Republican Senator Murkowski, who voted to impeach Trump, announces re-election bid
US Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a three-term Republican who voted to convict President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, announced her bid for re-election on Friday with a nod to bipartisanship.
Trump defends chants by rioters on Jan. 6 threatening to hang Pence
Former President Donald Trump defended his supporters’ chants threatening to hang Vice President Mike Pence as they stormed the US Capitol in a deadly riot on Jan. 6, according to a newly released interview on Friday.
China, US maintaining ‘close communication’ to facilitate Xi-Biden virtual summit: Chinese spokesman
China on Friday said it was in “close communication” with the US to facilitate the first virtual summit between President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Joe Biden and hoped that Washington will work with it to bring the bilateral ties back to the “right track of sound and stable development.”
France, US re-affirm commitment to cooperate on anti-terrorism
France and the United States reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate in the fight against terrorism and notably in the Sahel region, US Vice President Kamala Harris said on Friday. “We have a mutual concern there that relates to the ongoing challenges that the countries in the Sahel are facing. Among the many priorities that we share is a concern about what we need to do to address potential violence and ongoing violence,” Harris said.
Pacific leaders agree on vaccines but not on US hosting APEC
Pacific Rim leaders agreed to do all they can to improve access to coronavirus vaccines and reduce carbon emissions, but failed to reach agreement on whether the US should host talks in two years’ time.
The company is aiming to complete the planned separation in 18 to 24 months, sending its shares up 4% before the bell
The consumer health branch, which produces Neutrogena skin care products and baby powder, generated $3.7 billion in the third quarter of 2021, nearly 16 percent of the group’s total revenue
It is the third major company to announce plans to break up its business this week after General Electric and Toshiba
Johnson & Johnson said in a statement it will create “two global leaders that are better positioned to deliver improved health outcomes for patients and consumers through innovation.”
Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson to split into two companies
US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson on Friday announced plans to break up into two listed companies, separating its consumer health arm that sells Band-Aids and Tylenol from its pharmaceutical division.