A defiant Donald Trump attacked New York’s attorney general and the judge overseeing his civil fraud trial as it began on Monday, with a state lawyer accusing the former president of generating more than $100 million by lying about his real estate empire. Attorney General Letitia James is seeking at least $250 million in fines, a permanent ban against Trump and his sons Donald Jr and Eric from running businesses in New York and … Read more
The U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in its history has booted its speaker out of the job, as infighting in the narrow and bitterly divided Republican majority toppled Kevin McCarthy from the position. Here is a look at what comes next: Is there an Acting Speaker Immediately following Tuesday’s 216-210 ouster vote, … Read more
Early in the Biden administration, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed that the United States would only hold talks with China if they led to “tangible outcomes” to resolve disputes between the strategic rivals. Two-and-a-half years later, that approach appears to have changed. Since the start of the summer, the administration has embarked on … Read more
Russia on Friday indicated it was moving swiftly towards revoking its ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty after President Vladimir Putin held out the possibility of resuming nuclear testing. Putin on Thursday said Russia’s nuclear doctrine – which sets out the conditions under which he would press the nuclear button – did not … Read more
Israel’s actions in Gaza have gone “beyond the scope of self-defence” and the Israeli government must “cease its collective punishment of the people of Gaza”, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in remarks published Sunday. Wang’s remarks, made on a call to his Saudi Arabian counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Saturday, came as Israel … Read more
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