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Elon Musk says Twitter's ban on Trump after Capitol attack was 'grave mistake'
Twitter's ban on then President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters was a "grave mistake" that had to be corrected, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Friday, although he also stated that inci...
Biden keeps ignoring Europe. It’s time EU leaders got the message
The US president has sparked new outrage in Europe over plans to subsidize industry.
Europe accuses US of profiting from war
EU officials attack Joe Biden over sky-high gas prices, weapons sales and trade as Vladimir Putin’s war threatens to destroy Western unity.
Thwarting a Red Wave, Gen Z Emerges as Powerful Voting Force
Early polls show people between the ages of 18 and 29 voted in near-record numbers during the 2022 midterms
How Washington chased Huawei out of Europe
The Chinese tech giant is scaling back in Brussels, Paris and London and pivoting to its domestic market.
The UK is starting to get real about Europe
Rishi Sunak signals are harbinger of more sensible EU ties.
Fauci Could Not Recall Key Details During Deposition: Louisiana Attorney General
Dr. Anthony Fauci said he could not recall key details about his actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to one of the officials who questioned him on Nov. 23.
Meet Europe’s coming military superpower: Poland
Warsaw is turning to major arms deals with South Korea to establish supremacy in Continental Europe.
Germany and France join forces against Biden in subsidy battle
EU’s top economies leave behind their recent tensions to push for EU action amid trade war fears.
President Biden Turns 80, Making Him the First Octogenarian in the Oval Office
The president’s milestone birthday has brought new attention to the gerontocracy that has led both parties for years and raised questions about when a new generation will come forth.
The U.S. is reducing its reliance on China for green technology. Could that slow progress on climate change?
Trouble in the U.S.-China relationship may mean trouble for the planet.
New Trump special counsel launches investigation in Mueller’s shadow
The Justice Department hopes to avoid pitfalls of the last special counsel investigation targeting Trump.
APEC pledges to boost trade as geopolitical rifts hijack regional summits
Leaders of the 21-member APEC bloc pledged on Saturday to boost trade and do more to tackle other economic challenges, wrapping up the last of three summits in the region in a week that have been overshadowed by intense geopolitical riva...
How the Biden White House scrambled after Poland missile blast
President Joe Biden has been adamant that the United States will back Ukraine in its nine-month fight to repel a Russian invasion. But he has insisted, "we will not fight the Third World War in Ukraine."
Good news: US moves to shield Saudi crown prince in journalist killing
The Biden administration declared Thursday that Saudi Arabia's crown prince should be considered immune from a lawsuit over his role in the killing of a U.S.-based journalist, a turnaround from Joe Biden's passionate campaign trail denun...
FBI Director 'Very Concerned' by Chinese 'Police Stations' in U.S
The United States is deeply concerned about the Chinese government setting up unauthorized 'police stations' in U.S. cities to possibly pursue influence operations, FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers on Thursday.
Congress Is Going To Officially Protect Same-Sex Marriage. Here’s What The Bill Does And Doesn’t Do.
The bill would act as a fail-safe should the Supreme Court’s right-wing majority do to marriage equality what they did to abortion rights.
Pelosi will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that she would step down from Democratic leadership in January.
No dull moments Republicans announce an investigation into Joe Biden
COP27: US, China agree to resume cooperation on climate issues
It’s day 9 of COP27 and we’re firmly in the second half of the UN climate conference. Negotiations are still slow but there was a glimmer of hope Wednesday as the US and China agreed to resume cooperation on climate issues.
G20 declaration in Bali puts Ukraine war’s negative economic impact in focus
Most of the leaders of the G20 who participated in the Bali summit have condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and demanded its unconditional withdrawal from Ukrainian territory in the final declaration.
Mitch McConnell wins top GOP leadership slot, with 10 splitting for Rick Scott. 'I voted for change,' Lindsey Graham said
The vote makes McConnell the longest-serving Senate leader in history as Democrats keep control of the upper chamber.
UK’s Sunak wants Northern Ireland protocol row resolved by April
U.K. prime minister eyes 25th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement as a chance to resolve long-running row.
The stark US-German differences on China
The transatlantic partners split on the nature of the country under Xi, and the extent of economic partnership with Beijing.
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