Ahead of a contentious general election in November, U.S. political parties and legal groups are waging fierce battles over voting rights in multiple states that could determine the outcome of America’s presidential contest. The battles reflect a mostly partisan tug of war over whether states should prioritize the preservation andContinue Reading

The United States has ordered the Chinese consulate in the southwestern U.S. city of Houston, Texas to shut down.  A statement issued early Wednesday morning by State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said the order to close the consulate was issued “in order to protect American intellectual property and American’s private information.” Continue Reading

President Donald Trump has threatened to send more federal law enforcement officers to major US cities to control ongoing protests. Mr Trump on Monday criticised a number of cities run by “liberal Democrats”, including Chicago and New York, saying their leaders were afraid to act. He said officers sent toContinue Reading

The US’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised emergency use of the Ebola drug remdesivir for treating the coronavirus. The authorisation means the anti-viral drug can now be used on people who are hospitalised with severe Covid-19. A recent clinical trial showed the drug helped shorten the recovery timeContinue Reading