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India, Australia Agree to Bolster Strategic Ties in Partnership

India, Australia Agree to Bolster Strategic Ties in Partnership

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison have agreed to upgrade their nations’ ties to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership as both nations navigate fraught
Joshua Wong Vows to Stay in Hong Kong, Calls for China Sanctions

Joshua Wong Vows to Stay in Hong Kong, Calls for China Sanctions

Hong Kong’s most prominent activist said he had no plans to leave in the wake of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s offer of citizenship to millions of residents, saying he would prefer Britain to
Trump Confronted Defense Chief Esper Over Comments on Protests

Trump Confronted Defense Chief Esper Over Comments on Protests

President Donald Trump confronted his Defense secretary, Mark Esper, after the Pentagon chief publicly opposed the idea of deploying the military to contain protests, according to people familiar with
The U.K. Is On a Collision Course With China

The U.K. Is On a Collision Course With China

The U.K. is heading for a damaging showdown with China as it takes on Beijing over Hong Kong and Huawei Technologies Co.
Senate Passes Changes to Small Business PPP Loan Program

Senate Passes Changes to Small Business PPP Loan Program

The Senate cleared changes to the popular Paycheck Protection Program on Wednesday that will allow small businesses more flexibility in using the rescue loan funds. The bill, which passed the House
Mattis Rips Into Trump for Dividing Nation, Misusing Military

Mattis Rips Into Trump for Dividing Nation, Misusing Military

Ex-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis condemned his former boss, President Donald Trump, over his aggressive rhetoric and strategy to quell protests that erupted after the death of an unarmed black man in
Obama Tells Mayors to Review Use of Force Policies Amid Protests

Obama Tells Mayors to Review Use of Force Policies Amid Protests

Former President Barack Obama called on the nation’s mayors to review their police departments’ use of force policies and commit to reforms during a virtual town hall Wednesday after nationwide
Lenders, Businesses Say Confusing Rules Hampered Virus Rescue

Lenders, Businesses Say Confusing Rules Hampered Virus Rescue

Representatives of lenders as well as businesses that received pandemic bailout money told an oversight board Wednesday that delayed and confusing instructions from the government hampered the
Virginia Governor to Announce Removal of Lee Statue

Virginia Governor to Announce Removal of Lee Statue

Richmond, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday to remove one of the country’s most iconic monuments to the Confederacy, a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee along
George Floyd killing: Derek Chauvin charges elevated to 2nd degree murder, and 3 more Minneapolis officers charged

George Floyd killing: Derek Chauvin charges elevated to 2nd degree murder, and 3 more Minneapolis officers charged

• Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison increased the charge against Derek Chauvin, and charged Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in the death of

Pilgrims Pride CEO charged by U.S. in price-fixing conspiracy

Jayson Penn was indicted by a grand jury in Colorado along with Roger Austin, a former vice president of the company, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
HSBC, StanChart Defy U.K. to Endorse Hong Kong Security Law

HSBC, StanChart Defy U.K. to Endorse Hong Kong Security Law

The two British institutions that dominate Hong Kong’s banking system backed Beijing in the standoff over a proposed new security law, joining Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd. and some of the city’s
House Democrats Say They’ll Pass Bill on Policing, Race in Weeks

House Democrats Say They’ll Pass Bill on Policing, Race in Weeks

House Democrats said they’ll act in a matter of weeks to pass a legislative response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police and are counting on public outrage to pressure
U.K. Opens Talks With Huawei Rival as Johnson Confronts China

U.K. Opens Talks With Huawei Rival as Johnson Confronts China

The U.K. is in talks with a rival to Huawei Technologies Co. as Boris Johnson’s officials revise the British government’s stance toward China in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic.
$5B Lawsuit Claims Google Still Tracks Users in Incognito Mode

$5B Lawsuit Claims Google Still Tracks Users in Incognito Mode

According to the plaintiffs, Google still monitors people via online tools when they have Incognito Mode enabled in Chrome. They demand at least $5 billion in damages. The post $5B Lawsuit Claims
Private Equity Gets a Big Win With U.S. Nod to Tap 401(k) Plans

Private Equity Gets a Big Win With U.S. Nod to Tap 401(k) Plans

Private-equity firms notched a major win in Washington with the Trump administration paving the way for the industry to tap a massive pot of money that has long been off limits: the trillions of
Senators to Back Expanding Nord Stream 2 Sanctions to Insurers

Senators to Back Expanding Nord Stream 2 Sanctions to Insurers

A bipartisan group of senators is planning to introduce legislation that would expand U.S. sanctions against Gazprom PJSC’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany by taking aim at insurance
Hong Kong’s Two British Banks Back Beijing in Security Law Fight

Hong Kong’s Two British Banks Back Beijing in Security Law Fight

Standard Chartered Plc became the second U.K. bank in a day to endorse China’s proposed security law for Hong Kong, saying it can “help maintain the long-term economic and social stability” of the
California Sues Trump Team Over Student Loan Forgiveness

California Sues Trump Team Over Student Loan Forgiveness

The Trump administration has repeatedly failed to follow through on bipartisan student-loan forgiveness legislation from 2007 designed to encourage graduates to take vital public sector jobs such as
White House Says Esper Still Defense Secretary After Controversy

White House Says Esper Still Defense Secretary After Controversy

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany indicated that Mark Esper is secure in his job as defense secretary for now after the Pentagon chief publicly opposed the deployment of active-duty forces