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|Calls in Congress for probe on how former Trump aide won $3 million respirator contract
Before leaving the Trump administration, Zachary Fuentes was a deputy to John Kelly, the retired Marine general who was Trump’s second chief of staff.
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 3:54 PM
|Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong as tensions over proposed security law boil over
Protesters in a downtown shopping mall chanted “Liberate Hong Kong! Revolution of our times” and “Hong Kong independence, the only way out."
POSTED MAY 27, 2020 8:49 AM
|Iran, US prisoners held by two sides
Tehran (AFP) - Iran and the United States have long been sworn enemies, and despite rare prisoner swaps in recent years, they still hold a number of each other's nationals behind bars.
POSTED MAY 27, 2020 6:58 AM
|Huawei CFO Meng to find out if her fraud case will proceed
A top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is scheduled to learn Wednesday if a U.S extradition case against her can proceed. Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, at Vancouver’s airport in late 2018. British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Heather Homes is scheduled to rule if the allegations against Meng in the U.S. would also be a crime in Canada if committed here.
POSTED MAY 27, 2020 12:01 AM
|Monterey County DA to investigate if Biden accuser Tara Reade gave 'false testimony under oath' about expert witness credentials
Reade served as an expert witness in domestic violence cases in California, for a decade, but cases where she testified are now under scrutiny.
POSTED MAY 27, 2020 2:00 AM
|Andrew Yang: After coronavirus, we can build economy that works for all Americans
COVID-19 has not only taken away jobs, it has also revealed to us the true 'essential,' vital occupations that keep our economy and society operating.
POSTED MAY 27, 2020 6:53 AM
|US says Russia sent jets to Libya 'mercenaries'
Russia urges peace talks as the US accuses it of meddling in the Libya conflict.
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 10:57 PM
|Philippine children have been traumatised by abusive drugs war, says Human Rights Watch probe
Thousands of children in the Philippines have suffered lasting physical, emotional and economic harm from the brutal drugs war instigated by Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president, according to an investigation released by Human Rights Watch on Wednesday. The disturbing report, which documents the trauma of children whose parents or guardians have been violently killed, comes a few weeks before an expected decision the UN Human Rights Council to set up an independent international investigation into the Philippines’ controversial counter-drugs operations. The spiraling death toll among alleged drug dealers and users since Mr Duterte rose to power in 2016 vowing to “feed the fish in Manila Bay” has caused international alarm. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has reported that 5,601 drug suspects died during police anti-drug operations from July 1, 2016, to January 31, 2020, with many of those deaths linked to a similar pattern of police claims that the deceased “fought back.”
POSTED MAY 27, 2020 1:02 AM
|India first quarter GDP growth likely to be weakest since 2012: Reuters poll
India's economy is likely to have expanded at its slowest pace in at least eight years in the January-March quarter, partly as a result of the coronavirus clampdown, a Reuters poll predicted. Asia's third-largest economy began slowing last year, but a countrywide lockdown implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 25 halted economic activity completely. "Activity in January and February was strong, but the slowdown in March is likely to have largely offset those gains," Aayushi Chaudhary, an economist at HSBC in Mumbai, said.
POSTED MAY 25, 2020 11:17 PM
|Twitter 'deeply sorry' about Trump tweets on death of Scarborough staffer, but won't remove them
The president continues to suggest without evidence she was murdered.
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 11:14 AM