Kamala Harris is poised to become a leading figure in the Democratic opposition to United States President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, with her status as both a lawmaker and vice-presidential nominee putting her in the centre of the fight. The California senator is in a unique role following the[…]
China’s ByteDance says TikTok’s global business will become its subsidiary, even as Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc said recently that they and United States-based investors would own the majority of the video app following a deal with US President Donald Trump’s administration. Trump signed an executive order on August 14[…]
United States President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden took rhetorical swipes at each other on Monday as the presidential campaign entered its traditional homestretch on the US Labor Day holiday. Trump described Biden, whom he trails in national polls, as a threat to the economy and “stupid”, while[…]
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz told United States President Donald Trump that the Gulf country wanted to see a fair and permanent solution for the Palestinians, which was the starting point for its 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, the kingdom’s state news agency reported on Monday. The two men spoke[…]
China has fired two missiles, including one dubbed an “aircraft-carrier killer”, into the South China Sea, according to a news report, in a pointed warning to the United States as tensions in the disputed sea lane rise to new levels. The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Thursday that[…]
A Black man shot multiple times, apparently in the back, by police in Wisconsin is paralysed from the waist down and has “eight holes” in his body, the father of victim Jacob Blake said. A video of the shooting in broad daylight on Sunday in Kenosha, captured on mobile phone[…]
More than 100 United States police agencies are withdrawing from agreements to send personnel to bolster security at next month’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in part because they are concerned about a recent directive ordering police in the city to stop using tear gas to control crowds. A[…]
Twitter says hackers “manipulated” some of its employees to access accounts in a high-profile attack on the social media company, including those of US Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk. Posts trying to dupe people into sending the hackers Bitcoin were tweeted by the official accounts[…]
The Trump administration has continued to press on for full school reopenings in the fall (autumn), with Education Secretary Betsy Devos insisting such action is necessary, despite record surges of coronavirus infections in the country. DeVos, in two television interviews on Sunday, insisted on the need for schools to reopen,[…]
China’s foreign ministry said on Saturday the United States needed to stop the “unreasonable suppression” of Chinese companies like Huawei, and a Chinese newspaper said the government was ready to retaliate against Washington. The Trump administration on Friday moved to block global chip supplies to blacklisted telecoms equipment company Huawei[…]
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