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US imposes sanctions on four Ukrainians over Russia links

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions against four Ukrainians it accused of working with Russia to destabilize Kyiv. The individuals targeted by the US Treasury include two current members ...

Trump-era national security adviser sees China attacking Taiwan by 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China might launch a military operation against Taiwan before the 2024 presidential election in the United States, according to Robert O’Brien, a national security a...

Angela Merkel in Poland: Bidding good-bye to a difficult partner

After Angela Merkel was elected chancellor of Germany in the fall of 2005, Warsaw was one of the first capitals she visited, along with Paris and Brussels. Poland had joined the European Union a year...

Google stops donations to U.S. Congress members who voted against election results

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday it will not make contributions from its political action committee this election cycle to any Congress member who voted against certifying the results of the...

Philippines sees 'close and friendly' ties with Biden administration

The Philippines will maintain “close and friendly” relations with the United States under President-elect Joe Biden, a top Philippine official said on Wednesday (Jan. 20), amid a period of...

Biden intelligence pick favors 'aggressive' stance on China threat

The United States should take an “aggressive stance” toward the threat posed by the aggressive and assertive China that it faces today, Avril Haines, President-elect Joe Biden’s choi...

Allianz Risk Barometer 2021: Covid-19 trio tops global and Asia Pacific business risks

10th Allianz survey: Business interruption, Pandemic outbreak and Cyber incidents are the top three global business risks for 2021 -- all strongly interlinked. Globally, Pandemic outbreak rockets to #...

In inaugural address, Biden will appeal to national unity

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in Wednesday (Jan. 20) and plans immediate moves to combat the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of President ...

Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

U.S. President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday (Jan. 13), charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capit...

Trump on verge of 2nd impeachment after Capitol siege

U.S. President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time, the House planning the unprecedented vote one week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to “fight like hell&rd...

Social media crackdown continues after siege of US Capitol

LONDON (AP) — Social media platforms are continuing to crackdown on fringe groups and conspiracy theories following last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Twitter suspended mo...

Law enforcement: We'll be ready for Joe Biden's inauguration

This time, they'll be ready. The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be held on the same risers in the same spot at the U.S. Capitol where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last wee...

North Korea: Kim Yo Jong remains 'single person Kim Jong Un trusts'

Pyongyang bestowed Kim Jong Un the title of general secretary of the ruling Workers' Party — a title formerly held by his late father and grandfather — and reconfirmed his leadership, ...

Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account, cites "incitement of violence" risk

Twitter Inc said on Friday (Jan. 8) that it has permanently suspended U.S. President Donald Trump’s account due to the risk of further incitement of violence following the storming of the U.S. C...

Stocks climb, bonds fall after Democrats win Senate

Bonds licked their wounds and stocks rose on Thursday (Jan. 7) as investors bet Democrat control of the U.S. Congress would enable President-elect Joe Biden to borrow and spend heavily, with a bruised...