Biden plans to crack down on ‘ghost guns’ with action on Thursday

Biden plans to crack down on ‘ghost guns’ with action on Thursday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Thursday will unveil his administration’s first steps to curb gun violence, including a plan to reduce the proliferation of “ghost guns,” after a slew of mass shootings that have put pressure on him to act.FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden visits a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination site at Virginia… Read More

MEDIA-China plans over 40 space launches in 2021

MEDIA-China plans over 40 space launches in 2021
SHANGHAI, Feb 25 (Reuters) --- Source link: (bit.ly/2ZKzNuE)-- China plans to conduct more than 40 space launches in 2021 versus 39 launches carried out last year, state-backed newspaper Global Times reported, citing domestic rocket contractor China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASC).-- CASC also said the construction of China’s first space station is a top… Read More

Philippines plans $23.7 bln fund-raising for budget, infrastructure projects

Philippines plans $23.7 bln fund-raising for budget, infrastructure projects
MANILA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The Philippines aims to raise $23.71 billion from external sources to bridge a planned budget deficit and fund priority projects this year, including $5.5 billion from the commercial markets, the Department of Finance said on Sunday.The amount is 39% higher than the $17.01 billion the government raised from external sources… Read More

UK plans to tax firms that profited from pandemic: Sunday Times

UK plans to tax firms that profited from pandemic: Sunday Times
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street, in London, Britain, November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - Britain plans to tax retailers and tech companies whose profits have soared during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sunday Times reported, citing leaked emails.The government has summoned companies to discuss how an online… Read More