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The US military is ready to secure new access to key bases in the Philippines New report finds US spends the most on health care but has the worst health outcomes among high-income countries The U.S. will end its COVID-19 emergency declaration on May 11 What the end of COVID-19 emergencies means in the United States Former Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, requests a six-month tourist visa to the United States Bolsonaro, Brazil’s former president, has applied for a tourist visa to the US Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro applied for a US visa Europe Doesn’t Need The United States Anymore The US has said that Russia is violating the nuclear arms control agreement Oil rises as US recession fears ease and dollar falls

The US military is ready to secure new access to key bases in the Philippines

How many US military bases are in Philippines? What are the 5 US bases in the Philippines? However, the only building that has been completed so far is a warehouse at Cesar Basa Air Base in Luzon. The agreement also covers Antonio Bautista Air Base, Palawan; Benito Ebbed Air Base, Mactan; Cebu, Fort Magsaysay; Nuyeve Ecija, and Lumbia Airport, Cagayan de Oro. Is there a US air base in the Philippines? Clark Air Base was originally established as Fort Stotsenburg in Sapang Bato, Angeles, Pampanga in 1903 under the control of the US Army. A portion of Fort Stotsenburg wasRead News

New report finds US spends the most on health care but has the worst health outcomes among high-income countries

Health care costs are rising, and Americans are struggling to pay The United States spends more on health care than any other high-income country, but still has the lowest life expectancy at birth and the highest rate of people with multiple chronic diseases, according to a new report from out of the Commonwealth Fund, an independent research group. The report, which was released on Tuesday, also said that compared to its fellow countries, the United States has the highest rate of death from preventable or treatable causes and the highest rate of maternal and infant mortality. “Americans are living shorter,Read News

The U.S. will end its COVID-19 emergency declaration on May 11

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration said on Monday it would end emergency declarations over COVID-19 on May 11, nearly three years after the United States imposed sweeping pandemic measures to curb the spread of the disease. The COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) was established in 2020 by then-President Donald Trump. Biden has repeatedly extended the measures that allow millions of Americans to receive free tests, vaccines and treatments. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said in a statement that the declarations, which were set to expire in the coming months,Read News

What the end of COVID-19 emergencies means in the United States

On May 11, the United States will officially no longer be under a state of emergency due to COVID-19 for the first time since the start of the pandemic three years ago. While hundreds of deaths from covid-19 continue to be reported in the U.S. each day — bringing the total to more than 1 million — public health experts said the Biden administration is likely seeking to end the national and public health emergency. related to covid. 19 because circulating omicron subvariants cause milder disease and the US has a high level of immunity from previous vaccinations or infections.Read News

Former Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, requests a six-month tourist visa to the United States

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is seeking a six-month tourist visa to stay in the United States, the law firm representing Bolsonaro confirmed on CNN Brasil on Monday. The request was filed on Friday, Jan. 27, AG Immigration told CNN Brasil, and comes amid reports that he arrived in the United States on an A-1 visa, granted to heads of state and valid only while they’re in that position. The US State Department declined to confirm Bolsonaro’s visa status due to confidentiality. Bolsonaro has been in Florida since December 30, leaving Brazil just days before his successor, current president LuizRead News

Bolsonaro, Brazil’s former president, has applied for a tourist visa to the US

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has applied for a six-month tourist visa to remain in the United States, his lawyer said on Monday, despite calls for the revocation of any U.S. visas. Americans detained by Bolsonaro after violent protests. in Brasilia. The United States received his application on Friday, said his lawyer, Felipe Alexandre, adding that Bolsonaro will remain in the United States while his application is pending. “He would like to take some time off, clear his head and enjoy being a tourist in the US for a few months before deciding what hisRead News

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro applied for a US visa

Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has applied for a six-month tourist visa from the United States, his lawyer told the BBC. Mr. Bolsonaro has been staying in Florida since December 30. The former president plans to remain in the United States while immigration officials process the visa. He is under investigation in Brazil after rioters stormed key government buildings earlier this month. Mr Bolsonaro has expressed “regret” for the unrest, but denies he caused it. The former president has “dedicated 34 years of his life to public service” and wants to “take time off”, his lawyer, Felipe Alexandre, told theRead News

