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Houston City Council approves $20M rent relief package

Last week, Mayor Turner proposed the city's second rent assistance program during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, a decision was made. Houston City Council passed a unanimous vote to provide Houston residents with rent...

Judge Salas makes public plea in emotional video

Federal Judge Esther Salas speaks up for the first time since the death of her son, and the injury caused to her husband from a shooting at the family's home on July 19th. In...

Gov. Abbott- SNAP benefits extended till August

AUSTIN, Texas- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will be providing about $185 million in emergency funds for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) according to Gov. Greg Abbott. He announced...

Trump says to address trade, immigration in State of the Union speech

Speaking to reporters after a swearing-in ceremony for new Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Trump said his immigration overhaul will have to be bipartisan "because the Republicans don't really have the votes to get it done in...

Mueller’s conclusions could “elate some, anger others” -former CIA chief Gates

Former CIA chief Robert Gates said on Sunday (January 28) that the American people should be prepared for conclusions in the FBI's investigation of Russian election hacking that could potentially "elate" some but anger" others, and that people should...

U.S. says planned Russian pipeline would threaten European energy security

Poland, Ukraine and Baltic states fear the pipeline would increase Europe's dependence on Russian gas and provide the Kremlin with billions of dollars of additional revenue to finance a further military build-up on European Union's borders. Speaking at a joint...

India’s Modi celebrates Republic Day parade with ASEAN leaders

Earlier on Friday, Modi paid tribute to fallen soldiers at the India Gate memorial in New Delhi, before welcoming the ASEAN leaders to a flamboyant display of the South Asian nation's military might and cultural heritage. Leaders in attendance at...

Pakistan torches tonnes of narcotics, contraband on Customs Day

Customs authorities destroyed over 6.5 tonnes of hashish, more than 33,000 bottles of alcohol, and other miscellaneous contraband goods and medicines, worth tens of millions of Pakistani rupees ($1 = 110 Pakistani rupees) according to officials, on the outskirts...

Trump says would apologise for sharing far right videos

U.S. President Donald Trump said he had not intended to cause offence in Britain by sharing anti-Muslim videos originally posted by a leader of a far-right fringe group and that he would apologise if such people were horrible racists. Trump...

Malaysian Prime Minister, India’s Modi hold bilateral talks in New Delhi

"An important strategic partner! PM @narendramodi met with Malaysian Prime Minister @NajibRazak. Two leaders had an engaging discussion on defense and security, trade and investment, counter-terrorism and people to people links," spokesman of Indian foreign ministry Raveesh Kumar tweeted. Razak...
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Trump says “I’m the least racist person in this room”; Biden says he’s “the most racist”

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday (October 22) defended his handling of race issues which have dominated...
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Biden arrives in Nashville ahead of final presidential debate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden arrived in Nashville Thursday (October 22) ahead of his final debate...

Goldman Sachs to pay nearly $3 bln to settle charges over 1MDB scandal role

Goldman Sachs on Thursday (Oct. 22) agreed to pay nearly $3 billion to settle a probe into its role in Malaysia's 1MDB...

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Invites Houstonians to the Music Friendly Community Workshop

HOUSTON, TX - The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) and the Texas Music Office are co-hosting the live virtual Music...

Man shot and killed at SE gas station

HOUSTON, TX – An investigation is pending after a man is found with several gunshot wounds at a gas station Wednesday night.