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US intelligence agencies say Russia "likely" behind gov’t hack
The agencies said the widespread breaches appeared to be part of a spying, not a disruption, operation.
More than 30 states file suit demanding breakup of Google
It's the second multistate antitrust suit in two days against the search giant, and the latest blow against big tech companies from prosecutors.
Trump’s political circus is holding America’s China diplomacy hostage
Weeks before the inauguration of a new US president, we’d normally be focusing on the incoming administration’s priorities. Instead, as Covid-19 continues its rampage and Pompeo issues edicts against China, the deranged Trump show goes on.
Nearly 80% of Americans say Biden won White House, ignoring Trump's refusal to concede: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Nearly 80% of Americans, including more than half of Republicans, recognize President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the Nov. 3 election after most media organizations called the race for the Democrat based on his leads in critical bat...
Adversaries call for reform of Big Tech after Justice Department sues Google
Calls for increased regulation of Big Tech have been amplified following the Justice Department's filing of a landmark antitrust suit against Google this week.
American trustbusters take on Google
IT WAS a long time coming. On October 20th the Department of Justice (DoJ) at last launched a federal antitrust lawsuit against Google. It is the first time American trustbusters have gone after big tech since their protracted battle aga...
Trump Demands Attorney General Barr Investigate Hunter Biden
President Donald Trump demanded that Attorney General William Barr open an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, just two weeks before Election Day.
China actively trying to interfere in US election, Trump aide says
Robert O’Brien said Beijing has the biggest programme to influence domestic politics. He called the scope of Chinese activity ‘relentless’
The Justice Department is reportedly preparing to file antitrust charges against Google
The Department of Justice is planning to file antitrust charges against Google as soon as this month, The New York Times reported Thursday. Attorney General William Barr set a deadline for DOJ lawyers to file the charges by the end of Se...
US-China relations are entering a dangerous period- Why cool heads must prevail
In a book of essays called “The Next Great War?”, which examines Sino-American relations through the lens of the first world war, Richard Rosecrance warns of “the tyranny of small things”, the points of friction and misunderstanding betw...
US ‘considering’ measures to let Hongkongers settle in the country in wake of national security law, Mike Pompeo says
Donald Trump is ‘actively considering how we ought to treat those who seek asylum coming to us from Hong Kong, or to grant a visa programme’, Pompeo says. But he says that the government also wanted to ‘encourage people to try to work fr...
Republican congressman Louie Gohmert, who refused to wear mask, tests positive for coronavirus
Lawmaker was pre-screened before planned Texas trip with US President Donald Trump. Footage shows Gohmert in close contact with Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday, before House panel’s hearing
William Barr at House Hearing: Portland Riots Are ‘an Assault on the Government of the United States’
Attorney General William Barr said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday that left-wing groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter have “hijacked legitimate protests” over the death of a black man in police custody by rioting ...
US officials now call Xi Jinping ‘general secretary’ instead of China’s ‘president’ – but why?
The deliberate change could be an effort to delegitimise Xi’s rule, drive a wedge between party and populace and evoke a Cold War-era feel. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo takes the lead in adopting the new description, and FBI Director C...
US charges four scientists for hiding ties to Chinese government, including one ‘in hiding at consulate’
FBI interviewed visa holders in more than 25 US cities suspected of concealing their ties to the PLA. Tang Juan accused by Justice Department of lying about military affiliation in a visa application before doing research at the Universi...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urges China’s citizens to help ‘change the behaviour’ of their government
Top US diplomat hopes to drive a wedge between China’s people and Communist Party. Speech is Trump administration’s latest salvo against Beijing, which it regards as America’s foremost national security threat
US indicts Chinese hackers on charges of targeting coronavirus vaccine data and defence secrets
Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi were charged with 11 counts of conspiracy, identity theft and fraud. Li and Dong’s alleged victims include the US Department of Energy and more than a dozen US defence contractors, pharmaceutical companies and s...
‘China’s goal is to replace you’: AG Barr warns Hollywood, Big Tech & US academia not to ‘kowtow’ to Beijing
Attorney General William Barr just hardened the Trump administration’s line on China, accusing Beijing of wanting to replace the US as the dominant economic and political global power, with the help of America’s own institutions.
China is ‘greatest long-term threat’ to the US, FBI director Christopher Wray says
China’s efforts to usurp US are playing out in local politics and industries including aviation, agriculture, robotics and health care, Christopher Wray saysใ Wray says the FBI opens a new China-related counter-intelligence investigation...
There are 1,510 people in Jeffrey Epstein's little black book
We have a copy of the book, uncensored. As AG William Barr is now in charge, and he is moving this investigation forward despite the pressure from Epstein's operators from one end and Epstein's "customers" from the other end - we better...
It's looking more and more inevitable that Trump will voluntarily give up running for a second term
For the many Americans who consider themselves to be neither blind Republican nor fanatic Democrats, Trump's quitting will not be seen as his personal failure. It will be seen as the failure of American democracy, which, right from the o...
Facebook says it found no foreign interference in Floyd protests
Facebook said on Friday that it has not seen any foreign interference using its platform to meddle in the demonstrations across the country related to the death of George Floyd.
US Attorney General: ‘We Have to Stop Using the Criminal Justice Process As a Political Weapon’
Attorney General William Barr wants to change what has became the new norm in modern democracies, and promised that he “Won't Use Criminal Justice System As A Political Weapon”.
US condemns arrests of Hong Kong democracy activists
Hong Kong police arrested on Saturday about a dozen democracy activists on charges of illegal assembly in raids across the Asian financial hub, media and political sources said. The Trump administration on Saturday condemned Hong Kong’s ...
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