Europe Doesn’t Need The United States Anymore

The weakness of the Russian military has been apparent since the early days of the war in Ukraine. The incredible losses of troops and equipment, Moscow’s inability to equip or even supply its troops adequately, and the multiple shifts in command – Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov being the last choice of Russian President Vladimir Putin – have debunked the myth of the alleged Russian military. invincibility The fight between Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Wagner Group – a private army active in the key battles of Soledar and Bakhmut – and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and the Russian High Command attestsRead News

The US has said that Russia is violating the nuclear arms control agreement

Russia violated a key nuclear arms control treaty with the United States and continues to refuse to allow inspections of its nuclear facilities, a State Department spokesman said Tuesday. “Russia is not fulfilling its obligations under the New START Agreement to facilitate inspection activities on its territory. Russia’s refusal to facilitate inspection activities prevents the United States from exercising important rights under the treaty and threatens the continued US-Russia nuclear weapons control,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “Russia also failed to comply with the New START Treaty obligations to convene a Bilateral Consultative Commission session according to the agreement-mandatedRead News

Oil rises as US recession fears ease and dollar falls

MELBOURNE, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Wednesday supported by a weaker dollar, which fell on signs of easing U.S. inflation, easing fears that the world’s biggest oil user could face a recession due to further interest rate hikes. Brent crude futures rose 20 cents, or 0.2%, to $85.66 a barrel. previous session. “Sentiment changed amid a positive corporate reporting season. Signs of cooling inflation also raised expectations that the Fed will be able to pause rate hikes,” ANZ commodities analysts said in a note. Expectations of lower rate hikes helped lower the dollar index, supporting oil pricesRead News

A US official acknowledges an agreement between Japan and the Netherlands to limit the export of wood chips to China

[1/2] Semiconductor chips are seen on a circuit board of a computer in this illustrative image taken on February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – An American official on Tuesday made the most direct comments from a US agency, confirming the existence of an agreement with Japan and the Netherlands for those countries to introduce new restrictions on the export of chipmaking tools to impose on China. “We can’t talk about the deal right now,” Assistant Secretary of Commerce Don Graves said on the sidelines of an event in Washington. “But you can certainly talk to ourRead News

Blinken criticizes the settlements but emphasizes US support for Israel

On In a rare – albeit implicit – criticism of Israel, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Israel’s policies, including settlement expansion and demolition of homes, to be detrimental to the two-state solution. However, at a press conference at the end of his trip to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories on Tuesday, Blinken reaffirmed Washington’s “firm” commitment to Israel. “The United States is committed to working towards our enduring goal of ensuring that Palestinians and Israelis enjoy equal freedom, security, opportunity, justice and dignity,” Blinken said, stressing the need to preserve the “vision” of two states. solution.Read News

US Relations with Israel – US Department of State

The United States was the first country to recognize the state of Israel when Israel declared its independence in 1948. The 75-year partnership has been built on mutual interests and shared democratic values ​​since its inception, with Israelis and Americans united in their commitment to democracy and economic prosperity. , and regional security. SECURITY ASSISTANCE AND COMMUNICATION The U.S. commitment to Israel’s security has been undercut by strong security assistance to Israel – including a 10-year, $38 billion MOU concluded in 2016. $500 million in funding for missile defense. Missile defense funding supports several cooperative missile defense programs, including David’sRead News

As Kishida and Biden meet, what is the state of US-Japan relations?

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s first visit to Washington as leader on January 13, 2023 marked a major transformation in the US-Japan alliance. Japan’s new security reforms and Tokyo’s proactive response to the Ukraine crisis were warmly received in Washington. They highlight a more determined Japan to strengthen its own defense capabilities and contribute to regional deterrence, and reveal new potential for leveraging the bilateral partnership to address serious challenges to the international order. Not surprisingly, US-Japan relations moved apace in the weeks and days leading up to the Japanese leader’s arrival, with major policy announcements and bilateral agreements. InRead News

