Novelist Salman Rushdie hospitalised following stabbing incident in New York

Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding under death threats from Iran because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. He was alive and “getting the care he needs,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul… Read More Novelist Salman Rushdie hospitalised following stabbing incident in New York

U.S. President Joe Biden signs bill to boost domestic semiconductor production, research

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a landmark bill to provide $52.7 billion in subsidies for U.S. semiconductor production and research and to boost efforts to make the United States more competitive with China’s science and technology efforts. “The future is going to be made in America,” Biden said, calling the measure “a once-in-a-generation investment… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden signs bill to boost domestic semiconductor production, research

U.S. Senate passes $430billion bill on climate change, healthcare and tax

Democrats scored a major policy victory when the U.S. Senate passed a $430 billion climate change, healthcare and tax bill that will help reduce the carbon emissions that drive climate change while also cutting drug costs for the elderly. President Joe Biden’s congressional allies hope the bill, which they pushed through the Senate over united… Read More U.S. Senate passes $430billion bill on climate change, healthcare and tax

U.S. Senate approves Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO

The U.S. Senate approved on Wednesday Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO, the most significant expansion of the 30-member alliance since the 1990s as it responds to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Senate voted 95 to 1 to support ratification of accession documents, easily surpassing the two-thirds majority of 67 votes required to support ratification… Read More U.S. Senate approves Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO

U.S. Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson as first Black woman on Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court in a milestone for the United States and a victory for President Joe Biden, who made good on a campaign promise as he seeks to infuse the federal judiciary with a broader range of… Read More U.S. Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson as first Black woman on Supreme Court