The US called for a more peaceful policy towards Russia

The United States needs to develop a more peaceful policy towards Russia in order to prevent the strengthening of cooperation between Moscow and Beijing. This was stated by Ted Carpenter, Senior Fellow for Defense and Foreign Policy Research at the Cato Institute, in The American Conservative.

In his opinion, the United States is at great risk by waging a cold war on two fronts: with Russia and China. The researcher emphasizes that this is stretching strategic resources. He called on the US government to decide which rival to focus on.

Carpenter argues that Washington’s diplomatic disputes with Moscow and the trade war with Beijing are pushing China and Russia to build up economic and military ties. He fears that in the event of a full-scale conflict, the alliance of the two states will surpass America’s capabilities.

The researcher believes that the US should also reduce its military presence in other countries. He stressed that the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan is becoming less significant amid attempts to relocate bases to Central Asia.

Earlier, the deputy head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, General John Hayten, explained the unwillingness of the United States to fight with Russia. According to him, the Russian nuclear forces are completely modernized, unlike the American ones. He called on the United States to move faster in the context of bureaucratic procedures for modernizing weapons.

Biden ordered civil servants and employees of companies to be vaccinated against coronavirus

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to scale up coronavirus vaccinations, CNN reports. The new rules will affect, among other things, federal employees, medical personnel and employees of large companies.

“The vaccination requirements in my plan will affect approximately 100 million Americans – two-thirds of all employed in the country,” – said the US President during his address, which was broadcast on Twitter by the White House.

According to him, vaccination will become mandatory for all employees of federal departments, as well as their contractors. Joe Biden also instructed the US Department of Labor to require all companies with more than 100 employees to get all workers vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 weekly.

In addition, the president said that 300,000 teachers in federal Head Start programs should be vaccinated. Also, vaccinations are required for 17 million healthcare workers in institutions receiving funds from Medicare and Medicaid.

According to Johns Hopkins University, 40.5 million cases of coronavirus infection have been identified in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic, 654.4 thousand people have died. The number of deaths has returned to the March level, more than 1.5 thousand people die every day in the country. Just a month ago, this figure was three times less.

Trump spoke about the desire to beat Biden in the boxing ring

Former US President Donald Trump said he would like to box with Joe Biden

Former US President Donald Trump said that if he had such an opportunity, he would like to box with the current leader of the country, Joe Biden. So he answered the question of the host of one boxing event, the politician quotes The Independent.

In response to a question about who Trump would like to enter the ring with, the politician replied: “Definitely not with a professional boxer, it would be very dangerous.” Instead, the politician chose Biden as his rival.

“I think this fight in the ring would be very fast … I think Biden would have surrendered within the first couple of seconds,” Trump said.

The ex-president of the United States has made fun of the new head of the White House on several occasions, especially during the 2020 election race. So, a member of the Republican Party spoke about the plastic surgery of the opponent. “He is comfortable wearing a mask. Well, good! But to be honest … Why the hell did he spend so much money on plastic surgery if he closes everything? ” Trump joked.

Biden and Xi Jinping discuss US-China relations by phone

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by phone with US President Joe Biden. This was reported by China Central Television and Xinhua News Agency.

During these talks, Xi Jinping said that the US policy towards China has for some time caused serious difficulties in Sino-American relations, which does not correspond to the fundamental interests of the two peoples and the common interests of all countries of the world.

According to him, Sino-US cooperation will benefit both countries and the world, and their confrontation is a disaster. In the end, both sides agreed that their communication on Sino-US relations and major international issues is very important, and agreed to continue to maintain regular contact.

In addition, the heads of the People’s Republic of China and the United States discussed the problem of climate change, the prevention, and control of epidemics, economic recovery, as well as major international and regional issues.

The press service of the White House, in turn, said that the heads of state discussed issues in which their interests coincide and in which they diverge, but at the same time agreed to openly and directly deal with both sets of issues. “Both leaders discussed the responsibility of both countries to ensure that competition does not escalate into conflict,” the statement said.

In July, negotiations were held in China between representatives of the foreign ministries of the United States and China, however, according to Bloomberg experts, then they only emphasized the differences between the countries.

According to the deputy head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Xie Feng, relations between the United States and the PRC “have reached an impasse and are facing serious difficulties.” Foreign Ministry officials discussed “US actions that violate international law” and sanctions against Chinese officials and government agencies.

