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Kudlow Says China to Be ‘Held Accountable’ for Hong Kong Move

China has made a “huge mistake” in passing a new national security law curbing freedoms in Hong Kong and will be held accountable by the U.S., President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said. “Essentially they have robbed Hong Kong of their freedom,” Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, said in a CNBC interview on Thursday. “We can’t […]

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Biden calls Trump nuclear testing discussion reckless, dangerous

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden described reported discussions by the Trump administration over whether to conduct a nuclear weapons test as reckless on Thursday, saying it could spur other countries to follow a dangerous U.S. lead. Republican President Donald Trump’s administration considered whether to conduct its first nuclear test explosion since 1992, The Washington Post reported late […]

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Government surveillance bill withdrawn in U.S. House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives is dropping consideration of legislation that would have extended U.S. surveillance tools, the chamber’s number two Democrat said on Thursday, after President Donald Trump threatened a veto and his fellow Republicans withdrew their support. “The two-thirds of the Republican Party that voted for this bill in March have indicated they are going to […]

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Texas Supreme Court blocks ruling that expanded voting by mail

(Reuters) – The Texas Supreme Court blocked on Wednesday a decision that allowed mail-in balloting for voters who feared for their health because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. “We agree with the state that a voter’s lack of immunity to COVID-19, without more, is not a ‘disability’ as defined by the Election Code,” Chief Justice Nathan Hecht said in a […]

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We’re out! Britain rejects EU offer of two-year Brexit extension

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. But British counterpart David Frost insisted the deadline remains because the country needs political and economic freedom and does not want to pay huge amounts into EU coffers. Mr Frost said it is the “firm policy of […]

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Valerie Plame’s Glide Path To Congress Upset By A Local Activist

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s run for a Congressional seat in northern New Mexico had all the ingredients for Democratic success in the Trump era: Fame from a GOP administration’s persecution, a woman with a national security background and a viral campaign video to entice small-dollar donors. But by the time Plame’s launch video — which featured her driving a […]

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Budget to bolster courage in the face of adversity and deeply uncertain future

Singapore has responded to the widening Covid-19 pandemic with further support for businesses, workers and households. Another $33 billion under the Fortitude Budget – the fourth round of measures since February – was announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament yesterday. Taken together with the earlier Unity, Resilience and Solidarity Budgets, the Government will […]

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