Ukraine imposes sanctions on lawmaker Andriy Derkach over alleged meddling in U.S. election

Ukraine on Friday said it was imposing sanctions on Andriy Derkach, the Ukrainian lawmaker who was accused by the U.S. Treasury Department of being a Russian agent and trying to interfere in U.S. elections. Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the security and defence council, said in a briefing that Ukraine was sanctioning Derkach, along with members… Read More Ukraine imposes sanctions on lawmaker Andriy Derkach over alleged meddling in U.S. election

Facebook’s oversight board upholds ban of former U.S. President Donald Trump

Facebook Inc’s oversight board on Wednesday upheld the company’s suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump but said the company was wrong to make the suspension indefinite and gave it six months to determine a “proportionate response.” Trump called the decision and his banning across tech platforms “a total disgrace” and said the companies would… Read More Facebook’s oversight board upholds ban of former U.S. President Donald Trump

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

U.S. Senate acquits former president Donald Trump in second impeachment trial

The U.S. Senate acquitted Donald Trump on Saturday in his second impeachment trial in a year, with fellow Republicans blocking conviction over the former president’s role in the deadly assault by his supporters on the U.S. Capitol. The Senate vote of 57-43 fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict Trump on a charge… Read More U.S. Senate acquits former president Donald Trump in second impeachment trial

U.S. capitals brace for pro-Trump armed protests ahead of presidential inauguration

Protesters are expected to descend on statehouses across the United States on Sunday in support of baseless claims that electoral fraud robbed President Donald Trump of a second term, as law enforcement officials girded for possible violence. More than a dozen states have activated National Guard troops to help secure their capitol buildings following an… Read More U.S. capitals brace for pro-Trump armed protests ahead of presidential inauguration

Parler urges U.S. judge to order Amazon to restore its account

Parler urged a U.S. judge on Thursday to order Amazon.com Inc to restore the company’s account, saying Amazon had no evidence the social media platform was used to incite last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol. At a hearing in Seattle federal court, Parler’s lawyer, David Groesbeck, said the company would suffer irreparable harm if… Read More Parler urges U.S. judge to order Amazon to restore its account

U.S. House of Representatives impeaches President Donald Trump for historic second time

Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice, as 10 of his fellow Republicans joined Democrats in the House of Representatives to charge him with inciting an insurrection in last week’s violent rampage in the Capitol. The vote in the Democratic-controlled House was 232-197 following the deadly assault… Read More U.S. House of Representatives impeaches President Donald Trump for historic second time

YouTube suspends channel of U.S. President Donald Trump for violation of policies

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said on Tuesday it has suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence after last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol by the president’s supporters. Online platforms and social media companies are distancing themselves from, and taking action against, those that encouraged or engaged in the violence in Washington,… Read More YouTube suspends channel of U.S. President Donald Trump for violation of policies