Supreme Court to hear case on redacted Mueller report

Whether Congress will ever get to see the full, unredacted Mueller report is now a question for the Supreme Court to decide – but likely not until after the November presidential election. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality … Read more Supreme Court to hear case on redacted Mueller report

Trump: China Should Have Never Let the ‘Plague’ Happen

President Donald Trump said June’s better-than-expected jobs report shows a strong rebound from losses due to the coronavirus pandemic even as new cases surge in parts of the U.S. “Today’s announcement proves our economy is roaring back,” Trump said Thursday at a White House news conference. He predicted a resurgence just before the November election. … Read more Trump: China Should Have Never Let the ‘Plague’ Happen

Where the U.S. Development Finance Corporation Invests in Emerging Markets

Jul.02 — As the newest U.S. agency, the International Development Finance Corporation has $60 billion from Congress to invest in emerging-markets in ways that advance U.S. foreign policy. Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler says in six months he’s spent roughly a third of that. He spoke to Simone Foxman in Doha about how he’s helping … Read more Where the U.S. Development Finance Corporation Invests in Emerging Markets

Live: Carrie Lam speaks to media on the national security law for Hong Kong

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to media after the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR was passed on Tuesday by the 20th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature. #HK

Live: SCIO Press conference on national security legislation for HKSAR

The State Council Information Office holds a press conference to introduce national security legislation for HKSAR. The Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, on Tuesday passed a draft law on safeguarding national security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of the State Council’s … Read more Live: SCIO Press conference on national security legislation for HKSAR

Tax Filing Deadline Will Not Extend Past July 15: IRS

While millions of American taxpayers are still waiting for the IRS to process their federal income tax return, the IRS says it won’t extend tax filing deadline for other taxpayers again beyond July 15. IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testifying Tuesday in a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee said that in order to assist taxpayers … Read more Tax Filing Deadline Will Not Extend Past July 15: IRS

Democrats and Republicans Urge Action After Russia-Afghanistan Briefing

House Democrats returning from a briefing at the White House Tuesday said they still have many questions about explosive allegations that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan and questioned why President Donald Trump won’t condemn Vladimir Putin over the issue. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and a small group of … Read more Democrats and Republicans Urge Action After Russia-Afghanistan Briefing

Will the US confront Russia on alleged bounty killings in Afghanistan? | Inside Story

Russia is denying paying fighters linked to the Taliban in Afghanistan to kill U.S. troops. The allegation is triggering renewed debate on Donald Trump’s strategy to end the war, and his relationship with Vladimir Putin. The New York Times says investigators focused in part on a Taliban attack last year that killed three U.S. Marines … Read more Will the US confront Russia on alleged bounty killings in Afghanistan? | Inside Story

Democrats Demand More Answers on Russian Bounty Report

Democrats demanded the Trump administration provide more information about intelligence that Russia put a bounty on U.S. troops in Afghanistan and accused the White House of failing to take the matter seriously. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said after getting a briefing at the White House that he isn’t sure whether President Donald Trump has … Read more Democrats Demand More Answers on Russian Bounty Report

Hong Kong protest leaders quit their political outfits

The 20th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, unanimously passed the new national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Tuesday. Four young leaders of separatist group Demosisto announced their resignations on the same day. Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, Jeffrey Ngo and … Read more Hong Kong protest leaders quit their political outfits

What Does China’s Security Law Mean For Hong Kong?

What laws are we talking about? The national security law is aimed at punishing acts of secession, subversion of state power, terrorism and “collusion with foreign and external forces to endanger national security.” (What would constitute collusion is unclear; Authorities in Beijing will have the final say on interpreting the law.) Separately, Hong Kong lawmakers … Read more What Does China’s Security Law Mean For Hong Kong?

“Defund the Police:” Why Protesters Are Occupying New York City Hall

New York activists, including VOCAL – NY, have been occupying City Hall since June 23 in an effort to get lawmakers to defund the police by at least $1 billion. “You cannot move our bodies out of this space until you give us that $1 billion,” says activist Tatiana Hill. The Defund-the-Police push that emerged … Read more “Defund the Police:” Why Protesters Are Occupying New York City Hall

What Does China Say About Hong Kong’s National Security Law?

China’s top legislative body approved a landmark national security law for Hong Kong, a sweeping attempt to quell dissent that drew fresh U.S. retaliation and could endanger the city’s appeal as a financial hub. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee voted unanimously to approve the law on the former British colony as a three-day meeting … Read more What Does China Say About Hong Kong’s National Security Law?