Biden seen likely to keep Space Force, a Trump favorite

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has been working quickly to undo many initiatives by his predecessor. But Donald Trump’s space-faring military service, Space Force, seems likely to survive. Space Force was created in December 2019 and is still in its infancy. The reason it’s unlikely to go away is largely this: Elimination would require an act of Congress, where a bipartisan consensus holds that America’s increasing reliance on space is a worrying vulnerability. Many believe that problem is best addressed by a branch of the military focused exclusively on it. Biden has yet to publicly comment on his intentions with Space Force.last_img read more

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UK sees smooth vaccine supplies after EU addresses ‘mistake’

first_imgLONDON (AP) — The British government says it does not expect any disruptions to its orders of coronavirus vaccines after the European Union made clear it wouldn’t trigger an emergency provision in the Brexit deal while monitoring the export of does produced in the EU. Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said the government expects the vaccines to be supplied as planned after the EU addressed the “mistake” in its proposal to tighten export rules for COVID-19 vaccines produced in the 27 member nations. The U.K. government complained late Friday that the bloc had invoked an emergency clause in its divorce deal with Britain to introduce controls on exports from EU member Ireland into Northern Ireland.last_img read more

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Stocks climb in calmer trading, while silver prices jump

first_img(AP) — Stocks are off to a strong start on Wall Street as trading stabilizes following a bumpy week that left the market with its worst weekly loss since October.,The S&P 500 rose 1% in the early going, and other major indexes were also higher. Trading in GameStop was less volatile than last week, but other stocks targeted by online traders hoping to inflict damage on hedge funds were making big swings, like AMC Entertainment.,The price of silver, meanwhile, jumped 10% to an eight-year high. The precious metal has become the latest target of online investors hoping to wage battle with Wall Street players.last_img read more

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