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[…]
US President Donald Trump has rejected a sum offered by South Korea in response to his demand that the country’s government contribute more to the cost of US military forces deployed there. “Now they’ve offered us a certain amount of money and I’ve rejected it,” Trump said at a White[…]
US coronavirus deaths have risen by a single-day record 2,228 to top 28,300, according to a Reuters tally, as officials debated how to reopen the economy without reigniting the outbreak. The United States, with the world’s third-largest population, passed a second milestone late on Tuesday with over 600,000 reported cases,[…]
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced a $1bn cut in American aid to Afghanistan after he failed to convince Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political foe to end a feud that has helped jeopardise a US-led peace effort. The United States also is prepared to cut[…]
Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and architect of the US President’s Middle East plan, has called the Palestinians “quite foolish” for immediately rejecting the administration’s “deal of the century.” The long awaited 181-page document contained conceptual maps showing how Israel and a future Palestinian state would appear, if the Palestinians[…]
China has condemned the inauguration of the newest branch of the US military, the Space Force, describing its creation as a threat to peace that endangers global stability. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters on Monday that Beijing was “deeply concerned” and “resolutely opposed” to the Space Force, which received its first[…]
The Russian foreign minister’s visit to the White House created much ado in Washington, coming amid impeachment procedures. Sergey Lavrov has now opened up on Donald Trump’s negotiating style and the atmosphere of the meetings. “I like the way Trump discusses international agenda and issues in bilateral relations. He avoids[…]
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