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US ends sensitive defence exports to Hong Kong: Mike Pompeo

The United States said Monday it was ending the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong, no longer treating the financial hub separately from China. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States was taking the measure due to China’s push forward with a security law that Hong Kong activists say will curb …

US tightens rules on four more Chinese state ‘propaganda’ outlets

The United States on Monday tightened rules on four more Chinese state media organizations, denouncing them as propaganda outlets, renewing a feud with Beijing. ​​The State Department said it was reclassifying four outlets – China Central Television, the China News Service, the People’s Daily and the Global Times – as foreign missions rather than media …

George Soros conspiracy theories surge as protests sweep US

George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist who has long been a target of conspiracy theories, is now being falsely accused of orchestrating and funding the protests over police killings of Black people that have roiled the United States. Amplified by a growing number of people on the far right, including some Republican leaders, online …

Polish and US presidents to discuss nuclear energy

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday that he would discuss cooperation with the United States on nuclear energy in talks with President Donald Trump in Washington next week.The visit, unexpectedly announced by the White House on Wednesday, takes place four days before Poland’s presidential election on June 28.

US Representative Ilhan Omar’s father dies due to coronavirus

Father of Somalia-born US Representative Ilhan Omar died on Monday night of complications from the novel coronavirus, local media reported. “It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my father,” the Minnesota congresswoman tweeted late on Monday. Omar and her father Nur Mohamed came to the United States as refugees in 1995 …

US hands over 1st shipment of 100 ventilators to India as Covid-19 assistance

The US government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), donated the first shipment of 100 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to India to assist its fight against Covid-19, the American Embassy said in a statement. The ventilators, produced in the United States by Massachusetts-based Zoll Medical Corporation, reflect leading-edge technology, are compact and deployable, and …

Mahatma Gandhi statue outside Indian Embassy in Washington desecrated

The Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC desecrated by unruly elements involved in the ongoing protests in the United States. As per locals, some unruly elements of the #BlackLivesMatters protesters graffitied Gandhi’s statue with profanities. The status was later covered up and an investigation has been launched by the local police.