After negotiations in the State Department, they said that the United States accepts tough competition between the two countries, intends to further strengthen its own competitiveness, but “does not seek to conflict with China.”

Relations between the two countries have remained tense since the presidency of Donald Trump. Then Washington imposed several packages of trade sanctions against China, and also adopted restrictions on Huawei and a number of other technology companies in China. In addition, the US has repeatedly introduced sanctions against officials and government agencies of the PRC.

Last December, the British Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) predicted that China would overtake the United States to become the world’s largest economy five years earlier than previously thought – in 2028.

In the United States, they found that COVID vaccination reduces the risk of dying if infected by 11 times

People who have not been vaccinated against the COVID-19 coronavirus die 11 times more often when infected with the virus than those vaccinated.

As reported by Ufanotes.ru with reference to The Hill, this is evidenced by data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“The study, which involved more than 600 thousand people in 13 jurisdictions, showed that the unvaccinated are more than 10 times more likely to be hospitalized in the hospital,” the report said.

We also found out that unvaccinated people are 4.5 times more likely to be infected with coronavirus infection than fully vaccinated people.

Biden arrived in New York on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks

The President and the First Lady went to the Manhattan area, where a mourning ceremony will be held at the memorial to victims of terrorist attacks

US President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, arrive in New York to attend mourning events marking the twentieth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. This was reported on Friday by the press service of the White House.

According to her, the board of the American leader landed at LaGuardia airport at 20:51 local time (03:51 Moscow time). The President and the First Lady traveled to the Manhattan area, where a mourning ceremony will take place at a memorial to victims of terrorist attacks on Saturday.

On Friday evening, there are no events in the schedule of the American leader. Biden will travel to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the capital’s suburbs after the ceremony in New York on Saturday.

On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists from the Al-Qaeda group (banned in the Russian Federation) seized four passenger airliners in the United States. They sent two of them to the towers of the World Trade Center – the tallest buildings at that time in New York, the third – to the Pentagon building in the suburbs of Washington. The fourth plane was also heading towards the American capital, but crashed near the city of Shanksville. As a result of the terrorist attacks, 2,977 people were killed, who were citizens of 90 countries, more than 6 thousand people were injured.

Zakharova joked about the book donated to Zelensky in the USA

Zakharova joked about a book on head injuries given to Zelensky in the USA

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, joked about the book that members of the US Congress presented to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky when he was there on a visit.

“Zelensky was presented in the USA with a book entitled ‘Mild Traumatic Brain Injury’, which was published by the American-Ukrainian Medical Foundation AUMF, and members of Congress presented it to the Ukrainian President. Still, the book is the best gift, whatever one may say,” your Telegram channel.

Zelensky is on a working visit to the United States, and on Wednesday he met with American President Joe Biden. Earlier, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Oksana Markarova, said that Zelensky had meetings with American businessmen in California.

US President Joe Biden calls the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan the right step

He called this event the beginning of a new era in foreign policy.

After the events in Afghanistan, the United States will stop conducting major military operations to rebuild other countries, the American president said. Joe Biden stressed that the United States must learn from its mistakes and therefore future operations must have concrete and achievable goals.

The head of Bely called the withdrawal of the military from Afghanistan successful. According to him, 90 percent of Americans who wanted to return to the States were evacuated. Biden noted that each day of the army’s stay in the Middle Eastern republic cost the United States three hundred million dollars and recalled that the decision to withdraw the troops was made by the previous President Donald Trump.

Biden also added that the States have fulfilled their tasks in this country, namely, they have dealt a crushing blow to the Al-Qaeda group, which is recognized as terrorist and is banned in Russia. Earlier this summer, the US President noted that the organization is no longer in Afghanistan.

The US military left the Middle East republic early yesterday morning. They have been in Afghanistan since 2001.

US Air Regulator bans Virgin Galactic spacecraft pending investigation

According to the magazine The New Yorker, during the descent, Unity-22 deviated from the trajectory, which ran within the airspace allocated by the FAA for this flight.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) temporarily banned Virgin Galactic spacecraft from flying until the agency completes its investigation of the incident with the Unity-22 deviation during a suborbital flight on July 11, or concludes that flights are safe.

