blunt the economic fallout of COVID-19. The death toll from COVID-19 in U.S. has surpassed 1,000 as of the night, wit
Japan said that it would start releasing more than 1 million metric tonnes of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant on August 24, put
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo met with at least three senior Chinese officials including Premier Li Qiang, Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao, and Minister of Cul
The world has been closely monitoring the BRICS summit, which brings African countries together to enhance their share of the global economy and bridge the substantial
Twelve years ago, after the Fukushima nuclear accident, Japan received assistance from all over the world. After 12 years, Japan has decided to put the whole human race
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who stepped back from leadership late last year to allow Democrats to shepherd in a “new generation,” announced on Friday she will se
China has unveiled a slew of measures to strengthen the cultivation and management of young sci-tech talents to facilitate the country's drive to achieve greater self-r
China is set to see more capital inflow and enterprise cooperation during this year's Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo, in order to meet the growing app
A new report shows that more than 76.4 percent of China's population are now internet users, with better digital skills than ever before.The report, released on Monday
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) suspended a planned launch on Monday of an H-IIA rocket that was to carry a moon lander into space, according to launch op
An H-IIA rocket carrying the Japanese space agency's lunar lander lifted off from Tanegashima Space Center on Thursday.It will attempt to make the nation's first lunar
With the theme "opening up leads development, cooperation delivers the future," the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) opened in Beijing on Saturda
Enrique Tarrio, the former national chairman of the far-right group Proud Boys, was sentenced on Tuesday to 22 years in jail for his role in the January 6, 2021, riot o
Rescuers on Monday faced a growing race against time to find survivors from the rubble of devastated villages in Morocco's Atlas Mountains, three days after the country
Brice Oligui Nguema, president of the Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions (CTRI), was sworn in on Monday as Gabon's "transitional president" in
Niger's police has been instructed to proceed with the expulsion of French Ambassador to Niger Sylvain Itte, after the expiration of the 48-hour ultimatum granted to hi
The United Nations on Tuesday called for a legally binding ban of nuclear tests and warned of a global catastrophe brought by nuclear weapons.In a message on the Intern
The white gunman who shot and killed three Black people in Florida on Saturday bought his guns legally and wrote of his hatred of Black people, local law enforcement sa
China's financial watchdogs announced Thursday that housing credit policies will be adjusted and optimized.The interest rates of existing mortgages for first-home purch
The U.S. policies, including tariffs, which were aimed at decoupling the Chinese and U.S. economies, may ultimately not reduce the U.S.' dependence on supply chains lin