Russia expels ten U.S. diplomats in retaliatory act over recent sanctions

Russia on Friday asked 10 U.S. diplomats to leave the country in retaliation for Washington’s expulsion of the same number of Russian diplomats over alleged malign activity and suggested the U.S. ambassador return home for consultations. The measures, part of a broader retaliatory package, were approved by President Vladimir Putin, as a response to an… Read More Russia expels ten U.S. diplomats in retaliatory act over recent sanctions

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over election meddling

The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year’s U.S. election, cyber hacking, bullying Ukraine and other alleged malign actions. The U.S. government blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and barred U.S. banks from buying sovereign… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over election meddling

U.S. President Joe Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11

President Joe Biden plans to withdraw the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, 20 years to the day after the al Qaeda attacks that triggered America’s longest war, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. The disclosure of the plan came on the same day that the U.S. intelligence community released a gloomy… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11

Two U.S. Capitol police officers file lawsuit against former President Donald Trump over January 6 riots

Two U.S. Capitol Police officers have filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, saying he incited the deadly January 6 insurrection and was responsible for physical and emotional injuries they suffered as a result. James Blassingame, a 17-year veteran of the force, and Sidney Hemby, an 11-year veteran, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in… Read More Two U.S. Capitol police officers file lawsuit against former President Donald Trump over January 6 riots

Several U.S. states file lawsuit against Biden administration over revocation of Keystone XL pipeline permit

Texas and several other U.S. states have sued the administration of President Joe Biden over his decision to revoke a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement late on Wednesday. The lawsuit states that Biden does not have the unilateral authority to change energy policy that… Read More Several U.S. states file lawsuit against Biden administration over revocation of Keystone XL pipeline permit

Russian President Vladimir Putin offers to hold public talks with U.S. President Joe Biden following recent reprimand

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he and U.S. President Joe Biden should hold talks in coming days that would be broadcast live, after Biden said he thought the Russian leader was a killer and bilateral ties sank to a new post-Cold War low. Putin, speaking on television earlier on Thursday, scathingly responded to Biden’s… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin offers to hold public talks with U.S. President Joe Biden following recent reprimand

U.S. President Joe Biden says Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will face consequences over election meddling

President Joe Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin will face consequences for directing efforts to swing the November 2020 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump, and that they would come soon. “He will pay a price,” Biden told ABC News in an interview broadcast on Wednesday. Asked what the consequences would be, he said, “You’ll… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden says Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will face consequences over election meddling

Biden administration adds further restrictions to companies supplying 5G items to Huawei

The Biden administration this week amended licenses for companies to sell to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, further restricting companies from supplying items that can be used with 5G devices, sources said. The changes could disrupt existing contracts with Huawei that were agreed upon under previous licenses that have now been changed, two of the… Read More Biden administration adds further restrictions to companies supplying 5G items to Huawei