“Virgin Galactic cannot resume flights of the [series] SpaceShipTwo ships until the FAA approves the final incident investigation report or concludes that the contingency issues do not affect the safety of people,” it is noted in the text of the statement of the department, which was circulated on Thursday by the American media.

Earlier, the FAA launched an investigation into the July 11 incident that threatened the ship with an emergency landing. According to the magazine The New Yorker, during the descent, Unity-22 deviated from the trajectory, which ran within the airspace allocated by the FAA for this flight. The incident could have occurred due to the fact that during takeoff, the spacecraft’s engines worked for several seconds longer than planned.

The company representatives admitted that Unity-22 was descending not on a given trajectory for more than one and a half minutes. At the same time, according to Virgin Galactic, the ship’s deviation from the course was provoked by winds in the upper atmosphere. The test pilots acted according to the instructions, and similar incidents are being worked out in preparation for flights, the company stressed.

Virgin Galactic is one of the firms that intend to carry out regular tourist flights into space. Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX have similar plans.

CBS: nine-month-old girl evacuated from Afghanistan dies after arriving in the United States

A nine-month-old girl evacuated from Afghanistan died after arriving in the United States, according to the CBS television channel.
The girl, along with her father, was on board a Boeing C-17 military transport aircraft, which delivered Afghan refugees from Germany to Philadelphia.

During the flight, the child lost consciousness. At the airport in Philadelphia, the plane was met by an ambulance. The girl died shortly after she was taken to the hospital. An investigation into the causes and circumstances of the girl’s death has begun in the city.

As the channel notes, this is the first death among Afghan refugees who arrived in the United States after the fall of Kabul.

In early August, the Taliban (the Taliban movement * was recognized as terrorist in the Russian Federation and prohibited) stepped up their offensive against government forces in Afghanistan, entered the capital on August 15, and announced on August 16 that the war in Afghanistan was over.

The only province not under their control is Panjshir, located in a mountainous area northeast of Kabul. On the night of August 31, the US military left the Kabul airport, ending the US military presence in Afghanistan.

Floods after Hurricane Ida in the USA killed 45 people

The death toll from floods in the northeastern United Shatov has risen to 45, CNN reported. Earlier, the media wrote about 41 dead.

In the state of New Jersey alone, at least 23 people were killed. At the same time, according to local authorities, their number may grow, since many are listed as missing.

State Gov. Phil Murphy said the majority of those killed were those in their vehicles when they were suddenly hit by streams of water.

“We want to refrain from giving a full account of the fatalities. They are scattered across several counties, mostly not entirely, but mostly in central Jersey and a few in the north,” Murphy said in the evening news release.

The floods were caused by Hurricane Ida, which was accompanied by heavy rains. On Wednesday, it led to massive floods in New York, where, according to preliminary data, at least 12 people died. All metro lines were suspended in the city. The mayor of the city, Bill de Blasio, said that hundreds of people were waiting for rescuers in the city.

A state of emergency has been declared in several states of the country, and rescue and reconstruction work is underway.

Earlier Thursday, US President Joe Biden thanked the rescuers who were working on the night heavy rain hit New York City and said the Federal Emergency Management Agency is ready to provide government support to the affected states.

At the moment, in the United States, about 1.2 million people do not have access to electricity, more than 900 thousand of them in the state of Louisiana.

Ida struck Louisiana earlier this week, after which it moved north of the country and caused floods in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

US President Joe Biden calls the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan the right step

He called this event the beginning of a new era in foreign policy.

After the events in Afghanistan, the United States will stop conducting major military operations to rebuild other countries, the American president said. Joe Biden stressed that the United States must learn from its mistakes and therefore future operations must have concrete and achievable goals.

The head of Bely called the withdrawal of the military from Afghanistan successful. According to him, 90 percent of Americans who wanted to return to the States were evacuated. Biden noted that each day of the army’s stay in the Middle Eastern republic cost the United States three hundred million dollars and recalled that the decision to withdraw the troops was made by the previous President Donald Trump.

Biden also added that the States have fulfilled their tasks in this country, namely, they have dealt a crushing blow to the Al-Qaeda group, which is recognized as terrorist and is banned in Russia. Earlier this summer, the US President noted that the organization is no longer in Afghanistan.

The US military left the Middle East republic early yesterday morning. They have been in Afghanistan since 2001.