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US intel: Russia acting against Biden; China opposes Trump

US intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, the country’s counterintelligence chief said in the most specific warning to date about the threat of foreign …

Twitter removes virus ‘misinformation’ video posted by Trump

Twitter said Tuesday it had withdrawn a video retweeted by President Donald Trump in which doctors made allegedly false claims about the coronavirus pandemic, after Facebook took similar action. “Tweets with the video are in violation of our Covid-19 misinformation policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said, declining to give details on how many people had watched …

Romney slams Trump for commuting aide’s jail sentence

Republican Senator Mitt Romney has slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his long-time political confidant Roger Stone. “Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American President commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very President.

Trump Jr’s girlfriend contracts coronavirus

Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of President Donald Trump’s oldest son, has contracted the coronavirus. Sergio Gor, chief of staff to the Trump campaign’s finance committee, says Guilfoyle was immediately isolated after the positive result to limit exposure. He says she will be retested to confirm the diagnosis because she isn’t showing any symptoms of Covid-19.

US Senate passes bill to punish China over Hong Kong

The US Senate passed legislation on Thursday that would impose mandatory sanctions on people or companies that back efforts by China to restrict Hong Kong’s autonomy, pushing back against Beijing’s new security law for the city. To become law, it must also pass the House of Representatives and be signed by President Donald Trump.

US passes 120,000 virus deaths: Johns Hopkins

The world’s largest economy is the hardest-hit country by the pandemic, with more than 2.31 million official cases — out of which about 640,000 people have fully recovered, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. President Donald Trump said Monday that the virus death toll in the US could surpass 150,000.