Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the most sweeping rollback of coronavirus restrictions of any US state on Tuesday, lifting a mask mandate and saying most businesses may open at full capacity next week, Reuters reported. Mississippi also lifted its face-covering order on Tuesday.
Iran on Sunday ruled out holding an informal meeting with the United States and European powers to discuss ways to revive its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, insisting that Washington must lift all its unilateral sanctions first, news wires reported.
US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone Wednesday after a month of silence that raised concerns in Israel about a frostier relationship between the two allies.
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed executive orders to undo the Trump administration's immigration policies, dpa reported. "I'm not making new law, I'm eliminating bad policy," Biden told reporters.
The Democratic push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour has emerged as an early flashpoint in the fight for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, testing President Joe Biden’s ability to bridge Washington’s partisan divides as he pursues his first major legislative victory, AP reported.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited new US President Joe Biden to Germany during their first official phone call after Biden's inauguration, dpa reported. Speaking on Monday, Merkel assured Biden of Germany's cooperation in tackling international challenges, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said.
President Joe Biden is hoping to boost US manufacturing with a new executive order Monday. The order seeks to increase the amount of US-made goods being bought by the federal government. It can be seen as a continuation of, or rival to, Trump's "America First" policy.
US President Joe Biden on Monday will re-impose a Covid-19 travel ban on most non-US citizens who have been in Britain, Brazil, Ireland and much of Europe, a White House official announced, as the new administration ramps up its pandemic response.