Stating that his country’s problems with the United States are unprecedented, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi emphasized that China had never intended to take over the United States’ global position. He instead made clear proposals to identify and resolve differences between the two countries.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced today that he will reverse yesterday’s decision by the current US president, Donald Trump to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization (WHO) should he win this year’s US presidential elections. The former Vice President made his announcement in a tweet.
With the opening of a “security office” in Hong Kong, the Chinese leadership has taken another step toward abolishing the “one country, two systems” principle. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam spoke at an official unveiling of a memorial plaque next to the “Security Office” mansion.
Several US and UN officials confirmed on Tuesday that the US government has officially submitted a notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, which is due to take effect on July 6, 2021. The move attracted criticism from all walks of life, but some Republican lawmakers supported Trump’s decision.
The educational future of thousands of foreign students in the United States depends on the classes of these higher education institutions. At the request of the US government, foreign students studying at American universities who offer only online classes due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the coming winter semester must leave the United States.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today condemned the recent arrests in Hong Kong, which he called another “communist-run city,” following the entry into force of China’s new national security law applied to the territory. Pompeo also made remarks to reporters in Washington on Wednesday.
US President Donald Trump is trailing in the polls against Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Trump’s disapproval rate is also skyrocketing, and currently stands at 49 percent. According to a new a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, only 40 percent of voters approve of the job he’s doing.
News of the Russian military offering bounties to Afghan militant forces to take out American soldiers has caused a stir. It has pushed Congress to seek details on the matter. US President Donald Trump has, however, tweeted that it was a hoax aimed at discrediting his party.
Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the killing of General Qassem Soleimani. Tehran has also asked Interpol, the international police organization, for support in the accomplishment of the mission. The Iranian arrest warrant is, however, considered symbolic.
John Bolton’s book, The Room Where it Happened, was released last week. Like many others, I was interested in reading this book. In the US, it became a pattern that as soon as one leaves office, suddenly it is time to write a memoir. In addition, the timing of the book is interesting.
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden is leading US President Donald Trump in the most recent polls undertaken by Siena College and the New York Times. They show him leading by 14 points. The scenario is a bit worrying for Wall Street. Investors are wary that Biden will unleash a wave of negative policies that will stymie American companies.
North Korea has declared that it has exhausted all avenues to overcome nuclear threats from the United States. Kim Jong Un is reportedly getting frustrated by the lack of progress involving talks with the United States, which could help reopen his country’s economy.
The Russian intelligence service offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill coalition forces, including US soldiers, in Afghanistan. The information is courtesy of U.S. officials who sought anonymity, as reported by the New York Times. The information has not been confirmed from an official team.
The House of Representatives has passed far-reaching legislation on police reforms Thursday night, a month after the horrible death of George Floyd. The vote was 281-181 in favor, with the vote mostly along party lines. Three Republicans crossed over to vote with the Democrats, who control the House.
The United States had speculated that the peak of the Coronavirus crisis has passed, but now the number of new cases has risen sharply in four states— California, Florida, New York, and Texas. In Texas, 97% of ICU beds in Houston hospitals are reported full, and 27% of those ICU patients have COVID-19.
The Trump Tulsa campaign rally was touted by the president and his supporters as the zenith of all rallies as the country reopens following the onset of the coronavirus scourge. The Trump campaign team formally stated that it had received more than a million ticket requests for the rally.
US President Donald Trump has indicated that he has little interest at the moment to influence Venezuelan politics or usurp Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power. He has also publicly pronounced that he is not particularly interested in installing opposition leader Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez.
US President Donald Trump, who is campaigning for his re-election on November 3, has decided to take new action on immigration by suspending the granting of green cards and some work visas until the end of the year. Trump says an executive order, which he is due to sign in the next few days, will “create thousands of jobs for Americans.”
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has stated that he is open to an eventual meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolás Maduro, in an interview published on Sunday. The move by Trump in a way reduces the weight of his Venezuelan opponent Juan Guaidó.
China has warned that the continued bullying of Iran by the US government may undermine the current agreement, which allows Iranian nuclear sites to be inspected as set out in the 2015 Iranian agreement. China has stated this in a 5-page document presented to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, John Bolton, can go on and publish his book full of criticism against his former boss. This is after a court denied an injunction by the Trump administration to try and stop publication of “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.”
Both Facebook and Twitter have removed a clip posted by US President Donald Trump on his social media accounts. The clip posted features two kids of different races running on a sidewalk and embracing. The video had one segment doctored to seem like the black kid was running away from his white friend.
Israel has finally formed a unified coalition government, combining both sides— Likud and Blue and White, Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. U.S. President Donald Trump, represented by Jared Kushner, urged Israel to make a government before planned annexation of the Jordan Valley.
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton alleges that President Trump begged for help from his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in order to be re-elected this year. Bolton’s controversial new book, entitled “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” is set to be released on June 23.
