United States President Donald Trump, on Tuesday, called upon the United Nations to compel China to “account” for “infecting the world” with COVID-19. He also hit out at the World Health Organization (WHO), describing it as a mere puppet of the Chinese government.
Former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) presented a pardon offer to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in 2017 if he “said Russia had nothing to do with” leaking emails from the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election. This is according to a new proclamation made by his defense team.
US President Donald Trump once thought of making former pro basketball player Dennis Rodman a US envoy to North Korea. The President figured that his close friendship with North Korean leader Kin Jong-un would be of great benefit, especially in negotiations with North Korea.
In order to prevent TikTok from being banned from operating in the United States, Reuters reported that ByteDance is currently preparing for TikTok to conduct a public offering in the United States. However, in addition to President Donald Trump’s approval, the transaction also needs to be approved by Beijing.
North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of five officials from the country’s Ministry of Economy on the grounds that they questioned and criticized his policies. The information is courtesy of the Daily NK , a South Korean-based news portal that reports stories courtesy of it’s well established network of informers in the secretive state.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced that the video sharing app TikTok, owned by Chinese technology company, ByteDance, should be sold to a US firm or cease its operations in the US altogether. Trump gave the company a deadline of September 15 to comply.
US president Donald Trump on Thursday tried to absolve himself from blame, owing to the accusations being aimed at him after the release of an explosive book about him by popular journalist, Bob Woodward. Trump was asked why he lied to the American populace about the seriousness of COVID-19.
Several former US defense and national security advisers are of the opinion that the incumbent US President, Donald Trump. is “incapable,” “dangerous,” and lacks the capacity to govern the country effectively. The information is courtesy of a series of interviews compiled in a new book entitled “Rage,” authored by popular journalist Bob Woodward.
Michael Cohen, the former lawyer to US President Donald Trump, is about to release a new tell-all about the leader on Tuesday. His new book paints the president as a man who will go to extreme lengths, including undermining the lives of others, in order to achieve what he wants.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reiterated his readiness to establish direct contact between US officials and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Direct negotiations between the two countries could be an important step in reaching an agreement. However, experts remain skeptical.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that American universities are expected to close all Confucius Institutes by the end of the year, and said that the challenges brought by China are different from those during the Cold War. Last month, Pompeo labelled the managing center a foreign mission.
US President Donald Trump is likely to win re-election this year, warns filmmaker Michael Moore. He has said that Trump is consolidating his base in the swing states at a higher rate than his political rival, Joe Biden. He cites the latest polls in the states of Minnesota and Michigan as proof of this.
The Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, has said that he will be halting in-person security briefings to Congress. The security chief has asserted that it is best to pause these meetings because they cause leakage of sensitive information to the press. His statement comes less than ten weeks to the US presidential elections.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has exempted Shin Bet and Mossad security officials from his trip to the United Arab Emirates. He is set to hold talks with the Emirati leadership on the new diplomatic alliance that will see the two nations forge closer ties.
On Thursday, more than 70 major Republican party members, including diplomats and former national security officials in various fields, signed on to a letter that characterizes Donald Trump as “dangerously unfit to serve another term,” and that endorses voting for Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November 3rd presidential election.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo presented to the United Nations Security Council Washington’s request to bring back all international sanctions against Iran. The United States claims that the Islamic Republic has violated its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Washington is seeking to re-impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. President Donald Trump has announced that the United States intends to activate a “trigger mechanism” at the United Nations to reinstate all sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program. “It’s a snapback,” Trump said on Wednesday.
An Israeli newspaper revealed that the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates includes a secret clause that allows the UAE to acquire advanced American weapons. However, Israeli officials confirmed their country’s refusal to sell advanced American weapons to any Middle Eastern countries.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is leaving for the United States to meet with President Donald Trump. This is the first meeting between the two politicians. Kadhemi recently met with officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The reason for his trip to the United States is speculated.
Controversy has erupted over voting in the upcoming presidential election in the United States between Democrats and Republicans. The fate of the United States Postal Service is also at stake. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for an end to the House summer recess and for a confrontation with President Donald Trump’s policies.
China and the United States will have a high-level video meeting on Saturday to review the implementation of the first phase of the trade agreement in the past six months. Although China is lagging behind in compliance, particularly in purchase progress, the United States is still “satisfied.”
Insiders revealed that Twitter intends to acquire TikTok’s US business. Two sources revealed to Reuters over the weekend that Twitter has contacted Douyin’s parent company, ByteDance. However, it is generally believed that technology giant Microsoft is still the buyer with the most opportunity.
The US visas of a group of Chinese journalists in the United States expired on Thursday. China pointed out that no one has been informed of the visa extension application result, and warned that it will retaliate against the United States. The two have recently fought many rounds since at least 2018.
Facebook and Twitter removed posts by US President Donald Trump and his campaign Wednesday in which they declared that children were “almost immune” to the coronavirus. Facebook removed the post containing a video clip from an interview Mr. Trump gave to Fox News.
President Donald Trump’s suggestion to delay the 2020 elections, scheduled for November 3, has led to one of the few occasions when the leaders of the Republican Party have opposed a president from their party. The determination of the date of the elections corresponds, according to the Constitution, to the organs of the Congress.
Iran has been toning down its war rhetoric in recent weeks, even in the face of an increasingly hostile archenemy, Israel. The recent destruction of sites crucial to Iranian nuclear program by suspected Israeli operatives caused a stir, but the Iranian administration was keen to downplay the incidents.
The US government recently issued a $5 million bounty for information leading to arrest and incarceration of Venezuelan Chief Justice Maikel José Moreno Pérez. The chief judicial officer is accused of receiving significant amounts of assets to influence the ruling of judicial cases in the country.
US President Donald Trump has raised the idea of delaying the November 3 presidential election, which has met with immediate opposition from Democrats and his fellow Republicans in Congress. Under US law, only they have the sole authority to make such a decision.
The United States has announced that it will withdraw 6,400 troops from Germany and relocate 5,400 to other European countries, reducing the number of US troops in Germany by about a third. The move is the largest troop transfer in Germany since the end of the Cold War and could begin next week.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has downplayed the possibility of a new summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un before the forthcoming U.S. presidential election. Trump and Kim first met on June 12, 2018, in Singapore.
Good news has been received from Brazil regarding the health of their President, Jair Borsanaro. President Borsanaro, similar to the reaction of his American counterpart, Donald Trump, did not panic because of the deadly, super contagious coronavirus. Both of these national leaders even refused to wear a mask.
US President Donald Trump has promised never to force Americans to wear masks to contain the coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, urged state officials to push as hard as they can to convince people to wear masks.
Mary Trump’s book is selling like hot cakes. “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” authored by the President’s niece, sold 950,000 copies on the first day that it hit the shelves. Publisher Simon & Schuster announced it set a one-day sales record.
Just over three months before the US presidential election, President Donald Trump has replaced his campaign manager. Bill Stepien replaces Brad Parscale, and will now take over the management of the incumbent US president’s campaign. Parscale will now be in charge of the campaign’s digital and social networks.
The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it would cancel a plan that would deport international students if they take exclusively online courses this fall. This decision was announced when a federal court began to hear a lawsuit filed by Harvard and MIT over this provision.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s influential sister, Kim Yo Jong, says she doesn’t expect her brother to meet with United States President Donald Trump this year. She noted that she sees no reason why her country would give Trump such high profile encounters without receiving a fair reward in return.
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.