Famous Turkish-American heart surgeon Dr Mehmet Oz will be running for US Senate as a Republican "who will put America first" and help the country "heal".
Approved by Senate, former Republican lawmaker replaces outgoing Ambassador David Satterfield.
Army General Mark Milley may face intense questioning as a new Bob Woodward book claims he had secretly called his Chinese counterpart twice over concerns that then US president Donald Trump could spark a war with China.
The uncertainty in Afghanistan poses an international security risk. The best way forward is in collaboration with others.
The measure now faces a make-or-break vote in the House of Representatives in the coming weeks, where its future is less certain as divisions have sprung up in the Democratic majority.
Democrats in US Senate will try to advance legislation, viewed as the civil rights issue of the era by backers, to set new national election standards countering restrictions imposed by Republican states that make it harder to vote.
The US House of Representatives passes the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act with a strong bipartisan vote of 364 to 62, weeks after it cleared the Senate with nearly unanimous support.
President Ashraf Ghani offers a share in power to Taliban, provided the militant group "gives up the war" as Afghanistan celebrates Victory Day to mark Mujahideen's overthrowing of Soviet-backed Kabul regime in 1992.
Defence lawyers argued in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the former president bore no responsibility for the deadly attack on the US Capitol while accusing Democrats of “hatred” and “hypocrisy.”
Democrats use their remaining hours of arguments in the impeachment trial to lay out the physical and mental harm caused by the attack, discuss Trump’s lack of action as it unfolded and do a final presentation on the legal issues involved.
During arguments, impeachment managers showed a flurry of excerpts from former president Trump's speeches in which he told supporters the only way he could lose is if the election results were rigged.
Trump is being tried for "incitement of insurrection" for his role in last month's deadly riot at the US Capitol.
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