U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to reverse some policies of previous administration during his first days

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign dozens of executive orders and send sweeping bills to Congress in his first days in office, aiming to roll back some of Donald Trump’s signature policies on immigration and climate change while taking action to ramp up the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. Here is a list… Read More U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to reverse some policies of previous administration during his first days

U.S. President Donald Trump heads to Texas to visit Mexico border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to emerge from seclusion on Tuesday for the first time since the U.S. Capitol was ransacked by pro-Trump protesters and will travel to Alamo, Texas, to visit his signature border wall. Trump agreed to the trip as members of his staff encouraged him to undertake events highlighting his legacy. He… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump heads to Texas to visit Mexico border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese apps

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications, including Ant Group’s Alipay mobile payment app, the White House said, escalating tensions with Beijing two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. The move is aimed at curbing the threat to Americans posed by Chinese software applications,… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese apps

U.S. judge blocks sanctions targeting human rights lawyers, war crimes tribunal

A U.S. judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration from sanctioning human rights lawyers for supporting the work of the world’s war crimes tribunal, the International Criminal Court. U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in Manhattan issued a preliminary injunction against the White House from imposing criminal or civil penalties against four law professors under… Read More U.S. judge blocks sanctions targeting human rights lawyers, war crimes tribunal

U.S. Senate overrides President Trump’s defense bill veto

President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday overrode his veto for the first time in his nearly four years in office, pushing through a defense policy bill against his strong objections weeks before he leaves office. Meeting in a rare New Year’s Day session, the Senate voted 81-13 to secure the… Read More U.S. Senate overrides President Trump’s defense bill veto

New York Stock Exchange begins process of delisting three Chinese telecom companies

The New York Stock Exchange is starting the process of delisting securities of three Chinese telecom companies, after President Donald Trump last month barred U.S. investments in Chinese firms Washington says are owned or controlled by the military. The move here by the NYSE, which will limit U.S. investor access, follows global index providers MSCI… Read More New York Stock Exchange begins process of delisting three Chinese telecom companies

U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell declines to schedule vote on $2000 coronavirus relief package

U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell dealt a likely death blow on Wednesday to President Donald Trump’s bid to boost coronavirus aid to Americans, declining to schedule a swift Senate vote on a bill to raise relief checks to $2,000 from $600. McConnell said on the Senate floor that a bill passed by the Democratic-controlled House… Read More U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell declines to schedule vote on $2000 coronavirus relief package

U.S. House of Representatives approves $2000 coronavirus aid package, overrides President Trump’s veto of defense bill

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives voted 275-134 to meet President Donald Trump’s demand for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks on Monday, sending the measure on to an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Senate. But even as Democrats helped secure approval for what the Republican president sought on stimulus payments, they spearheaded a House vote just… Read More U.S. House of Representatives approves $2000 coronavirus aid package, overrides President Trump’s veto of defense bill