U.S. imposes sanctions on Ukrainians for election meddling

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on several Ukrainian individuals and entities, accusing them of U.S. election interference and associating with a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker linked to efforts by President Donald Trump’s allies to dig up dirt on President-elect Joe Biden and his son. “Russian disinformation campaigns targeting American citizens are a threat to… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Ukrainians for election meddling

Parler files lawsuit against Amazon over suspension of web hosting services

Parler LLC, a social media platform favored by many supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, sued Amazon.com Inc on Monday, accusing it of making an illegal, politically motivated decision to shut it down to benefit Twitter Inc. In an antitrust complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Parler said Amazon delivered a “death… Read More Parler files lawsuit against Amazon over suspension of web hosting services

Twitter shares slump by eight percent following account suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump

Twitter’s German-listed shares slumped as much as 8% on Monday, the first trading day after it permanently suspended U.S. President Donald Trump’s account late on Friday. The company said suspension of Trump’s account, which had more than 88 million followers, was due to the risk of further violence, following the storming of the U.S. Capitol… Read More Twitter shares slump by eight percent following account suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump

U.S. Congress Democrats kick off impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump over Capitol attack

Congressional Democrats on Monday begin their drive to force President Donald Trump from office, kicking off a week of legislative action that could end with a vote that would make him the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. Thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol last week, scattering lawmakers who were certifying… Read More U.S. Congress Democrats kick off impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump over Capitol attack

Washington mayor Muriel Bowser requests for increased securing around U.S. presidential inauguration

Washington’s mayor has asked for increased security around the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden after last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. Describing last week’s assault as an “unprecedented terrorist attack”, Mayor Muriel Bowser said that Biden’s inauguration on January 20 will require a “different approach” compared to… Read More Washington mayor Muriel Bowser requests for increased securing around U.S. presidential inauguration

Pope Francis urges U.S. to shun violence and protect democracy following Capitol attack

Pope Francis urged Americans on Sunday to shun violence, seek reconciliation and protect democratic values, following the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol building by supporters of President Donald Trump that left five people dead. “I repeat that violence is self-destructive, always. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost,” the pope said… Read More Pope Francis urges U.S. to shun violence and protect democracy following Capitol attack

Google suspends social networking app Parler from Play Store

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Friday suspended the Parler social networking service from its app store, citing posts inciting violence and demanding “robust” content moderation from the app favored by many supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump. Apple Inc on Friday also gave the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan, pointing to participants… Read More Google suspends social networking app Parler from Play Store

U.S. President Donald Trump says he will not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration

U.S. President Donald Trump will not attend the inauguration of his successor, Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, later this month, he said in a tweet on Friday, hours after promising a peaceful transition of power. There have been discussions at the White House about Trump leaving Washington on January 19, a source familiar with the matter… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump says he will not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration