Beijing opens new national security headquarters in Hong Kong hotel - National
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Beijing opens new national security headquarters in Hong Kong hotel – National

Beijing opened its new national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel in the bustling shopping and commercial district of Causeway Bay into its new headquarters. The office will oversee the Hong Kong government’s enforcement of Beijing’s sweeping national security legislation that will punish acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with […]

Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen U.S. schools in the fall amid COVID-19 - National
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Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen U.S. schools in the fall amid COVID-19 – National

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons. “They think it’s going to be good for them politically, so they keep the schools […]

McConnell eyes $1 trillion in coronavirus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom - National
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McConnell eyes $1 trillion in coronavirus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom – National

An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing. With Congress bracing for the next coronavirus aid package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is outlining Republican priorities as earlier programs designed […]

National security law for Hong Kong is ‘lenient,’ Carrie Lam says - National
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National security law for Hong Kong is ‘lenient,’ Carrie Lam says – National

Hong Kong‘s national security law imposed by Beijing last week is lenient, not strict, the city’s leader Carrie Lam said. Read more: Hong Kong ‘very disappointed’ over Canada’s suspension of extradition treaty: officials The sweeping legislation prohibits what China describes broadly as secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, with up to life in […]

Man who protested Trump’s Mount Rushmore event charged with robbery, simple assault - National
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Man who protested Trump’s Mount Rushmore event charged with robbery, simple assault – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted July 6, 2020 6:56 pm     Updated July 6, 2020 6:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ One of the leaders of a protest before President Donald Trump’s pre-Independence Day […]

Trump criticizes Redskins, Indians sports teams for considering name changes - National
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Trump criticizes Redskins, Indians sports teams for considering name changes – National

President Donald Trump on Monday criticizing a pair of sports teams that are considering name changes in the wake of a national reckoning over racial injustice and inequality. Trump tweeted, “They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two fabled sports franchises, look like they are going […]

New York’s Cuomo blasts Trump for ‘enabling’ coronavirus as 130,000 die in the U.S. - National
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New York’s Cuomo blasts Trump for ‘enabling’ coronavirus as 130,000 die in the U.S. – National

As U.S. coronavirus cases surge and deaths topped 130,000, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo harshly criticized the White House’s COVID-19 response on Monday, accusing President Donald Trump of “enabling” the virus and downplaying its threat. Infections are on the rise in 39 states, according to a Reuters tally, and 16 states have posted record daily […]

Russia digs trench around Siberian village after dozens of residents contract coronavirus - National
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Russia digs trench around Siberian village after dozens of residents contract coronavirus – National

Russian authorities have dug a trench around a remote Siberian village to enforce a quarantine, after dozens of residents contracted the coronavirus, which local officials believe was spread at a traditional shaman ritual. The village of Shuluta, located some 30 kilometeres south east of Lake Baikal in Siberia’s Buryatia region, has 37 confirmed cases of […]

Trump plans to hold an outdoor campaign rally in New Hampshire - National
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Trump plans to hold an outdoor campaign rally in New Hampshire – National

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to hold an outdoor rally Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, according to the president’s campaign. The campaign rally at Portsmouth International Airport will come three weeks after an indoor rally in Tulsa, the president’s first of the COVID-19 era, drew a smaller-than-expected crowd amid concerns of rising infections in […]

Here’s what Kanye West would need to do to run for U.S. president - National
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Here’s what Kanye West would need to do to run for U.S. president – National

If Kanye West is serious about running for president, the American rapper and fashion designer will face major obstacles to mount a serious campaign less than four months before the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election. West, who said in a July 4 Twitter post that he was running, would have to work fast to get […]