The best places to visit in the United States, according to Americans…

What are the four most popular destinations for Americans? Ranked Top International Travel Destinations Percentage of Bookings by America 1 Caribbean Cruise 34.7% 2 Cancun (Mexico) 28.3% 3 European River Cruise 23.1% 4 Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) 17.2% What is the #1 tourist destination? The 10 most popular destinations in the United States Meanwhile, Hawaii Island, the largest island in the state of Hawaii, is the No. 1 trending location. 1 in the United States for 2022. Which countries do Americans travel to most? According to the Office of National Travel and Tourism at the US Department of Commerce, MexicoRead News

On Lunar New Year – United States Department of State

I wish everyone observing the New Year around the world health, peace, and prosperity. This is a time of celebration and hope for the coming year, and I especially want to acknowledge the millions of Asian Americans who are celebrating this lunar new year. You are an important part of our American fabric. For all those celebrating in the United States and around the world, we hope that the Year of the Rabbit and the Year of the Cat will bring greater safety, prosperity, and opportunity for all. Do all countries celebrate Chinese New Year? Chinese New Year is aRead News

What happens next in the debt limit debate?

The loan-to-limit ratio is a measure used to determine the creditworthiness of a borrower. It is calculated by dividing the borrower’s total debts by their combined loan limits. For example, a borrower with $5,000 in credit and $10,000 in credit protection would have a loan-to-limit ratio of 50%. What would happen if America defaulted on its debt? A U.S. default on its debt would threaten the value of bonds, equities, and the U.S. dollar, which would be reflected in global markets that are already fraught with inflation and interest rates, a possible recession, and geopolitical tensions. lot. Has America everRead News

Fighters, NATO, Congress and Ukraine: Complex Issues Trouble…

WASHINGTON — The United States is locked in a complicated dance with Turkey, one of its most troubled allies, involving fighter jets, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Congress and, ultimately, the war in Ukraine. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Washington this week to meet US officials, wasted no time in putting forward his nation’s demand for US-made F-16 fighters. “We will discuss important topics on bilateral defense cooperation, in particular our request for F-16s,” Cavusoglu said ahead of the meeting, which Foreign Minister Antony J. Blinken watched with a stony face. “This is not only for [Turkey] but alsoRead News

Saudi Arabia just said it is now “open” to the idea of ​​trading currencies in addition to the US dollar – does that spell doom for the dollar? 3 reasons not to worry

Saudi Arabia just said it is now “open” to the idea of ​​trading currencies in addition to the US dollar – does that spell doom for the dollar? 3 reasons not to worry The 2023 World Economic Forum is just days away, and we’re already getting a glimpse of the future the global elite have in store for us all. Saudi Arabia’s finance minister, Mohammed Al-Jadaan, stunned reporters at Davos when he said the oil-rich country was open to trading currencies alongside the US dollar for the first time in 48 years. “There’s no problem discussing how we settle ourRead News

Trump warns US Republicans not to touch Social Security, Medicare

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump warned his fellow Republicans on Friday not to “destroy” federal pension and health benefits as they try to force cuts from President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies in the looming debate over the debt ceiling. “Under no circumstances should Republicans vote to cut off even one penny from Medicare or Social Security,” Trump said in a two-minute video message posted on social media that could test his influence among the Republicans who now control the U.S. House of Representatives . “Don’t cut into the benefits our seniors have worked andRead News

American citizens are given the chance to play a role in resettling refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government program launched on Thursday is giving American citizens the chance to play a role in resettling the thousands of refugees who arrive in the United States each year. During Welcome Corps’ first year, the Department of State intends to line up 10,000 Americans who can help 5,000 refugees adjust to life in the United States. “By tapping into the goodwill of American communities, Welcome Corps will expand our country’s ability to warmly welcome greater numbers of refugees,” the department said in announcing the effort. When refugees from all over the world arrive in the US,Read News

US hits debt ceiling, prompting Treasury to take extraordinary measures

The drama about the debt ceiling, explained in 2 minutes The US hit the debt ceiling set by Congress on Thursday, forcing the Treasury Department to take extraordinary measures to ensure the government continues to pay its bills and increasing pressure on Capitol Hill to avoid catastrophic bankruptcy. The battle lines for the high-stakes fight have already been determined. Hardline Republicans, who have enormous clout in the House because of the party’s narrow majority, have demanded that lifting the borrowing cap be tied to spending cuts. The White House countered that it will not make concessions or negotiate raising theRead News

