N. America leaders pledge cooperation on chips, drugs

US President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador meet at the National Palace during the North American leaders summit in Mexico City, Mexico Jan 9, 2023. (KEVIN LAMARQUE / REUTERS) MEXICO CITY — The United States, Mexico and Canada will take steps to promote the North American semiconductor industry, enhance cooperation to […]

McCarthy elected Republican US House speaker

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy bangs the Speaker's gavel for the first time after being elected the next Speaker of the US House of Representatives in a late night 15th round of voting on the fourth day of the 118th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, US, Jan 7, 2023. (EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / […]

US House committee releases Trump tax returns

Former US president Donald Trump speaks at a rally on Aug 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (MORRY GASH / AP) A Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives committee released six years of former president Donald Trump's tax returns to the public on Friday in an extraordinary move days before Republicans are due to take control of […]

Biden says COVID-19 cases rising across US

People wait outside a community center as long lines continue for individuals trying to be tested for COVID-19 during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in San Diego, California, US, Jan 10, 2022. (MIKE BLAKE / REUTERS) WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – US President Joe Biden said on Thursday that COVID-19 cases "are rising" across the country. […]

Nancy Pelosi to step down from US House leadership

Lawmakers stand and applaud as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, pauses as she speaks on the House floor at the Capitol in Washington, Nov 17, 2022. (CAROLYN KASTER / AP) WASHINGTON – Nancy Pelosi, the trailblazing Democrat who as the first woman US House of Representatives speaker shepherded landmark legislation and led two […]

US’ political balance may shift after elections

A child waits at a privacy booth as his parent fills out his ballot while voting at Sabillasville Elementary School, Nov 8, 2022, in Sabillasville, Maryland. (JULIO CORTEZ / FILE / AP) Democrats and Republicans fought for control of Congress in midterm elections in the United States on Tuesday that could shape the future of […]