Taiwan’s president confirms that US troops are training soldiers on the island – CNN

TAIPEI, Oct. 28 (Reuters) – A small number of U.S. forces are in Taiwan to train with Taiwanese soldiers, President Tsai Ing-wen said in an interview with CNN, confirming the presence of U.S. troops on the autonomous island, which China considers its own. Tensions between Taiwan and China, which have not ruled out taking the … Read more

Charlottesville: Jury selected in civil lawsuit against organizers of the 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Virginia

The plaintiffs, who include city residents and counter-protesters injured in two days of clashes, claim the organizers of the rally were involved in a conspiracy. The nine people are seeking “compensatory and statutory” compensation for physical and emotional harm they have suffered. The plaintiffs are represented by a large team of powerful lawyers under the … Read more

Houston’s ‘Mattress Mack’ Bets Big On The Astros, Could Win Nearly $39 Million If They Win World Series

Not only is the flamboyant Houston furniture store owner a huge fan of Astros, he also plans to win $38.9 million if his bets on the team pay off. McIngvale told CNN that in June he had wagered $3.35 million that the Astros would win everything. He said he made the bet to cover another … Read more

Biden promises to stand with Southeast Asia in the defense of ocean freedom and democracy

Biden promises to defend the freedom of the oceans The United States is concerned about China’s “coercive and proactive actions” across the Taiwan Strait Chinese Prime Minister Li says maintaining peace in the South China Sea is in everyone’s interest BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, October 27 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the … Read more

The U.S. Senate Democrat reveals ‘billionaire tax’ for Biden’s agenda

US President Joe Biden leaves after delivering an update on his administration’s response to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Eisenhower Executive Office Buildings South Court Auditorium in the White House in Washington, USA, June 2, 2021. REUTERS / Carlos Barria WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (Reuters) – U.S. billionaires would pay taxes on unrealized gains from their … Read more

Kyle Rittenhouse Trial: The judge will allow the men Kyle Rittenhouse was shot to potentially be called ‘rioters’ or ‘looters’ – but ‘victim’ is not allowed

“Let the evidence show what the evidence shows that any or all of these people were involved in arson, rioting or looting, then I will not tell the defense that they can not call them that,” Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce said Schroeder at the hearing. Rittenhouse is charged with felony murder in connection with … Read more

Cuba welcomes tourists as homegrown vaccination campaign kicks off

HAVANA, Oct. 26 (Reuters) – Cuba will open its borders and relax entry requirements next month after it vaccinates most of its people with homegrown COVID-19 drugs, allowing it to welcome foreign visitors and give it a shot in the arm to its ailing tourism industry. Strict restrictions due to the pandemic, a drastic cut … Read more

France takes steps to shield its book industry from Amazon

New legislation would impose minimum shipping costs for new books Amazon delivers books for 1 cent in France Says legislation would punish rural people Paris says law needed to regulate ‘distorted competition’ PARIS, Oct. 25 (Reuters) – Sophie Fornairon’s independent bookstore has survived Amazon’s rise thanks to a French law banning price discounts on new … Read more

US FDA Advisors Support Pfizer/BioNTech Childhood COVID-19 Vaccine

A vial containing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can be seen in this illustration photo, taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Oct. 26 (Reuters) – A panel of experts voted by an overwhelming majority on Tuesday to recommend to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech SE COVID-19 … Read more