‘We’ve got them over a barrel’: Inside the US and the Germans do not hesitate to send tanks to Ukraine

Washington CNN — The Biden administration is in a standoff with Germany over whether to send tanks to Ukraine ahead of a key meeting of Western defense leaders in Germany on Friday. In recent days, German officials have indicated they will not send their Leopard tanks to Ukraine or allow any other country with German-made tanks in their inventory unless the US agrees to ship their M1 Abrams Sending tanks to Kyiv — something the Pentagon has said for months it has no intention of doing given the logistical costs of maintaining it. “They overwhelmed us,” a senior Biden administrationRead News

US officials advise Ukraine to wait for offensive, official says

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Senior U.S. officials are advising Ukraine to hold off on launching a major offensive against Russian forces until new U.S. weapons and training are provided, a source said. a senior Biden administration official on Friday. The official who spoke to some journalists who asked to remain anonymous, said that the United States is insisting on its decision not to give Ukraine Abrams tanks at the same time as there is a dispute with Germany over tanks. President Joe Biden, who approved a new $2.5 billion arms package for Ukraine this week, told reporters at theRead News

New Zealand vs United States – Football Match Report – 20 January 2023

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Rose Lavelle scored a pair of goals as the United States women’s national team beat New Zealand 5-0 in an exhibition on Saturday. Ashley Hatch, Mallory Swanson and Taylor Kornieck also scored for the United States at Eden Park in Auckland. It was the second of two matches between the teams, which are preparing for this summer’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. – Broadcast on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (USA) Swanson scored twice in the United States’ 4-0 win in Wellington on Wednesday. The former Mallory Pugh took the last name of ChicagoRead News

US strikes New Zealand again as World Cup quest heats up

The United States once again outclassed the Football Ferns, hammering the Women’s World Cup co-hosts 5-0 to wrap up their two-match tour of New Zealand and familiarize themselves with local conditions ahead of the World Cup in July. Rose Lavelle wore the captain’s armband and struck twice in another impressive performance, with Ashley Hatch, Mallory Swanson and Taylor Kornieck joining the scoresheet. The dominance of the United States was so strong that New Zealand failed to have a single shot in the game in the entire game compared to 22 shots for the visitors. Despite playing football at Eden ParkRead News

US warns China of red line in Ukraine war ahead of Blinken visit

The US is warning China against material and security assistance to Russia in Moscow’s war on Ukraine, drawing Washington’s red line ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Beijing early next month. On Tuesday, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary for China Michael Chase spoke with Song Yanchao, deputy director of China’s Office of International Military Cooperation in the Central Military Commission, according to a U.S. official who spoke to VOA on condition of anonymity. This week’s military-to-military talks come as the United States closely monitors any decision by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in response to RussianRead News

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the United States Congress of …

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  (Applause)  Thank you. Thank you so much. Thanks. Please, sit down. Good morning everyone. SECRETARY BLINKEN: Nice to be with you. Mr. Mayor, thank you very much for the introduction. It was great to see you in person. I have seen you on TV many times. (Laughs.) And to all of you, it’s just wonderful to be with you. I want to thank the mayor again for his leadership of the US conference. And thanks to Tom Cochran – I was just backstage with him – and the whole team for me being here with you this morning. So inRead News

Senior State Department officials at the launch of Welcome…

MODERATOR:  Good morning everyone. This is [Moderator]. Welcome to today’s call for the launch of the Welcome Corps. This call is on the basis of a senior State Department official and is embargoed until it is completed. For your information only and not for reporting, our speaker is [Senior State Department official]. I will now turn the floor over to [Senior Secretary of State’s Official] for opening remarks, and then we will take a few of your questions. [Senior State Department Official], please continue. SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE:  Thank you very much, [Moderator]. So good morning everyone, and thankRead News

Former entrepreneur pleads guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States…

A dual citizen of the United States and Syria who evaded arrest for more than two decades pleaded guilty today in the District of Columbia to his role in a conspiracy to defraud the United States and pay a bribe to a federal public official. According to court documents, between 1993 and 1998, Ammar Kanaan, 61, of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, while working as a private sector contractor providing transportation engineering services to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) a, engaged in a scheme to provide illegal cash payments and money orders to an FHWA official.Read News