Is the US-Saudi Arabia relationship falling apart? | Inside Story

Former Saudi intelligence agent Saad Al Jabri is suing the Saudi Crown Prince in the US, alleging Mohammed Bin Salman sent the ‘hit squad’ that murdered Jamal Khashoggi to kill him in Canada. In a rare rebuke, the State Department praised Jabri and demanded answers about the safety of his children. Will President Donald Trump, … Read more Is the US-Saudi Arabia relationship falling apart? | Inside Story

Saudi hit squad allegations: US says al-Jabri a ‘valued partner’

The US State Department has voiced its support for a former top Saudi intelligence agent, who was reportedly targeted in a foiled assassination attempt. It has described Saad al-Jabri as a valued partner. Al-Jabri filed a lawsuit in Washington on Thursday accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of sending a hit squad to Canada … Read more Saudi hit squad allegations: US says al-Jabri a ‘valued partner’

2016 is calling… | US accuses Russia of waging a disinformation campaign

The US State Department has issued a new report in which it accuses Russia of waging a disinformation and propaganda campaign, employing a variety of methods.   MORE: https://on.rt.com/anpb Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow … Read more 2016 is calling… | US accuses Russia of waging a disinformation campaign

Pompeo Urges Cutting Ties With Chinese Tech Companies, Apps

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo signaled Wednesday that U.S. efforts to bar Chinese technology from U.S. computers and smartphones in the name of national security will extend well beyond the push to force a sale or shutdown of TikTok, as he promoted a “clean network” initiative. Pompeo said the U.S. wants to see untrusted Chinese … Read more Pompeo Urges Cutting Ties With Chinese Tech Companies, Apps

Pompeo Says U.S. to Seek U.N. Vote on Iran Arms Ban Next Week

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said the U.S. plans to hold a United Nations Security Council vote next week in its effort to extend the UN’s arms embargo against Iran. “There are nations lining up to sell weapons that will destabilize the Middle East,” Pompeo told reporters at the State Department on Wednesday. “We’re using … Read more Pompeo Says U.S. to Seek U.N. Vote on Iran Arms Ban Next Week

China’s Houston consulate closure linked to Covid-19 research, says US official

The US ordered China to shut its consulate in Houston in response to Chinese attempts to steal American science and technology secrets, including research on a Covid-19 vaccine, a senior State Department official said Friday. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com … Read more China’s Houston consulate closure linked to Covid-19 research, says US official

Trump says closing more Chinese consulates ‘possible’

Trump, at a White House news conference, noted that a fire was spotted on the Houston consulate’s grounds after the State Department ordered the closure in 72 hours, marking a dramatic deterioration in relations between the world’s two biggest economies. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around … Read more Trump says closing more Chinese consulates ‘possible’

Jets owner Woody Johnson investigated for alleged racist, sexist comments | Get Up

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson was under investigation by a State Department watchdog following allegations that he made racist and sexist comments while serving as an ambassador to the United Kingdom and sought to have the Open Championship played at a golf resort owned by President Donald Trump, according to a CNN report on … Read more Jets owner Woody Johnson investigated for alleged racist, sexist comments | Get Up

‘Unprecedented escalation’: US orders shutdown of Chinese consulate in Houston | ABC News

The United States has told China to close its consulate in Houston, both countries have confirmed, deepening a deterioration in bilateral relations. Washington “abruptly demanded” the closure of the Houston consulate on Tuesday (local time), a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said. Firefighters had reportedly been called to the building because papers were being burned, after … Read more ‘Unprecedented escalation’: US orders shutdown of Chinese consulate in Houston | ABC News

China strongly condemns U.S. requirement to close Chinese consulate in Houston

China strongly condemns the U.S. for asking China to close its Consulate General in Houston, Texas, urging it to recall its wrong decision or there will be countermeasures, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday. The U.S. abruptly asked China to close its Consulate General in Houston in 72 hours starting July 21. The move, … Read more China strongly condemns U.S. requirement to close Chinese consulate in Houston

New footage shows Uyghurs bussed across China for forced labour in factories

The US State Department announced new sanctions today on some employees of Chinese tech companies, including Huawei, for their involvement in human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region; home to the country’s persecuted Uyghur community.(Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) This comes as new footage has emerged showing Uyghur people being bussed out of their region to work as … Read more New footage shows Uyghurs bussed across China for forced labour in factories

The Point: What prompted U.S.’ new security alert for its citizens in China?

U.S. citizens in China have been advised to exercise “extreme caution,” according to a new U.S. State Department security alert. What’s the significance of the move? Guests: Wang Huiyao, President of the Center for China and Globalization Prof. Josef Mahoney, East China Normal University Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple … Read more The Point: What prompted U.S.’ new security alert for its citizens in China?

Will Vladimir Putin be president of Russia for life? | Inside Story

Vladimir Putin was first elected as Russia’s president in 2000. Twenty years later he’s still there. He’s served longer than any Russian or Soviet politician since the early 1950s. And he could be on course to be one of his nation’s longest serving leaders. Putin’s opponents say he plans to never leave office. Constitutional reforms … Read more Will Vladimir Putin be president of Russia for life? | Inside Story

Trump Orders Freeze on H1-B and Other Visas Through End of Year

President Donald Trump signed an order temporarily halting new H1-B and H-4 visas, used by technology workers and their families, as well as L visas for intra-company transfers and most J visas for work- and study-abroad programs, including au pairs, through the end of the year. The new action will pause some H2-B visas for … Read more Trump Orders Freeze on H1-B and Other Visas Through End of Year

Hong Kong Protests on Anniversary of Blocking Legislative Council

Hong Kong protesters hold a demonstration at a Pacific Place shopping center in the Admiralty district one year after thousands blocked access to the Legislative Council before it debated legislation about allowing extradition to China. The now-withdrawn “Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019” — proposed by Hong Kong’s … Read more Hong Kong Protests on Anniversary of Blocking Legislative Council