Chinese oil companies have stopped chartering oil tankers that have, in the past year, delivered consignments to Venezuela. This is following a new directive by the United States government sanctioning vessels involved in boosting the Venezuela oil sector. According to the Department of the Treasury, companies aiding the corrupt regime of President Nicholas Maduro are in contravention of current statutes.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has countered calls to defund the police. According to the cabinet secretary, such a move will not solve the nation’s deep-seated socioeconomic problems. His comment comes in the wake of the George Floyd mass protests that have beset the country.
As calls to defund, dismantle, or disband the police force in the US increase, President Donald Trump and the Republicans have used the call to attack the Democrats. “The president is appalled by the ‘defund the police’ movement,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said.
Democrats in the US House of Representatives have just proposed a bill for broad police reform, after weeks of protests against the brutality and racism of police officers spread across the country. The bill will make it easier to prosecute police offenses and handle racist acts, as well as prohibit chokeholds.
Ret. Gen. Colin Powell, who served as Secretary of State to Republican President George W. Bush, said he will vote for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over Republican incumbent Donald Trump in the forthcoming November presidential election. A report that Bush himself wouldn’t back Trump has since been refuted by a Bush spokesman.
If elected as President, Democratic nominee Joe Biden says that one of his first tasks will be to undertake police reforms and fight racism in the US. Biden’s promise is informed by the recent murder of George Floyd, an African-American that led to protests against police violence and racial disparities in the United States.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has formally won the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination after attaining the necessary 1,991 delegates to be nominated at the Democratic National Convention. He will now square it out with the incumbent President, Republican Donald Trump, in November.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC in the United States has strongly criticized the actions of President Donald Trump, accusing hm of using religion as a shield to crack down on continuing civil unrest in the country. After taking a picture holding a Bible in front St. John’s Episcopal Church the day before, Trump visited the Saint John Paul II National Shrine on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump has warned that he would deploy the military to states that would not take serious actions against protesters in the ongoing demonstrations against the death of George Floyd. Earlier on, the president had called on the governors to take charge and arrest the protesters.
US President Donald Trump threatened Monday night to send the military to disperse protests which have taken place across the country. He said if the city authorities failed to control the protests or refused to take action, he would quickly resolve the issue on their behalf. Trump made his threats Monday night at the White House Rose Garden.
The protests over the death of George Floyd continue, with more of them turning violent. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has called on state governors to take charge. Despite night curfews being enacted in 40 cities, tens of thousands of protesters ignored them and filled the streets across the country.
The State of Minnesota has deployed the National Guard on the streets to keep law and order as protesters, triggered by the murder of George Floyd, continue to cause havoc. Rioters have left retail stores and vehicles destroyed in their wake as they lament his racially-instigated death.
Some members of the Joe Biden presidential campaign have contributed to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. At least 13 members of staff have posted receipts of their contributions on Twitter. The non-profit organization helps to pay bail for incarcerated community members that are unable to raise the money.
The murder of George Floyd, an African American, has led to massive protests across the United States, which are seemingly multiplying day by day. The murder, which took place in Minneapolis, has triggered chain reactions in dozens of states, leading to the imposition of curfew in at least 25 US cities.
Protests over the murder of a black man in Minneapolis have hit several major cities in the United States. Demonstrations in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC yesterday briefly led to the White House being locked down. In New York, more than 50 people have been arrested.
Hong Kong’s Secretary of Justice, Teresa Cheng has accused the American president, Donald Trump, of breaking the principle of non-interference, enshrined in international law. Trump had said that the island could lose its autonomy if Beijing implemented the new national security law for Hong Kong.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is about to get some serious backing from some of Silicon Valley’s top tech billionaires. The list includes Steve Jobs’ widower Laurene Powell Jobs, LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Reiterating his call for mediation on the border dispute between India and China, US President Donald Trump has said that he has spoken to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but India has denied any such talks. President Trump has said that Prime Minister Modi’s mood is not right on the ongoing tension between India and China.
The Wall Street Journal Editorial board has formally rebuked US President Donald Trump’s move to tarnish the image of MSNBC news anchor Joe Scarborough. This is by trying to reignite a conspiracy theory related to the death of an aide who worked for him. The move seems to be a retaliatory attack against Scarborough for his negative commentary about him.
US President Donald Trump has hit out at Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s ad showing him playing golf while the number of coronavirus deaths in the country continues to rise. The ad format depicts the president as an unconcerned leader who leisures away as the country continues to suffer.
The World Health Organization has announced that it is suspending tests of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients due to possible side effects. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), made the announcement on Monday, but said that more data on the active ingredients of malaria medication hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine should be evaluated.
The United States has imposed travel restrictions on foreign nationals who have been to Brazil following a new spike in cases of infection of the new coronavirus in the country. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh NcEnany announced the restrictions in a statement Sunday, adding that U.S. citizens would be exempt.
US President Donald Trump has imposed a ban on people entering the US from Brazil. The measure prohibits all foreigners from entering the United States if they have been in Brazil over the past two weeks. US citizens are, however, exempt from the ban. White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany made the announcement on Sunday.